River Terrace Church

Welcome!

We have two services. Our 9:00 AM indoor service is live-streamed and available on our YouTube for viewing at any time. This service features an organ, piano, classic Christian hymns, songs from the broad tradition of the church, contemporary settings, and practical and challenging messages based on the Bible. Our 11:00 AM outdoor service features piano, contemporary worship music, classic Christian hymns, as well as practical and challenging messages based on the Bible. In case of inclement weather, this service moves into the Gym. ***Beginning Sunday, Nov. 28 we will have one worship service at 9:30 AM, with Sunday School classes from 10:45-11:30 AM***

The Greenhouse walk-out program for kids (age 5 – grade 4) meets each Sunday, about midway through each service.

Nursery care is provided for our youngest ones.

Looking for more information? Talk to a friendly person or  pick up a brochure at the Welcome Center about our various groups and ministries, or, fill out a 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. Grab a cup of coffee after the services and consider attending one of our spiritual growth classes, offered from 10:10-10:55 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. We are also equipped with the Loop. 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 (5:45-6:30 PM), there’s a variety of great activities and classes for kids, youth, and adults, from 6:30 to 7:45 PM. Our last Community Night Dinner for fall 2021 is November 17.

What about my kids?

Kids age 5 – grade 4 can attend the Greenhouse walk-out program, which meets each Sunday about midway through the service.

If you have a little one, ages 0-4, they are welcome in the Promiseland Nursery located on the lower level. Sign your child in and give any instructions to one of our skilled and loving workers.

We also welcome babies in our services. If your little one becomes fussy or hungry, there’s a Family 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, along with 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 on the lower level, from September to May.

Are there accommodations for those with disabilities?

Yes, and we have a Disability Advocacy Team that will help with any needs you have.

Click here for more information.

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.