Mission San Marcos Update


Mission San Marcos will kick off its 2014 Summer Day Camp on June 16th. Each week, the Mission San Marcos summer staff will be at San Marcos Regency from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The youth in the neighborhood will have opportunities to engage in summer camp activities such as games, arts and crafts, and learning about the Bible. These activities will help youth learn to work as a team, gain leadership skills, engage in physical activity, and develop their identities in Christ.
While a couple hours of games and activities may not seem like much, a study conducted by the American Camp Association (2005) has shown that such experiences can contribute to:

· Confidence and self-esteem

· Social skills and making friends

· Independence and leadership qualities

· Willingness to try and adventurousness

· Spiritual growth

These qualities are important for the health and wellbeing of us all, but are especially vital for the children in our community! While many kids in other places get these opportunities, many of our less fortunate neighbors do not, so we are bringing this opportunity to Regency free of charge for all kids. Plus, through partnership with the school district, lunch will be delivered for each camper to close out each day. This summer could be an opportunity for YOU to help impact the lives of these children and their families in San Marcos. If you would like to be a part of these efforts, please prayerfully consider supporting us financially and giving online at https://linksusa.cloverdonations.com/msm

Mission San Marcos is also looking for volunteers to engage in supportive, meaningful relationships with the youth and their families. We will work around your schedule to ensure you have the chance to contribute to this cause. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Emily Barber at ew1170@txstate.edu.

We would love it if you could pray for us this summer! Please pray that the Lord will provide children and families to serve and that he will be equipping staff and volunteers to serve them in the most meaningful ways possible. Additionally, be praying for the financial provision we need to make it all happen!

Easter Eggs!



We are excited for our KidsRock Team to put on an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Morning before our Easter Worship Celebration.  We could really use some donations of plastic Easter Eggs and/or candy to go in them.  If you could help us by bringing a package or 2 or 3 or 4 or 10, that would be great!  You can bring your donations with you on Sunday to Travis, Monday to Man Time, or college students may also bring donations to Tuesday’s College Family Dinner.  Thanks for helping us serve our families and families in the community!

Easter Celebration

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We would love to have you join us at the Lion’s Club Rec Center for our family-centered Easter Celebration.  We will have an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids at 10am, and our Worship Celebration immediately following 10:30am.  We will not have childcare facilitates available at the Rec Center, so kids are welcome and wanted in the service.  They will be included in everything we do. We invite you to come as you are, and your friends and family are most welcome to join us. The address is 170 Charles Austin Dr · San Marcos.

Please let us know if you have any questions:
info@river-stone.org * 512.761.7722


Welcome Back, Bobcats

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It’s been quiet for too long in San Marcos.  We are ready for the chaos that comes with 36,000+ college students descending on our city.  We hope everyone had a great break, and we’re excited to see you!

We will worship at Travis Elementary this Sunday (1/12/14) at 10:30am.

We would also like to invite all of our River Stone Bobcats to dinner Tuesday night at 6pm at Brewster’s Pizza.

Brewster's 1-14-14Let us know if you have any questions.  We look forward to connecting with you soon!

Be Generous: Mission San Marcos

Be Generous - MSMIn our “Be the Church” series we looked at the importance of being generous with our time, our stuff, and our finances.  We feel like it is appropriate for us to have an opportunity to respond to the call to generosity by investing in one of our mission areas.  Over the next several weeks, we would like to ask you to pray about how you can “Be Generous” in reaching out to our city.  Mission San Marcos depends on the generosity of people in the community to enrich the lives of at-risk children and families in our city. MSM needs both financial and volunteer investment.

We will be taking up a special offering for Mission San Marcos on November 24th as a part of our weekly worship gathering.  That is not the only day that you can give to MSM (of course), but it will be the day we celebrate being generous together.  You can give on our website (giving link below) any time, just put “forthecity” in the memo line.  All of those donations will be given to Mission San Marcos.  If you write a check, please put “forthecity” in the memo line.  We will have a donation box on the 24th if you’d like to wait until then to make your donation.

We will be seeing video each Sunday about different areas of Mission San Marcos that will help us see where our investment is going.  We would love to answer any questions you might have about Mission San Marcos, and if you’re not sure the best way for you to be involved, we’d love to talk to you about that as well (contact us).

Please be in prayer about this opportunity to BE GENEROUS.  Also, be thinking about sacrifices that you can make over the next month that will allow you to invest into the Kingdom of God by giving to Mission San Marcos.


About Mission San Marcos
MSM partners with local schools and neighborhoods to build relationships with at-risk kids and families to help change the future of San Marcos.  Specifically, MSM focuses on breaking the cycle of poverty that has enslaved so many people in our city.  Our work in this area is accomplished through After-School Clubs, In-School Mentoring, After-School Athletics, Reading Support Clubs, Affordable Christmas, and more. To learn more about Mission San Marcos, please visit our website: http://www.missionsm.org .

Sunday Recap (9.22.13)

What a great day at River Stone yesterday! Here is the information from our Worship Gathering…


We continued our “Be the Church” series with a message called, “Be Gospel Centered.” You can listen/download that sermon here: http://theriverstonechurch.com/be-the-church.

Here are the songs we sang:

  • “Open Up Our Eyes” – Elevation Worship
  • “He is Faithful” – Jesus Culture
  • “For the Sake of the World” – Jesus Culture
  • “Man of Sorrows” – Hillsong
  • “Mystery” – Charlie Hall
  • “Oceans” – Hillsong

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Jen Foster, Missionary to Nicaragua, was with us.  For our KidsTalk, we prayed for the Foster family and their work in Nicaragua.  Jen let invited us to partner with them in three different ways: PRAY, GIVE, GO.  Their website is onejourney4him.com for more information, and to invest in their ministry financially choose “Foster Missionary Support – General” from the drop-down menu here: https://linksusa.cloverdonations.com/general/.

Here are some other important announcements:

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College Dinner



RS Offering

Let us know if you have any questions about anything or if we can help you.  If you have testimony from how God used this Sunday in your life, we would love to hear about it. Have a great week!

SM Jobs

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We got a call from our friends at Sedona Staffing who asked if we could spread the word about some jobs that are available in the area.  If you’re looking for a job, click on the links below to read more about all of the listings (links will download a Word document). If you’re interested, you can apply online online at www.sedonacompass.com or call Joanne at 512-393-3200.


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Collection Witness

Customer Service Data Entry Representative

Customer Service Specialist Human Resouces Assistant

Machine Operators

Mechanical Engineer