River Terrace Church

Welcome!

We meet to worship together on Sundays at 9 AM and 11:15 AM.

Our 9 AM traditional service features organ, piano, classic Christian hymns, spirituals, songs from the broad tradition of the church, and practical and challenging messages based on the Bible. Our 11:15 AM service is a contemporary worship service, complete with a praise band and singers.

Looking for more information? Talk to a friendly person at the Welcome Center, pick up a brochure at our Information Center about our various groups and ministries, or, fill out a blue Connect Card, located in your pew.

If you’re new, we won’t single you out by making you stand up and sing for your supper. However, we ask that you sign your name in our Friendship Register (black booklet) around the time of the offerings. It’s a way for us to find out who is new, and facilitates conversation after the service.

Grab a cup of coffee after the services and consider attending one of our spiritual growth classes, offered from 10:10-11 am, from September to May. See Adult Ministries for class listings.

We desire to be a welcoming and accessible place of worship. Barrier free seating is available in three locations in the sanctuary. Hearing assistance devices can be checked out at the sound booth. Large print Bibles and bulletins are available in the book rack just inside the sanctuary entrance. Ushers are pleased to assist you.

On Wednesdays join us for Community Night! Skip cooking for a night and enjoy a meal with us. Following dinner (5:30-6:15 pm), there’s a variety of great activities and classes for kids, youth, and adults, from 6:15 to 7:30 pm. Community Night happens from September through April.

What about my kids?

If you have a little one, ages newborn to 3 are welcome in the Promiseland Nursery, located on the lower level. Sign your child in, give any instructions to one of our skilled and loving workers, and grab a pager if you like.

We also welcome babies in our services. If your little one becomes fussy or hungry, there’s a room on the southeast side of the Sanctuary equipped with comfortable chairs, a changing table, and a speaker so that parents can still hear the service while tending to their little ones.

Kids are welcome to join their parents in the Sanctuary.  About mid-way through the service, children, age 5 to grade 4, are invited up for our Children’s Blessing and are dismissed to go to the Greenhouse. There, they emulate what adults do in the worship service, through song, liturgy, and message, and additional kid-friendly activities. It’s a great way for them to learn about worship. After the service, parents pick their children up on the lower level. If your child stays in the service, they’re welcome to grab a Praise Pack—a small bag filled with activities—from the back of the Sanctuary.

We offer Sunday School classes for preschoolers through 12th  graders at 10:10-11 am on the lower level, from September to May.

Directions and Parking

River Terrace Church is located at 1509 River Terrace Dr., at the corner of Hagadorn Rd. and River Terrace Dr., approximately ½ mile south of E. Grand River Ave. We’re located directly across Hagadorn from Hubbard Hall on MSU’s campus.

Parking is available on all sides of the church, with an overflow lot to the South. Enter the building through the main entrance with the copper awning, go up the stairs or the elevator, and to the right. The Sanctuary entrance is at the end of the long hallway on the upper level. The nursery is located on the lower level.