Sunday, December 30, 2012

January Calendar of Events at The River

An Elvis Blue Christmas at The River

 We hosted 50 women to a special BBQ Elvis Blue Christmas Luncheon on December 18th at The River.
 Each guest received a bag of kisses from Elvis, gift baggies with snacks and gloves from a local Baptist church, and a special goody bag with all kinds of treats and $5 McDonald Cards provided from the Deacons of First Presbyterian Church. 
 Stacy played Elvis on her record player.
 Susan made some delicious cupcakes- banana with peanut butter frosting. Ana and Bella helped pass them out to our guests. 
 Our BBQ came from Firehouse BBQ and it was delicious!
 Elvis showed up at The River for the luncheon- impersonator Josh Rush put on a great show!!!!!
 Brenda and Elvis!
 Annie, Elvis, and Stacy strike a pose!
Elvis and Sheree!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December Calendar for The River


The River will be hosting an Elvis Blue Christmas BBQ Luncheon on December 18th for 50 of our guests. We will have BBQ from the Firehouse (YUM), listen to Elvis on Stacy's record player, and have fun with the king as we celebrate the birth of the real KING- Jesus! 


 The River display at the Christmas Gift Mart at First Presbyterian Church. Six other ministries had displays and church members were able to make donations to their ministry(s) of choice as gifts for their loved ones.    
 The gift mart was from 8:15-12:45 allowing members from both services to attend. 
 Sharing Loads of God's Love at Christmas.
We had 16 donors and raised a total of $710.00. Awesome! Thanks First Presbyterian and thanks to Covenant Presbyterian for hosting The River at their Alternative Gift Mart last weekend. Merry Christmas!


 We had some great entries for our 7th Annual Turkey Hand Coloring Contest and our winners were:
1st Place: Karen 2nd Place: Angela and 3rd Place: Jane. All participants received a 15 pound turkey from Earth Fare and pictured with the turkeys are (above) Betty and Joslyn (honorable mentions) and (below) Karen (1st place) and Ruta and Teresa (honorable mentions). Congratulations and thanks to Earth Fare! 

Thanksgiving at The River 2012

 Angel gives Susan a haircut (top) and Heather gave Angela a trim (below) during Free Hair Cut Day which was the same day as out Thanksgiving Luncheon hosted by Susan Katko's women's prayer group for the 7th year in a row. We had fun watching haircuts while waiting to eat the yummy turkey!
 We had around 40 women in attendance and just like when Jesus fed the masses in the New Testament, we had enough food to go around too.
 Paula, Jackie and Melissa sit down to eat with the king, Elvis Presley.
 Telina, Shirley, and Betty enjoy each others company and the beautiful decorations before devotions.
 Melissa looks at the special Bible verse cards that each woman received. They were made by Shelly and by the residents at John Reed Nursing Home where the Joyful Noise River Choir goes to sing throughout the year. 
 Preparing to eat after devotions by Susan. 

 Susan gives devotions and then the ladies shared what they were grateful for this year. 
 They really enjoyed the devotions and the meal!

 What a lovely and yummy blessing for everyone at The River- thanks to our Turkey Day Dream Team!

Photos from the Craft Sale & Open House on November 2, 2012

ETSU Nursing Students Foot Care Class At The River

We are blessed to partner with ETSU's Nursing Department and each semester students conduct health related workshops for our guests at The River. This semester the focus was on foot care. Many of our ladies spend hours walking each day in shoes that are ill-fitting and several are diabetic. This class showed us how to care for our feet, recognize problems, and gave us tools to take better care of our feet. The students also treated the ladies to pizza and water bottles, too! Thanks ladies and happy graduation this month!  

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

River Craft Sale and Open House

Everyone is invited to attend the 4th Annual Craft Sale and Open House at The River on First Friday, November 2, 2012 from 6-8 pm. Enjoy live music, hot cider, tours by  several Ladies of The River, and support our ministry helping women in need by purchasing art work and handmade crafts. The River is located at 125 West Main Street and please contact (423)926-8111 for more information. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Thanks to our Organizational Angels from Grace Fellowship

OUR FABRIC AREA WAS A HUGE MESS!!! At The River we have an area for women to create- including sewing. There are 3 sewing machines, free fabric, and a file cabinet full pf patterns. As you can see, the fabric shelves needed an intervention and received it from a prayer group from Grace Fellowship. 

These organizational angels not only brought the storage containers and organized all the fabric by color, but they treated the River guests to the sound of beautiful singing. Instead of whistling while they worked, they sang hymns and old favorites in perfect harmony. What a treat!