Adult Ministries

Each week we meet together to help one another grow in faith, support one another with life’s challenges, and serve our neighborhoods with the love of Christ working in and through us. Find a place to connect!

Sunday Adult Classes
Mom to Mom
Men’s Sunrise Bible Study
Pastor’s Bible Study
Prayer Gatherings

Small Groups
New Members Classes

Breaking Bread
Community Night Dinner
Wed. Night Classes

Sunday Morning Adult Education

On Sunday mornings, from September to May we offer classes in between the services (10:10-11 AM), with the aim of helping all of us grow in our faith, from the skeptic to the veteran believer. Stay updated on our latest class offerings via the bulletin, congregational email, and the event calendar on our website.




Seniors and Retirees at State Capitol in April

Seniors and Retirees

A group of seniors and retirees meets several times a year for a meal, special event, tour, or other outing. For information on the next gathering, contact

Prayer Gatherings

On Wednesdays year round at 12:30 PM, pray in community for the needs of our congregation, denomination, nation, and world. Contact

On Sunday mornings between the services, join together with others to pray for our church as we are in a period of transition. 10:30 AM, in the meeting room by the office.

Pastor’s Bible Study

At 10 AM on Wednesdays, beginning on September 13 through May in the Quad, Pastor Ken leads a group through various passages of the Bible. The current study is “From Failure to Gratitude: Living the Ten Commandments”

Adult Choir at RTC

Anyone who loves to sing is welcome to join the Adult Choir. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6:30 PM, September to May. Meet in the Sanctuary. Contact Director Laurie Harkema for more information.

Community Night Dinner

Skip cooking for a night and join us for a delicious buffet-style dinner on Wednesdays during the school year, from 5:45-6:20 PM. The suggested donation is only $6 for adults and kids 12 and older; $3 for kids 5-11, and kids under 5 eat free! Meals include a homemade entrée, sides, drinks, dessert, and an impressive salad bar.


Community Night Adult Classes
(Wednesdays, 6:30-7:45 PM)

On Wednesday evenings, September through April, keep growing in our dynamic classes.


New Members/ Inquirers Classes

There are opportunities offered throughout the year to find out more about River Terrace Church and how to join, if you like.To get involved, contact

Friends and Flicks

On the third Thursday of the month from September to May, at 6:00 PM, a group of ladies meets together in the Fellowship Hall for pizza, popcorn and a movie. Bring your own drink, please. Contact, and see the latest Flick title on our calendar.

RTC Golf League

From late April through August, a group of men tee off at Forest Akers golf course on Monday evenings. It’s a great time to hone your golf skills and meet other men in the church. Contact Rich Bogard at Play starts April, 2017.

Men’s Sunrise Bible Study

Early on Wednesdays (6:45-7:45 AM) year round, a group of men gather at the church to study the Bible. Contact John at

Groups of mothers meet on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM, September through April, to eat brunch, watch a DVD series by Linda Schulz Anderson on parenting, and then discuss the material, laugh together, and pray for one another. Children 0-2 are cared for in the nursery, and kids age 3 to 5 play, learn, and do crafts in a coordinating program called Kid-to-Kid.

Register for 2017-2018 here.

Small Groups

There are several small groups that meet throughout the year in homes of church members, and there are opportunities for starting new groups. To get involved, contact

Young Adults

A group of young marrieds and singles gathers occasionally for a meal, and to get to know one another. For information on the next gathering, contact

Breaking Bread

A small group of women who meet on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6 PM at Grand Traverse Pie Company in East Lansing. Meeting for fellowship, prayer, and projects, the group welcomes women of all ages. For more information, contact Carla Bieber at or Judy Hamilton at