We Need Your Help: (Prizes included)

We need your help! On Sunday, we'll be discussing whether it is possible to have a personal relationship with God. If your answer is, "yes", we would like to know about yours. Please take 5 minutes to fill out a very simple form with some questions about your "Life with God". 

Here is the good news! On Friday at Noon, we will select Three local submissions at random and each one will receive a very nice "River Oaks Church" tumbler! What could be better than that? 

You need to get your information in ASAP. 

Name and email are not required on the form, but if you'd like a prize, you'll need to enter both.

Pastor Kevin

Life is Short: Live it Well!

If you missed it, make sure to catch up by watching the sermon from Sunday. Pastor Wilson Ladringan shared a powerful testimony with us from his personal life. Pastor Wilson and his wife Cora serve the Aeta people group in the Philippines and their ministry and life story are incredible. 

Please check it out here.

Pastor Wilson referred to many verses in his message. Here they are:

Pastor Wilson Ladrigan Life is Short: Live It Well October 7, 2018 We can trust God in All Things!Exodus 34:6 Then the Lord passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth;Proverbs 3:5,6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.Keys to Facing TrialsI Thess. 5:18 In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together …

God Has Not Forgotten You

God Cares and He has Not Forgotten You!
On Sunday, there were two prophetic words during our worship:
I have not forgotten you. I have been faithful and I will always be faithful and you can trust me, you can come to me. The world around you would convince you to look elsewhere, the world around you would convince you to find your own solution. But, I am your solution! I am your strength. I am your light. I am your life. I am faithful. You can trust me.In the time that you are experiencing now, I am giving you an opportunity to know me more if you will come toward me, if you will pursue me.Don’t allow the circumstances of the day in public places, whether it would be politics, whether it would be public decisions, whether it be governments, whether it be your workplace. Don’t allow those things to determine what I am doing. They don’t determine what I am doing. Bring yourself into a focus of who I am. Set aside the distractions and fully worship me. I had a picture of standing on a hard…

Why does God allow pain and suffering?

Sunday's question is one of the hardest ones to answer, and it is one that all who have ever lived have asked or wondered. 

You can watch the message below, or listen here.

Some questions to consider this week:

Share with your family or friends your own times of suffering.Who do you know who is suffering now? How can you connect with them and be a comforting presence?Where can you make the choice in your own life to choose "better" over "bitter"?

Is There a God?

Great Question! How would you answer? Are you aware that you can not prove that He is? You can believe and you can see evidence, but to prove is another story. So, why DO you believe there is a God? How can you talk with those around you about this question that everyone considers at one time or another?

We explored this question on Sunday. Click the link below to watch the message online now.

Racing around the World, Picnicking, and Camping Out!

What's Happening at the River?Race Reports: Sunday and WednesdayThis coming Sunday morning, Elyssa Ranck and Jessica Torres will share a brief report on their recent adventures with the World Race. Everyone is welcome to join them again on Wednesday evening for a more in-depth report from each. We will meet at River Oaks at 7:00 PM and refreshments will be provided.

Let's Have a Picnic! September 30 Woohoo! Get ready for a picnic on September 30 from 5-9 pm.  We will be meeting at Shelter #3 in Oakdale Park in Bridgewater. More details coming next weekend.

Men's Campout: October 26-28 All men over age 13 are welcome. If interested, sign-up this morning! There are cabin bunks available as well as tent sites. Expenses will be shared equally. In the spirit of the upcoming "Explore God" series, consider inviting a non-church friend to join us. Contact Norm Mailhot with questions.

Summer Shifts and Fall ArrivalEarly this summer we shared with you some of the changes we…

Special Sharing this Sunday

Special Sharing this Sunday

This Sunday we are happy to have Elyssa Ranck and Jessica Torres share briefly about their year-long journey with the World Race organization. On Sunday each of them will share a brief intro to their time, and then on Wednesday evening, you are welcome to join them for an extended time of sharing including photos and lots of stories of how God worked in their lives. Wednesday's sharing will be at River Oaks Church at 7:00 pm.