Here's what to expect when you come your first time


Our Sunday Worship Gatherings will be online-only for a few weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please join us every Sunday online at 10:00 am!


Our 10:00 am Sunday Worship Gatherings at Droste Hall at the Bremer County Fairgrounds are open to everyone. (Elementary aged kids and younger are invited to attend the fun, age-focused, Jesus-centered environment of Kids Creek.) Deep biblical knowledge is not a requirement to come! Even if you aren't a Christian, but are curious about Jesus, you are more than welcome to join us. (In fact, we started Riverwood for you!)

Wear whatever you feel comfortable in. (In case you are wondering, our leaders usually wear jeans.) And when you come, we promise not to embarrass you by making you stand and introduce yourself to everyone, or make you wear a name tag that identifies you as a guest (we have stick-on name tags that everyone is invited to wear to help those of us with weak memories!).

While our 65-70 minute Worship Gatherings vary from week to week, most Gatherings...

  • start by singing a couple of songs to Jesus,
  • center on a 35-40 minute message based on a passage of the Bible that will get you thinking how to practically follow Jesus through the gospel in everyday life (we tend to study books of the Bible verse by verse)
  • celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus through communion,
  • include times of prayer,
  • might contain a couple of announcements from the stage,
  • and conclude with a song after our Giving Bags are passed.

Plan to come a couple minutes early to grab a treat or coffee from the Café table. (You can even bring a coffee into the Worship Gathering.) Then be sure to stop by our Give & Grow table for a free Bible, free info, and more. We look forward to meeting you when you come!


If you have children, plan to come about 10 minutes early to get them checked in. (The Kids Creek Check-in table is on the left of the entrance to the Worship Gathering.) You will receive a lanyard with your child's check-in number that you'll need to pick-up your children after the Worship Gathering.

Our current Kids Creek rooms are:

ELEMENTARY (grades K-4th, 5th-6th grade welcome)

Our Elementary kids have a blast every Sunday singing songs, participating in highly engaging activities, and most of all learning through the Gospel Story curriculum.

NURSERY/PRESCHOOL (ages birth – 5)

The little ones also have a fun morning playing in a safe clean environment while experiencing the love of Jesus from our dedicated volunteers. The three-and-four-year-olds have a dedicated ten-minute "lesson time" about halfway through their morning that helps them learn about Jesus in a fun way they can understand.

It's important to note:

  • All of our teachers have had a background check and are involved in Kids Creek because they LOVE kids.
  • Your children are always welcome to come to the Worship Gathering with you, but we think they will have a far more rewarding morning by participating in a Kids Creek class!

If you have more questions before you come on a Sunday,
don't hesitate to contact us via the information below, or via the Connect page.