Friday, April 6

9:00-11:00 a.m. Food Pantry/King’s Closet

Sunday, April 8

Greeters:  Steve and Karen Hermacinski


Special Music:

5:30 p.m. O.U.R. at the Schaer’s

Tuesday, April 10

4:30 p.m. Confirmation Class

7:00 p.m. Ad Council:  Randy Waldrip, April Nauman, Cindy Osenkarski, Deb Kamp, Doug Doty, Sarah Pullen, Barb Bishop, Amy Potter, Ron Call, Jarrod Doty, Joe Helms, Larry Winkler, Judy Schaer, Libby Northrip, Matt Freeman, Holly Lynn, Jill Doty, Pastor Floyd

Sunday, April 15


Usheers:  Steve and Karen Hermacinski

Special Music:

Tuesday, April 17

7:00 p.m. Staff/Parish

Mark your calendar

Future dates: June 20-22 Rummage Sale for Missions

Special Announcement

The Staff-Parish Relations Committee met with our District Superintendent, Rev. Mary Kathryn Pearce, on Monday, March 19. She gave us the official news that Pastor Floyd will be serving us until June 30. A new pastor will be appointed to serve us beginning July 1.

Pastor Andy has requested a half-time appointment to another church. He will likely be moving in with Pastor Kristi as she continues her deployment to Scott Air Force Base. In order to give us all some closure, we are planning a card shower for him in April – more details on that in a couple of weeks.

Pastor Andy is planning to move out of our parsonage by April 15. This will allow the trustees to make some much-needed repairs before the new pastor moves in. Holly Lynn is our new Trustees chairperson. She may be requesting some help from congregation members on these repairs – look for announcements soon.

Matt Freeman, Staff-Parish Relations Committee Chair

Card Shower

There is a basket in the back of the church in which you can deposit cards/letters/notes, etc. for Pastors Andy and Kristi Hopp. You may also mail them to RiversEdge UMC, 500 N Chicago, Spring Bay, IL 61611-9118 and they will be placed in the basket for you.

Our Military Personnel

Please check the following list for any updates of our friends and family who are involved in the military: Tori Call (Lackland Airforce Base, TX), Daniel Maxwell (Ft Drum, New York), Brian Rezak, Tyler (graduated from boot camp), Alex Bigelow (Iraq), Jordan Doty (Jacksonville, FL), Kyle Rummel (Florida), Pastor Kristi Hopp, Tyler Graves (Afghanistan), Isaiah Herzog

2nd Service Volunteers

There is a sign-up sheet on the stand in the back of the sanctuary for you to sign up to be greeters, ushers and acolytes. Please help Phil out and sign up.

Urgent Need for Flood Buckets or monetary donations

The Midwest Missions Distribution Center, a caring ministry of the United Methodist Church, is requesting donations to help victims of disaster.  Monetary donations or supplies bought through the “DollarDays” link on the MMDC website would be the best way to donate, as they are shipped directly to MMDC at the Center’s bulk prices.   Monetary donations may be sent to:  MMDC at PO Box 56 in Chatham, IL  62629.  For more information about the Distribution Center, you may go to the website:, or or phone 217-483-7911

Would You Like to Join the Choir?

Choir Summer Sabbatical Coming to an end.  Choir rehearsal will be on Wednesdays at 7pm as announced.  There is plenty of room for new people.  If you haven’t tried it and don’t think you are good enough, come anyway and learn from those who have had experience.  This year we will try 5th grade on up.  Let us worship in song.