What’s going on?

TheStory_480We’re finishing up The Story! We’ve spent the past few months reading this chronological collection of all the famous Bible stories, and it’s given us a good sense of God’s larger story at work in our individual stories. We’ve been reading a chapter each week in our homes and families. We’ve been discussing it in small groups or one-on-one. And the messages we’ve been hearing from the pulpit each Sunday have given us additional insight about what we’re reading.

Of course, even when we read the last chapter of the book, “the Story” won’t be over. God is still writing His story, and we all have a role to play in it! Living Springs believes that God’s Word is essential reading for disciples who want to make disciples. So stay tuned….

What’s coming up?

DiscoverMembership_480If you’re curious about what this church family believes, there’s a class you can take to find out. Even though the class is called “Discover Membership,” you don’t have to become a member. The class just tells you what we believe about God, Jesus, the Bible, our mission, our responsibility to our community, and other deep stuff like that. After you learn what we’re about, you can decide whether or not you want to officially join Living Springs and become a member. No matter what you decide, you are welcome to attend services and get involved in as many programs as you like!

The next Discover Membership class starts on Sunday, July 10, at 4:00pm. It will run for five weeks, through August 7. No prior registration is needed; just show up in Room 215 on July 10 if you’re interested. Click the image to email the office for more information.

Anything else?

VBS2016_DeepSea_480Families—get ready to dive into a life-changing adventure that leads kids deeper into God’s love! This year’s Vacation Bible School is a “Deep Sea Discovery” that is educational and inspirational. Kids will:

  • Participate in the large-group excitement of Celebration Reef
  • Experience God’s Word on the S.S. Discovery
  • Learn ways to serve others on the E.C.H.O. Sea Sub
  • Explore the mysteries of the sea through crafts and science in the Curiosity Cavern
  • Enjoy snacks and games at Pelican Pier

There’s even a place for little puddle jumpers at Tide Pool Playland!

Along the way, kids will explore the depths of the Bible using five dive markers to guide them. Through Deep Sea Discovery, they will resurface knowing that God is with them wherever they go.

The details

Deep Sea Discovery is for kids in preschool through 5th grade (that is, entering fifth grade in the fall). Kids entering 6th grade may sign up, but they’ll be considered helpers.

Deep Sea Discovery runs from July 18–22, 9:00am–noon each day. To secure your kids’ place on the dive team, register online at:

Contact Living Springs

In Glenwood—

Office hours are 8:30am–4:30pm, Monday–Friday.
Sunday services are at 9:00am and 10:30am almost every Sunday.

In Riverdale—

There are no office hours, but you can call the Glenwood location for information.
Sunday School is at 9:00am, and worship services are at 10:00am almost every Sunday.

14500 S. Clark Street, Riverdale IL 60827