News & Events

This week —  Oct 7 – Oct 13

Monday  Oct 7

6:00 pm – Prayer Walking–Constantine Township Hall, 165 Canaris St. Constantine, MI., Contact: Adam Miller,574-370-9456,


Tuesday Oct 8

6:30 pm – Covenant Keepers Prayer at Harry and Bonnie Roderick’s home, 304 S. Main, Middlebury


Wednesday Oct 9

7:00 pm – Classes for all ages. 


Saturday Oct 12

1:00 pm – Revive Outreach. Contact: Dennis Miller, 574-370-3004

4:00 pm – FALL PARTY

9:00 pm – Men’s Prayer


Next Sunday Oct 13

9:00 am – Sunday School

10:00 am – Morning Service.  Baptism Service this morning, no Kid’s Church this morning

6:00 pm – Home Groups–Text will be Matthew 5:13-16



October 15 – Church Council 7:00pm.

October 20 – Covenant Keepers (55+) Luncheon

October 22 – Covenant Keepers Prayer 6:30 pm.

October 30RiverKids teachers hand off meeting 6 pm in the conference room

November 5Deacon Meeting-6:30 pm

November 9 – Holiday Bazaar



Our prayers go out to Bob and Sharon Smith and their family at the tragic loss of their daughter Erin this week. Erin and her husband Eli were on a motorcycle when a truck pulled in front of them. Eli is in Memorial hospital in South Bend with several fractures and lacerations, but will recover.


 Fall Party

 Don’t miss it! This Saturday make plans to come to our annual Fall Party here at River of Life. It begins at 4 pm with lots of fun activities for the children. Hot Dogs and Drinks are provided.  Bring a side or dessert to share. 

We will have face painting, pumpkin painting, inflatables, a bonfire with s’mores and end the night with a hayride. The inflatables must be monitored or we can not have them running. Please sign up on the bulletin board to take a shift.  Rain date will be October 19.



We have scheduled a baptism service for next Sunday, October 13 for anyone who has decided to make Jesus Lord of their lives and would like to be baptized. Let one of the pastors know if you would like to participate. Applications are available in the office.


Middlebury Food Pantry

October is our month to supply and man the pantry. Stop by the table in the foyer, pick up a list of needed items, purchase as much as you are able during the month and return those items to the church (in the hall outside the office).  Every Saturday from 8 am-noon we need 8-12 people to sign up to help bag items and carry them to the clients cars. Children are welcome to come and help with their parents. If you would like to supply baked goods for the clients while they are waiting you can bring those to the church kitchen by Friday or to the food pantry by 8 am Saturday morning.


Nursery Schedules

Nursery schedules are now available on the check in table and at each of the nursery entrances.

Annual Officer Appreciation Day

Dave and Kathy Peachey will be at the table in the foyer to assist anyone who would like to help at the Officer Appreciation Day on October 19  at Rouch World, Sturgis, MI   There are lots of opportunities to serve these officers and their families by helping with  providing and serving food, helping with activities, set up, parking and more.


Community:See the bulletin board for more details on the following events

Oct 17 – Compassion Pregnancy Center of Northeastern Indiana located in LaGrange is having their 9th annual Fundraising Banquet at the Potawatomi Inn in Angola from 6:45 – 9:00 pm. No cost to attend but pre-      registration is required at

Oct 19 – North Central Indiana Adult and Teen Challenge 9th Annual Banquet – Nappanee Missionary Church- 5:30 pm

 Annual Officer Appreciation Day – Rouch World, Sturgis, MI  11am-6pm

Oct 26 – Destiny Rescue’s 6th annual Taste of Freedom Event will be help at the Mirro Center in Ft. Wayne. River of Life will be sponsoring a table. More details and sign up available next week.

Oct 28 – Right to Life of St Joe County, MI Banquet.  Held at the Sturges-Young Auditorium– 6pm, Cost:$25, See bulletin board for reservation and guest speaker details