KICKING OFF THE NEW YEAR!
Sunday - Jan. 5: Charles Park kicks off a new sermon series with a message entitled Unconditionally: Be Happy! He says, "How about this for a New Year's resolution: Be Happy with myself, with others and with God? There are 2 ways to approach self-change. The first is, 'I accept myself as I am AND try to improve.' The second is, 'I HAVE to improve or I feel worthless and unhappy with myself.' The difference between these is a difference between heaven and hell. Literally. Spiritually. What would a resolution to Be Happy look like? Why would it be important? How can I make it happen?"
Sunday - Jan. 12: Sara Furste continues the "Unconditionally" sermon series about learning to speak, and comprehend, the different languages of love.
Sunday - Jan. 19: Lunch Discussion w/Caroline. You're invited to join Pastor Caroline Park for an interactive dialogue about the Bible. We'll be looking at the stories of creation from Genesis 1 & 2. How can we thoughtfully interact with the scriptures? It's open to all but space is limited and an RSVP is required.
Wednesday - Jan. 22: Blue Ocean Book Club. Here's an opportunity to gather around a table for a home-cooked meal and to enjoy meaningful conversations about life & faith. Pastors Sara & John Furste host this 4 week casual get-together in their home. Each evening includes making a simple meal together, eating dinner, chatting about the book "Blue Ocean Faith" by Dave Schmelzer which describes the River approach to spirituality. It's open to all but space is limited. Please email sara@riverNYC.org for more info.
All Church Meeting - POSTPONED. Do you consider the River to be your "home church"? The please plan on joining us for our important yearly gathering and report on all that's happening at the River. Stay tuned for a new date to be announced soon.
Thursday - Jan. 30: 7 Principles for Making Relationships Work. Get all the info here.
Sunday, Feb. 9 - Newcomers Lunch. Are you new (or just new-ish :) to the church? Pastors Sara & John Furste would love to invite you to their home for a relaxed chat over a pizza lunch. We'll tell you the story of how the River got started and how we became a church that's fully LGBTQ-inclusive while being fully centered on Jesus. Mark your paper or e-Connection card for all the details.
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Whether you are new to The River or have been with us a while, we would love to see you around. Please join us in one of this month's activities!