Welcome to The River!

"TheRiver" is actually a nickname we go by. Our full name is Riverbend Friends Church. It tends to get shortened to Riverbend Church or just Riverbend. Our favorite is "TheRiver". It has a double meaning. We are located at where The River Raisin enters Red Mill Pond. So literally, we are @TheRiver. It also reminds us that the Bible tells us that life flows from God like a river.

Gather

We are big on the idea of community. Why? Because the Bible makes a big deal about it. We gather together to worship, to learn, to encourage, to laugh, to have fun, to pray, and to serve.

Grow

Being a Christian means following Jesus, growing in our understanding of who he is (abiding) and then practicing what he taught (obeying).

Go

Going is as close as your family, friends, and neighbors. It is far as the other side of the world, or any point in between. Going is about serving God and others, using your gifts and talents for the sake of the Kingdom of God. Going is telling people the good news about the Kingdom of God. Going is introducing people to Jesus. It's that simple.

Where & When

Weekly Schedule:

Sunday

  • 10:00a - Sunday Morning Discipleship Class
  • 11:00a - Sunday Morning Worship Gathering
  • 11:00a - RiverKids Discipleship (During Adult Message)

Monday
  • 6:30p - Celebrate Recovery @ Covenant Church

Tuesday
  • 7:00p - Boy Scout Troop 632

Wednesday
  • 6:30p - Wednesday Life Group

Friday
  • Serve: Dinner On Us @ Church of Christ

Updates

  • All Services and Small Groups are cancelled today (Sunday, February 11, 2018) due to icy road conditions. Please stay home, warm, and safe. Please make it a priority to worship our Lord today, even if at home!
  • Exciting News! As of February 4th, 2018 we are back in our worship center. The new flooring and other updates look great!
  • Our 2018 Un-Valentine Dinner: Laugh Out Loud will be Saturday, February 17, 2018. Scott Gregory is our comedian. Tickets are now on sale. Register online
  • The Women's Life Group completed their Holy Spirit study on Feb 4. They are taking a brief hiatus with plans to start their next study the first week of March. Watch for details.
  • Our new website is underway. We have published the new front page. Additional pages and resources are in progress. Thank you for your patience!

Upcoming Events

  • Services @ Riverbend Cancelled for Sunday, February 11, 2018

    All Services are cancelled due to weather conditions.
  • Leading the Presence Driven Church w/ John Piippo (3 Night Seminar: Feb 11, 18, 25, 2018)

    5:00p - 6:30p, February 11, 2018 @ Redeemer Fellowship Church, 5305 Evergreen, Monroe, MI Details
  • Ash Wednesday (Beginning of Lent)

    February 14, 2018
  • The 2018 Un-Valentine Dinner

    February 17, 2018 @The River (Riverbend Friends Church). Register today
  • Leading the Presence Driven Church w/ John Piippo (3 Night Seminar: Feb 11, 18, 25, 2018)

    5:00p - 6:30p, February 18, 2018 @ Redeemer Fellowship Church, 5305 Evergreen, Monroe, MI Details
  • MyFriends.Church Joint Elders Meeting w/ Ed Walsh

    7:00p February 19, 2018 @ Raisin Valley Church, Adrian, MI
  • Leading the Presence Driven Church w/ John Piippo (3 Night Seminar: Feb 11, 18, 25, 2018)

    5:00p - 6:30p, February 25, 2018 @ Redeemer Fellowship Church, 5305 Evergreen, Monroe, MI Details
  • Exponential 2018

    February 26 to March 1, 2018, Orlando, FL
  • Palm Sunday (Beginnig of Holy Week)

    March 25, 2018
  • Maundy Thursday

    March 29, 2018
  • Good Friday

    March 30, 2018
  • Resurrection Sunday (Easter)

    April 1, 2018
  • Soul Blast 2018

    April 27-29, 2018 @ Battle Creek Friends Church, Battle Creek, MI. Check the Soul Blast website for more information
  • EFC-ER Pastors Conference

    May 2018, West Virginia
  • Camp Gideon on the Road: Lenawee

    First Week of July, 2018. Our own Camp Gideon is on the road, offering a Day Camp experience in our area. Tentative Location: Devils Lake.
  • EFC-ER Yearly Meeting

    July 2018, Canton, OH
  • EFC-ER's Church Planters Assessment Center

    Coming July 2018, Location: TBA
  • National Friends Church Multiplication Conference

    August 2018, Barclay College, Haviland, KS
  • Friends Summit 2018 (EFC-North America)

    December 28, 2018 - January 1, 2019, Denver Marriott Tech Center, Denver, CO. Friends Summit is an Evangelical Friends Church - North America gathering of young adults ages 16-25. Details at the Friends Summit website or Facebook page