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)
  •  4:30p - 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 beginning a new study by Anne Voskamp. This group meets Sunday afternoons at 4:30p. See Dawn Dennis or Norma Fogelsong for more information.
  • Ron Johnson is leading "Intro to Riverbend & Evangelical Friends" for the next several weeks. We are currently covering our statement of faith.
  • 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

  • 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