News & Events

This week —  Nov 4 – Nov 10

Monday  Nov 4

6:00 pm – Prayer Walking–Colon Village Office, 110 N Blackstone Ave, Colon, MI,  Contact: Adam Miller, 574-370-9456   

7:00 pm – Ladies of Life Home Bible Studies

Tuesday Nov 5

6:30 pm Deacon Meeting


Wednesday Nov 6

7:00 pm – Classes for all ages

Friday Nov 8

5:00 pm – Youth Progressive Dinner.  Contact: Pastor Mitch, 574-238-6944


Saturday Nov 9

 9 am-3pm – 3rd Annual Holiday Bazaar.  Contact: Sherri Moore, 574-353-5180.  Invite your family and friends!!!   Check out the River of Life Facebook page for some of the crafters that will be there.

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



Next Sunday Nov 10

9:00 am – Sunday School-The Presence of God, David Shetler speaking

10:00 am – Morning Service. 

6:00 pm – Evening Service



November 17 – Covenant Keepers Luncheon

November 19 – Church Council-7 pm

November 27 – No Wednesday Classes due to holiday


Christmas Song & Celebration

On December 15th at 6 pm we will have a night of singing Christmas Carols and would invite individuals, couples, families or groups to sing a selection, do a skit, or recite a poem. If you would like to participate with a recital you may contact either pastor Rick or Mitch. Please plan to attend a night together with expressions of adoration to our Savior Jesus. 


RETA Giving Tree

RETA is a local pregnancy and family resource ministry. During the Christmas season RETA offers ways for those enrolled in their programs to earn extra coupons to “purchase” free Christmas gifts for their families in RETA’s Family Store. You can help make this possible by taking a paper ornament from the RETA Giving Tree, purchasing the item listed on the ornament, then bringing the gift (new and unwrapped) to the church and place under the tree. Please bring your gifts to the church by Sunday, November 24. Contact person: Cheryl Kiser,


Revive Indiana

Revive Grant County (Marion) begins this Friday. If anyone would like to venture down for a day or two of outreach, please see Amos Yoder and he can give you details. They have already had some outreach there, including some schools and businesses. We are trusting for many to come to salvation!


Serve India

We are planning to take a team of 5 to India and still have room if you would like to go. The tickets will likely run close to $1,500 and we are planning for a 10-12 day trip. This will be a time to meet and pray with a number of the pastors we are supporting. Contact Pastor Rick with any questions.


Church Directory

If you are new with us, please introduce yourself by filling out an information sheet located under the bulletin boards in the south hall. Completed forms may be placed in the offering basket or given to an usher. Kristi is getting ready to start the 2020 directory and would love to include you in there.

Also if you have a new address or phone number please text your information to Kristi at 269-503-3478 or email it to the church office at


GET Prison Ministry Cookies

Each year the Gospel Echoes Team and volunteers deliver homemade cookies to prison inmates along with a plan of salvation booklet and a Christmas card. We will be helping with this wonderful project by baking cookies. Sign ups for cookie baking and cookie packaging details will be in the foyer next Sunday. Thank you to Dorothy Miller for heading this up for us this year.

Cookie Delivery to Prisons

The cookie delivery to prison inmates will take place Tuesday, December 10. It is an all day event, from 5:15 am to late afternoon.  If you are interested in this ministry opportunity please sign up by next week.

• First Timers: You must fill out a “Volunteer Information” form available at the GET table, and then put it in the office mailbox.

• First-timers with a Misdemeanor or Felony Charge: You will need special clearance, see Pastor Rick.

• All others: If you have had a personal info change (i.e. address, name, phone) since your original application, please leave a note for Kristi in the office or by email or text.




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

November 9 – Gospel Echoes Team AYCE Fish Fry, Fish and Chicken served from 4-7 pm, Concert at 6 pm at the Antique Misc. Building, Shipshewana, IN.  Free will offering will be taken, For more info call 574-536-9065 or go to

November 15      Born to be Brave Tour– A one night Father/Son adventure. For fathers and  sons (ages 7-17),  First Baptist Church/Elkhart –6:30 pm.  See bulletin board for details.

November 28      Faith Mission 2019 Turkey Stampede 10K run, 5K run or walk, 1-mile run or walk at new location: Elkhart Health & Aquatics, 200 E. Jackson Blvd, Elkhart.  For more info. or to register visit