Eve of Christmas Eve
Dec
23
10:00 AM10:00

Eve of Christmas Eve

We joyfully invite you to celebrate the greatest gift of Christmas, Jesus, at one of our two identical Eve of Christmas Eve Services. Come at 10:00AM or 4:00PM Sunday, December 23, to River City Church, 3450 Swenson Ave. in St. Charles.

This family-friendly Christmas Eve gathering includes festive live music, reading of the biblical Christmas Story, and a special candlelight rendition of "Silent Night."

For the afternoon service, doors will open beginning at 3:00PM to enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and a family photo opportunity before the service.

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Eve of Christmas Eve
Dec
23
4:00 PM16:00

Eve of Christmas Eve

We joyfully invite you to celebrate the greatest gift of Christmas, Jesus, at one of our two identical Eve of Christmas Eve Services. Come at 10:00AM or 4:00PM Sunday, December 23, to River City Church, 3450 Swenson Ave. in St. Charles.

This family-friendly Christmas Eve gathering includes festive live music, reading of the biblical Christmas Story, and a special candlelight rendition of "Silent Night."

For the afternoon service, doors will open beginning at 3:00PM to enjoy hot cocoa, cookies and a family photo opportunity before the service.

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No Sunday Gathering
Dec
30
10:00 AM10:00

No Sunday Gathering

The rhythm of busy and rest are important in life. As a church that believes in serving and volunteering, we know you give a lot during this season. We will continue with our annual No Sunday Gathering on December 30, in order to slow down and celebrate the birth of our Savior.

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Christmas Takedown
Jan
3
10:00 AM10:00

Christmas Takedown

At River City Church we really get into the Christmas spirit! After Christmas comes a time for transforming the building for our January series and events. This year we’re inviting you to come help us takedown our Christmas decorations on January 3 at 10:00 AM to 2:00PM.

This time is especially helpful for your stir crazy kids at home. Get them out of the house! Bring your kids along with and we will have a movie and popcorn along with some games. We hope to see you there if you can make it please email Heather.

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Women's Christmas Party
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Women's Christmas Party

All the ladies are invited to join us for the River City Women’s Christmas Party at River City Church on Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30PM! We will enjoy food and fellowship as we reflect on a Christmas devotion together. 

A meal has been planned for everyone to eat together. Reach out to Nancy McCrink if you would like to contribute to the menu. Otherwise, you need only bring yourself, or maybe some friends too. Your presence is a present to share!

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Dec
10
2:00 PM14:00

Cooking for Lazarus House

River City Church is continuing to serve others in need of warm meals. Our caring team makes the meals from scratch here at RCC, then delivers them hot to Lazarus House. Come worship as we cook, interact, and make new friends! The team lead will pick up groceries, but you can also help with donations. Please contact Alicia McGhee at alicia.mcghee@hotmail.com if you would like to help.

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Christmas Gift Mart
Dec
9
12:00 PM12:00

Christmas Gift Mart

On Sunday, December 9 from 12:00PM-3:00PM River City Church will partner with the Batavia Apartments/Mercy Housing to help families in need have a Christmas celebration this year. We will host a Christmas Gift Mart, here at River City Church, where families will select Christmas gifts, donated by Toys for Tots and our Christmas Giving Tree, for their families! Prior to the Gift Mart, during the day, we could also use your to help with set-up.

On December 2 we will need help picking up the toys from storage and delivering them to River City Church.

On December 7 we will be set-up the Shopping Room, wrapping room, and auditorium for the party.

On the day of the event December 9 we will need help with child crafts, gift shopper assistants, gift wrappers, food servers, and host.  

If you would like to help in any of the above ways please sign-up in the lobby or online at https://therivercitychurch.org/christmas/

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Geneva Christmas Walk
Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Geneva Christmas Walk

'Tis the season to be jolly…especially in downtown Geneva! The festivities begin at the courthouse square at 6:00PM with the arrival of Santa Lucia, the first candy cane of the season, lighting of the great tree and Santa Claus – and continue with roasted chestnuts, strolling carolers and a live nativity. You can also visit Santa on Saturdays and Sundays and take a complimentary carriage ride throughout the Christmas season.

River City will be hosting a Christmas photo opp downtown Geneva for the Annual Christmas Walk. This is an amazing opportunity to for us to spread the word about River City Church’s Christmas Eve services. We encourage you to come by Margaret Matson Jewelers (312 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL) between 6:00PM-8:00PM (hours for Christmas Walk itself extends longer) to greet visitors and help us invite the whole community to our Eve of Christmas Eve services. 

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Christmas Giving Tree
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Christmas Giving Tree

This Christmas we are supporting the families at the Batavia Apartments/Mercy Housing. In preparation for hosting the Annual Gift Mart, we will have our Giving Tree decorated with ornaments tagged with gift ideas that will brighten these families’ holiday. 

Please consider taking an ornament, purchasing a gift, and blessing these families. There is no need to sign-out your tag this year. Please drop off all unwrapped gifts by Sunday, December 2. The residents of Batavia Apartments/Mercy Housing will have the opportunity to choose gifts for their families at the Annual Gift Mart on December 9. Thank you for your generosity!

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Night of Thanks
Nov
18
5:00 PM17:00

Night of Thanks

As the season of Thanksgiving approaches, we want to celebrate all that the Lord has done for us. Join us for a night of worship, testimonies, treats, and gratefulness as we celebrate His goodness at River City Church on Sunday, November 18 AT 5:00PM TO 6:30PM. 

