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Watching the NAIA World Series in Lewiston, Idaho, are (from left) Steve Menez (Pastor Scott's brother), Gina Menez, Riverbend Senior Pastor Scott Menez and Dr. John MacArthur, Pastor at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, Calif.

Pastor Scott's and Gina's two middle sons, Conner and Caleb, play for Master's College, one of ten teams to qualify for the prestigious event.

Dr. MacArthur, a friend of the Menez family, also serves as President of Master's College.

Master's was eliminated from the Series on Monday.

Even though Memorial Day was yesterday officially, it's never too late to be grateful for those who gave their lives for our freedoms.

We should also be grateful for the servicemen and servicewomen now working on our behalf. 

So this Wednesday, pick up an Intercessory Prayer Sheet at church and pray for the safety of Riverbend men and women now deployed militarily.
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Honoring the Class of 2016

All Riverbenders who are 2016 high school and college graduates will be recognized and honored during Mid-Week Worship (6:15 p.m.) on Wednesday, June 8.

Used Curriculum Sale: June 10

Homeschoolers can get a jump on the next school year by finding curriculum materials at the HEAR (Home Educators at Riverbend) annual sale. Included are textbooks, unit studies, games, puzzles, videos, etc. 

It happens Friday, June 10, in the Riverbend Youth Center. Riverbend HEAR members should come during 9-9:30 a.m., since the public will be admitted to the sale at 9:30.  It will last until 12:30 p.m.

All buyers and sellers of used curriculum are welcome, and sellers need not be present at the sale.

NOTE: Those who requested a seller's packet (by the May 31 deadline) should drop off sale items Wednesday, June 8, during 2-5 p.m. at the southeast entrance near the Bookcart.

For more info, contact Alison Glenfield (405-5065 or click here).

MenBrkfstRescheduled for June 25

The gathering originally set for June 4 (Saturday) has been postponed until Saturday, June 25. It will begin a 8 a.m. in the Worship Center. Senior Pastor Scott Menez is the speaker.

Tickets are $6 and available in the Bookcart Lobby on  Sundays and Wednesdays during June 12-22.


Music Camp staff needed! 
Please contact Kristin Grenelle if you are willing to serve the kids of our community in a week-long camp! Last year we welcomed over 80 children onto our campus daily, and we need help for camp this year!  June 13-17, 8:30 am-12:30 pm. No musical expertise necessary! Call 727-251-8183 or email Kristin by clicking here.

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Enhance Your Musical Skills

How? By enrolling in Riverbend's Conservatory of Music. Learn from professional musicians. 

The Summer Semester begins June 6, with instruction in piano, guitar, voice, woodwinds, percussion, brass and conducting. 

For more info, grab a flyer at the Welcome Center, or contact Director Pat Schaeffer by clicking here.
Hire YouthRiverbend youth will be heading to Summer Camp in late July, and the cost is about $350 each.  You can help by providing paying jobs for them around your home or business (baby-sitting, car-washing, weeding, gutter-cleaning, lawn-mowing, window-cleaning, etc.). If you prefer to help fund a youth's camp expenses, you may do so through scholarship opportunities that are available. For info on how to do this, contact Youth Minister Aaron Johnsen (672-1821 or click here) or Assistant Kevin Holt (672-1821 or click here).


June 6: Ministry in Action


Several Riverbend ministries will combine forces on Monday, June 6, in serving the residents of WARM (Women Assisting Recovering Mothers) at the Vince Carter Sanctuary (301 Justice Lane) in Bunnell. 

During 6-8 p.m., the ministries Sole-Savers, Be Renewed, Sarah's Circle and Childcare will collaborate in pampering the 65-70 residents (plus 25 children) in the form of pedicures and Christian fellowship.

To volunteer in this venture, contact:
  • Pedicures - Faye Griffin ... click here or call 757-572-6539.
  • Childcare - Elizabeth Pendry ... click here or call 386-295-8956.
Anyone wishing to donate to this ministry opportunity should contact Linda Giovanni, 386-299-4655.

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Members of the 2015-16 Riverbend Academy girls soccer team: (from left) Coach Dave Brown, Kailey Milam, Nina DeRosby, Alibeth Bultemeier, Savannah Wheaton, Sophia Massebeau, Isabelle Vaughn, Mia Richmond, Haley Shaw, Autumn Harsch, Grace Ashby, Hannah VanRhee, Shannon Kwekel, Lauren VanRhee, Alison Raines, Moriah Iglesias, Coach Mike VanRhee, Coach Gabriel Martinez.
Choice 1:  Griddle pork chops (NEW!), chicken & rice, steamed broccoli spears, mac & cheese, creamy cucumber tomato salad (NEW!), rolls, Mississippi mud cake.
Choice 2:  Dinner salad (Greek or chicken) ... must be reserved a week in advance at register.

Cost:  Under 4 & over 90: FREE ... ages 4-12: $4 ... all others: $5 ... family rate: $20.

Gift cards:  $5 individual meal card and $20 family meal card available at the register.

