Starting Point

We’re so glad you’re here.

Welcome to the River

No matter where you are on your journey, we’ve saved a seat for you. Our hope is that each time you walk through our doors, you will feel at home as you encounter God and connect with community. Our staff and volunteers are here to serve you and help you connect.

Whether it’s your first time or you’ve recently become a part of the family, we welcome you and look forward to making this journey with you.

Why I Love The River


Take a moment to discover why Laura loves The River!


Find out why Brad loves The River!

Javi Wille

Check out all the reasons why Javi loves The River!


Listen as Ruth shares why she loves The River!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, the coffee is always free! And, if you’d like to chip in to help out, you can do that too.

Yes, feel free to take your cup of coffee into Sanctuary or anywhere else in the building.

YouVersion is the Bible app we use to provide you with notes for the weekend message. You can download the app by going to the App Store or Google Play Store and searching “The Bible App” and downloading to your mobile device.

To access the notes, open the app and choose “More” located on the bottom right-hand section of the screen. Then, select “Events”. Then choose “The River”. Notes remain available until Tuesday evening.

Wear whatever you’d like! You’ll find a bit of everything here at The River. So, dress in a way that makes you feel comfortable.
Yes, to an extent. The worship set and message are the same. However, we purpose to let God have complete control and anytime He’d like to go off script – we follow Him.
Worship is very important to us at The River. It’s more than a ritual or simply the song portion of the service. We believe every worship experience is an opportunity for us to enter into His Presence and encounter Him. And, once we are in His Presence, we are in no hurry to leave!
Often, we sing what is in our hearts. Sometimes, we sing prophetically. (This means we are singing what God is saying in the moment.) There are times music just plays, and we give space for everyone to sing their own song to God. And in each of these situations, there are no words on the screen. This gives you the freedom to express worship in your own words to Him.
DCSM, our student ministry, meets on Wednesday nights in the Student Center. They join us in the sanctuary on the weekends.

Get in Touch

We want to hear from you. If you have any questions, please feel free to connect with us.

Service Times

Sunday 9:00 and 11:15 am

Wednesday 6:30 pm


Address 3675 North River Road, Fort Gratiot, MI 48059

Phone 810.987.3650