Red Village Church where a wooden cross and an empty tomb mean everything Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:28:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Where a wooden cross and an empty tomb mean everything Red Village Church clean Red Village Church (Red Village Church) Copyright © Red Village Church Weekly sermon audio from Red Village Church in Madison, Wisconsin. Red Village Church Prayer Meetings Wed, 03 Jan 2018 14:30:35 +0000 Read More]]> The beginning of the year is a special time at RVC where we take two weeks to gather as a church family at various locations to pray together. Below is the schedule and our hope is that everyone at RVC will attend at least one prayer meeting and that as many that can will join the leadership in fasting Saturday, January 13 and then coming to the RVC Office (310 N Midvale Blvd) to pray together and end our time of fasting. So here is the list of prayer meetings, hope to see you there:

January 3rd-Michael and Libby Porto
7-8 pm @ 6013 Monticello Way

January 5th-Kevin and Brenda Phillips
7-8 pm @ 5113 Arrowhead Dr., Monona

January 7th-Sarah Rupplinger
7-8 pm @ 616 Enterprise Dr., Verona

January 9th-Jonathon and Catherine Snodgrass
7-8 pm

January 11th-Jacob Dubie and Co.
7-8 pm @ 523 Wingra St. Apt.1, Madison

January 13th-RVC Office
6-7 pm @ 310 N. Midvale Blvd Suite 301, Madison

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Missions Offering Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:10:04 +0000 Read More]]> This coming Sunday (Dec 17th) we will be taking up our Missions Offering where 100% of all money coming in (unless otherwise designated) will be going to support the work of missions.  Half off all money in will be going to the Lottie Moon Christmas offering and the other half will be used to help further support RVC missionaries.  Please consider how you might be able to contribute to this most important offering!

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Update from the Field Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:52:42 +0000
Join one of our overseas workers at our church office (310 N Midvale #300) on Monday night Nov 6th from 6:30-8:00 to get an update from the field.   During our time together you will hear about how God is at work both in Mongolia and Iraq while enjoying traditional Kazakh milk tea and a few other snacks!
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#WeLoveHou Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:15:37 +0000 Read More]]> Check out this post from RVC members Sid and Rochelle Jennings who are from the Houston area and learn how you can help out the victims of Hurricane Harvey!


Houston Northwest has been my home church since I was seven.  HNW members are not only friends; they are family.  They have had a huge impact on who I am today.  They have prayed with me and over me through some really hard times, sang at my wedding, visited me after I had each of my babies, taken care of me when my husband moved up early to start school, and helped us pack up to join him in Wisconsin. They have and continue to live out the gospel in very tangible ways in my life.

In 2015 HNW rolled out its #welovehou campaign. The intent was to love the city of Houston in such a way that people can’t help but see a living and loving God.  In the last two years several churches have joined the campaign and it has been manifested in various ways throughout the city. A few weeks before Hurricane Harvey, HNW and Crossover Bible Church came together to pray over the mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner.  Only God knew that they were helping to prepare him to lead the City of Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

As Hurricane Harvey passed and the magnitude of the destruction came into focus, #welovehou hit the ground running.  Houston Northwest, Crossover Bible Church, and numerous other churches and ministries have seized the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus to a desperately hurting city.  They are collecting and distributing food, water, diapers, clothes and cleaning supplies to people that have lost everything.  They are sending out teams to help families “mud out” or clean out contaminated walls, flooring, furniture and trash from their flooded homes. They are washing the clothes of families who have lost washers and dryers. They are collecting and distributing money to help families, specifically ones without flood insurance, cover basic necessities including things like refrigerators and hot water heaters.

The needs of the city are still significant.  This is not a sprint; it is a marathon.  Help is still hugely needed.

Please pray.

Pray for Pastor Steve Bezner as he leads HNW and his family. He has had the opportunity to be on the news and other television programs. Please pray that Houston and the World would see Jesus in him. Please pray that he would continue to lean on God to guide him through this journey.

Pray for HNW as they really get to put #WELOVEHOU to action. Not only in their community, but in Houston as a whole. Pray that the congregation would not grow weary as rebuilding will take time. HNW is not only loving others but also cleaning up their building and figuring out how to get things up and running soon.