   Just want to let you know that we enjoy receiving the R-mail every week. It helps us stay up to date with Riverbend.     --Mark Patterson, missionary in Honduras
Dear Riverbend:
   You are always in our thoughts and prayers. We still hold home church with Riverbend because we haven't found the right church for us. Pastor Menez doesn't even know us, but we hang onto his every word with Bibles ready.    
--Kent & Brenda Watring, Waynesville, North Carolina

   The worship service at Riverbend is beyond beautiful and anointed!  The choir and musicians have been phenomenal since we started coming.  What a blessing!  We feel the Lord's presence!
--Jeffrey & Rachel Levinson, Ormond Beach

Sunday A.M. -- Bible Fellowship Groups, 9 am ... Morning Worship, 10:30 am
Wednesday P.M. -- Fellowship Supper, 4:30-6 pm ... Mid-Week Worship, 6:15 pm

Other Regular Weekly Activities
Sunday -- Riverbend Praise Team Warm-up, Worship Center, 7:45 am
Sunday -- Worship Choir Rehearsal, Worship Center, 8 am
Sunday -- Bless This House prayer gathering, Library (Room 128), 8:30 am
Sunday -- Nursery opens, Children's Wing, 8:45 am
Sunday -- Children's Church (Kindergarten-Grade 2), Children's Wing, 10:30 am
Wednesday -- Youth: Girls Bible Study, Room 187, 3:30 pm
Wednesday -- Pastors' Prayer Partners, Library (Room 128), 5:45 pm
Thursday -- Morning Worship, Avante Assisted Living, 10:30 am

Also in June
1 (Wed) -- Music Camp Registration, Kingdom Corner lobby, 4-6:15 pm
1 (Wed) -- Worship Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room (Room 124), 7:30 pm
3 (Fri) -- HEAR (Home Educators at Riverbend), End-of-Year Celebration, off-campus, 4-7 pm
3 (Fri) -- Youth Co-ed Soccer (grades 6-12), Soccer Field, 6 pm
4 (Sat) -- Men's Breakfast POSTPONED till Saturday, June 25, 8 am
6 (Mon) -- Conservatory of Music begins Summer Term
6 (Mon) -- Be Renewed @ WARM, Vince Carter Sanctuary, Bunnell, 5-8 pm
6 (Mon) -- Men's Basketball, Worship Center, 6-9:15 pm
7 (Tue) -- Youth Co-ed Soccer (grades 6-12), Soccer Field, 6 pm
8 (Wed) -- HEAR (Home Educators at Riverbend): Used Books Drop-off, Bookcart entrance, 1-5 pm
8 (Wed) -- Music Camp Registration, Kingdom Corner lobby, 4-6:15 pm
8 (Wed) -- Graduate Recognition during Mid-Week Worship, Worship Center, 6:15 pm
8 (Wed) -- Deacons Meeting, Library (Room 128), 7:30 pm
10 (Fri) -- HEAR (Home Educators at Riverbend) Used Book Sale, Youth Center, 9 am-12:30 pm
10 (Fri) -- Youth Summer Kickoff, Youth Center & Worship Center, 7 pm-midnight
11 (Sat) -- Drop-in Baby Shower for Rebecca Dalton, Carswell home (291 Pine Cone) 10 am-noon
12 (Sun) -- Tickets on sale for June 25 Men's Breakfast, Bookcart Lobby, 10:15 am & noon
12 (Sun) -- Music Camp Setup (includes lunch for workers), campus, noon-5:30 pm
12 (Sun) -- Membership Class, Fellowship Hall, 2-5 pm (followed by dinner at Scott Menez home)
13-17 (Mon-Fri) -- Egypt Music Camp (K-5th grade completed), throughout campus, 9 am-noon
13 (Mon) -- Youth: ACTS Bible Study, Youth Center, 10 am-3 pm
13 (Mon) -- Men's Basketball, Worship Center, 6-9:15 pm
14 (Tue) -- Youth Co-ed Soccer (grades 6-12), Soccer Field, 6 pm
15 (Wed) -- Tickets on sale for June 25 Men's Breakfast, Bookcart Lobby, 6 & 7:15 pm

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Family Matters 

Dan & Priscilla Medina on their 50th wedding anniversary (May 29)

Phil & Judy Bickel on their 54th wedding anniversary (June 2)

Joe & Ruth Torres on their 55th wedding anniversary (June 3)

Bill & Edie Dalson on their 57th wedding anniversary (June 5)

John & Jean Christopher on their 62nd wedding anniversary (June 6)
Stewardship Update
May 29, 2016
Regular Tithes/Offerings ... $23,850.02
Above & Beyond (Missions) ... $108.00
Designated ... $202.00

2016 Totals
Weekly Budget Need ... $34,186.81
2016 Budget Need to Date ... $752,109.82
Total Tithes/Offerings ... $702,665.43
+/- Budget (-6.6%) ... -$49,444.39
Above & Beyond (since 12/1/15) ... $42,776.63