Fighting the Winter Blues

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Now that winter is officially upon on us let’s set our hearts to fight against the winter blues. Below are 10 ways to fight the good fight of faith this winter season!

  1. Practice spiritual disciplines (Bible Reading, Prayer, Scripture Memory, Living in Community, etc.)
  2. Lament the feelings of loneliness and isolation while longing for Christ to return to make all things new.
  3. Care for your body with exercise and eating healthy.
  4. Practice hospitality by having people into your home.
  5. Look for ways to care for others who are struggling with the winter blues.
  6. Be intentional with your calendar to schedule indoor and outdoor activities (Outdoor: skating, sleding, skiing, ice fishing. Indoor: board game nights, movie nights, reading, etc)
  7. Put yourself in positions to find laughter and seek to remove yourself from positions where you find discouragement.
  8. Do not be a slave to your feelings or your emotions, but speak the truth of the Scriptures to your heart.
  9. Be honest with others when you are struggling.
  10. Look for the glory of God on display throughout winter! As an example in Matthew 6 we are called to look to the birds to see how God provides for them. This winter as you see birds in the air remember that your glorious God is still providing for them even in the winter.

January Prayer Meetings

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To start the new year we will be having a series of prayer meetings to pray for God’s blessings on our church in 2020. These prayer meetings will be held at various places and various times throughout the Madison area. If you are interested in joining a prayer meeting or hosting one please email

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened withpower through his Spirit in your inner being,17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted andgrounded in love,18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth andlength and height and depth,19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filledwith all the fullness of God.

20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think,according to the power at work within us,21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations,forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:14-21 ESV

Staff Meet and Greet

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New to RVC and would like to learn more about us? If so, join us at our Staff Meet and Greet that will take place right after our worship service on December 15th. At the meet and greet you will learn more about RVC, our history, how to get plugged in and have a time for questions. The meet and greet typically last around 20 minutes. We hope to see you there!