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 - Womens Group - Study - Bad Girls of the Bible

  • 6:30p - Celebrate Recovery @ Covenant Church

  • 6:00p - G3 (Girls Growing in God) - Study - GROW for Kids
  • 7:00p - Boy Scout Troop 632

  • 6:30p - Wednesday Life Group

  • Serve: Dinner On Us @ Church of Christ


  • Volunteers are needed to help with the Benefit Dinner for Kim Smith. Contact Dawn Dennis to coordinate. Thank you for serving!
  • We are finalizing details to replace carpet in the worship center. After 48 years, its long overdue! It's a big job and with a couple of related projects will take several weeks. Worship services will be held downstairs, with an outdoor service mixed in as well. We'll let you know when the "move" downstairs happens. One of the great things about Riverend is your flexibility! Thank you for being you!
  • Thank you to each one who helped Roma get ready for her auction!
  • The Women's Life Group will be studying the "Bad Girls of the Bible" during July & August. All ladies are invited to join as we learn about the various women in the bible who were less than perfect, which means most of us can relate more easily to them. This new study kicks off July 16th.
  • The Women's Life Group will not be meeting July 2nd & 9th
  • G3 (Girls Growing in Grace) will not meet this week (July 4). Also, Watch for G3's updated Summer schedule.
  • Adults: We are looking for adults who will pray for and encourage our G3 girls, and come alongside them as they memorize scripture. See Dawn Dennis for more info.
  • If you have not returned your Baby Bottle for the CPC Baby Bottle Fund Raiser, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you for your faithful giving!
  • New website is underway. We have published the new front page. Additional pages and resources are in progress. Thank you for your patience!
  • Serve Opportunities: As we plan upcoming events there are opportunities to lead by serving. See Pastor Mike or Dawn for details.

Upcoming Events

  • Camp Gideon

    June 11 through July 19, 2017 - Grade K-9 (Various Camps) @ Camp Gideon, Mechanicstown OH
  • Benefit Dinner for Kim Smith

    July 8th, 2017 - 3p-7p - Silent Auction, Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Kim Smith & family. Kim has stage 3 cancer and is undergoing aggressive chemo.
  • A Band of Refugees @ Serenity House

    July 8th, 2017 - Benefit for Serenity House of Lenawee County, 600 Gulf St, Adrian, MI
  • Bad Girls of the Bible

    Launching July 9th, 2017 - Ladies! Join our Women's Life Group as we study Bad Girls of the Bible on Sunday evenings.
  • Friends Youth - United (EFC-ER)

    July 17-21, 2017 @ Malone University, Grades 6-12 (Friends Youth United)
  • Launch Out! (EFC-ER's 2017 Annual Leadership Conference)

    July 22-24, 2017 @ First Friends, Canton, OH - Launch Out! 2017