Most people who are looking for a church home want to know what to expect when they get there. At Riverside you can expect the following:
An EMC Worship Experience
At Riverside we have purposely chosen not to let the type of music we sing define us. We are a congregation of individuals with differing tastes and worship preferences. Some people love tradition; others love a more open style of worship. Some people love hymns; others love contemporary music. We make a conscientious effort not to worry whether something we do is traditional or contemporary. Our concern is that what we do be pleasing to God and edifying to the body. As a result we sing a mix of contemporary songs, choruses, and traditional hymns. Our service may include a responsive reading, or a time around an open altar praying and anointing with oil. Our pastor may or may not be dressed up, or he may be dressed as a character that fits his message. The people who sit in the pews may be wearing a suit and tie, or they may be wearing jeans and a t-shirt. The best way to gauge who we are and what we're about is to attend for a few weeks.