What can I Expect ?
The River Community Church meets at 10:30 AM at Southpointe Community Center at 11520 Ellerslie Rd. We are a young multi-cultural church that is very active in our community.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about our Sunday Mornings!
WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON A SUNDAY MORNING?
During a typical Sunday morning worship service you can expect inspiring worship with a full band, prayer, Scripture reading, and a life-giving message from one of our pastors. Come early or stay late for bagels and coffee. If you need prayer or have questions, just come to the front after the message and speak with one of our ministry leaders. Whether you are exploring the Christian faith for the first time or a long-time believer, our Sunday service has something for everyone.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
At The River we embrace the idea “come as you are.” This means you can show up wearing your everyday clothes. Whether in shorts, suits, dresses or jeans – all are welcome to join us!
WHAT DO YOU HAVE FOR KIDS?
Every Sunday morning we have programs for children during the service. From infants to Grade 6 there is a specialized children’s program in place. We ask that you sign your kids in before the service to ensure we have all the necessary information. All of our children’s volunteers have had police checks and training. We are “Safe Church” certified.
The River is Located in South west Edmonton
We meet in Southpointe Community Centre which is located south of the Anthony Henday just west of 111th Street on Ellerslie Rd.
S E R V I C E T I M E S
Sundays: 10:30 AM
P H O N E
780 - 438 - 4523
L O C A T I O N
11520 Ellerslie Road Sw
Edmonton, Alberta T6W 1A2
God knows we need relationships to thrive and be at our best. Therefore, we encourage you to join one of our Life Groups And/or Serve teams today.
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In 2001, Pastor Bruce and his wife Sharon Gritter felt led to leave their church in Abbotsford, B.C. to start The River Community Church in Edmonton, Alberta. Riverbend/Terwillegar was chosen as its location for several reasons, including the relatively small number of churches in the rapidly growing community. In the fall of 2002, several families from other Edmonton churches joined the Gritter family and The River was born. After a year of preparation, the church held its grand opening worship service on Sept. 28, 2003 in the gym of George H. Luck Elementary School.
In the Fall of 2009, The River moved into Lillian Osborne High School where it ministered for several years.
In 2013, The River moved into its current 1000 seat location at what is now called South Pointe Community Centre. As the primary tenant of this building, it's vision is to become the incarnational heartbeat of a thriving community centre.