Worship in person at 9:30am!
Prayer Time - Every Sunday morning before the service from 9:00-9:20am. All ages, even children, are welcome. Meet in the conference room.
One Combined Service 9:30 a.m. As of July 4, we will finally meet again all together, as we did pre-COVID! Masks are optional, not required, whether seated or moving throughout the building. See the letter below from the elders for specific details. Sunday School (K-4th) and Nursery (6mo-PreK) are available during this service.
Livestream 9:30 a.m. Services will continue to be livestreamed. Find us Live here or on Facebook. You do not need a Facebook account to view Riverside's page. RCC is a public account and can be viewed by anyone. There may be a pop up screen asking you to sign up; just click Not Now or click X.
May 28, 2021
Dear Riverside Church Family,
The elders are pleased to provide some updates on our corporate worship and safety protocols. From the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have carefully and prayerfully made a series of decisions related to our corporate worship and health precautions. Our goals have been to honor the Lord first, protect the flock, respect the guidance of the civil authorities (1 Peter 2:13-14), and accommodate the convictions of as many people as possible.
Now, with the widespread availability of a vaccine for those who desire it, and the changing guidance of public health officials, we will be making some additional changes. Our overall goal is to move back to a single service, and we’ll take this in a couple steps.
Beginning on Sunday, June 6th, for our second service only, masks will no longer be required when entering and moving about the building, and they will continue to be optional when seated during the service. There will be no changes for the first service – masks will still be required when entering and moving about the building and during the service.
Beginning on Sunday, July 4th, we plan to move back to a single, combined service at 9:30 A.M. (This is the tentative date, but it could shift forward or backward depending on our readiness.) We will be returning most of the seats to the sanctuary to support the combined attendance. Masks will be optional when entering or moving about the building. During the service, we will have a designated area on the left side of the sanctuary where masks will be required throughout the service. Masks will be optional in other areas of the sanctuary.
Sunday school and nursery will be offered at the combined 9:30 A.M. service, and we will live-stream this service for those who cannot attend in person. As in the past, we ask that those who are ill remain at home and participate through the live-stream or online audio and video recordings.
We are looking forward to worshipping together as one body, and we want to make it safe and accommodating for as many people as possible. No one should feel pressured to not wear a mask. Rather, it should be an individual decision based upon your family situation and personal convictions. If you have any questions or would like prayer or assistance in any way, please feel free to reach out to any member of the elder team at email@example.com.
With love for you in Christ,
The elders of Riverside