Next Sunday's Sermon

Sunday, December 8, 10:00 a.m.

"Not an Ordinary Joe"

Matthew 1:18-25

Joseph was, naturally, angry upon hearing the news of this fiancee's pregnancy.  He nevertheless was challenged to keep the engagement and witness God's miraculous work in their lives.


CCSC Jingle Bell Express 2019

Sunday, November 17 - December 8
Sanctuary Foyer

Once again, ROBC is supporting the CCSC Christmas ministry, Jingle Bell Express, which provides toys and gifts for children here in our Houston area.  Beginning, Nov 17th, the Christmas tree in the sanctuary foyer will be decorated with tags indicating gender and ages of children with a suggestion for gifts.   You may participate in this ministry by selecting a tag from the tree, purchasing the requested item(s) and returning them to  the ROBC foyer by December 8th.  For additional information, contact the church office or Sarah Bell.

Click here for more info.


Finance Committee Meeting

Monday, December 9

CH131, 6:30 p.m,

The Finance Committee meeeting occurs on the 2nd Monday of each month.


ROBC, Sanctuary Choir - Presents Handel's Messiah

Sunday, December 15, 10:00 a.m.

Make plans now to join ROBC in worship on Sunday, December 15th at 10:00 a.m. when the ROBC Sanctuary Choir, Soloists and Orchestra will present Handel's Messiah.


Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Tuesday, December 24, 6:00 p.m.

Come join us for our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service in the Sanctuary on Tuesday, December 24th at 6:00 p.m.  As we prepare our hearts for the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior, we will engage in worship, communion, and a special candle lighting presentation.  Childcare will be available.


Pastor Search Informational Meeting

Sunday, November 24 & January 6, 12:00 Noon

Dear ROBC Members,

You may remember that in October 2018, the Church discussed in a special business meeting a proposal from the Personnel Committee to form a committee to conduct a search for and to recommend to the Church a new pastor. Following that discussion, the Church referred the proposal back to the Personnel Committee for further consideration of comments made during the discussion with a view toward developing a revised proposal. Having taken those comments into careful consideration, the Personnel Committee now desires to revise the prior proposal and to restate in its entirety an updated proposal to form a Pastor Search Committee.  Please see the attached letter with details of a proposed timeline, as well as the revised proposal and a proposed charter for the Search Committee, are attached for your prayerful review and consideration.

We hope and pray that you will be in prayer about this process, including prayer for wisdom and discernment of the leadership of the Holy Spirit as we begin this significant undertaking. If you have any questions about the revised proposal and related drafts, please feel free to reach out to either of us.



Joe Poff, Chair of Personnel Committee
Jason Dunahoe, Chair of Diaconate

Click here to view documents.


ROBC Prayer Ministry





If you sense the Holy Spirit leading you to broaden your prayer life, we hope you will become a part of the ROBC Prayer Ministry.  The Living God is calling His people, called by His name, to intercede for the needs of His world.  The group will be praying for our church, its members, and our contemporary "Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and even to the remotest part of the Earth." Acts 1:8

We meet weekly in the Chapel on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 AM.  This is super casual.  Come in workout clothes or on your way to work.  If you can only be there for a bit, no problem.  Just come and go as you can. 

We also meet weekly in the Men's Bible Study (Fellowship Hall C) at 9:30 AM, prior to Sunday 10:00 AM Worship.  

We are incredibly excited about strengthening the prayer ministry in the life of our church. We hope you will join us during one or both of these dates! 


Monthly Mission Opportunity

CCSC's Southwest Emergency Services
(food pantry services)

St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Gethsemane Campus
6856 Bellaire Boulevard  Houston, TX 77074 


Saturdays in 2019 from 8:45AM - 12:00PM

September 28, October 26, November 23, December 28

River Oaks Baptist and St. Paul Presbyterian Churches are teaming up to serve in the food pantry.  Southwest Emergency Services serves clients in crisis who live in zip codes 77031, 77036, 77072 and 77074 by providing a five day supply of food for people experiencing hunger or food insecurity.  Clients can also be referred to other agencies for long-term assistance.  The food pantry managers and dedicated volunteers come from local Christian churches in the area.  

If you are interested in helping, please contact Czarena Siebert at  She can give you the necessary training materials for the varous volunteer positions, or you may show up and shadow an ROBC volunteer.  All are welcome, so bring a friend!  This is also a fun and rewarding way for young people to earn community service hours.


The ROBC Church App


Why a Church App?

-Stay connected to ROBC during the week

  • Encouragement 
  • Reminders of special events
  • Weather (Hurricanes, Ice, Storms)
  • Important information needing to be shared ASAP

-Quick access to the church calendar 


What is in the App?

-Calendar of church activities 

-Push notifications or Text Messages

  • General 
  • Targeted groups

-Audio files of sermons

-Prayer request form

-Opportunity for online giving

-Many other features we may add in the future! 


How do I get the App?

Go to your phone's app store and search for River Oaks Baptist Church 

Or follow one of the following links: 

iPhone App Store:

Google Play: 

The app is FREE!