1. Is your worship style traditional or contemporary?
The River has a contemporary style of worship led by a praise band. We sing contemporary songs that speak to the heart of worship although we have been known to include a meaningful hymn from the rich tradition of that style of music.
2. Are all your services alike?
Our two morning services are the exact same service just made available to a 2nd group to participate in (We want to offer two morning services so people have room around them and don’t feel cramped in worship.)
3. Is there a youth program during the Sunday morning service?
We have nurseries available for infants and walkers and children’s ministry for 3 years through 4th grade on Sundays during worship.
4. How often do you celebrate communion?
We celebrate the sacrament of communion once a month on the 1st Sunday.
5. Do you offer assistance to the community?
We have lots of different ways that we engage in caring for the community in and around Redlands. We have food ministries, volunteering opportunities, we work in our local schools, we provide opportunities for the homeless to be fed, shower and wash their clothes. Much of this information can be found on our We Serve Locally page.
6. Do you offer the Celebrate Recovery program?
We have operated a Celebrate Recovery program in the past, but we presently do not have group here at the River.
7. What is GEMS/ Cadets? When do GEMS/CADETS meet?
GEMS and Cadets are boys and girls programs, whose purpose is to help children's growth with Christ, thru badges, fun nights, and growing with small groups. The programs are for children 1st- 5th grade. GEMS and Cadets function throughout the school year and meet generally twice a month on every other Wednesday. More information about GEMS and Cadets on the Children's Ministry Page.
8. Do you rent out your facilities to non-members for weddings or other events?
We allow only members of the River to rent our facilities for weddings. We do allow non-members to rent our facilities for other activities (funerals, conferences, etc.) pending leadership approval of that activity. More information is available on our Event/ Facility Usage Page.