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UPDATE MAY 24: An Invitation to Unity and Worship
JESUS WAS A MAN OF COMPASSION
Our heart and desire during this time is to be like Jesus; allowing wisdom, grace and compassion to guide all of us.
We understand and respect the wide range of experiences that inform opinions of the best way to move forward in every area of our lives right now. We are asking everyone to seek to understand each other and prayerfully make personal decisions with respect and grace for others.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6
Even as church buildings begin to reopen within reasonable safety guidelines, we understand the Church is not a building and many in our community will choose to worship from home. Our full online worship experience is here to stay and we celebrate you choosing to worship with us each weekend; whether you worship at home or in a church building. Like no other time before, we are one church in multiple locations!
PRAYER GATHERING FOR UNITY
Wednesday, May 27
Open House 6-9pm
City Campus not open at this time
2 Chronicles 7:14 teaches us to humble ourselves in prayer for God to heal our land. We believe humble prayer for unity, wisdom and healing is needed at every level right now. You’re invited to join us for prayer on Wednesday evening, in-person at our buildings or at home. There is no distance in prayer.
This event is an open house so you are welcome to arrive and leave at any time during the prayer gathering.
Please note, you do not need to reserve a spot for this event but our buildings will have limited capacity within the current guidelines so you may need to wait until capacity allows for you to enter the building.
FAMILY WORSHIP SERVICES
Pentecost Sunday, May 31
Morning and evening times available
Reservations required for all services
City Campus not open at this time
Come together again when you’re ready.
As you make decisions on how to worship, here are three ways we are encouraging you to be part of the River Valley Church family:
Stay home and worship with your River Valley Online family.
Invite a small group to a River Valley Watch party in your home.
Attend an in-person worship service at a River Valley location.
At this time, our in-person worship services require a reservation so we can safely accommodate all in attendance. To learn more about our plans to keep you safe, click here.
If you choose to attend an in-person worship service, we are committed to complying with health and safety guidelines to make every effort to protect our communities.
During worship gatherings, our buildings will be limited to 25% occupancy with a maximum of 250 people in the building. We also plan to have dedicated entry and exit points, defined traffic patterns, ongoing sanitization in all areas, and an adjusted seating plan to accommodate additional spacing.
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.
River Valley is committed to the health of our community and will scale our gatherings in compliance with the Minnesota Department of Health and CDC guidance to support efforts in bringing this pandemic to an end in a holistically healthy way.
We’re believing the best days are ahead for the Church!
Pastor Rob & Becca Ketterling
With these events planned, the June 1 Worship and Communion night has been cancelled.
*City Campus is not meeting at this time due to information recently released jointly from Mayor Frey and Mayor Carter and understanding the challenges of our urban environments related to this pandemic. We encourage attendees of the City Campus interested in an in-person worship experience to choose another campus at this time.