Will we still meet in-person for our weekend gatherings?
Yes, we will continue to meet in-person and online. We believe that gathering together as a Church is essential. This will look different for many of us. Those that are part of the vulnerable demographic and at higher risk, we want you to stay home and be safe! We also urge those that are not feeling well, exhibiting symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19 to stay home.
In addition, we continue to recommend following the CDC and Health Department guidelines in wearing masks and socially distancing. If you do attend in-person gatherings and you see those in masks and/or being intentional with social distancing, please respect and honor those actions. It is important to continue honoring one another through our differences in mitigating COVID-19.
Will we still have Growth Communities?
Yes, we will continue to have Wednesday night programs at each location as well as student growth communities during the week. We are happy to begin providing streaming options on Wednesday nights! Links to all streaming platforms can be found at theriverchurch.cc/live.
We understand that attending in-person growth communities can be complicated, so we want to provide a way for you to continue growing in His Word and with others in the Church. If you are uncomfortable with attending in-person, please take advantage of the livestream on Wednesday nights!
Will we have nursery and kids programming on Sundays and Wednesdays?
Yes, we will continue to offer full programming for Sundays and Wednesdays. As in the past, on Sundays we are intentional with social distancing in our kids program and our nursery volunteers are wearing masks.
Due to the nature of the programming on Wednesdays, social distancing is not enforced or required. We want to be fully transparent with this so that you can make the best decision for you and your family.
What events are being postponed or canceled?
AWANA Grand Prix - The Grand Prixis beingpostponed and will be rescheduled in January. We will communicate the new date once it has been confirmed.
Ladies Night Out: Christmas Edition - Unfortunately due to the nature of the event, we will be canceling Ladies Night Out. We plan on having a spring event for our Ladies Ministry and are looking forward to bringing everyone together then!
Single Mom’s/Widow’s Oil Change - This event will go on as planned! All volunteers must wear masks.
Student IRL and RiverKids Club - These events scheduled between now and December 8th have been canceled. We will review the end of December over the next few weeks.
Will the Tuesday Night Recovery Gathering still take place?
Yes, our Tuesday evening Recovery Gathering at The River Waterford will continue to gather with the ability to social distance.