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Friends Summit 2014

Camp Gideon 2014

Summer is a great time to be outdoors, change the pace of life, have fun, and work on your faith in Christ. Summer camping and retreats are a great way to do all of those!

Check out Camp Gideon’s Summer 2014 opportunities. Camp Gideon is one of our ministries that we cooperate with our sister congregations to offer. Located in the beautiful hills of Eastern Ohio, Camp Gideon is about a four hour drive from Riverbend’s campus.

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Did You Know? - The Evangelical Friends Church

Did You Know?

Have you wondered where the “Friends” in Riverbend Friends Church comes from?

@TheRiver we are part of a fellowship of congregations called The Evangelical Friends Church (aka EFC). Evangelical Friends Churches are found in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin (South and Central) America, and North America.

The Evangelical Friends Church is organized into sub-groupings of congregations to help resource those church for effective ministry, inter-congregational relationships, and cooperative endeavors. For Riverbend that means we are part of the Michigan District of the The Evangelical Friends Church – Eastern Region (EFC-ER).

Geographically, EFC-ER covers the area from the Atlantic Ocean on the East to Illinois on the West. Florida in the South to The Upper Peninsula of Michigan on the North. Plus EFC-ER is working in outreach efforts around the world.

You can read more about how our sister congregations and Riverbend work together at EFC-ER’s website

Heath McNease @ The River - April 27, 2014

Our Worship Gathering @ The River will have a guest worship leader, Heath McNease.

Heath McNease is a brother in Christ, and a Christian singer and songwriter.

We are excited at the unexpected opportunity to have Heath share his ministry with us.

See you @ 11a as Heath helps lead us in worshiping our Lord!