News & Events

This week —  Aug 12 – Aug 18

Monday  Aug 12

6:00 pm – Prayer WalkingContinues at Bristol Town Hall, 303 E Vistula, again this week.  Contact: Adam Miller,574-370-9456


Tuesday Aug 13

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


Wednesday Aug 14

3:30 pm – Elder Meeting

7:00 pm – Classes for all ages. 


Saturday August 17

8 am-Noon – World Mission Press, assemble scripture booklets that are sent around the world.

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

9:00 pm – Men’s Prayer


Next Sunday August 18

9:00 am – Sunday School. Lynn Revard

10:00 am – Morning Service. 

Covenant Keepers Luncheon (55+).  Immediately following the morning   service on the east side. Bring a dish to share.

4:00 pm – River Kids/Youth Awards Party-4 pm  We’ll be serving ice cream and giving awards to the children and youth for attendance, bringing their Bibles, and scripture memory. If you child is not participating in this and would like to or if you just have questions about it, stop in the room just off the front entrance or give the office a call.

6:00 pm –  Evening Service. 


Aug 20 – Church Council

Aug 25 – Guess Who’s Coming to Grilling

Aug 27 – Covenant Keeper’s Prayer

Sept 3 – Deacon Meeting

Sept 7 – Men’s Breakfast at Essenhaus

Sept 8 – Annual Church Picnic

Sept 14 – Dixie Boat Sunset Cruise – 6:30 pm, North Webster, IN.  More details to come.

Sept 27-28  –  Man Camp


Prayer Update

Faith Wilson still has an infection in her lungs, even after taking the strongest antibiotics designed for the particular infection she has. But she is praising God because she has been able to be off the oxygen tank for two and a half weeks.


Birth Announcement

Congratulations to Adam and Veronica Hartong on the birth of their son, Cole Bradlee. Cole was born August 1 at 1:30 pm (4 weeks early), weighed 6 lb. 8 oz. and was 19 1/4 long. He is also welcomed by brother, Levi and sisters, Julia, Amelia, and Eloise.


River School

We are making plans to begin our 9th River School again in mid-September. If you are interested in going deeper in some Christian study, this may be for you. We meet every Thursday night during the school year with the exception of holidays and breaks. This next year we will explore in 4 areas of study; Worldview and You, Crazy Love, Christian Doctrine and Kingdom Principles. More information coming!


Thank You

A big thank you to John & Julie Miller, Dave & Kathy Peachey, and all the young adult team that showed up and put in a lot of hard work in helping with our house. It was very much appreciated! It was simply amazing to watch them work!- Andrew & Sara Coblentz


Guess Who’s Coming to Grilling

Join us for another great time of fellowship and getting to know one another on August 25 at 6 pm. Sign up as a host if you are willing to have some people over to your house, specifying how many people you think you can host or sign up as a guest if you’d like to go to someone’s home and learn to know people better. The Church Council takes the names and assigns guests to host’s homes, then they call each guest letting each know where to go and what “dish” to take whether a salad, side or dessert. Guests keep all this to themselves, show up at 6 pm, and thus solve the mystery of “Guess Who’s Coming to Grilling!” Sign up sheets are on the bulletin board for either “guests” or “hosts”.


Annual Church Picnic

On Sunday, September 8 everyone is invited to stay  for a picnic on the grounds after the morning service.  This is a great time to get to know others and enjoy good food. 

What’s on the menu? Grilled chicken and brats, and hot side dishes will all be provided. Families with children please bring a salad and a dessert. Singles and families without children, please bring a salad or a dessert. 

Like to help out? There are plenty of opportunities – sign up on the bulletin board.

There will be no evening service.


 Home Groups

Thank you for the feedback. A few notable things mentioned in the surveys that were turned in were….

  • 1. People mostly liked the fellowship and relationships cultivated.
  • 2. They like to study the Word.
  • 3. They wanted to keep the same groups.

We will proceed incorporating all 3.

We will be going through The Sermon on the Mount taking 1/2 of it before the year end then finishing after the new year. There will be 12 meetings total with first 6 beginning on September 22 and ending December 8. The second half will begin January 12 and end on  March 22. If you didn’t participate in the last meetings we are inviting you to participate in this session by signing up today on the bulletin board.


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

Aug 24 – SPA Ministry’s Wild West Victory Bowl.  10 am—12 pm at Signature LanesElkhart. Put together a team of 5 and raise a minimum of $100 to be collected the day of the event. Enjoy two games of bowling, pizza, soda and    prizes.    Register teams online at bowl

Sept 27-28  Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale.  Elkhart County 4H Fairgrounds-details are posted on the bulletin board.