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To our River Family and friends. We are so blessed and excited to be meeting in person again. We appreciate all of the love and support we have received from you all. What an incredible group of people we serve! We realize that the threat of this virus is still very real and we are taking all the precautions that we can to keep you all safe while keeping our hearts and doors open for the ministry of the gospel. Below you will find the guidelines for our meetings. In addition, we have chosen to offer two separate service times through the summer with the goal of reconvening single services after Labor Day. (Stay tuned for updates on that!)

  • Wash your hands often
  • Cover a cough or a sneeze
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home if you are ill
  • Families stay together while in the building (CHILDRENS CLASSES ARE CLOSED FOR NOW)
  • We do not require face coverings, but people are welcome to wear them
  • Be your own advocate

Sunday Service Times:

9:00am & 11:00am
(Through Labor Day weekend)

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“There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God.
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.”
Psalms 46: 4-5

If you are looking for a church in the Lancaster, Ohio area, you are welcome here. We are a Bible-based, Spirit-filled church, and our whole heart is focused on fulfilling Christ’s mission to the world: loving and serving people. Through Christ’s love, the lost are found and the broken healed. (Isaiah 61:1)



We are The Body, and Worship is our heartbeat. Each of our services offers the opportunity to celebrate the goodness of our God and to come to Him in total adoration. It is our heart’s desire to be true worshipers; not to entertain but to inspire people and to draw them into the presence of God and into a deeper walk with Him.

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Service Times:
Sunday: 9:00am & 11:00am • Wednesday: 6:30pm


Prayer. That access between heaven and earth through which people get to their God and God gets to His people. Our Lord was ever in prayer and communion with The Father and he teaches us to do likewise. Prayer is a part of everything we do at The River and it is through intercessory prayer that we carry the needs of the body to the doors of heaven, stand in the gap for the lost and broken, seek direction, and support the body of Christ globally.

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“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

At The River, we embrace Family worship. We believe that regardless of the age of your student, they have a place in the body of Christ and we are passionate about creating opportunities for them to grow in their love for Jesus.


Sharing all of the good things that God is doing is at the heart of what our multi-media ministry is all about. The sound and video teams work hard to make our services available through live stream and recorded format. This group also plays a big part in our prison outreach through sermon, discipleship, and training videos.

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At The River, we love community. Community is an essential part of furthering the kingdom of God in the earth and we believe that it starts in the local church. It is our hope to find a place for each of our members to get connected and start serving.


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The River Valley Life Center

2190 Coonpath Rd. NW
Lancaster, OH 43130

(740) 654-3210


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