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New Summer Sermon Series

June 11, 2015 - 10:32 AM

This is the time of year when we are outside exploring the world God created. This is the season that we go on picnics, we hike through the woods, we visit the beach, and we meet family and friends. All of this is a blessing from God and it is this very world that inspired many of the Psalms.
The Psalms are the Old Testament's hymnal. It is a series of songs, set to music, for the purpose of speaking to and/or about the God we worship. Some Psalms praise God for His might works, while some speak very bluntly about our disappointments and concerns. Some speak of triumph and victory, while others speak of pain and tragedy. But all of them are inspired.
It is in the Psalms that we get a glimpse of how God's people have communicated with our Creator throughout time and it is also an example for us and future generations to follow as we struggle through life's ups and downs. 
Encourage your friends and family to come be a part of this great series!

Join Us Easter Sunday, April 5th

March 23, 2015 - 2:48 PM

Women's Tailgate February 21st

February 5, 2015 - 9:28 AM

Let us know if you can come!


January 31, 2015 - 9:53 PM

Christmas Eve Service

December 8, 2014 - 1:25 PM

Join Us December 24th

at 5:00 pm for a special family friendly 

Christmas Eve Service.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

November 4, 2014 - 2:35 PM

Fall Kick-Off September 7th

August 7, 2014 - 12:51 PM

Join us on the 7th of September for our Fall Kick-Off!

We'll have kids singing and baptisms during the morning service. You can sign up for baptism at the Welcome Center at Church or email us your name and contact info. Afterwards we'll have walking tacos (no potluck) with more testimonies from how God has shown his faithfulness to us. Check out the ministry fair also that will be going on for two weeks in the foyer. New education classes will begin the next week. Hope to see you here, invite a friend!

Day Camp Is Coming - Register Now!

May 31, 2014 - 12:18 PM

Join us for 4 days of jam packed fun, friends, and biblical truth. This summer kids will join some cool dudes, and dudettes in Jimbo's surf shop and learn the author of James' Gospel message to "Believe Not Doubt." Each day will be filled with exciting games, songs, snacks, crafts, and a fun-filled chapel time-we're bringing the whole "Trout Lake Camps Experience" to you without having to pack your sleeping bag! 

Dates: June 23-26, 2014 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ages: Kids who've completed grades 1-6

Lunch: Each child brings a bag lunch

Cost/Child: $50 per week or $15 per day

Print off and fill out the form or stop in to pick up a from and send it back to us!

We'll see you in June!

Come to Open Gym this Summer

May 28, 2014 - 8:55 AM
Come to Open Gym this Summer! We got something for kids and parents both.
Our newly renovated gym will be open Tuesday - Thursday for different age groups. Come play games and hang out with kids your age or other caregivers. It's a cool way to spend time this summer out of the heat and with your friends. There's no cost, just come! Questions? Call us, we'd be glad to help. 319-354-3118.

Join Us For Easter

April 7, 2014 - 2:44 PM

Join us also for our Good Friday Service. 

We'll meet from 12:15 pm until 1:00 pm on

Friday, April 18th.

Welcome Pastor Joshua Tilley and Family!

March 1, 2014 - 9:19 AM
Welcome to Pastor Joshua Tilley and his wife Shanna and their family to Iowa City. Pastor Joshua is our new Senior Pastor and will begin preaching Sunday, March 2nd with a potluck to follow. Come visit, we'd love to have you worship with us!

Christmas Eve Service

December 7, 2013 - 10:21 AM
Join us to celebrate the birth of Christ! We will gather at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 24th to worship. Bring your family, friends, and someone new!

Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child

November 5, 2013 - 2:13 PM

National Collection Week November 18-25 

Once again The River Community Church (3001 Muscatine Ave. in Iowa City) is the Relay Center in this area to drop off shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child! Please consider filling a shoebox of any kind with items for a child ages 2-14. Then bring it back to The River during the above dates and times. The drop off area is in the foyer. Here is the website to help you pack your box. You can also print off labels, track your box to see which of these countries your gift will go to this year; Kenya, Madagasgar, Zambia or India! Help a child in a dire circumstance who has nothing to receive a gift this year and to hear how much Jesus loves them!
Hear from a young man who visited us recently at The River and actually received a shoebox when he was 11 living in an orphanage on the east coast of Russia. See him at

Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner

November 5, 2013 - 2:08 PM

Do you have plans for dinner on Thanksgiving? Why not spend it with us? The River's annual Thanksgiving dinner is coming soon and we'd love your company! We'll have all the traditional thanksgiving foods again this year. Just come between noon and 5:30 pm and eat with us and enjoy the company of others. It's a great way to spend the holiday!

Meet an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Recipient

October 2, 2013 - 12:18 PM

National Collection Week is November 18-25th.

Go to for more info.