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Killing Kryptonite - John Bevere 
Just like Superman, who can leap over any hurdle and defeat every foe, followers of Christ have the supernatural ability to conquer the challenges we face. But the problem  for both Superman and us is there’s a kryptonite that steals our strength. 
In Killing Kryptonite, John Bevere reveals what this kryptonite is, why it’s compromising  our communities, and how to break free from its bondage. Not for the faint of heart,  Killing Kryptonite is anything but a spiritual sugar high. This is serious truth for any  Christ-follower who longs to embrace the challenging but rewarding path of  transformation.  
Wednesdays, 7 to 8:00 pm at the church 
Joe Dunnagan 618-377-6168 Joe@riverchurch.city  

Uninvited - Lysa TerKeurst  
In Uninvited, Lysa shares honestly from her own struggles with rejection and gives  readers concrete truths to combat the lies our old Enemy hurls our way. You can stop  feeling left out, because even when you are overlooked by others, you are handpicked  by God. You can change your tendencies to either fall apart or control the actions of  others by adopting healthy ways to process your hurt. You are designed for a love  without limits, a love that will never let go. 
Sarah Petrokovich 618-334-5259 Sarah@riverchurch.city  

Wednesdays, 7 to 8:00 pm at the church

Bait Of Satan - John Bevere 

Are you ensnared by bitterness, seized by anger, or held captive by resentment . . . all  because someone has offended you? Bevere shows you how to escape Satan's grip,  avoid a victim mentality, practice forgiveness, experience reconciliation, and remain  free in Christ. This special edition features testimonies from readers whose lives have  been changed.  
Thursdays, 7 to 8:00 pm at the church  

Jeff Daugherty 618 520-7092 jeffwillbe@hotmail.com

Gospel-Centered Parenting - Paul David Tripp 

What is your calling as a parent? 

In the midst of feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas. 

In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents. How we need the rescuing grace of God—grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents. Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children’s hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy. 

Parenting Group  
Thursday, 7:00 pm at the church 

Brennon & Angie Scott Brennon@riverchurch.city 

Forward - Dr. David Jeremiah 

Relying on previous good deeds or dwelling on past sins can be self-defeating. How  can we put former things behind us and press on to the abundant life God promises us  in Christ? Anchored in Paul's words from Philippians 3:12--14, Jeremiah's strong  biblical teaching coupled with real-life stories help you move toward a better future. 

CoEd Group  
Thursday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Church  

Steve & Jann Maberry - 618-610-5876 

Women of The Bible Speak 

In The Women of the Bible Speak, Shannon Bream opens up the lives of sixteen of  these Biblical women, arranging them into pairs and contrasting their journeys. In  pairing their stories, Shannon helps us reflect not only on the meaning of each  individual’s life, but on how they relate to each other and to us. 
Thursday, 6 to 7:00 pm at the church 

Melodie Smith

None Like Him - Becky Wille 

As people with limited understanding, we tend to imagine a heavenly Father who is like  us. But popular blogger Wilkin reminds us that our Creator possesses many attributes  we don't---and that's a good thing! Take a closer look at the God who is infinitely  knowable, creative, able to provide, timeless, unchanging, powerful, wonderful, and  more 
Tuesday, 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the church 

Backy Wille 

Forgotten God - Francis Chan  

Francis Chan rips away paper and bows to get at the true source of the church's power —the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we've ignored the Spirit for far too long, and we  are reaping the disastrous results. Thorough scriptural support and compelling narrative  form Chan's invitation to stop and remember the One we've forgotten, the Spirit of the  living God. 
Thursday, 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the church  

Vicki Zalsman 618-772-8482 vicki@riverchurch.city

Interest-Based Groups 

Men’s Weekly Meeting  

All men invited. A group of men who get together weekly for fellowship,  encouragement, the Word, and prayer.  

Wednesday at 7 pm at the church. 

Jeff Daughtery 618 520-7092 jeffwillbe@hotmail.com  

Women’s Weekly Meeting  

All women invited. A group of women who get together weekly for fellowship,  encouragement, the Word, and prayer.  

Wednesday at 7 pm at the church. 

Susan Ross 618-978-8768  

Women’s Fellowship Group  

DIVAS- Divinely Inspired Victorious And Serving  

Women of God  

Dinner, Fellowship, and Prayer 

Mondays, once a month – dates to be announced 

Vicki Zalsman 618-772-8482 vicki@riverchurch.city 

Gift of The Horse Ages 12-17 

This group incorporates one of God's masterpieces, the horse, to help, you  recognize the gifts He has given you. We will turn our observations into realizations  about ourselves and our God given abilities. God has a purpose for us all. If you are  wondering what your is then this class is for you.  

This class is for Teens aged 12-17. There is no riding in this class. We will be  working with horses on the ground only. Closed toed boots required, long pants,  and a willingness to get dirty and be outdoors. 

Saturdays,​ 3pm-4:30pm Sept. 25th-Nov 13th,  

Liz Buck 618-541-5450

Friends & Family Groups 

We believe it is important that we are continuously growing in our relationship with the Lord as well as in relationships with one another. Friends and Family groups meet regularly to fellowship, study the Bible, pray for one another, and offer opportunities to build lasting relationships. 

Our Friends and Family groups are one of the most important ways that people connect and grow in their faith together. Whatever your age, stage of life, or interests, there is a friends and family group for you! We encourage you to sign up to join one of these groups that meet about 2 times a month and choose to live life together as modeled in Acts, breaking bread and fellowshipping amongst Christian friends.


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