2019 Illinois Power and Love
May
29
to Jun 1

2019 Illinois Power and Love

Power & Love is a four-day training event designed to provide hands-on training in sharing the love of Christ. Hosted by surrounding churches and Lifestyle Christianity, Power & Love is a powerful time for you to develop a deeper understanding of your God-given identity and receive tools that empower you to reach the lost. At this event, you will discover the day-to-day adventure that God has for you as His son or daughter through inspiring teaching sessions and memorable outreach opportunities. Come to experience the contagiousness of God’s spill-over love in ordinary, real-life settings and gain confidence in God’s ability to use you to impact people everywhere you go!

Register now and join thousands of others who have gained a fresh perspective for the everyday Christian life! Featured speakers include Todd White, Tom Ruotolo, and Michael Koulianos. To learn more or register, visit powerandlove.org/il2019.

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Students Summer Kick-off
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

Students Summer Kick-off

Calling all Middle School and High School students!
(Including those who’ve completed 5th grade this year)

Are you excited for summer? We are too!

Let’s kick-off this summer with a BANG!

Sunday, June 2
6:00PM-8:00PM
FREE!

 We will have

  • Live DJ!

  • Fun Games!

  • Great Food!

 Bring friends to win prizes.

 See you there!

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Kids Day 2019
Jun
12
9:30 AM09:30

Kids Day 2019

Kids Day 2019 is going to be WILD! We will have fun playing games, singing, and encountering Jesus! Kids going in to 1st through 6th grade are invited to join us on an epic adventure!

The fun is all happening Wednesday, June 12 from 9:30AM-4:30PM. Check-in will begin at 9:00AM!

Early-Bird Registration is $5 through June 2
Standard Registration is $10 starting June 3

Registration includes a meal, craft, and a WILD day! We will play games, sing songs, compete on teams, hear encouraging messages and more!

Go to Kids Day to register now! Volunteers may sign-up using this same link!

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Breakaway Kids Camp
Jun
17
to Jun 21

Breakaway Kids Camp

Breakaway Kids Camp, June 17-21
It's that time of year! We're beginning to plan for summer and that includes Breakaway Kids Camp! RCK will be sending kids during Week 2: June 17-21. Camp is a great opportunity for your kids to encounter God in a fresh and new way. It serves as a catalyst to their faith. Check out the video here for a recap of last year's week. 

Make sure to enter your registration now: Breakaway Registration Early Bird registration cost just $209 but ends May 1st!

If you have any questions reach out to Heather at heather@therivercitychurch.org

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Teen Breakaway Camp
Jul
15
to Jul 19

Teen Breakaway Camp

Breakaway Teen Camp, July 15-19
River City Youth will be sending kids during Week 2: July 15-19. Check out the video here for a recap of last year's week. 

You can reach out to Heather Kwitschau (630-256-8434) if you have any questions. If you’re ready to jump on board go to Breakaway Teen to register now to qualify for the early bird rate. (Early Bird registration cost $209)

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Marriage Night
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Marriage Night

Marriage Night is a one-night event for married and engaged couples to laugh and learn as they hear from marriage experts and discover how to honor God through their relationship. The speaker lineup includes Francis and Lisa Chan, Les and Leslie Parrott, and comedian Michael Jr. Mark your calendar and plan to attend—it’ll be worth your time.

Tickets are available for $15 per couple and includes dessert and childcare. Registration is open now!

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Original Conference at City First Church
May
9
to May 11

Original Conference at City First Church

This is a weekend set apart to spend time with Jesus. It will refresh you and inspire your soul. Original is for women of all ages to gather together to discover how to live purposeful, centered, passionate, true, ORIGINAL. Original is hosted at City First Church in Rockford, IL.
Please reach out to Nancy (nancy.mccrink@gmail.com or 630-730-9299) to ensure that you're included on the group reservation and accomodations. 

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Tacos & Picassos
May
5
11:45 AM11:45

Tacos & Picassos

We would love for our entire church family and friends to come support the next generation at Tacos & Picassos! Tacos & Picassos is a fundraiser for our kids and students to attend summer camp. By staying for a taco lunch and silent auction after church, we are able to invest in the God-given destiny of our kids. Be a part of raising funds to send them to a life-changing week of camp!

By attending Tacos & Picassos you’ll get:

  • An authentic taco dinner made from scratch by our Spanish Ministry Partners!

  • A selection of fantastic silent auction items; including autographed Bears memorabilia, movie tickets, restaurant packages and more!

  • Balloon pop prizes!

Meal prices begin at $5 for kids 3 and up, $10 for adults, but max out at a total of $25 per family. 

Want to be involved? 
Donations are still being accepted for auction items from local businesses and individuals; as well as artwork to be donated from kids & youth
What we need most is for you to attend! We hope to see you there!

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Egg Hop
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Egg Hop

We are excited to host the annual Egg Hop in Batavia on Saturday, April 20 starting at 10AM! We'd love to see you downtown and would also love to have you there volunteering! If you are interested in signing up to volunteer at this event, take a look at the community sign-up sheet online HERE.

