COVID-19 Update

River Church COVID-19 Update

Updated: March 27, 2020 12:30 pm

Hey River family!

River Church is continuing to follow the guidelines of the CDC and NCDHHS to battle the spread of COVID-19.

While none of us ever imagined being a part of something like this, we believe that the local church is equipped now more than ever to be a light to our communities. We have transitioned our Sunday services online and launched R1VER Live on our Facebook page for a daily virtual gathering.

Our Online Service Schedule

Sunday Mornings at 10:00 am EST On Facebook.

R1VER Live - Monday–Friday at 1:00 pm EST on Facebook.

It’s never been easier to invite someone to church.

Invite your friends and neighbors to connect by liking and sharing on your personal Facebook page. This is a great way to “invite” people into the River community, hear an encouraging message, and learn more about what it means to be a follower of Jesus. 

River Kids

Hey River kids, we miss seeing you guys at church on Sundays! Be on the lookout this week for some special videos from Ms. Tori. In the meantime, here’s some great options to do church at home with your family this weekend.

Guppies, Minnows, and Lily Pad: 
Church at Home – God’s Wonderful Gift

Church at Home – Konnect HQ

We Value Radical Generosity

I realize that all of us are affected in different ways and I want to be sensitive as to how we can really be the Body of Christ by making sure that no one lacks the help they need.  We have a benevolent fund that is dedicated to helping those in our family that need food, supplies, or financial assistance. But we can’t help if we don’t know so I’m asking that you please contact us with any urgent needs you may have. You may do so through, emailing, or via phone at 704-900-3303.

I believe it’s times like these where we can mirror the generosity found in the early church where “Not a single person among them was needy…” (Acts 4:32-35 TPT). In order for this to happen, I’m asking everyone to continue being generous and giving online as you are able.

We Are Praying And Planning

I believe that where evil abounds GRACE abounds much more! This is a time of great opportunity to help alleviate the fears and carry the burdens of those that are struggling. It’s time for Christ in you to rise and shine through acts of loving care. This is a time for the real Church to stand strong and command Heaven’s will be done on earth.

May We Be Filled With Hope

Our hope is that you will find a peace that passes understanding and be flooded with the Father’s love that melts away all fear. As you know, circumstances are changing rapidly, so please check this site periodically for new and updated resources in the days and weeks to come. We are in this together!

Make sure to continue to check your email,, and our social media accounts. | facebook - instagram |

We love you dearly!
Derek & Sarah

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