Rooted Groups

We are excited to launch a new Wednesday night format on April 24th with six Rooted groups to choose from! You can choose a study that interests you, meet new people, and engage with others in a meaningful way.  Sign up for any of the six studies using the registration forms below. When you sign up, we’ll make sure we save you a seat in your chosen study. We would like you to commit to attending your chosen Rooted group for the entire six week session. When this session ends, you can choose a different study for the next six week session, topics may vary.

These registration forms are for the Rooted groups running from April 24, 2019 – May 29, 2019. This leads up to the next Celebration Wednesday on June 5, 2019. If you’d like to become a member, make sure to sign up for the Planted group as it is required for membership and strongly recommended for anyone being baptized. To sign up for membership, baptism, or child dedication on Celebration Wednesday, you’ll need to visit the June 5th event date on the events calendar.

The children and youth format is not changing. We will still have our regularly scheduled nursery, pre-school, K-5th, and student services. If you have any questions or need help with registration, please call the church office at (810) 987-3650.

Please register for ONE of the classes below:

The Book of Colossians

  • Taught by Bill Forbes
    The brief book of Colossians is all about who we are in Christ. In the first two chapters, Paul teaches the Colossians who they are in Christ; in the last two chapters, he instructs them on how to walk in Christ. Paul emphasizes the mind throughout the book—the better the Colossians know what they believe, the harder it will be for someone to persuade them otherwise.
    We encourage you to bring your Bible with pen and paper for note taking.


  • Taught by Ethan Bricker
    Are you new to The River? Interested in becoming a member? Ready to join a ministry? Then Planted is your next step! Together, we’ll explore the principles that help us achieve our vision to love God, love people, and change our world.
    We encourage you to bring your Bible with notebook and pen for note taking.


  • Taught by Sue Armstrong
    Are you engaged and ready to prepare for a great marriage? Are you are interested in strengthening your marriage? Have a great marriage and want community with other married couples? Then this class is the place for you!


  • Taught by Penny Ledezma
    Do you ever sense that there’s far more to prayer, and to God’s vision for your life, than what you’re experiencing? Join us as we discuss God’s delight in answering our audacious prayers.
    We highly recommend you purchase The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson for this class.
    This class is a requirement for participating in the Intercessory Ministry.


  • Taught by Karmen McMillan
    If you’re looking for help navigating the shark infested waters of parenting, then this class is for you! Parents, grandparents and guardians are invited to join us on the great adventure of raising children!

Inner Healing

  • Taught by Howard Colby
    Each of us carry wounds and scars from the difficulties of life. Many are deep and painful, affecting multiple areas of our lives. The good news is Jesus gives healing so complete that we are made new. If you’d like help on your journey to healing, please join us to learn how Jesus heals us from the inside out.
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Apr 24 2019


The River
3675 North River Road, Fort Gratiot Township, MI, USA