COVID-19 Update

River Church COVID-19 Update

Updated: July 6, 2020 2:00 pm

Hey River family!

I trust you are navigating this time with grace and peace. Sarah and I are praying for you and want you to know you are loved.

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

Through prayerful consideration and wise counsel we have decided to wait until Phase 3 is officially announced by the state of North Carolina before we set a reentry date. We believe this is the best course of action to provide for your safety and promote the peace and prosperity of our community.

Our Online Schedule

Sunday Mornings at 10:00 am EST:

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R1VER Live – 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. 

Please Be Aware of Your Mental Health

If you are struggling, we want to help. Contact us at and provide the best way to reach you and we will respond. I recognize the difficulty of this season but I also remember that grace is available in abundance. God was not taken by surprise with all the turmoil surrounding us. In fact, he has equipped you to live abundantly and peacefully in the middle of any storm!

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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