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Good Friday
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

Good Friday

Good Friday service is a time of reflection and worship as we remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us. There will be experiential elements that you won’t forget as you are immersed into the moments of crucifixion of Jesus. Our friends at The Well Church will also be joining us for this service that will take place at River City Church

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All Church Meeting & Lunch
Apr
14
to Apr 15

All Church Meeting & Lunch

Whether or not you're a member, this is an important time to hear about God's direction for River City Church! In this meeting, we will present to you our official Constitution & Bylaws that will lead our church into the future within our church governance. You will be able to ask questions and at the close of the meeting we will vote to adopt this as our governing document to protect and guide our church. Lunch and childcare will be provided! 

Please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending. If you would like to preview the Constitution & Bylaws prior to our meeting, CLICK HERE. Paper copies are available at the Welcome Table if you prefer that format. We are looking forward to celebrating this milestone together!

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Baptism Sunday
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Baptism Sunday

We invite you to prepare for our Savior's Resurrection this Palm Sunday as we look at the events leading up to Jesus' arrest, trial, crucifixion, and resurrection. We will also be celebrating the baptisms of those that are going public with their faith in Jesus!

If you are interested in being baptized, you can learn more HERE.   

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Kids Ministry Luncheon
Apr
7
11:30 AM11:30

Kids Ministry Luncheon

The River City Kids Team is having a luncheon and everyone currently serving, and those looking to join this wonderful team, is invited! We are hosting a team luncheon after church on April 7. This will be a great time to enjoy some fellowship and food together. We'll also take some time to go over some important information, let people know of upcoming changes, and dream about the future together.

This gathering is open to anyone on the team, and potential new members, we would love for you to come! We will meet in the open room next to Pastor Dan's office. Check out details for our serving teams on our website: http://therivercitychurch.org/servingrivercity/

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Pastor Dan (dan@therivercitychurch.org).

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RCW at "Grace in Motion"
Mar
16
8:30 AM08:30

RCW at "Grace in Motion"

River City Women are gathering together to attend the Grace in Motion conference at Chapelstreet Church (Geneva). 

Join us as we attend "Grace in Motion: Moving Forward One Day at a Time" with speaker Sheila Walsh. Sheila Walsh is a best-selling author, Bible teacher, television co-host and international speaker. She is the Scottish girl known as “the encourager” to the over 6 million women she’s met and spoken to around the world.  She loves being a Bible teacher, making God’s Word practical, and sharing her own story of how God met her when she was at her lowest point and lifted her up again.

There is no group discount for this event, please purchase your admission and lunch online at https://chapelstreet.church/events/womens-conference/
COST:  $35 Cost includes breakfast. 
On-site lunch options have closed but feel free to bring a bag lunch and join us in the lobby! There are many local places available off-site to grab a lunch as well. 

We'll also have a social hour together off-site after the conference. All are welcome to attend the social hour, even if you are not able to attend the conference. 

Sign-up at the Welcome table or email Heather to be included on updates.

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Mar
11
2:00 PM14:00

Lazarus House Cooking

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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Weekly Prayer Group
Mar
10
6:15 PM18:15

Weekly Prayer Group

Weekly Beginning Sunday, March 10

What if we came together as a body of believers to ask God to move in our lives, our families, our community and our world? Would things change? YES! We believe in the power of prayer. So please join us Sunday evenings as we anticipate great things as we partner with God.

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Next Steps: Belong
Feb
17
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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Welcome Team Luncheon
Feb
10
12:00 PM12:00

Welcome Team Luncheon

Welcome Team is having a lunch and everyone currently serving, and those looking to join this wonderful team, is invited! We are hosting a team luncheon after church on February 10. This will be a great time to enjoy some fellowship and food together. We'll also take some time to review the roles of the team and brainstorm together any adjustments we'd like to make. 

This gathering is open to anyone on the team, or potential new members. Do you have questions about how to help? This is the opportunity you've been waiting for! We will meet in the open room next to Pastor Dan's office. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Anne(annepruitt11@gmail.com). A sign-up sheet is available in the lobby to help us plan for the meal. 

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Chili Bowl
Feb
3
12:00 PM12:00

Chili Bowl

Come hungry for our Third Annual RCC Chili Bowl! We are in search of the best chili in the land...or at least the Tri-Cities! Bring any variety of chili: meaty or veggie, hot or mild, gourmet or classic. We want to try your best recipe! Invite friends and family; all are welcome to this inclusive meal!
 
Know some fellow aspiring chili chefs? Feel free to challenge neighbors and family in the spirit of friendly competition! Everyone is welcome to help us taste-test this array of recipes made by individuals, families, and children of the church. At the end of lunch, we’ll crown a new Chili Grand Champion. The winner will not only receive a gift card, but also a very special RCC Chili Bowl Trophy! Sign-up in the lobby and let us know whether you’re bringing chili, your appetite or BOTH! Sign-up is also available for those wishing to provide hot dogs for the kids and desserts to share. 

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