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Welcome to Riverbend Community Church
Thanks for stopping by the Riverbend website. We hope you'll enjoy the experience and discover something special that is meaningful to your life. A lot of folks hear about us and ask what type of church we are. In a nutshell, we are a Bible-based congregation of baptized believers who adhere solidly to the sovereignty of God in all things, which includes salvation.
Denominationally, we are affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. We teach and preach what some people call the "Doctrines of Grace" because these doctrines are purely biblical and because they form the solidarity on which the Southern Baptist founders based their convictions. In short, we are a Reformed Southern Baptist Church.
Please continue to browse our website ... see what we're all about. If you live in our geograpical area (East Central Florida), we encourage and welcome you to visit with us personally—either during one of our worship times or during the week.
Above all, we desire and pray that you will consider your all-important relationship with the Lord. And we encourage you to click on The Gospel Truth portion of our website to confirm that your relationship with Him is biblical.
May God bless you.
Dr. R.A. Hargrave
Receive frequent updates about the happenings at Riverbend from two popular social media outlets, Facebook & Twitter. Go to www.facebook.com/RiverbendCommunityChurch and click on the "Like" button ... Follow Riverbend on Twitter by going to www.twitter.com/riverbendcc and clicking on the "Follow" button.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Christmas season at the always-special celebration entitled Christmas Eve at Riverbend. The one-hour praise-and-worship event begins at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24. Doors open at 4, with pre-service music beginning at 4:35. Childcare for age 3-and-under opens at 4:30.
Attention: Adults 55-upTickets for the Dec. 6 catered Christmas dinner for Persevering Saints (adults 55-up) are on sale in the Bookcart Lobby now through Dec. 1. Cost is $15 per person. This festive occasion includes Christmas music sung and led by Heyward Evans, Andrew Yancey and Pastor Rick Cobb, plus some other Christmas fun. The theme: Magnify the Lord.
Give Your Feet a TreatExpectant mothers, adults 55-up and special ed students may give your feet a treat at the monthly Sole-Savers event. It happens usually on the third Saturday of each month at 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the Riverbend Youth Center. Included in the half-hour experience is a pedicure, a foot and calf massage and a blood pressure check. Upcoming Sole-Saver dates: December 21, January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, May17.
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Fellowship Supper each Wednesday (4:15-6 p.m.) in Fellowship Hall includes two entrees, plus vegetables, salad, dessert and drinks. It also contains a special kids menu. Prices of the meals: Under 4 & over 90, free ... ages 4-12, $4 ... all others, $5 ... family rate, $20.
Personal Prayer Time
The regular Friday prayer ministry, known as "Stand in the Gap," is available during 3-7 p.m. This is the come-and-go-as-you-please intercession time, is usually in the Worship Center. You may pray as a family, as a couple, as a small group or alone. This is a great time for intercession and personal worship ... Two corporate prayer opportunities are available: "Bless This House" on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. in Room 128; "Pastors Prayer Partners" on Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. in Room 187.
Considering Membership at Riverbend?
If you believe Riverbend is the church for you, stop by the church office and ask for a copy of the Discovering Riverbend handbook. Study what Riverbend is all about, as most questions about the church's beliefs and practices are contained in it. If you are interested in pursuing membership, the call the church office (672-1821) and schedule an appointment with two of the Riverbend pastors..Here are instructions to enable you to activate your account through www.RiverbendChurch.com:1. Click the “Member Login” button above to connect to Access ACS, the system through which this convenience is provided. This takes you to a secure site. The Access ACS “Sign In” screen appears.2. When signing in for the first time, under the blue box on your screen, locate “Need a login?” and click on “Click here” beside it.3. On the “Account Sign Up” box, enter your e-mail address and first and last names. The suffix field is optional.4. Click the “Find Me” button. NOTE: Your first name, last name and e-mail address MUST match with the database in the church office, or an account cannot be established. If you do not have an e-mail address on file in the office, you will not be able to proceed. If this is the case, please e-mail this address to: natalie @ riverbendchurch . com.5. If your e-mail address is in the church’s database, you will receive a return e-mail congratulating you on establishing a member account. (If you do not receive this notice within a few minutes, check your junk/spam folder to see if it was sent there.) The message you receive will contain your user name and password for logging in to Access ACS the first time. Once you receive that e-mail, click the prompt within it to return to the “Member Login” button on the church website.6. Enter into the provided fields the user name and password sent to you.7. The system requires you to change your password with the first successful login. Enter a password of your choice. Your new password must be in the “green” safe zone to be accepted by the system.8. Final Step: You must call the church office (672-1821) to be database-upgraded to “Church Member” status so you can access the other conveniences (online directory, ministry interests, etc.), which are available to members only.9. Questions, Problems?: Please call the office (672-1821) on Wednesday or Thursday (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) of any week.