WHAT TO EXPECT
One of our values is “Worship that is passionate, reverent, expressive, and creative.” We enjoy a diverse worship experience. When you attend our services, you may see people participating in a variety of ways; some sit quietly, some dance or shout, and some create art or wave banners. We encourage people to engage in whatever way they connect to God best—while reverently taking care not to disrupt others’ ability to connect with Him.
Every Sunday, we offer River Kids (children’s church) to specially engage the kids (though they are always welcome in the Sanctuary).
Relatte coffee shop:
We love to relate! We want people to get to know each other and develop deep, joyful relationships. The coffee shop space, with free wifi, is open to all any time the building is open. Coffee and snacks are available before Sunday services. Coffee is available Wednesday evenings, and during other special events.
People dress in many different ways for our services and events. We encourage people to feel comfortable; come as you are!
Sunday start times:
Our Sunday service officially starts at 10am, and we believe people get the most out of Sunday mornings by coming a few minutes early for some fellowship and coffee, then staying for the full worship and training experience. However, ours is a culture of liberty for those who choose to come at any time. (Children may be checked in between 9:45 and 10am for children’s church.)
We have communion during our service every Sunday morning. The word “communion” means fellowship, oneness. Some people refer to it as “participating in the Lord’s supper.” The bread and juice symbolize Jesus’ body and blood that were sacrificed to make us right with God. Just as the disciples shared this symbolic meal with Jesus, we share it together in worship each Sunday. It is also a time to repent and commit our hearts afresh to the Lord (Luke 22:19-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-29).
Everyone who has given their heart to Jesus as their Savior is invited to join in communion at ROL. You can take the bread and juice from one of the corners of the room, and find a place with others or alone to pray and receive it.
If you’re not sure how to pray, you might pray like this: “Jesus, thank You for all You have done for me! I receive Your body and Your blood as my complete source of salvation, righteousness, healing, freedom, and truth! I remember and celebrate You as I eat and drink now. I love You Lord!”