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Current Service Time Information

Sunday, May 31 @ 9:00am

online livestream only

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Effective June 7, 2020

On Campus Service Times: 8:15am, 9:45am, 11:15am

Livestream Service Times: 9:45am & 11:15am

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E-Bulletin

E-Bulletin

​To download our E-Bulletin for the week of May 31, 2020 CLICK HERE

Reopening RiverLakes Community Church

Dear RiverLakes Family,

Are you ready to start worshipping together again on our church campus?  We are excited to let you know that we will be returning to worship on our campus beginning on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Based on the recently issued guidelines from the Governor’s Office, churches are encouraged to worship together on their campuses, as long as they follow recommended safety precautions and certain restrictions.  We are working diligently to welcome you all back and ensure our return is done safely and effectively.  Here are a few key items to be aware of as we return.

ADULT WORSHIP SERVICES ONLY WILL BE OFFERED

  • For this initial phase, we will return with only Adult/Family Corporate Worship Services.
  • There will be no Children’s, Youth (Student), Young Adult or Senior Adult services offered at this time.  Our hope is to phase these services back in as restrictions are eased in the near future.

NEW WORSHIP SERVICE TIMES

  • Because of the guidelines issued, we will need to offer multiple services in the morning.  As a result, we will offer three morning service times – 8:15am, 9:45am and 11:15am.
  • We will offer livestream services at the 9:45am and 11:15am times for those unable to attend in person.
  • There will be no 6:00pm service at this time (however there will be livestream playback available).  

WORSHIP VENUES ARE LIMITED TO 100 PEOPLE AT A TIME

  • Based on the guidelines, any worship area offered in an enclosed room will only be allowed to seat 25 percent of regular occupancy, or up to a max of 100 people in that room.
  • Because of this restriction, we can only seat 100 people in the Main Auditorium for each service time offered.  We will seat people on a first come first serve basis.  If you desire to attend the worship service in the Main Auditorium, you will need to arrive and stand in line to ensure your spot in this worship venue.
  • To accommodate as many people as possible, we will open up the Community Center, High School Room and the Junior High Room and seat people up to 25 % occupancy in each of these venues.  For those of you who enjoy the outdoor setting, we will have seating available in our covered patio area.  We will also make available areas to sit outside on the Southwest Grass field.  You can bring your lawn chair and watch the livestream of the service on your electronic device.  
  • Families are encouraged to attend and sit together for worship. 

SAFETY PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES

  • All of our facilities will be “deep-cleaned” on a regular basis.
  • Seating for all venues will be arranged to respect the 6 foot social distancing recommendations.
  • Temperature screenings will be made of all Staff and Volunteers prior to serving.  We encourage you to do the same at home prior to attending one of the services.
  • Staff and Volunteers will wear face masks.  Congregants are encouraged to wear face masks, but it is not a requirement.  Please respect the different beliefs and convictions of other people relating to this sensitive issue.
  • Greeters and Ushers will be instructed not to engage in physical contact (handshakes, hugs, etc.).  We also encourage you to refrain from making physical contact with others while on the campus.
  • There will be one entrance and exit that is clearly marked for all venues.  Doors will be held open for all congregants who enter the places of worship.
  • People will be reminded not to gather or congregate in groups in the lobby or worship areas.
  • Bathroom facilities will be cleaned between each service.

We are so excited about returning to worship on our campus together as one body in the unity of the Spirit.   Please prepare your hearts and minds to come and worship our Lord in the splendor of His holiness.  If your personal health situation is compromised, we would ask you to not attend services at this time.  Also, if you are uncomfortable with returning presently, please do not feel obligated or pressured to attend the service on June 7.  We would encourage you to still join us in worship by watching the 9:45am or 11:15am livestream.  

“Splendor and majesty are before Him; strength and beauty are in His Sanctuary.  Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the people, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength!  Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering and come into His courts with thanksgiving!  Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness!"

Psalm 96:6-9

For His Glory,

The Elders of RiverLakes

Face Masks

Face Masks

ORDER A FACE MASK

With the recent recommendation to wear face masks in public, a team of faithful RCC volunteers have assembled to provide homemade masks free of charge to our church family. Click the link below to place an order. Please limit orders to one mask per person. When your order has been filled, you will be contacted for pick-up instructions.

​CLICK HERE TO ORDER

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VOLUNTEER TO SEW FACE MASKS

Whether you're a beginner or an expert, if you know how to sew, we have a place for you on our team! We could even use help cutting fabric. Simply fill out our Volunteer Form and let us know that you'l like to help sew masks.

Thank You Notes

Thank You Notes

​We want to extend our gratitude to the Bakersfield Police Department for all they do to serve our city, especially during these trying times. To express our thanks, we'll be collecting notes of encouragement and hand delivering them to the BPD. There are a couple ways you can offer up your words of thanks:

1. Pick up physical cards from the North parking lot Tuesday (5/26), Wednesday (5/27), or Thursday (5/28) between 10:00am and Noon. We'll be outside the Community Center with free coffee and donuts! Fill them out and return them to the drop-off box in front of the Community Center by Friday at Noon.

2. Download a digital version of the card, print it out, write your personal message, and return it to the church by Friday at Noon.

3. Download a digital version of the card, fill it out digitally, and email it to angelof@riverlakeschurch.org.

DIGITAL THANK YOU NOTE DOWNLOAD

Read the Bible 2020

Read the Bible 2020

​How many of you have wanted to read through the Bible, but have never done it? Well, here's your chance. We are encouraged to meditate on the Scriptures "day and night" (Psalm 1:2), to take in the "whole counsel of God" (Acts 20:27) and get alone daily with our Heavenly Father (Mark 1:35). As we do, our vision begins to align with God's. Here's a divine vision for 2020...

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