IN-PERSON WORSHIP SERVICES

We’re excited to worship together again at our River Valley Church campus buildings. If you’re not ready to join us in-person, you can still engage with our online experience!

With the exception of City Campus, we are no longer requiring adult registration to attend weekend services at River Valley Church. However, we are maintaining limited capacities in our auditoriums and Go Kids spaces. Once capacities are reached in auditoriums, we will invite you to an overflow space or wait for the next service.

If you are a parent and plan to check your children into our Go Kids spaces, we are encouraging you to pre-register your kids so we can plan our capacities accordingly.

Please register for City Campus and Go Kids below.

WEEKEND REGISTRATION


GO KIDS IS OPEN!

One of our values in Go Kids is we keep it safe. We are committed to the health and safety of each person who enters our environments. We want you to be aware we have taken a few extra precautions at this time! See the FAQs below for more information.

 Weekend Service FAQs

Will there be reservations for weekend services?

With the exception of City Campus, we are no longer requiring adult registration to attend weekend services at River Valley Church. However, we are maintaining limited capacities in our auditoriums and Go Kids spaces so please arrive early. To pre-register for City Campus or Go Kids, click here.

Will River Valley Online still be available?

For the past several weeks, we’ve been grateful for the ability to worship together at River Valley Online, and we encourage you to continue to attend online if you or a family member doesn’t feel well, or if you’re just not ready to attend church at a physical location. You’re part of the River Valley Church family no matter where you choose to attend!

River Valley Online is also a great option if you want to invite a friend to join you! Starting at 4pm CT on Saturday, you can head to rivervalley.org to experience worship, the message, and the community of your church family through live chat and prayer. You can also find an online community on our Facebook Page, and our YouTube channel on demand.

What about kids and youth programs?

Go Kids is open! If you are a parent and plan to check your children into our Go Kids spaces, we are encouraging you to pre-register your kids so we can plan our capacities accordingly. Check out the FAQ section on this page for more information.

Wednesday night YTH programs have resumed in-person gatherings and do not require reservations at this time. The same safety and health protocols that are in place for our weekend services will apply to YTH services – appropriate personal distancing, sanitization, etc. Don’t forget—your YTH students can stay tuned to YTH on Instagram and YouTube for content that speaks directly to what they are experiencing.

Are you requiring or recommending that people wear masks?

We welcome anyone who chooses to wear masks or other personal protection equipment, and will make masks available to our staff and volunteers as well.

Will temperature checks be required?

At this time, we are not requiring temperature checks to enter the auditorium, however, we are requiring temperature checks at Go Kids.

What about those who are considered more vulnerable or caring for those who are?

If you’re vulnerable for any reason we are encouraging you to remain home. If you have any symptoms of sickness or have been around anyone who has shown symptoms, we ask you to remain home from River Valley Church buildings for at least 14 days.

 Go Kids FAQs

Will there be reservations for Go Kids weekend services?

With the exception of City Campus, we are no longer requiring adult registration to attend weekend services at River Valley Church. However, we are maintaining limited capacities in our auditoriums and Go Kids spaces so please arrive early. To pre-register for City Campus or Go Kids, click here.

Will Go Kids Online still be available?

We have various videos and online experiences available on YouTube. New content will be released periodically.

What safety measures are you taking to keep children and families healthy?

  • Classrooms are limited to a 50% occupancy.
  • Temperatures of all people entering Go Kids are checked and all those with a temperature of over 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit are invited to watch online.
  • Only one parent is permitted to drop off and pick up.
  • Complimentary hand sanitizing is available at each check in station and in each classroom.
  • Classrooms, toys and check in stations will be sanitized between services.
  • Outside toys and snacks are temporarily not permitted.

 Let’s Work Together to Stay Healthy

What We’re Doing:

  • We will continue to have dedicated and marked entrance and exits for buildings and auditoriums
  • There are posted signs to remind us all of proper hygiene practices and to join us online if you have experienced symptoms or are at risk of Covid-19
  • Our auditorium capacities will be closely monitored by counting people entering and exiting using click counters
  • Once an auditorium reaches capacity, attendees will be directed to an overflow space (if available) or they will be directed to attend the next available service
  • Masks will continue to be welcomed and we will continue to adhere to all sanitization measures
  • Additional hand-sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the building.
  • All River Valley services will be as touchless as possible and all high-volume areas will be thoroughly sanitized between services.
  • No water fountains will be open or usable.
  • No cafe food or beverages (coffee & donuts) will be offered.
  • No offering buckets will be passed. Instead, there will be an area in the back of the auditorium for guests who want to give in person. We recommend online giving in this time.
  • To reduce touchpoints, connect cards, pens and offering envelopes will not be available in seating areas. Connect with us digitally at rivervalley.org/connect.

How You Can Help:

  • If you don’t feel well or have health concerns, please stay home and join us at rivervalley.org.
  • Please wash your hands, use hand sanitizer often and mitigate a sneeze or cough.
  • Maintain a distance of six or more feet between yourself and other guests.
  • Please respect the personal health decisions of others.