adult groups

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small Groups

Small Groups are groups of adults that meet weekly or twice a month for friendship, support, and spiritual growth. Members of all ages, stages of life, and spiritual maturity are welcome. We have groups that meet almost every night of the week, including a group that meets Sunday mornings. For more information or to get connected in a group, please reach out to Leslie, our Director of Connections & Small Groups, by emailing

Affinity Groups

Connect with others who share similar interests in a fun and inviting way! Make new River friends while creating natural environments to engage those not yet connected to The River. Affinity Group scan form the basis of long-lasting friendships and community that point you and others to Jesus. To get connected in a group or to get more information about one of our affinity groups contact Leslie by emailing

Children’s Ministry

Building a kids life starts at a very early age. The beginning of spiritual development are learning blocks that can help discover early how much God loves them. Our Nursery gives children the opportunity to grow in a loving, caring, environment that teaches life lessons in a biblical model.
Biking at The River Church


Card & Board Games at The River Church

Card & Board Games

Clay and Trap Shooting at The River Church

Clay and Trap Shooting

Crafting at The River Church


Kayaking at The River Church


Ladies Book Club at The River Church

Ladies Book Club

Ladies Who Lunch at The River Church

Ladies Who Lunch

Photography at The River Church


River Dogs at The River Church

River Dogs

River Rumble

River Rumble Cruise-in

VA Ministry at The River Church

VA Ministry

VA Ministry at The River Church

Garden & Landscaping


Our Waddler/Toddler classroom guide our little ones (ages 2-4) into a safe, creative place that in stills biblical concepts through age-specific learning.

Band of Brothers is a mentoring program for future men.  We provide Christlike formation and servant leadership development for boys in a highly relational and fun environment. Our mission is to evangelize, equip, and empower the next generation of Christlike men and lifelong servant leaders.

Band of Brothers provides an effective means of discipling boys and young men by utilizing direct personal relationships between men and boys, developed around a core of shared interests and experiences. Activity-based ministries are essential to the spiritual development of boys.

Ladies Ministry

We have Bible studies, small groups just for women, and special events throughout the year.
For questions, please email our Director of Connections & Small Groups Leslie Stone by emailing

Iron On Iron

Men's group lead by Pastor Brad, meets every Thursday at 6:15am and is finished by 7:15am.
Please email for more information about this group.
Iron Over Men Logo at The River Church
Just Older Youth at The River Church

JOY at the River

This is a group of active middle agers and senior adults, singles or couples, who gather monthly to enjoy their God given life through Christian fellowship, education and occasional activities of service to our church and community. There is no cost to participate, no membership dues but participants will preregister the week before the monthly event. They meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Dessert, Coffee, Tea and water will be served. This is open to all River attenders and their friends, family and community members in the surrounding area. If you are interested in this group contact Doug & Debbie Pierson at 607-793-0118

Faith Kidz

Watch as kids blast off to a whole new level of relationship with God.  K-6th graders will engage in captivating environments filled with Bible lessons that will develop their faith, character and purpose in life.  At ftKidz, we try to create settings that not only enable strong spiritual growth, but strong friendships with other students. Every week will be a new fun and creative experience designed just for kids as they grow in their walk with God.
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