Holiday Lights

We have multiple times and venues for you to choose from as you celebrate Christmas this year.  Our lower level at both campuses is especially designed for active kids birth - grade 5 and our team has a special service ready for them.  Or, if they are remain with you upstairs, you can choose from a family friendly venue at our Big Lake campus like the RK Cafe or Family Room.  

Reservations for Christmas services will be required to safely seat everyone attending a physical campus; no reservations are necessary for our Online Campus.  Reserve seats only for those sitting with you, do not include kids you are checking into Kids Programming on the lower level.
Wednesday, December 23rd

 || Online campus:  5:00 or 7:00 pm

Thursday, December 24th

 || Big Lake campus: 12:00, 2:00 or 4:00 pm
 || Sauk Rapids campus: 2:00 or 4:00 pm
 || Online campus:  12:00, 2:00 or 4:00 pm

New to Riverside?

  • Find information on our services here.
  • Pre-register your kids here.
  • Directions here.

    We're inviting you to Sunday Services too!

    We all know Thanksgiving and Christmas look different this year—from family gatherings to Christmas traditions.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t create some cheer and bring the ‘merry’ back into the holidays.  At Riverside we have special events all season long, including our HOLIDAY LIGHTS message series.  We’ll be talking about gratitude as well as disappointment, trust as well as fear, and truth about how the joy & peace of Christmas remind us we don't have to stay in the dark. Each week will provide hope and a perspective we trust will brighten your holidays even when circumstances are challenging.

    No matter what your history, where you're starting, or what your struggles might be, now is a perfect time to be reminded of God's great love for you.  Whether in person or online, we want to be an encouragement, and we'd love to celebrate this season with you -- invite your friends and family too!  No reservations are required for Sunday mornings.

     || Big Lake campus: 8:45, 10:30 or 12:05 
     || Sauk Rapids campus: 9:00 or 10:45
     || Online campus:  8:45, 10:30 or 12:05

    Something for everyone!

    We know your kids will love the services we have planned just for them too!  For more information on Riverside Kids look here.

    Here are the current state mandates we are following:

    StaySafeMN Guidance on Reopening Faith Based Houses of Worship, Phase 3: 

    "As of July 25, 2020, people in Minnesota are required to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and businesses, per Executive Order 20-81. Additionally, the Executive Order requires workers to wear a face covering when working outdoors in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained. The Executive Order includes exemptions for people who are unable to wear or tolerate a face covering due to medical or mental health conditions or other reasons. There are also situations in which a face covering may be temporarily removed, such as when eating or drinking, provided that social distancing is maintained between members of different parties."


    Under the Governor’s Executive Order, we are not allowed to ask our guests to explain the nature of their medical or mental health conditions or other reasons for an exemption that a guest may have.