Connect with a small group here at River Church
Bait of Satan - John Bevere
The bait of Satan exposes one of the most deceptive snares Satan uses to get believers out of the will of God--offense. Don't let anyone affect your relationship with God!
Thursdays - 7-8pm at the church
Steve and Jan Maberry -
Circle Maker - Mark Batterson
Do you ever sense that there's far more to prayer than what you're experiencing? It's time you learned from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker. Mark will help you:
* Discern God's will as the first step to a healthy prayer life
* Uncover your heart's deepest desires
* Pursue God-sized dreams
* Connect with God in fresh ways and, ultimately, draw prayer circles around your family, your job, your problems, and your goals.
Thursdays 7pm at the church
Dawn Hogue 618-401-3734
Business Women Group
For women who own/run their own business.
Date and Time - TBD
Tina Olroyd 217-825-8940
Fervent (Women Only)
Study by: Priscilla Shier
Satan ins't your enemy in an impersonal way; he specifically wants to destroy you!
Fervent is a woman's battle plan for serious, specific, and strategic prayer.
Thursdays - 6:30-8pm
Smith residence 4521 Moolight Way, Alton, IL 62002
Melodie Smith 618-412-6006
Friends and Family Groups
This is our community style groups where you can sign up to join a group who will become your friends and family. These groups meet together at least two times a month and do life together through dinners, bible studies, events , or fellowship. These groups are the best way for you to get connected with other member of our church family. Meeting times vary.
Meet Him At The Mat
2 Corinthians 6:16 "We are the Temple of the Living God. Glorify God in your body".
If you are a Christian looking to combine the numerous and proven health benefits of yoga practice with scriptural teachings and prayer, Holy Yoga is right for you.
Altering Saturday 9am and Thursday 5:30pm
Tina Olroyd 217-825-8940
Financial Peace by Dave Ramsey
Dave Ramsey and his teaching team will walk you though the basic of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more.
Financial Peace university includes nine video lessons. Fee is $130.00 (Book & Access)
Wednesday 7pm at the church
Chris and Julie Jordan 217-313-8098
Rock Painting Group
Come help us paint rocks and spread the word about The River. Bring materials you have to paint rocks together. If you don't have items needed come anyway. We can share.
Wednesday's 6-8pm at the church
Connie Goeway 618-917-1562
open to everyone
Sunday 8:30 - 9:15am
Prayer Room - Upstairs Room 203
Men's Weekly Meeting
All men invited. A group of men who get together weekly for fellowship, encouragement, the Word and prayer.
Wednesday 7pm at the church.
Jeff Daughtery 618-520-7092
Women's Fellowship Group
DIVAS - Divinely Inspired Victorious And Serving Women of God
Dinner, Fellowship and Prayer
Monday - once a month - TBA
Brandi Bernard 604-6809
Age Based Fellowship Groups
Perseverance Young Adult Group
Thursday 7pm (every other week)
Heiney's Home plus Events
Justin and Suzanne 578-1409
Engaged, Newlywed Couples, or Married less than 5 years
Sunday 7pm (every other week)
Zyungs House plus Events
Cameron Zyung 618-381-6532
Friends and Family Groups
This is our community style groups where you can sign up to join a group who will become your friends and family. These groups meet together at least two times a month and do life together through dinners, bible studies, events , or fellowship. These groups are the best way for you to get connected with other member of our church family. Meeting times vary. Sign up below.
Running small groups online can be difficult because of the added hurdles and layers that technology provides. As we learn to gather this new way online we want to help make the transition easier for you so we have compiled free resources from networks, churches, and companies that will make running your group a little easier.
We recommend the leader of the small group sharing their personal desktop screen through zoom to the rest of the group with the curriculum or Bible study preloaded on your browser so that everyone can both see and participate in the conversation without any background noise distractions. If you need help or have questions how to share your screen email us at
ZOOM IS A FREE ONLINE VIDEO MEETING SERVICE. IT WILL ALLOW YOU TO JOIN FOR FREE AND GATHER FOR YOUR SMALL GROUP MEETING. RIVER CHURCH IS ENCOURAGING YOUR GROUP TO GATHER USING THIS SERVICE. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS HOW TO USE ZOOM HERE IS A QUICK START GUIDE TO HELP YOU ON YOUR WAY.
Quick Start Guide
This quick start guide walks you through getting started with your new Zoom account, including essential steps like scheduling your first meeting, downloading the Zoom client, and updating your Zoom profile. Whether you just signed up for your own Zoom account or you have been invited to an existing account, read this quick start guide for a summary of your next steps and click the embedded links to learn more.
This article covers:
Signing up and activating your Zoom account
Joining an existing account
If you are being invited to an existing account, you will receive an email from Zoom (firstname.lastname@example.org). Once you receive this email, click Activate Your Zoom Account.
Creating your own account
Signing in to your Zoom account on the web
You can login to your Zoom account on the web at any time, at zoom.us/signin. Once you're logged in, use the panel on the left side to navigate the Zoom web portal. You can update your profile, schedule a meeting, edit your settings, and more.
Scheduling your first meeting
There are many ways to schedule a meeting, including the Zoom web portal, through the Zoom client, or with one of our extensions or plugins. Here are some basic instructions for scheduling your first meeting.
Sign in to your Zoom web portal.
Click Schedule a Meeting.
Choose the date and time for your meeting.
(Optional) Select any other settings you would like to use.
Downloading the Zoom client
Starting your first meeting as the host
As the meeting host, there are several ways you can start your meeting. Your upcoming meetings will be listed in the Meetings tab of your Zoom desktop client or mobile app. You can click Start by the meeting name. You can also start your meetings from the Zoom web portal.
Login to My Meetings.
Under Upcoming Meetings, click Start next to the meeting you want to start.
The Zoom client should launch automatically to start the meeting.
Inviting others to join your meeting
Inviting others to join your meeting is as simple as sharing the invitation or join link. You can do this after scheduling your meeting by clicking Copy the Invitation.
Joining another user's meeting
There are many ways to join a meeting, but the easiest way is to click the join link that the meeting host provided. You can also click Join in your Zoom client and enter the meeting ID.
Still have questions: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360034967471-Quick-start-guide-for-new-users
Video Tutorials here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials
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