Riverfest

Beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains
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Time with extended church community
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Jesus
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Riverfest

 

Let's retreat to the beauty and fresh air of the Santa Cruz mountains with our River church family. At Riverfest, we have a rare opportunity to connect as one whole church -- across groups, generations, and life-stages. This all-church retreat only happens every other year, so you don't want to miss it this year! Space is limited, so be sure to register sooner than later.

Inspiration

Riverfest is a place to be encouraged in our journey of faith. This year, we have invited a guest speaker, Ruthie Kim, to inspire us toward a life of INFLUENCE, The River’s theme for the next ministry year. Ruthie started in a small village in the English countryside and now lives in an urban community in San Francisco with her husband and 2 kids. She is a preacher, life coach, and founder of Because Justice Matters.

Connection

Riverfest is also a place to connect with God and his beautiful creation in nature and in one another. It’s a breath of fresh air and the balance we need to the frenetic pace and individualistic lifestyle of Silicon Valley. It’s an opportunity to deepen existing relationships with old River friends as well as make connections with new River friends.

Details

Friday - Sunday, August 23 - 25, 2019
Mission Springs Conference Center in Scotts Valley, CA 

Riverfest begins with dinner on Friday and ends with lunch on Sunday. In between, we will have 4 main “sessions” of teaching and worship. There is also space for free time on Saturday to hike, swim, play some ball, hang out with old or new friends, or just take a nap. In between, there are meals to share, s’mores to roast, and ice cream to be eaten. 

WE NOW HAVE A WAITLIST FOR:
  • Families wanting REGULAR overnight lodging
  • Couples who need to stay together in the same room
 WE HAVE SPACE  FOR:
  • Single registrants for any type of lodging
  • Couples willing to split into men and women's housing
  • Families interested in staying in the tent cabins or day use
WAITLIST HERE REGISTER HERE