News & Events

This week —  February 18 – February 24

Monday February 18

6:30 pm – Ladies Bible Study

Tuesday February 19

6:30 pm – Baby Shower for Jayme Mast.  Please bring a dish to share. Jayme is registered with Amazon and Target. If you are unable to attend, monetary gifts may be given via the “baby shower” money box by the bulletin boards. Contact person: Sara Coblentz.  Come celebrate the joy of another little miracle on its way!

7:00 pm – Church Council

Wednesday February 20

7:00 pm – Classes for all ages

Thursday February 21

 9:00 am – Ladies Prayer


Saturday February 23

6:00 am – Men’s Boot Camp

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

9:00 pm – Men’s Prayer


Next Sunday February 24

9:00 am –  Adult Sunday School

10:00 am – Morning Service

6:00 pm – Home Groups

March 2 – Men’s Breakfast – 7:30 am at the Essenhaus

March 3 – Tanneken Fros from Mozambique speaking—10 am

Evening Service —6 pm

March 4 – Ladies Bible Study—6:30 pm

March 5 – Deacon Meeting—6:30 pm

March 9 – Men’s Boot Camp—6 am



Jeff and Linda Hershberger’s daughter, Andi, has been battling Endrometriosis. She will be having surgery for it on February 22 and they appreciate your prayers.


Business Meeting

Thank you to all who attended our Business Meeting on Wednesday. Your participation in this aspect of church life is greatly appreciated.

Paul Hershberger and Don Schrock were affirmed as deacons with Willie Miller being reaffirmed. Jerry Lehman and John Miller were reaffirmed at Elders.

A huge thank you to Matt Schlabach and Bob Smith for their service as deacons.



A meal train has been set up for Laban and Joyce for the Wednesdays that Laban will be receiving treatment. To help with this you can sign up at ,  through the River of Life Facebook page or by contacting Veronica Sparks at # 574-215-2928.

Home Group Survey

Your input is valued! We are looking for feedback from those who participated in the Home Groups.  Most of you should have received a survey at your last gathering. There are more on the table in the foyer for those who did not. Please place your completed survey in the basket. What you have to share is important in making decisions regarding future home groups.


For those who have not received a 2019 ROLF Calendar/Directory there are more available on the table under the bulletin board in the south end of the foyer.

If you are new to River of Life we would love to get to know you better and include you in our directory. Please fill out an Information Sheet and return it to an usher or drop it off in the church office mailbox.


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

Mar 2 – Bible Memory Ministries Annual Banquet, Maple City Chapel, 5:30 silent auction, 6:00 dinner, 6:45 Speaker Jason Veenstra.  We have sponsored a table for 8. Sign up is on the bulletin board. Contact person: Rhonda Lambright,574-536-8050

March 7 RETA  Annual Celebrating Life Dinner Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the Northern Indiana Event Center/RV Hall of Fame.  Doors open at 5:30 and dinner starts at  6:30p.m. River of Life has sponsored 3 tables (24 people). Please sign up at the bulletin board if    you would like to attend.                  Contact person: Cheryl Kiser, 574-238-4693

Mar 28 Serve India Fundraiser Banquet 6:30pm at Clinton Christian.