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Sunday, Sept 8th 
This Sunday, Pastor Jim Regehr will be continuing our sermon series "The Church: A Countercultural Community" with a sermon entitled, "The Church As The Family Of God".  To prepare for Sunday, consider reading Galatians 4:4-7.
RWCC Coming Events
Sunday Mornings
9:30 am
Come for a time of prayer prior to the service on Sunday morning.  There will be weekly prayer meetings for anyone who is interested!  Meet in the Multipurpose Room.
Vision Renewal Teams
Sun, Sept 8  7-9pm

If you are a member of either of the Vision Renewal Teams, please meet in the Fireside Room.  Contact Brenda or the church office to RSVP.
Kick-Off BBQ Potluck
Sept 15 following the service

Our kick-off potluck is Sept 15.  Be sure to mark it on your calendars and bring a salad or dessert to share as we enjoy a meal together. Please bring any outdoor games and activities that we can enjoy together (bocce ball, cornhole, croquet, etc.) and be sure to invite your friends and family!
Youth - The Amazing Race
Wed, Sept 18  7-9:15pm

Please note that our youth ministry is making a shift to a mid-week mentorship based ministry model. Our first event, The Amazing Race will kick off our year!  Youth parents, please watch your emails for further plans.
Connections Cafe Fall Cleaning & Baking
Thur, Sept 19  9am-2pm

It's time for fall cleaning in the River West kitchen.  We will then do some baking for Connections Cafe.  Please come and share the fun!  RSVP to Gayle Epp or the church office if you are willing and able to help out.
Safe Place Training
Sun, Sept 22  12:30-3pm

If you work with children in any capacity at River West, please plan to attend this training session.  We will be utilizing some new material and tackling some emerging issues within the Children’s and Youth Ministries.  Please RSVP to Frances or the church office.  Pizza will be provided.
Church Family Corn Maze
Sept 28  4-8pm

You are invited to join us at the Corn Maze for a fun evening of exploring the corn maze, petting zoo, pedal race karts and so much more! We'll have a hot dog & smore roast along with hot chocolate if it's chilly. Please RSVP to timothy@riverwestchurch.org or indicate you are coming on Facebook. $5 pp or $15 a family for the BBQ.
Maze Admission:
General $13
Youth (aged 4-11) $10
Child (under 4) free
Invite your family, friends and neighbors and hope to see you there!
Concert & Comedy Night
Sat, Oct 19  7pm (Doors open at 6:30)
River West Christian Church

Singer, Songwriter, Comedian & Inspirational Speaker, Wendy, will be hosting a fun evening in support of Theo & Gloria Fumana's CPI Education Mission program in the Congo.  A delightful evening for everyone 10 years old & up!  There will be refreshments and door prizes.  Tickets are $15.  Email office@riverwestchurch.org to reserve your ticket today.
Contact Ian Martens for more information about RWCC Young Adults
RWCC News
Connections Cafe
Do you like to serve in the kitchen?  Connections Cafe is in need of two teams to help with serving coffee and snacks before the service on Sundays.  Please contact Gayle Epp or the church office if you would be willing to help out in this area!
River West Ministries
Click on the button below to complete a form letting us know which River West ministries you would like to be a part of!
River West Ministries
Set up/Clean up/Food Prep Needed!
Oct 18 & 19

Your help is needed for the concert and comedy night in support of the Fumana family!  People are needed to set up and clean up on Oct 19th, and a food prep team is needed for Oct 18th.  If you are able to help out in this way, please contact Gayle Epp, or the church office.
Baptism and Membership Sunday
A Baptism and Membership Sunday is being planned for this fall.  If you are considering believers baptism, or would like to know what this is all about, or want to join River West in membership, we'd love to talk to you!  Please connect with one of our pastors (Jim, Brenda or Timothy), or the church office for more information.
Parent/Child Dedication
If you are interested in participating in or hearing more about a Parent/Child Dedication service this fall, please contact Pastor Jim, Brenda, or Timothy or the church office.
Women's Christmas Brunch
River West needs your help to make our Women's Christmas Brunch a successful event!  We are looking for the following volunteers:
  • Decorators: If you love to be creative, love beautiful things, have a willingness to set up, or are just willing to follow directions, we need you!  A team of decorators are needed for Dec 5 & 6 to set up for this wonderful event.
  • Food Preparation: Do you love to cook, cut up fruit or bake up a storm?  A food prep team is needed for Dec 6 & 7.
  • Set Up & Clean Up: Strong arms, a willingness to help with tables, chairs and cleaning is what we need from you!  Dec 7 will require a number of willing hands.
Please contact Gayle Epp or the church office if you are willing and able to help with any of the above!
Children & Youth Ministry Check In/Out Procedures
We are currently utilizing a new church management software system to better track, organize and minister to our growing church family.  Our new check-in/check-out procedures began last Sunday to better care for children and youth in our care. For check-in on Sunday mornings, all parents will need to check-in their children on provided tablets in the foyer or via the new Information & registration desk.  Pastor Tim and Frances White will be on hand to help you and troubleshoot any questions or concerns.
 
For check-out, parents/guardians will be required to come to the Sunday School rooms to retrieve their children. This shift is required as we grow to ensure safety for our children and a continuation of custodial care.
 
For youth ministry, all youth will need to check-in as they come in for events. Registration will start at our first event on Wed, Sept 18.
 
We thank you for your patience and grace in this shift. It will help empower our Kids Church teachers and Youth Ministry leaders to better track and manage their classrooms/small groups and also help ensure safety for our children.
Our Youth are looking for donations!
The youth are looking for a folding heavy-duty Ping-Pong table, a video gaming system and flat screen tv's.  If you have any of these items that you would be willing to donate to the church, please contact Pastor Tim, or the church office.  Thank you in advance!
Small Groups
Plans for small groups are underway!  If you are interested in leading a small group, please contact Brenda or the church office.
MOPs 2019/2020 Registration
If you would like to register for MOPs, please contact Alex Perez (perez.alexandra@hotmail.com).  
MOPs (Mothers-of-Preschoolers)
Sept-May

MOPS ministry is preparing for another year of supporting the mothers in our congregation and surrounding community. We are struggling to find childcare workers, a role which is vital to the continuation of our program. If you, or someone you know, is available on Tuesday mornings from 9:30am-11:30am (Sept-May) and could help us in this way, please contact Greer (greer.reddish@gmail.com). MOPS childcare positions are paid positions.
Theo & Gloria Fumana
Do you have a used computer, either desktop or laptop, that works, has an 80 gig hard drive or more, and at least 50 meg RAM, and you would like to see it have a second lifetime of service in the CALCongo/CPI Education Mission program in the Congo? If so, please contact Theo or Gloria  (theo_gloria@hotmail.com) or 587-372-5016  or 587-590-6195.  Many thanks.
Check out the story on Theo and Gloria in in the Winter 2019 issue of the MB Herald. https://mbherald.com/a-chance-to-dream/.
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MCC Donations
MCC is currently taking donations for their Thrift Store.  If you would like to support MCC in this way, please bring your donations to the church office.  You are welcome to bring small household items such as clothing, jewelry, books and small household items.  Please do not leave anything that will not fit in a large box.  For larger donation items, please call 780-443-4047 for free pick up!  Thank you!
Contact Us
19815 - 45 Avenue
Edmonton, AB  T6M 0M4

780-487-2275
office@riverwestchurch.org
www.riverwestchurch.org