August 9, 2020
We’re glad to be meeting in person again, but we do strongly recommend everyone follow guidelines put out by the CDC and our Governon for minimizing possible transmission of “germs,” including coronavirus. We assume you know the risks and regulations, since they have been broadcast EVERYWHERE, and by joining us at our facility you accept that risk as a personal responsibility. RVCC and it’s staff, management, and attendees are not responsible if you end up sick.*
*[Legal stuff…you know how it is. Lawyers gotta make a living, too. We have official disclaimers posted everywhere…]
If you are at-risk, not feeling well, or not comfortable joining us in person that’s okay! If you’re sick let us know, we will pray for you! You can always keep watching our services live-streamed on our YouTube channel at: www.youtube.com/user/RiverValleyLakeElmo if you feel you are “at risk.”
Sunday mornings we have one of our new classrooms set up with the video livestream and socially distanced seating if the sanctuary is too close/crowded. Masks are obviously highly encouraged there, too. If you want to be around but not inside the building, we’ll be broadcasting the service into our parking lot with an FM transmitter. You can join us here, stay in your car, and wave/honk/see everyone as they come and go without direct exposure if you like. No one is forcing anyone to do anything, and there is no condemnation! We love you and want to accommodate everyone we can at whatever level you feel necessary.
As usual, our sermon audio and video will be posted and available here on the website as soon as we get it edited and processed following the services, so you can continue to access that like always.
Most of our regularly scheduled classes (like Wednesday night stuff) are on hiatus now like we usually do during the summer. If the larger congregation on Sunday mornings are still making you nervous, we are slowly, and cautiously starting to get back together for some of our other small classes and groups. Some may still be using or offering Zoom, so contact the church office or your group/class leader for details.
Charis Bible College has created Charis Healing University, a comprehensive discipleship curriculum on healing!
Through Charis Healing University, you will gain a deeper understanding of what the Word of God says about healing and will be equipped to put this knowledge into practice in your life. Charis Healing University includes extensive teachings on a multitude of topics on healing as well as guided application of these teachings. This course will firmly root you in what the Word of God says about healing and will equip you with the tools you need to put what you learn into action!
We’ll be hosting an introductory series of sessions on Thursday nights in August starting at 7pm. Join us to glean from the collective knowledge and real-life experiences of Bible teachers including Andrew Wommack, Barry Bennett, Carlie Terradez, Carrie Pickett, Daniel Amstutz, Duane Sheriff, and Greg Mohr. You’ll find that the truth about healing is too good to keep to yourself and that, as a born-again believer, you can be God’s avenue of healing to many.
Contact the church office or email Charis Bible College-Minneapolis directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Also, Carrie Pickett, the Charis Bible College Asst. Vice President and Director of Global Training School, will be speaking at RVCC-Lake Elmo Sunday, August 23 @9:30am.
Click Here for more information.
Keep up on (or get into) a daily Bible reading habit. Ours is linked every morning on our Facebook and Twitter pages at 6am weekdays, and 6:30am on weekends.
“For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, 7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” —2 Timothy 1:6-7
Cathy D is hosting the Healing Hearts here in the RVCC-Lake Elmo building on first and third Tuesdays starting at 6pm. She will still be offering the ability to interact on Zoom, as well, if you still prefer. Contact her or the church office for details.
As we stated above, our regularly scheduled Wednesday night classes are on hiatus for the summer. We plan on being back and better than ever in our new classrooms starting this fall!
Our 6-week Healing class with Pastors Brad & Jean wrapped up back in May, but if you missed a session or would still like to see the class, those videos are available on our YouTube channel for you to watch whenever it fits your schedule.
Freedom Group meets in person Thursdays at 7pm! Contact Wayne and Patty or the church office for more information. They area also holding Freedom Group meetings live and in person at ENGAGE CHURCH in Prescott, WI.
Spiritual Weapons And Tactics meets at 6:30 pm on the 2nd Fridays of the month at Dennis & Cathy D’s home. Contact them or the church office for details.
If you would like to donate to RVCC and it’s ministries, etc. mail or drop off a germ-free check ( ;P ) at the church office, or use online giving with your bank debit card at www.rvcc.info/donate.