A place to

Belong. Believe. Become.

About Us

Our Services

Worship on Sundays at 10am. Come as you are.

Our Location

517 Walbridge Street
Downtown Kalamazoo
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 Available parking all around the building.
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First Time?

At The River, we want you to feel right at home as we spend our Sunday mornings together.  We don’t dress fancy for church, so don’t feel like you need to either.  Come exactly as you are.  You can park in a bunch of different places around the building…just follow the signs.  Coffee from the Kalamazoo Coffee Company will be freshly brewed and waiting for you when you come inside.  Our greeters will show you to the Welcome Center where you can meet some of our friendly folks, find out more about what kinds of things the church is doing, and walk away with a special gift just for you!  If you have kiddos, that’s also where you can check them in for the nursery or RiverKids – they’re gonna love it.

Here’s what to expect…

As for the service, our music might get a little loud, and we hope you connect with it in a deeply meaningful way.  We’ll spend time worshiping together and learning about Jesus and the Word in a casual and relational way.  Feel free to interact with the sermon!  And once it’s all wrapped up, you might notice that a bunch of people just don’t want to leave yet.  We’re building a culture where everyone feels like they belong, and we hope you do too.
See ya Sunday!
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You simply have a place to belong. It is a natural human need that all of us have to find a place of community. Where we can simply be without expectations to perform or behave in a certain way. We exist so that you have a place to belong…


…so that you can believe in Jesus.  Believe He is who He said He was – the Son of God, who rescues us from our mistakes and terrible ideas and makes a way for us to live an abundant life, full of grace and freedom…


…so that you can become all He intended you to be. When you become a Christ follower, He doesn’t expect you to be something entirely different by way of wiring and nature. When you become a follower of Christ, you become more free and more fully who you already have been.

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