November 2 – January 11

Fun to belong:

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Musicians Galore at Riverview!

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Holiday gatherings are the best!

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Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is ready for a new year! It meets the first Wednesday of every month at 10am. If you know a mother in need of some rejuvenation be sure to invite her.

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Dedication & Ordination:

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October 5 – November 1

Screenshot (131).pngMessage: Don’t miss this Sabbath as we conclude our 12-part series on the Minor Prophets with the book of Malachi. We have discovered that they are not so minor after all. In Malachi we will discover that God is worthy of worship on His own terms.

Things Happening: Celebrating Reformation Day with a bonfire and S’mores was an awesome idea. Thank you Claes and Susan Svendson!!!20181031_190118.jpg

Riverview is especially proud of our young people. We love to see them flourish in using their gifts for God. Jayden and Elias love to trumpet each other.20181013_130931

The Shelton family is all smiles about their new baby girl Sylvia! We are so happy for you Beth, Bryan, and Olivia!image000000

Happy First Birthday to Jackson Bennet!20181021_153126This month I have had many opportunities to realize how blessed I am with my family and my church family. So thankful to be part of Riverview Community. LiveMessage_2018-10-21-12-51-48

September 28 – October 5

Family Focus seriesMessage: This Sabbath we conclude our “Family Focus” series with the best way to multiply your influence yet! Ultimately, it’s about multiplying God’s influence in this world through our lives.  And our children are arrows, let’s shoot them straight!

 Things Happening: Speaking of Children, have you seen our MOPS sign up in front of the church? Remember that Mothers of Preschoolers are invited to meet every first Wednesday of each month from 10am-noon. I don’t need to tell you that these moms share a special camaraderie!

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We also had a great time at the barn party this past Saturday evening. Wish I had more pictures but a great time was had by all. A big thank you to Art and Diana Roth for opening up their place!

Every week I love hanging and playing soccer with these young people!20181003_185244

Finally this past Sunday was a work bee. Again, I wish I had more pictures. So many people came out to help improve our church facility. A LOT of work was done. A big thank you to all who came out in support. Here is the only picture I have of the event (which was used to send to Dollie Montgomery so she could acquire additional supplies!)20180930_102711

September 21-28

Family Focus seriesMessage: Join us this Sabbath as we continue our focus on the family. So far, we’ve agreed that

“A well-ordered Christian household is a powerful argument in favor of Christianity.”

Love should be revealed in every Christian home. It should show itself in thoughtful kindness, gentleness, and unselfish courtesy.”

“ …He who lives Christianity in the home will be a bright and shining light everywhere. … They would indeed be the ‘light of the world.’”

This Sabbath we will look at a way that God wants our families to grow and we will talk about what we can do to be good stewards of that responsibility.

Things happening: Thanks to all who joined us at the OAKS for NE TN CAMP MEETING. It was a great experience as always.

Also, a big thank you to all who came out to support Beth Shelton at her baby shower. We are excited for baby Sylvia soon to be born!

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It’s been a good week down by the riverside…

September 1-21

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Message: We started a new Family Focus at Riverview last Sabbath. If you missed it don’t forget that our services are archived and you can look them up online. We recently expanded our online presence to include a YouTube channel which you can check out here. Be sure to subscribe to the channel if you want to stay connected to your church family even when you are away. You can always access the service from our website as well by clicking the “Live” or “Watch Live” buttons. This coming Sabbath there will be no worship service due to the Northeast Tennessee Camp Meeting but we will continue our Family Focus on September 29th. Till then, be sure to nurture your marriages and focus on your family!

Things Happening: Well, our small groups have launched and are underway! You may remember that we prayed for eight small groups and God blessed us with even more! Here are a few pictures from SOME of the groups:

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Check out these pictures from Chelle Tomlinson‘s baby shower. We are so excited for her baby boy. Also, don’t forget the baby shower this Sunday, Sept. 23rd from 3-5pm for Beth Shelton‘s baby girl!

Love the joy we share together, down by the riverside…


Well, it’s been awhile since my last post. Mainly due to this guy:20180828_085744

But with the school year underway and things getting back to normal I’ve decided to start back up.

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This summer at Riverview we have been journeying through the minor prophets covering one book each Sabbath. Share in a worship service with us this Saturday at 11am as we look at Zephaniah and see that God is a purifying fire!

Yesterday I had a chance to share a worship thought with our students at GAA. I was impressed by the spiritual tenor of the campus with time spent in prayer under the guidance of SA spiritual leader Kiran Finley.

This summer was full of fun visiting and hanging out with folks. Here are some pictures of fun moments:

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Also, it was a blast to involve our young people at Riverview throughout the summer:

We are so thankful for Patty Mcclure and her new life in Christ! Here are some long overdue pics from her baptism in April.

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When I consider some of the things going on with new Riverview small groups, sabbath school classes, and more, I rejoice in the work that God is doing among us!

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Another summer highlight was my ordination service. I was so thankful to share the moment with my church family at Riverview. IMG_84311