Life Groups ~ Fall 2018

Relationship with Christ is the core DNA of any church.  God has designed the church body to be the manifestation of His will to the world.  We fellowship by coming into His presence together so that the grace and power of God can be experienced to the fullest; as the Bible says so that His joy may be made complete in us. To that end, we have Life Groups that meet weekly in homes. 

Life Groups launch the week of September 30. Here is a list of leaders and locations.


Leaders                                 Location                             Day

Brian and Shari Rainka                  Multnomah Village          Sundays 5pm (kids shari.rainka@gmail.com welcome)

Craig and Nicole Baumer               Hayhurst Area              Wednesdays 6:30pm craigbaumer@hotmail.com

Kate and Will Conwell                   Capitol Hill                     Fridays 6-8pm (kids kate213@comcast.net welcome)

Geri and Eric Arnold                      SE Portland       Wednesday Evenings  geri.canada@comcast.net;Eric.arnold.home@gmail.com

Erin and Dave Brush and            Garden Home               Sundays 5pm (kids welcome) Curt and Sheri Shimogaki-Lemrick
powers.erin.r@gmail.com; curtnsheri@hotmail.com

Audra and Andy Mahoney             Multnomah Village       Wednesdays 6:30pm audra@riversgate.net

Bob and Diane Brown West Beaverton/Aloha Thursday 6:30pm
diane@riversgate.net

Vicki Herman                                 Hillsdale                         Mondays 7pm (women only) slickvik@aol.com                     

While gathering in a home with a smaller group of people can be intimidating, the goal is not to compare holiness, but to share the gift God has given to each of us, that we might equip, encourage and engage each other before and with Christ. 

When we allow who we are below the surface to be authentically shared, we essentially invite God to have greater access to our hearts, but we also let others see the very power of God affecting our lives.  Time in these groups can be spent around a meal, in prayer, in study, and in the transparent sharing of life.  Many groups also desire to serve together in various capacities, allowing others to be blessed by the outpouring of their time and gifts.  I cannot emphasize how transformational these groups can be when people let go and let God.  I pray you will join us in pursuing a group, trusting in God to make life as it should be!

If you would like to know more, contact audra@riversgate.net