Temporary Move To Online

After much deliberation, and listening to our governmental and denominational leaders, the elders have made the decision for The River Church to transition to a video format for our worship services.  It is difficult to consider not meeting in person.  A big part of being the Church revolves around fellowship and we should not easily give that up. However, in the midst of our current situation it seems wise for us to change the way we meet for a little while.  The current plan is for us to transition to an online format for the next 4 weeks.  We will continue to reevaluate along the way as we listen to the recommendations of the CDC and other regulatory organizations.  

We are going to start with a simple format and then consider adding to that in the days ahead if we have the resources and need.  We will be recording a video and posting it to YouTube so that even those without Facebook can access it.  Each weekend we will then make that video link available through Facebook, email, and The River website.  We encourage you to watch the video and make comments either on YouTube or on the Facebook page.

During this time we will try to worship, pray, fellowship, and study God’s Word together using social media and other tools. 

I encourage everyone to use the River Church Facebook group and email to share prayer requests, answers to prayer, practical needs, Bible verses, and any other helpful insights.  We all need to work together in creative ways to connect with each other and encourage one another in these uncertain times. 

From a practical perspective we also still have financial needs for the operation of The River.  We have our online giving option available through Venmo.  You can find the instructions for using Venmo below.  If you would prefer a more traditional means of giving you can send a check to The River Church, P.O. Box 92, Chaska, MN 55318.

Thank you all for your patience and grace in the midst of this time.  Everyone stay safe and let’s figure out together how to best to be the church in the midst of all that is going on.  I will close with Aaron’s blessing from the book of Numbers: The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Venmo Instructions:

Follow the easy steps below to set-up the ability and start utilizing a free service where 100% of your giving goes to our ministry.

Download the Venmo app through App Store or Google Play using your smartphone. Or follow this link https://venmo.com/?gclsrc=aw.ds&

Open the application and follow the instructions to register as a user on Venmo.  This will involve creating a username (email address) & password and then linking a bank account or debit card from which giving will be made.

Once you are registered and logged in, you will see a “Pay” icon which will open up a search feature to type in the name of the person/place you want to pay.  The name for the church is River Church Chaska.

Enter the amount you want to give, add any comments or notes and decide on whether you want this to be Public (visible to everyone), Friends (visible to sender, recipient and their linked friends) or Private (visible only to sender and recipient).

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