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.


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.


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


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:


  • 10:00a - Sunday Morning Discipleship Class
  • 11:00a - Sunday Morning Worship Gathering
  • 11:00a - RiverKids Discipleship (During Adult Message)
  •  6:00p - Women's LifeGroup

  • 6:30p - Celebrate Recovery @ Covenant Church

  • 7:00p - Boy Scout Troop 632

  • 6:30p - Wednesday Life Group

  • Serve: Dinner On Us @ Church of Christ


  • The Women's LifeGroup is underway @ 6:00p. See Hollianne Martin or Dawn Dennis for more information.
  • Coming: New Mens Group. See Michael Martin or Mike Dennis for info.
  • 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

  • Lights, Love, & Laughter!

    6:00p, February 23, 2019 - Lights, Love, & Laughter is this year's Un-Valentine Event. Joins us for a tapas (appetizer) bar and dessert buffet while laughing to Free Shrugs Improv. Tickets are $15.00. You may register online. Pay online or at the door.