Pray about how you and your family can help.

Pray for Houston!

Houston and HNW will always be a home to me. I really wish I could physically be there to help. Until that time, please join me in helping from afar.

Rochelle Jennings details out some of the specific needs in Houston.  Money donated goes out in the community and not to HNW. It is very specifically being distributed to people in need, believers and non-believers alike.  They are also coordinating and facilitating groups who feel called to come volunteer.

For information on volunteering, contact Dwight Davis at

Like “Houston Northwest Church” on Facebook. There are videos, photos and updates about what is going on, where money is going and where more help is needed.

If you have any questions, please contact me at


(Steve Bezner, Elders and Crossover Pastors laying hands and praying over Mayor Turner.)


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Good News Club Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:33:50 +0000 Read More]]> Several churches around Madison are partnering with Child Evangelism Fellowship to host “Good News Clubs” at local public schools. These clubs provide opportunities for children – who may have never been to church before – to hear the Gospel once per week after school.

Here is a promotional video from a Good News Club at a school in Milwaukee.

Child Evangelism Fellowship provides the curriculum and training. The curriculum was written for 4-12 year olds, but it can be tailored for high school students as well.

Would you prayerfully consider volunteering 1-2 hours per week to share the Good News with the children in our community?

Contact Emily ( for more information.


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RVC Work Day Sat, 22 Jul 2017 19:05:59 +0000 Join us on August 26th from 9-11 a.m. for a work day at West High School.  The plan is to help out our friends at West by providing some light yard work around the school.  This is a great opportunity to show our appreciation to the school for all of their continued kindness to us!

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Back to School Supplies Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:17:38 +0000 Throughout the month of August we will be collecting back to school supplies on Sunday mornings to give to our friends at West High School and Eagle Heights!  Listed below are the top 1o items each place is looking for!

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Why Should Children Memorize Scripture? Wed, 05 Jul 2017 22:22:47 +0000 Read More]]>

There is much to be gained by practicing the spiritual discipline of Scripture memory:

  1. Gives us the ability to fight against sin (Psalm 119:11)
  2. Helps us to trust in the LORD (Proverbs 22:18-19)
  3. Provides guidance (Psalm 119:24)

Memorizing Scripture helps us avoid being a “hearer of the word and not a doer” (James 1:23). As we meditate on God’s Word throughout the day, our faith is strengthened and we bear God’s image to our neighbors, co-workers, and family. God calls us to action through his Word and there are blessings for those who obey.

Children have amazing abilities to memorize, and the material they commit to memory during childhood often stays with them throughout their lifetime. We have the opportunity to help children store up the Word of God, which will produce life-giving fruit throughout their lives.

Each Sunday, the children’s church classes review one of the Foundation Verses. These are meant to establish a solid understanding of basic biblical truth.

May we be people of God’s word. Let us store it in our hearts and minds, having it ready on our lips, that our lives would be a pleasing aroma to our God.

Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise,
and apply your heart to my knowledge,
for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you,
if all of them are ready on your lips.
That your trust may be in the LORD,
I have made them known to you today, even you.
Proverbs 22:17-19

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Vacation Bible School Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:51:26 +0000 Read More]]> Red Village Church’s vacation Bible school is less than 3 weeks away! The event will be Sunday July 9th through Wednesday July 12th at Rennebohm Park (115 N. Eau Claire Avenue) from 6:30 – 8 pm.
Here are a few ways to be involved:
1. Pray! Ask God to bring many children to hear the Good News about Jesus.
2. Volunteer. If you are able, we need at least 30 volunteers to make this event possible. Go to this link and click “volunteer registration”.
3. Register your kids. Go to this link and click “participant registration”.
4. Spread the word. Tell your neighbors and friends about the event! Feel free to share this link with others to register online. We will have fliers soon that you can hand out as well.
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Mallard’s Game Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:21:53 +0000 Hello RVC’ers!
Sunday July 16th is our annual Mallards baseball outing at 4:05pm.
This night also features Princess Night with appearance by Cinderella, Belle, and Jasmine.
Tickets will be available on Sunday mornings at RVC to pick up beforehand.  There is no cost for tickets because they are a carry forward from last year.  
See you at the game!
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Sunday July 2nd at Hoyt Park Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:55:16 +0000 On July 2nd we will be having an outdoor service at Hoyt Park, which is a located at 3902 Regent Street (a few blocks from West High), at the normal start time of 10:00 a.m..  We also are planning to have a picnic afterwards!

