No one should go through life alone.
We hope every member of RiverOaks feels known, accepted and loved. We want you to feel like you would be missed if you were gone.
To help our members develop that sense of connectedness, we have several community groups meeting at various times during the week for spiritual and social refreshment. Some groups focus on spiritual discussions, others feel more like parties. We encourage you to try any or all of them; find one works best for you. Here is a list:
South Tulsa Groups
Lead by Bill and Lisa Boyd, Borders is a fun group of adults ranging in ages from early 20’s through 50’s, all with children from pre-teen to young adults. We meet the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month to eat a meal together and reflect on the sermon from the past week.; during those months with a 5th Thursday, Borders treats its members with special, fun events. We meet at the home of Jerry and Ruth Faltisko. For more information, contact Bill or Lisa Boyd at Borders@RiverOaksTulsa.com.
We exist to provide an environment of reflection, rest and refreshment in the middle of our hectic week and lives. We REFLECT on the sermon each week and how we apply it to our lives. We REST in Christ and what he has done for us. We gain REFRESHMENT from fellowship with each other. We are Borders because we are all in between, “on the border”, of this life we are living and the one we long for someday in heaven.
Led by Tony and Becky DiPiero and Ben and Rachel Bausili, the Broken Arrow Community Group meets every Saturday and the last Friday for food, fellowship, and sermon discussion. All are welcome! Childcare is provided with activities for the kids on Saturday; on Friday we use the childcare at the church during the Community Group Night Out. If you would like to visit, please contact Rachel at BrokenArrow@RiverOaksTulsa.com.
Lead by Greg Marino, the Jeremiah 24 Community Group meets in the evening on the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month for fellowship, prayer and discussion of the sermon. The group is composed mostly of couples and singles with grown children, but everyone is welcome! Most recently, we have been meeting in the home of Glen & Kay Hall. For more information, email Glen at Jeremiah@RiverOaksTulsa.com.
A group to join where "everybody knows your name." We will meet every Sunday evening at Adrian & Yvonne Potts' house at the same time that youth groups meet at church. We will eat light foods, have a bit of focused discussion and prayer, and enjoy a lot of hanging out. Come join us!
What: Dessert potluck, Fun, sermon discussion
Where: 81st & Yale
When: Every Sunday evening
Contact: Jonathan at JDorst@RiverOaksTulsa.com
The Southies meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month! We meet at 7:00pm for fellowship and focus on building relationships to help us grow together as a community. After the meal we have sermon discussion and a time of prayer for each other. Everyone is welcome, but childcare is not provided.
On the last Friday of the month we take advantage of the opportunity the Community Group Childcare night provides to gather together at 6:30pm and have a more in depth discussion and fellowship. Email Jeremy at Southies@RiverOaksTulsa.com for more information.
The Youth Group Parents Community Group is for anyone whose child is in the Jr. High or High School Youth Group. We meet during Youth group (around 6:30) the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month in the home of Bevin and Evie Houston. For more information, email YouthGroupParents@RiverOaksTulsa.com.
Midtown / Downtown Groups
The Downtown 20's are a community group composed mostly of single and married 20-somethings at RiverOaks, though everyone is welcome. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Our meetings are typically hosted at the Herouxs or Graves residences. Attendees are asked to bring a snack, dessert, or drink to share. We typically have scripture-based discussions relevant to modern day Christians. Additionally, the group attempts to have at least one community group outing per month (e.g., bowling, movies, game night). We do not currently offer childcare. For more information, please contact Jordan Heroux or Sam Graves Downtown20s@RiverOaksTulsa.com.
The Midtown Community Group focuses on young families, but everyone is welcome! We meet twice per month, the first and third Mondays. Our meetingsare an opportunity for fellowship, and kids are welcome at this low key meeting. Potluck meals are shared at both meetings. Contact Nathan or Katie at Midtown@RiverOaksTulsa.com.
The New Haven Community Group meets on Thursday from 7:00-8:30 for a meal, prayer, and discussion of the current sermon series. They welcome singles and married couples of all ages; however, childcare is not provided. Bring a drink or an appetizer to share with the group. For more information contact Taylor Gilpin at NewHaven@RiverOaksTulsa.com.
The Turner Park group meets to build strong community among Riveroaks folks (or beyond) in the TU area (or beyond). We talk, we eat, we pray. We meet the 1st and 3rd wednesdays of the month at 7PM. 1st Wednesday is at the Hahn’s, the 2nd at the Powell’s. Both couplese live near downtown Tulsa. There’s no specific demographic, but we primarily consists of singles and young married folks. Please arrange childcare for toddlers. For more information contact Tim at TurnerPark@RiverOaksTulsa.com.
Again, welcome to RiverOaks! We hope you will find a group to plug into, because our community groups are where life happens.