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PastorRick_Thumbnail   Riverside is an awesome church. I’m the pastor and I’m constantly amazed at the changes in people, in marriages, and families that God is making here. Riverside is a church for those who don’t like church, for those who have never experienced worship and encouragement from a church, and a church for people who want a new experience in worship and in life.

Let me invite you to worship with us. You’ll find our music to be bright, rhythmic, and focused on God’s praise. The messages? Well, Jesus taught with parables and I love illustrating our messages with illustrations and humor. I also believe that I’d rather leave people wanting more than wishing it was over. We’re very conscious of the attention span of the listener as we “teach in the way people learn, rather than making people learn in the way we teach.”

Riverside Church is a church concerned with the community. We seek to give 10% of our income to outside ministries that we could never do ourselves. We believe in supporting other Christian groups who are doing effective ministry. We want our community to be blessed and enriched because we are here to love them with God’s love.

Our people are of all colors and backgrounds. When we come together, we are one family of friends who encourage one another in day-to-day life. In order to provide support for one another, we are now seeking to develop “lifegroups” throughout the Fredericksburg area, where people can establish friendships, share their hurting and their victories, and study what God teaches to equip us for life.

For your convenience we provide a smaller, intimate service on Sundays at 9am and a larger group who meet at 10:30am. Join us this week and experience the Riverside difference for yourself. God has a plan for your life and He wants you to be fulfilled day by day. Let’s find out about that plan and fulfillment together. Then lets go and share them with others as we BRING PEOPLE TO JESUS AND JESUS TO PEOPLE.

Rick Watt
Senior Pastor of Riverside Church