River of Life offers many avenues for members to get involved and serve God both inside and outside the four walls of the church building.
The River of Life Food Panty has been part of the Outreach Ministry since the inception in 2005. We partner with the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank to provide groceries to those that need. The Food Pantry is open every third Saturday of the month from 10 AM – 1 PM. The panty is located adjacent to the church at 3271 State Street NW. Becky Thomas manages this ministry. The Food Pantry also houses a Clothes Closet, and is managed by Edie Morgan.
Helping Hands is a vital ministry to help those who have experienced a stay in the hospital or death in the family. “Ms. Mary” as she is known at ROL, started this ministry while serving with her late husband as Senior Pastors and Founders of River of Life Church. Mrs. Mary continues to oversee this ministry and is always willing to give words of encouragement to those that are hurting.
For information to volunteer for any of these ministries, you may contact the department head.