We gather together Sunday mornings to worship. That includes some singing, some teaching/preaching, some praying, some coffee, and some just hanging out. When we sing you can sing your heart out or you can just sit back and listen. When we pray you can join in if you want to or not. You can participate in whatever way you're comfortable.
What matters to us is not what you do during a worship gathering but what you experience. What we hope you'll experience is a warm welcome from us and the love and presence of God.
The River is a pretty laid back place. We want you to feel welcome and relaxed, so we'll have people available to help you find your way around and answer any questions you may have. That said, we don't single out first-timers or make our guests do anything weird or embarrassing.
We don't do a whole lot of formality and ritual. Most people here don't dress up for church, although some do, and if that's your thing then go for it, but plenty of us will be wearing jeans. Wear whatever is comfortable for you.
We are supported by the financial donations the people who call The River home, and we challenge those folks to give regularly and sacrificially.
If you are just checking The River out, there is absolutely zero expectation, obligation, or pressure to give.