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, August 12:

   10:00 am Worship Service
   Info meeting for Neah Bay Trip following the service
Monday, August 13: (office closed)
    Noon-4:00 pm Quilters
    6:00-7:00 pm Monthly Prayer Meeting
Tuesday, August 14:
    6:30-8:00 pm Middle School
Wednesday, August 15:
    6:30-8:00 pm High School
Thursday, August 16:
    6:45 pm Church Council Meeting
Friday, August 17:
    6:45 am Men’s Morning Bible Study at Cutters Point
Saturday, August 18:
    8:00 am Feeding the homeless
    8:30-noon Church Building Work Day

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.                                 

Men’s Backpacking Trip
August 11-12
No experience required. All ages welcome. We will tentatively be hiking 4 miles in along the Cowlitz river. For more info contact Ben Lyons

Info Meeting for Neah Bay Trip
Sunday, August 12 in room 9 following the service
The Makah tribe has invited our church up for Makah Days, August 24-26. Makah Days is a tribal celebration of Makah culture. We will be volunteering with the tribe at several stations, and learning about Makah culture. If you are interested, please come to this informational meeting. Questions? Contact Pastor Dan. 

Monthly Prayer Meeting
Monday, August 13, 6:00-7:00 pm in the multipurpose room
Join us for a time of corporate prayer. We’ll pray for our church, our families and our communities.

Needlers—Quilters: Next meeting Monday, Aug. 13
Meeting the 2nd Monday and 4th Saturday, 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.

Church Council Meeting
Thursday, August 16 at 6:45 pm in room 11/13
Council meetings are open. Questions? Contact Church Chair Paula Reiner.

All-Church Work Day
Saturday, August 18, 8:30 am—noon
Our Friday men’s Grow Group will lead the way but lots of help is needed! Please lend your skills and time to help with some tasks around the church that need to be accomplished before the end of summer:
*storage shed needs to be cleaned out and items sorted
*the roofs of two of our small buildings need to be cleared of moss
*mesh to protect our building against birds needs to be installed
*bushes around our temporarily-empty rental house need trimming or removal
*the interior of the rental needs painting
*need to uncover the septic tank at the rental. If you can help or if you have a mini-backhoe, let us know!
Bring brooms, buckets, scrub brushes, wire-cutters, extension ladders. Bring your work gloves, goggles, and enthusiasm too! If you can’t help on this date, you can volunteer for a date & time more convenient to you. Questions? Contact Dennis Anderson at
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Feeding the Homeless
Saturday, August 18, 8:00-11:00 am
Meet at the Youth Building at 8:00 am. Questions? Contact Pastor Dan or Tressa Linn.

Church Potluck Picnic
Sunday, August 19—4 pm at Woodland Creek Community Park (6729 Pacific Ave. SE Lacey 98513)
This park has a large kids play area, a pond, a disc golf course, and restrooms. We have picnic shelter “A” reserved but plan to bring some lawn chairs and a favorite food to share (or donate $8 via our EZ Out envelopes) as this will be a potluck. Friends & neighbors welcome too! Sign up in the lobby to help our coordinators prepare.

Grow Group Leaders Dinner Meeting
Thursday, August 23, 6:00-8:00 pm at the Wiele’s home
If you are a leader or a host—or would like to become one! - you are invited to this dinner meeting. We will talk about fall plans for sermons and for your groups, and have a short (re)training session. Please let Pastor Brian or Pastor Dan know if you’re able to come.

Reboot Recovery
Thursday evenings, September 13-December 5
This is a 12-week course designed to help combat veterans and their families. A meal is provided each night. See the August newsletter for details. Lots of help is needed! Sign up in the lobby.

Women Ministries Fall Retreat

September 21-23 at Cascades Camp & Conference Center
Pick up a flyer in the lobby.

Meal Train
Meal Train is the online 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 the church office.  

Truly Motivated Transitional Living (TMTL) is a network of clean and sober living homes in Yelm, Washington.

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).