Normal office hours:  

        Mondays: office closed
        Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 8 am-noon and 1-3 pm
                 (if you need to come by during the lunch hour please call ahead)
        Fridays: 8 am-2 pm

Saturday, September 16:
   
8:00-11:00 am Feeding the Homeless  
Sunday, September 17:
   10:00 am Worship Service
Tuesday, September 19:
    9:30-11:00 am Women’s Bible Study
    6:30-8:00 pm Middle School
Wednesday, September 20:
    6:30-8:00 pm High School
Thursday, September 21:
    6:30 pm Church Council meeting
Friday, September 22:
    6:45-8:00 am Men’s Morning Bible Study
Saturday, September 23:
    Noon-4:00 pm Quilters
          
Grow Groups
Grow Groups are small groups of RRCC attenders who meet in a home, generally once a week, to study together and build friendships. Check the Grow Groups webpage for a list of all the groups and what they are studying. If you need further information, contact our Grow Group Coordinator, Jim Sedore. He’d be glad to help you find a group that fits for you.                                 

Feeding Homeless
Saturday, September 16
Our students will be joining Joyful Hands Ministries as they serve the homeless in downtown Olympia. Students will be serving a hot breakfast, a bag lunch, distributing toiletries and clothes. Plan on meeting at the Youth Building at 8:00 am. Students will return by 11:00 am. Questions? Contact Pastor Dan or Tressa Linn.

25th Anniversary Kick-off
On Sunday, September 17 we’re launching a year of celebration leading up to the 25th Anniversary of River Ridge Covenant Church in September 2018. Our Anniversary Team, chaired by Joel Birchman, has planned for monthly presentations during worship by representatives of local ministries and organizations. This morning we welcome Jen Burbidge, Director of Lacey Parks and Recreation.  For ten years we have hosted their classes in our facilities, and have assisted on numerous work projects in the community parks on Faith in Action days. Jen will share with us about their work and what it has meant for RRCC to be one of their partners.
 
Fall 2017 Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study
Starts Tuesday, September 19, 9:30 am – 11:15 am
We’ll be studying the life of David using the book “Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed: A Study of David” which is based on the teaching sessions of the Deeper Still conference featuring Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, and Kay Arthur. See the September newsletter for details. Our first meeting will be fellowship and an introduction to this study so you’ll have time to prepare for the study the following week. Questions? Contact Pastor Peg Melhaff.

Needlers—Quilters: Next meeting Saturday, September 23
Meeting the 2nd Monday and 4th Saturday from noon-4:00 pm
Our Quilters meet to make items for people with long-term illness or disabilities, new parents and local charities. Questions? Contact Pat Keeley or Rosalea Carslin.

Family Matters—Membership Class
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6:30-8:30 pm OR Saturday, Oct.14, 9:30-11:30 am
At this class you will learn more about our history, mission, and beliefs, as well as our connection to God’s larger family. It also serves as the path to becoming a member of our congregation. Sign up in the lobby. Childcare is available if we know in advance. Questions? Call the church office or speak to Pastor Brian.

Family Movie Night
Friday, September 29 at 6:30 pm
We’ll be showing the movie “Sing”. See the September newsletter for details. There is no charge for this event. We’ll pop popcorn and make lemonade. Pick up the info flyer in the lobby, and plan to bring a lawn chair and invite your friends.

Feeding Homeless
Saturday, October 14
We will be joining Joyful Hands Ministries as they serve the homeless in downtown Olympia. We’ll serve a hot breakfast, a bag lunch, distribute toiletries and clothes. Everyone is welcome! Meet at the Youth Building at 8:00 am. We will return by 11:00 am. Questions? Contact Pastor Dan or Tressa Linn.

Evangelism Training at Mountain View Nazarene
Saturday, September 23, 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Dare2Share Ministries is bringing this workshop with world class speakers, worship, and local community service projects. Teens and adults can participate. Questions? Contact Pastor Dan.

Meal Train—Meal Train is the tool we’re using when someone in the RRCC church body is in need of assistance with meals for a short time. When meals are needed we send out ‘invitations’ via email, through Meal Train, to people who may want to help with providing a meal. If you’d like to receive the Meal Train emails please contact Pastor Peg Melhaff.
        
Truly Motivated Transitional Living (TMTL) is a network of clean and sober living homes in Yelm, Washington. They will hold their annual dinner & auction on April 23rd. Peg & Gary Melhaff would love to talk with you about possible donations for the auction! More information, including ticket info is available in the lobby.

Scrip—Please consider purchasing Scrip cards in the lobby for your shopping needs or as gifts. When you purchase our cards, the River Ridge Kids Ministries get a percentage of the proceeds.  It costs you nothing over the price of the card. Questions?  Speak to the person at the scrip table in the lobby.

Give Online
Giving online at RRCC is made simple through the option available through our website.

Giving by text message

You can now give to River Ridge by text message from your smartphone. Simply send the dollar amount to (360) 234-3986. The first time you do so, you'll be asked to click on a link to a secure page where you enter your payment information. To minimize fees for the church, we ask you to consider choosing to have the money taken directly from your bank account (known as ACH). You can also have it charged to your credit or debit card. Thank you for your generosity! Watch for more information on this and other giving options. Questions? Contact Dennis Anderson, Church Administrator.

Family Support Center (FSC)—Diapers needed
Diapers can be placed in the FSC box in the lobby. Opened bags are also welcome. Monetary donations or checks, payable to “FSC” and noted ‘for diapers’, can be placed in the designated jar in the foyer. Questions? Contact Heather Birchman.

River Ridge Covenant Church on Facebook
You can see the latest photos and updates on our Facebook page by clicking the Facebook icon on the right side of our website and joining.

RRCOV on Twitter
Stay up-to-date with all the goings on at River Ridge Covenant. Follow us on Twitter @RRCOV and we'll keep you in the loop. If you don’t ‘Tweet’ you can follow us on the home page of our website. We’ll use this for urgent messages as well (i.e. service cancelled due to weather).