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Eagle Heights Basketball Camp Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:41:02 +0000 Read More]]> Our 2nd Annual Eagle Heights Basketball Camp is less than 2 months away!  The camp will be from August 7-10 and is available for children between the ages of 5-14 year old.  Please click on this link to ensure your spot in this free camp!!

Camp Schedule:

9-9:45 a.m. 5-6 year olds

10-12:00 p.m. 7-10 year olds

1-3:00 p.m. 11-14 year olds

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Upcoming Summer Socials Sat, 10 Jun 2017 22:20:58 +0000 Read More]]> Here are a few of the upcoming Summer Socials!

1.  Join Aaron and Tia Jozwiak on Sunday June 11th at 5:00 p.m at Monona Bait and Ice Cream for ice cream!  All RVCers will receive a 10% discount.
2. A running club is starting up!  The group will meet on Tuesdays at 5:30 P.M., at 143 Lathrop (Jacob Dubie and Phil Splettstoeszer’s house) and Saturdays at 7:00 A.M., at Vilas Park near the lake.
3. There will be a women’s accountability group meeting throughout the summer on Tuesday nights at 7:00.  For more information please e-mail Chelsea at

4.  All young professionals are invited to our next large group meeting on June 28th at 7:00 at the RVC office!  For more information please email

Check out the RVC calendar for more events!

(This summer as you enjoy the different summer socials please #WeAreRVC on any post you make to social media)

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Maximizing the Summer Socials Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:22:35 +0000 Read More]]> Summer is fast approaching which means the RVC Summer Socials are about to kick off.  As a church family we see this as a very important time for our collective work in Madison.  With that in mind here are a few things to set our hearts toward to maximize the Summer Socials.

  1. Be committed to participate.  Summers can be a busy time for many of us.  Things like vacations, weddings, family reunions have a way of filling up our schedule.  Because of the busyness of summer the temptation is to put church life on the back burner.  However if I can be an encouragement, don’t do that.  While all the things that I just listed above are important, so is being with your church family.  Yes, be wise with your schedule and recognize that you can’t do everything, but be committed to find Summer Socials that you can participate in!
  1. Connect with other RVCers.  Throughout much of the church calendar many of us are in small groups where we get to know a few people in close personal relationships.  While it is important for us to live out our faith, it also is important for us to connect with others in the church as a whole; this leads us to the Summer Socials.  During the Summer Socials there are a number of avenues by which we can connect with those who we might not be able to connect with at other times.  This summer be intentional to connect with others in the RVC church family that you might not know well.
  1. Invite your unchurched friends.  As I have shared many different times a very real part of my coming to faith in Christ was first to be exposed to Christian love.  This summer as we set out to do a number of different events, see these events as great opportunities to expose our unchurch friends to Christian love.  As our summer calendar continues to fill up, be mindful of which events your unchurched friends might be excited to join.  As unchurched people join us be intentional in showing love, both to them as well as to each other.
  1. Enjoy God’s creation.  A common theme that I hear from people who visit Madison is how beautiful our city is, especially in the summer.  Many of the events that we will be doing this summer will take us outdoors, so don’t miss out on marveling in God and his creation.  When you go to Devil’s Lake take time to praise God for the beauty of the lake and bluffs; as you walk around the Farmer’s Market marvel in the common grace found in the produce that is for sale; thank God for the warm summer sun as you play volleyball or go on a picnic.  A very real part of our worship of our God is to praise him for his handiwork in creation.
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Summer Social Kick Off Sat, 27 May 2017 17:56:02 +0000 Join us on Sunday June 4th as we kick off our Summer Socials with a cookout at West High!  The plan is to start the cookout right after the church service.  RVC will be providing brats and hot dogs and we are asking you to bring either a dish to pass or something to drink that we can share.

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