Sunday Service

Bible Study for Adults                   9:30-10:15 am

Morning Service                            10:30- 11:30 am
   - Children's Church

What to Expect

At River Valley you’ll find a casual atmosphere, contemporary music with an occasional hymn, biblical, Christ-centered, relevant messages and friendly people, many of whom are open to pursue relationships beyond Sunday mornings. 

A typical Sunday service includes 15-20 minutes of singing and prayer, announcements, a 25-30 minute sermon, and a closing song.  We sporadically have times of special music, videos, puppet skits, testimonies of what God has been doing our lives, a Missions Moment, a question and answer time, etc.

Childcare is available on Sunday mornings. Nursery is for ages up to 5 years old.

We typically celebrate the Lord's Table the second Sunday of each month.

About 20-25 minutes into the service, after singing and prayer we dismiss children ages 6-12 for "Children's Church."  We have a room in the back of the hall where these children learn age appropriate lessons, usually re-enforced by doing a craft.  It is not necessary for children of this age to attend; they can stay in the service, if that is what the parents want them to do. We'll be happy to introduce you and your children to the Children's Church teacher before the service if you'd like. 

Currently, we are a relatively small, but growing church of between 30-40 people each Sunday morning.

Fellowship Groups

Fellowship groups are small groups where people can share their lives together and discover how the love of God transforms their lives. They are a place to connect with believers, grow in our faith, and share our life.  Fellowship groups are not Bible Study groups, though there is a time for looking at the Word of God together. These groups are about connecting with one another and God in a practical, experiential way that helps us to grow as Christians. The ultimate goal of these fellowship groups is life-change as people share their lives and God’s Word and his love with each other.

Groups meet weekly on a semester schedule - September to mid-December and mid-January to early June.

Groups meet in the homes of people who attend RVFC.

For information about specific groups, including locations, contact Pastor Ed.

One-on-One & Small Group Meetings

We also offer meetings in which we talk about and explore biblical truths with people who have needs or interests that are more appropriate to where they are currently at. For example, we offer

  • an Exploring Christianity Study
  • a Growing in Christ Study
  • a Freed-Up Financial Living Course
  • an Advanced Discipleship Study
  • and other topical studies