• October 13-20: Sukkot/The Feast of Tabernacles Then on the most important day of the Feast [of Tabernacles], the last day, Jesus stood and shouted out to the crowds—“All you thirsty ones, come to me! Come to me and drink! Believe in me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being, just like the Scripture says!” (Sukkot/The Feast Tabernacles featured a water pouring ritual that may stand in the background of Jesus’ speech.)  John 7:37-38 (TPT)
  • This Afternoon: Rio de Vida (Hispanic Ministry) Fellowship Meal— After the morning worship service, Rio de Vida will gather in the back building to share a meal and time of fellowship. Contact Luis & Novah for more information [980-292-1242 / [email protected]].
  • Tuesday: Women in the Word— 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Prayer Room. Women in the Word is a Bible study and fellowship group led by Rhonda Bumgarner, that meets on the 1st, 3rd (and sometimes 5th) Tuesdays of the month. We delve deeper into the Sunday messages as well as enjoy fellowship and prayer. We are about sharing our hearts, developing relationships and getting into the Word. Everyone is welcome! If you would like more information, please contact Rhonda [704-528-8000 / [email protected]].
  • Tuesday: Tidal Wave (Middle School Youth in Grades 6-8)— 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the church’s back building. For more info, contact Stacy [704-763-5389 / [email protected]].
  • Wednesday: Intercessory Prayer Meeting— 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the Prayer Room. Contact Sue [[email protected]] for additional information.
  • Wednesday: Financial Peace Class— 7:00-8:15 p.m. in the main building sanctuary. Contact Jacob [[email protected] / 706-260-7351] for more information.
  • Wednesday: High School Youth— 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the church’s back building. Email Cory [[email protected]] for details.
  • Friday-Sunday: Sojourn Women’s Retreat at Laurel Ridge
The Father’s Table provides food assistance to families in our fellowship and community. Food and monetary donations are welcome! For monetary donations, please use our app or put “Father’s Table” on the memo line of your gift. 
October Father’s Table Needs:
Please consider supporting the Father’s Table with a monetary donation or by purchasing any of the following items:

  • Meat on Sale (Freeze It & Bring It on Sunday Mornings): chicken, ground beef, pork roast, beef roast or stew beef
  • Jelly or Jam
  • Canned Tuna & Canned Tomatoes
  • Bags of Rice, Vegetable Oil
  • Cheese
  • Snacks for Children
Nightly at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 20 to Tuesday, October 22
1426 Northside Drive in Statesville
  • October 20-22: Power of the Cross Identity Rally— Nightly at 6:30 p.m. at 1426 Northside Drive in Statesville. This evangelistic outreach is designed to share with the community how one’s identity can change through the Power of the Cross. Volunteers are needed to serve during the Rally in a variety of capacities. You can serve for a single night or for multiple nights. Contact Pete Bartemus [704-577-2465] for more information about volunteering. Invite your friends and family to attend. And please join us in praying for a Harvest of Souls in our community!
  • Saturday, October 26: Men’s Ministry Breakfast— 9:00-10:30 a.m. in RiverLife’s back building. Please join us for our monthly men’s breakfast gathering! This will be a great time of fellowship, sharing and feasting on Cracker Barrel. There’s a $10 suggested donation to help cover the cost of the meal. RSVP Here: October Breakfast RSVP. After breakfast, you are invited to join us volunteering from 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. If you have any questions or need additional information, contact Jacob [[email protected] / 706-260-7351].
  • JOIN Pastor BYRON! Saturday, October 26: Love Life Prayer Walk— 9:00-11:00 a.m. at 3236 Latrobe Drive in Charlotte. Pastor Byron will be leading the Love Life Prayer Walk around Charlotte’s busiest abortion clinic. Love Life is a pro-life ministry dedicated to uniting and mobilizing the church to create a culture of Love & Life that will bring an end to the abortion and orphan crisis. This will not be a protest, but instead a Gracious Stand for Life with a message of “LIFE instead of death, HOPE rather than despair, and FORGIVENESS without condemnation”. Contact Heather [[email protected]] for more information.
  • Sunday, November 3: RiverLife’s Epic Fall Festival— Plan to join us from 1-5 p.m. at Patterson Farm in Mt. Ulla for our 2019 Fall Festival! Patterson Farm has a bevy of fun, Fall activities for the entire family to enjoy, including a 2.5-acre corn maze, a petting zoo and hayrides! We’ll feast on Wicker BBQ during our potluck lunch! Each family should bring 2 HOMEMADE sides (such as macaroni & cheese, potato salad, pasta salad, baked beans, chili, slaw, casseroles, tossed salads, fruit, etc.) and singles should bring a dessert and drink. This event would not be possible without a team of amazing people! We need help with setting-up, serving food, packing-up and the Cake Walk. Sign-up in the church foyer or contact Mya [[email protected] / 704-664-3540] if you can help.

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