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

Sunday, February 18:
  
10:00 am Worship Service
Monday, February 19:
(office closed)
Tuesday, February 20:
    9:30-11:15 am Women’s Bible Study
    6:30-8:00 pm Middle School Ministry
Wednesday, February 21:
    6:30-8:00 pm High School Ministry
Friday, February 23:
    6:45 am — Men’s Morning Bible Study at Cutters Point (drop ins welcome!)

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.                                 

It’s Flamingo February!

This is a youth fundraiser that gives you the opportunity to put a smile on the face of an RRCC friend. For just $25 the youth will ‘flock’ your friend’s yard. They will also take care of the removal of the flock. See the flyer at the table in the lobby or contact Pastor Dan.

Memorial Service — You may have heard that Marie Cook passed away last month.  Marie was the cousin of Rob and Susie Aasen, and she has worshipped with us for the past several years. Her memorial service will be held here at RRCC this Saturday, Feb 24 at 1:00 pm.

Feeding the Homeless

Saturday, February 24
We will be joining Joyful Hands Ministries as they serve the homeless in downtown Olympia. We’ll serve a hot breakfast and a bag lunch. Then we’ll 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.

Needlers—Quilters: Next meeting Saturday, February 24
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.

Inter-generational Grow Group Night
Wednesday, February 28, 6:30-8:00 pm
Teens will gather at church at 6:30 pm, and go out and join adult small groups for an evening of fun and sharing. They’ll be back by 8:30 pm.

Covenant Men’s Retreat
March 2-4 at Cascades Camp in Yelm
Covenant Men and the Pacific Northwest Conference are sponsoring the Annual Men’s Retreat.   There will be three speakers, including Greg Yee – PNW Conference Superintendent. Activities: Worship, Fellowship, Field games, Climbing wall, Zip line, Horseback riding and more. Pre-retreat round of golf. Father/Son attendance is strongly encouraged.  For more information, or to register, please visit http://cascades.org/covenant-mens-retreat/

Second Family Potluck Luncheon
Thursday, March 8 at 11:30 am
Second Family is a group of RRCC adults who support each other as members of a family. Bring a favorite food and join us for this special time. Guests are always welcome. Please RSVP to Sue Harwood at the RRCC office via email or phone.

Yard Work Day
Saturday, March 10, 8:00 am-noon
Please mark your calendar. We’ll be getting the church grounds tidied up for Easter.

Monthly Prayer Night
Monday, March 12 at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary
We’ll have a time of corporate prayer the 2nd Monday of every month. We’ll be praying for our church, our families and our communities. Everyone is welcome.

Lost & Found—Please check the Lost & Found table at the back of the sanctuary for items that belong to you. Thanks.

PNWC Women Ministries 5th Annual Spring Celebration
Saturday, March 17, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Cascade Covenant Church, North Bend, WA
Celebrate what God is doing in the lives of Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) women in our communities and around the world. Choose from a variety of breakout sessions, enjoy a delicious lunch with friends and hear from author and speaker, Dee Brestin. Cost: $25 pre-registered // $30 at the door. Register online at www.wmpacnwc.org .

FlapJack Fundraiser at Applebees on Sleater Kinney Rd in Lacey
Saturday, March 24th, from 8:30am to 11:00 am.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in the lobby on Sundays. Walk ins are also welcome. The ticket provides a meal of pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, and a drink. Proceeds go to Middle School Camp and CHIC.

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.

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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).