We exist to help people find and follow Jesus, and in Mark 10:45, Jesus says, "...even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve...", and we take this to heart in many ways--by partnering with local organizations in serving people in need in our community, by supporting missionaries in their work domestically and globally, by sending teams to serve "the least of these" in impoverished parts of the world, and by serving one another and meeting needs within our church family.


If you are ready to reach out and serve with us locally, many opportunities are available to you:

    • L.I.N.K. - sept 28

      Once again, we have the opportunity to serve food-insecure people though the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (also known as LINK) on Tuesday, Sept 28. Sign up to help by clicking HERE! Thank you for caring for our community!

    • serve saturday - 10/9 @ 9

      Our annual Serve Saturday is Oct 9, 9 a.m.-noon, and this year, we're seeking ideas from you to bless people you know who need a little extra help around their home. Can you think of someone you know from River City, a neighbor, someone in the Lawrence community--maybe even you--who needs yard work, painting, trash pick-up, errands run, planting, landscaping, garage cleaned, etc.? If so, contact Tom Sack by clicking HERE. We're excited to serve our community together on Serve Saturday 2021!

    • Trunk-or-treat - oct 31

      We're Trunk-or-Treating again this Oct. 31, and you can make this event awesome by bringing individually-wrapped candy to church anytime after Sept. 12, and/or decorating your vehicle's trunk and passing out candy on Oct. 31! Interested in hosting a trunk? Click HERE! Thank you for helping make this a great event for our neighbors and community!

    • mops Childcare

      Do you love kids, have Tuesday mornings free, and want to help moms of young kids thrive in motherhood? MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is seeking loving, responsible individuals to help comfort, craft with, read to and play with young kids during MOPS meetings at River City (2 Tuesdays a month, 9:15-11:15 a.m., $25/meeting compensation available). Click HERE to contact Annie to learn more.

    • formalwear for night to shine

      Night to Shine 2022 will feature a sit-down meal and indoor prom, and to make it an extra special night, we're collecting formalwear for some of next year's guests. So, if you have any formalwear, cleaned and in good condition--formal/fancy dresses, tuxedos, cummerbunds, and bowties--bring it to the church and hang it in the coat closet in the main lobby! Thanks for helping making Night to Shine 2022 unforgettable!

    • 150th celebration team

      It's hard to believe, but our church turns 150 next year! And, you bet we're going to celebrate! If you're interested in being a part of our 150th Celebration Team, simply click HERE to let us know and mark your calendar for a meeting in Rm. 24/25 at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. From planning the celebratory worship service to telling our history to helping us celebrate the day of, we can't wait to serve and celebrate with you!

    • Just food

      Did you know Just Food is more than just a food pantry? Find out more by clicking HERE. Our main means of partnering with Just Food is our food collection barrel just inside the main doors. It's always there, so when you're at the grocery store, would you consider grabbing a few non-perishable items to donate?