Phase 2

Safe and Responsible Reopen PlanPhase 2

Beginning Sunday, August 30

September usually brings a flurry of new activities as students go back to school, families have returned from vacations and ministries gear up at Riverwood. In some respects, this year is no different. Yet as we all know, nothing is as usual. While schools and families have been busy creating programs and making decisions, the leadership at Riverwood has been busy doing the same. Our goal is to provide as many opportunities as is safely possible across all ages. We are excited to announce that in the coming weeks we are launching in-person opportunities, new Zoom classes, and even some that mix formats. We will be launching these options in phases over the next several weeks – but it all starts next Sunday. Please read through the information below for all the options we are creating.

Watch the Phase 2 announcement

Beginning Sunday, August 30

New Service Times: Join us for our worship services at 8:15 am, 9:45 am, and 11:15 am. The 8:15 am service will be available to LIVE Stream on YouTube.

Men’s Huddle: Connect with other men as we dig into the Scriptures at 9:45 am – available on Zoom and in-person in the Student Center. (Beginning September 13, we will meet in Room 114.)

Women to Women: Connect with other women as we examine the Scriptures together at 9:45 am – available on Zoom and in-person in the Gathering Space.

Beginning Sunday, September 13

Student Ministries Sunday classes: Connect with other students and small group leaders Sunday mornings at 9:45 am.

  • going into 5th – 6th grade: Room 100
  • going into 7th – 8th grade: Room 107
  • going into 9th – 12th grade: Student Center – classroom in the Immeasurably More Center (IMC)

Gather & Go: College-age students and young adults, join us Sundays at 11:15 am in the Cafe.

HS Place 2 Be & Small Groups: High schoolers, bring yourself and bring your friends on Sundays from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the Immeasurably More Center (IMC) for an exciting night of food, games, and time to talk about the biggest topics in life! This year Small Groups are joining in on Sunday nights, so you’ll be able to connect with everyone and your small group in one great night! Join us early from 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm for HS Open Gym.

Life Groups: Connect in smaller groups with others throughout the week as you share life together. Life Groups launch this week after summer break. If you are interested in joining a group, email

Wednesday Zoom MS Nights: 5th – 8th graders, join us weekly from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm on Zoom for games, connecting with friends, and a devotion beginning Wednesday, September 16.

Women of JOY AM & PM: Connect with other women in a smaller group on Tuesdays, beginning September 15.

  • Women of JOY AM: Join us in the Gathering Space on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 am – 11:30 am as we explore BE Authentic by Warren Wiersbe.
  • Women of JOY PM: Join us in on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm as we study BE Authentic by Warren Wiersbe. Groups will be available both in-person in the Gathering Space and on Zoom.
Sign up for Women of JOY

Beginning Sunday, September 27

Kids Ministry Sunday classes: Join us in exploring the big story of God’s plan of redemption in the Bible. Beginning Sunday, September 27, there are three options that you can use to journey along with us through the Bible:

  1. Sunday School at Home: Stay tuned for an email every Saturday with the week’s Bible story video, application activities, take home page, and more.
  2. Sunday School on Zoom: Tune in at 9:45 am for a special Zoom class for kids 3 years old – 4th grade.
  3. Sunday School at Riverwood: Participate in an in-person classroom with other kids and volunteers at 11:15 am. Classes are available for kids 3 years old – 4th grade. Weekly pre-registration is required to help us prepare a safe environment for the kids and volunteers attending. Pre-registration details to come.
See FAQ for Kids Ministry Reopening

How long we will remain in Phase Two we do not know. We ask you to be patient and extend grace to others, particularly if their precautions are different than yours.