Community Service

Outreach Ministry

Each year we host several large events for the community that position us to build the reputation of Christ as we love others the way He loves us. Through our outreach efforts, we are able to build bridges to the unchurched by sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and doing good works in His name.

To volunteer or learn more, contact Kerry Bauman at email below


Meal Train

This ministry helps ease the burden or stress that results from a surgery, birth of a child, an illness or injury, or the loss of a loved one by delivering meals to the home of those affected.

If you are facing a challenge in life that we could ease by helping with meals, or if you would like to volunteer to be part of this team, contact Dawn Reinhold at email below


Click HERE to learn more about The Meal Train Ministry

Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving Children believes that hope starts with food. As a Christian nonprofit, FMSC is dedicated to seeing every child whole in body and spirit. Our process is simple. Donations given by people just like you fund the meal ingredients. Volunteers hand-pack the meals. Meals are donated to FMSC food partners around the world, where kids are fed and lives are saved!

If you would like to be part of a team that serves at the Libertyville location, please contact Rick DeMarco at email below


To learn about about FMSC, click HERE

Spring Grove Helping Hands Food Pantry

Hunger Never Takes a Holiday. The Helping Hands Food Pantry is affiliated with the Northern Ill. Food Bank, various endowments, and the generous donations of food and money from our churches, neighbors, corporations, and student organizations to serve needy families living along the northern border of Lake and McHenry Counties.

River Ridge Church is one of 5 churches that support the pantry and every year, we serve on Tuesday and Thursday nights during an assigned 2-3 months.

If you are interested in serving, please contact Kerry Bauman


McHenry County Adopt a Highway Program

The McHenry County Adopt-A-Highway Program is a volunteer effort to eliminate litter along sections of County Roads. As a way of expressing our commitment to maintaining and serving our community, River Ridge Church has adopted two stretches of highway, one on Wilmot road north of 173 and one on Main Street in Spring Grove. Every year, we gather 3-4 times between the spring and fall to clean up litter and help to beautify our community.

If you would like to serve on this team, contact Mike Ridgeway at


To learn more about the program, click HERE

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. The project collects shoebox gifts filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items—and delivers them to children in need around the world to demonstrate God's love in a tangible way. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received. Delivered into the hands of children through local churches, every shoebox gift is an opportunity to share about Jesus Christ and God's love.

Each year, River Ridge Church participates in the collection, packing, and delivery of shoeboxes for this ministry between September and November.

If you would like to volunteer as part of the team, contact Suzanne Kriz or Catherine Gerhardt at email below


For more information about OCC, click HERE