Food Collection Starts November 2
RIOT will be participating again in Operation Turkey with SERVE to help provide a large Thanksgiving meal for families in need. We will start our food collection on Sunday, November 2. You can start your grocery shopping and bargain price hunting for those food donations now. Think of everything a family would like to prepare their own meal minus the turkey and shop. Turkeys are provided from SERVE. From November 2 to November 16 you can bring in your bags and bags and bags of food items and place in the piles inside the Worship Center.
Join us for our Fall Series - The Farewell Discourse (John 13-17)
Beginning on Sunday, September 14th, the Pastor/Elders of New Covenant Fellowship, along with some additional invited speakers, will be presenting a series of sermons on Chapters 13 through 17 of the Gospel of John. This passage is known as the “Farewell Discourse”, and is the longest continuous passage in red letters (in most Bibles) where Jesus shares His deepest nature with His disciples in His own words. The passage takes place at the conclusion of the Last Supper, the Passover meal that Jesus desired so strongly to share with them. Some very deep insights into the nature of Jesus Christ are contained in this passage. From the prediction of Peter’s denial, to the revelation of Jesus’ departure and the provision of the Holy Spirit, to the story of the vine and the branches, to a warning of the coming enmity between the world and believers, these and other revelations will be covered in the coming weeks. Together, these passages represent the “last will and testament” of Jesus Christ, the final bequest He leaves for His disciples and for us. As we previously learned from the Book of James, what is resident in a man’s heart is reflected in his words, and this is true even for Jesus. He shared His heart with His disciples that night, and we will share in that as we progress through this series.
Join us for Advent
Advent is a season in the Christian year that lasts for about four weeks. It begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. This year the first Sunday is November 30. Advent is celebrated as a practice of preparation for Christmas and the birth of Jesus. In Advent, we’re reminded of how much we ourselves also need a Savior, and we look forward to our Savior’s second coming even as we prepare to celebrate his first coming at Christmas.
For each of the Sundays of Advent we light a candle, share a story, have a reflection and hear a teaching on Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. Join us in this tradition.
November 30 - Candle of Hope
December 7 - Candle of Peace
December 14 - Candle of Joy
December 21 - Candle of Love
Wednesday, Christmas Eve Service, 6 pm
Haven Lodge Bible Study - Deck the House Party
Come and Deck Haven Lodge for Christmas on Saturday, December 6. Starting time is 3 pm. There will be plenty of food and joy and creativity.
Haven Lodge Bible Studay is a Bible study just for high school juniors through age 25ish. They are meeting on Saturday evenings, beginning at 7, at the Pfeiffer home in Catlett. For the address and other details join the Facebook group.
The current study is on the book of Romans.