Our church family includes many talented bakers. If you'd like to bake, or buy, your favorite treat to share please sign-up at the Welcome Table this Sunday. No need to sign-up as a pie eating volunteer, all are invited to join in for that step. After the service, you are welcome to join us as we "Deck the River City Halls".

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Refugee Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

Refugee Thanksgiving Dinner

It's our Third Annual Refugee Dinner and YOU are invited. Bring your families to enjoy a truly unique and heartwarming experience.

On the evening of Tuesday, November 20, more than 100 refugees will come to River City Church for a Thanksgiving Dinner. Please prayerfully consider making time to drop by to say hello or help serve. We also need help by hosting, serving the meal, set-up, clean-up, games and crafts with children. This is a serving event for the whole family. A sign-up sheet is available at the Welcome Table for volunteers. If you love to cook and want to bless this event with your talent please refer to Ripple organization’s sign-up for food donations HERE.

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Women's Wednesday
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Women's Wednesday

Wednesday, November 14 AT 6:30PM

Save the Date! Our next Women’s Wednesday Gathering is Wednesday, November 14. We so enjoy getting together to celebrate life and learn how to grow together. We would love for you to be a part of it! Watch for more details coming soon!

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Paintball Outing
Nov
11
11:30 AM11:30

Paintball Outing

River City Men and River City Youth boys are having a paintball outing on November 11 following our Sunday morning gathering. We will grab lunch together and drive to Paintball Explosion in East Dundee. We will play for four hours the cost is $45 for four hours of play 500 paintballs, all other fees (like a mask) are included. You can buy more paint if you are a trigger-happy player.

Sign-up Sunday in the lobby and email Damian@therivercitychurch.org if you have any questions.

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Next Steps: Belong
Nov
4
11:15 AM11:15

Next Steps: Belong

This class is the basic introduction to our church family and what makes the DNA of River City Church. Since we have people from many different church backgrounds, this class is designed to clearly explain who we are and what we believe. You will also hear more about the vision of our church and how you can be a part of fulfilling this vision. After attending BELONG, you will be given the opportunity to become a member of River City Church.

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OktoberFest Faith Community Service
Oct
7
9:30 AM09:30

OktoberFest Faith Community Service

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We are leaving the building again on October 7! We have been invited to join with other churches for a Faith Community service at Oktoberfest. We’ll be on River Street in Batavia at 9:30AM on October 7. We invite you to join us as we love city and worship Jesus in the streets.

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Men's Breakfast
Oct
6
8:00 AM08:00

Men's Breakfast

Many Christian Men spend a great deal of time working and yet do not realize how their work intersects with their faith. They compartmentalize their faith to Sunday morning and see the rest of their week as having little to do with their walk with God. Scripture, however, makes no division between the sacred and secular parts of our lives. God gives us our work, talent and skills so that through them we might worship Him.

Join us for a discussion on this topic for our next Men’s Breakfast. We will have a special Guest speaker - Derek Cepolski - a Christ follower that is a tradesman, entrepreneur, business owner, and a passion for doing all things as unto the Lord.

Vital rhythm in the life of a Christian is not just Sunday and small groups but the other 166 hours of our week, we have just as much potential to worship the God who created us.

Following the Men’s Breakfast we will have a men’s work day here at the church. We are starting a renovation project in the kids room. Bring gloves, hammer, and a good work ethic and lets get it done.

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Youth Dance Group
Oct
1
6:30 PM18:30

Youth Dance Group

Kids and teens; this is your opportunity to show your skills! You get to hang out with your friends, learn Fortnite dances, and worship God through your movements. If you like music and can’t help but dance when it comes on, then come and check out the new Youth Dance Group. We will meet on Monday nights to learn some moves and prepare to perform and worship God during the Christmas season.

Boys and Girls! All are welcome ages 4-20years old! We will host meetings at the church on Mondays starting October 1 AT 6:30PM. Mark your calendar for subsequent nights on October 15, 22 and 29, November 5, 12 and 26, December 3 and additional dates that week leading up to a Christmastime performance to celebrate.

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Team Night
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Team Night

With all that is ahead of us we want to spend some time together in worship and pray for all that God has for us. This will also be a night to discuss ministries you can be involved in and a time for all us to be reminded of why we do what we do week after week. We hope to see you on this great night together. 

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Women's Wednesday
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

Women's Wednesday

Join us for our first ever Women’s Wednesday night event. We are excited to spend time getting to know each other as we explore what the Bible says about living in community with one another. What does it really look like to do life together? Let’s find out!

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Freedom Nights
Sep
10
6:30 PM18:30

Freedom Nights

Freedom Nights are a 12-week journey of understanding our identity in Christ. Each night consists of worship, teaching and an opportunity to meet in small groups for discussion. Our goal is to help participants renew their minds in the context of relationships through small groups. Other churches using this weekly small group curriculum have experienced amazing healing and restoration to the freedom Christ call us to. Freedom equips believers to live the victorious and abundant life Christ came to give us, by overcoming the past and laying a foundation for walking in freedom every day. 

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Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

River City Youth

We’re back on this week as we continue our Sunday nights together from 6:00PM to 7:30PM. This is a safe place for middle school and high school students to come and build relationships with other kids. We play games and have a time of Bible teaching and discussion in small groups. Invite a friend to come join us. If you have any questions, please reach out to Pastor Dan.

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