Events

Events & Classes happening in the Summer Quarter (through the end of August):

 

Office Closed: Memorial Day, May 29
Our offices will be closed to honor those who gave their lives for our freedom. We will return Tuesday at 9 am as regularly scheduled.

Vacation Bible School: June 25-29, 6-8 pm nightly
Proof Pirates is all about finding the treasure of God’s amazing grace! If you have a child between the ages of 3 (potty trained) and 5th grade, sign them up now to experience this fun and influential week of parrots, peg legs and eye patches! You can register them on our website or by stopping by Brittany Viken’s office.

Student Ministry Kick-Off: June 7, 6:30-8 pm
There’s nothing better than enjoying the summer sun with friends. Our student ministry has set out to do just that. Slip-slides, kickball and grilling are all part of the plan. If you are ages 12-18 and want to have fun, come on out.Pastor Steve (319.533.4090) has all the details.

Night of Worship: June 16, 6:30-8 pm
Every other month, we are privileged to have Pastor Josh lead us in a night of worship. It’s a time completely focused on worshiping God with our whole heart. The theme this month is TBD, but as always there will be childcare available. Invite a friend!

Student Ministry Grill Out: June 25, 5-7 pm
For the summer, our students will be having a pool party/grill out the last Sunday of each month. This is available to anyone ages 12-18. Food is provided by ROL, so there’s no reason NOT to go! Contact Pastor Steve (3193.533.4090) if you have questions.

Hope Fest: June 30, 6-8pm
Hope Fest is an outdoor music & community night hosted by ROL. We partner with several other ministries and non-profits in the area to bring food and fun to Marion Square Park. Admission is free, although we suggest you bring a donation of a non-perishable food item to be distributed throughout food pantries in the Cedar Rapids area. There will be free food, inflatables for the kids and (good) live music to enjoy as a family. Come on out and invite a neighbor. Derek Irwin (319.573.1141) is heading up the logistics of this event and would be happy to answer any questions, as well as talk to you if you’d like to volunteer.

Backpack Drive Begins: July 2
Join us in pouring resources into a young student’s life by filling backpacks with school supplies. We’ll be packing bags soon, you can sign up to bring in supplies or to fill backpacks at the Welcome Center or by contacting the office (Info@RiverofLife.org or 319.393.3709).

Office Closed: Independence Day, July 4
Our offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4th for the holiday. We will be up and running on both Monday and Wednesday 9-5 as usual. Enjoy the day, and be safe out there!

Baptisms & BBQ: July 9, 5 pm
Our annual Baptism and BBQ celebration will be happening at Pastor Steve’s house (4248 Cottage Grove Pkwy SE, Cedar Rapids). If you haven’t been baptized, give us a call (319.393.3709). All of our church family is invited to come hear the testimonies of lives changed. Bring a side dish to help celebrate.

Camping at Backbone: July 11-13
Our students are reconnecting with nature for a few days, and if you are ages 12-18, you can come and swim, camp, grill and enjoy the outdoors too! Pastor Steve (319.533.4090) is hosting this trip to Backbone and would love to hear from you if you have questions or would like to come.

Student Ministry Grill Out: July 30, 5-7 pm
For the summer, our students will be having a pool party/grill out the last Sunday of each month. This is available to anyone ages 12-18. Food is provided by ROL, so there’s no reason NOT to go! Contact Pastor Steve (3193.533.4090) if you have questions.

Community Fair: August 27, right after service
This will be our 3rd annual Community Fair! Come and enjoy the weather, the entertainment and the food while you hear a bit about what is going on in ROL community. This family friendly event is completely free and in years past has been a ton of fun. We’ll be keeping you informed as we get more fun things planned, but you should mark your calendar now!

Night of Worship: August 18, 6:30-8 pm
Every other month, we are privileged to have Pastor Josh lead us in a night of worship. It’s a time completely focused on worshiping God with our whole heart. The theme this month is TBD, but as always there will be childcare available. Invite a friend!

Student Ministry Grill Out: August 27, 5-7 pm
For the summer, our students will be having a pool party/grill out the last Sunday of each month. This is available to anyone ages 12-18. Food is provided by ROL, so there’s no reason NOT to go! Contact Pastor Steve (3193.533.4090) if you have questions.

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