Planning Your First Visit
We realize that going to a new church for the first time can bring up lots of questions. Especially during the time of social distancing. And, without answers, many people may delay going to church for the first time or feel some anxiety leading up to the first visit.
This information is available to answer some of our most frequently asked questions.
What's different now with COVID-19 and social distancing?
Please keep in mind that you may decide you are personally comfortable with people being inside your six-foot personal space; others may not. We respect each person’s personal decision and ask that you honor social distancing suggestions.
What will a typical weekend service be like?
Each service on a weekend is identical at Rivers United Church. You’ll find a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with exciting, contemporary worship music and a practical, relevant message.
What will happen during my first visit to me?
If you are visiting for the first time, we will not embarrass you, have you stand up, or ask you to give money. We know that many people want to check out the church and “be anonymous” for a while—and that’s fine with us! Come out, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, and see if this is the church for you.
What will happen is you’ll leave realizing that our church is full of normal people like you.
What do I need to wear?
You could see everything from casual clothes to business suits at a service. Come wearing what is comfortable for you, because Rivers United Church is not about what you look like or what you wear.
I have kids, what will they experience?
For the time being, we are suspending in-person kid-specific programming. We are instead creating the Sunday “church on the lawn” experience to be kid-friendly. We also are providing a weekly on video experience HERE.