What to expect?
There are always questions that emerge when you visit a new place and we understand how awkward a first visit can be. River Corner Church wants to create a welcoming atmosphere for visitors. It is our hope to help answer some of our questions before you visit.
Our time together begins with worshiping God through song. You are welcome to worship as you feel led - sit, stand, pray, raise hands, or whatever. After our time of worship in song, we make a few announcements before we take a coffee break. Our coffee break usually happens around 10:30am. During our coffee break you will have a chance to refill your coffee and/or get to know a few others. The break also is the time that parents can take their children downstairs and check them into our children's program.
As we come back together from the coffee break, we have a chance to share stories about God at work in our church community. Individuals are able to share praises and prayer requests if they want. After praying, our Pastor facilities a time of exploring the scriptures as we look to learn how to live and love like Jesus in the places we live, work, and play. Following the sermon, we are dismissed to go our own way after a closing prayer.
You may find out that after our gathering ends, people still hang out and talk. The truth is we love being around each other and sharing our lives together.
What happens when I visit for the first time?
As you walk in the door, you will be greeted by a friendly face and assistance from our Welcome Team. Feel welcome to grab a coffee in the lobby! The Welcome Team members will help you to your seat, answer questions, or direct you around the church.
Where do kids go during the church gathering?
We are a multi-generational church, and love having kids in our worship gathering. You are welcome to bring your kids with you. After our announcement time, we will take a coffee break. During this coffee break, parents can take their children downstairs and check them into our children's program.
What should I wear?
As you gather with us, come as you are, just be you. We are everyday people. You will see some people dressed in slacks and dress shirts, but others will be dressed in jeans and t-shirts. Our pastor tends to preach in jeans and a button down.
How long does your worship gathering last?
We gather on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM. Greeters will welcome you at the door and help you find your way. Our worship gathering will last about an hour and fifteen minutes.
Do you collect an offering or tithe?
There is a box for giving and tithes that is located in the back of the worship space of our church building. This box is a way for our regulars and members to worship through giving and to support our community. Individuals will just drop-in their tithes as they come and go. Guests are under no obligation or expectation to give and we never talk about it.
Where are you located?
We meet at 524 River Corner Road in Conestoga, PA. As you get close to our building, you will see that our driveway is rather long and that our building and parking lot sits on top of a small hill, a little back off the main road.
What do I do next?
We would love to get to know you and your story. Reach out to us, or just show up and gather with us on a Sunday morning. If you still have questions, please contact us. When you visit us, you may want to pick up a free Bible and welcome gift from our Welcome Team.
Our church gatherings try to integrate new, creative, simple and traditional expressions of worship and community. Like with anything, sometimes our gatherings are amazing, and sometimes they aren't. For us, the important part is just being together as followers of Jesus.
There are four values that define who we are as we gather.