River Methodist Church
in the love of God.
All are welcome.
Welcome from the Minister
Whether you've just moved into River, are looking for a church, or are completely new to church, we'd like to extend a warm welcome to you.
River Methodist Church is a part of the Canterbury and East Kent Circuit of the Methodist Church and is also in local covenant with our friends at St. Peters’ and St Pauls’ Church, River. This covenant means that we work together as a Christian presence in our community through joint worship events, schools work and opportunities for fellowship. River Methodists are also involved in the work of Christians Together in Dover, including community outreach projects such as Dover Foodbank, Soup Kitchen and Street Pastors.
River Methodist Church is a lively and welcoming church in the centre of the village which seeks to be involved in the life of our community. Activities range from Coffee Mornings to Parent and Toddler groups, Inspire Youth to Messy Church. For more information please do explore our activities page and consider joining us. You would be most welcome!
At the heart of our life together is Sunday worship at 10.30am and 6.30pm. Worship varies in style from traditional, to all age, to more contemporary with our monthly evening ‘Life Services’.
Please browse the pages of this website and see what we have to offer. Our aim is to provide a variety of ways where people of all ages can join for worship, journey together and experience the transforming love and grace of God.
We would love to welcome you!
Rev Miriam Moul
Light Party October 2016
We held a Light Party jointly with Living Well Church, Whitfield as an alternative to Halloween. This gives you a flavour of the afternoon!
What a turn out! Over 60 children and their families came along to enjoy the Light Party on Saturday. This meant that the joint event hosted by the River Methodist Church and Living Well Church reached out to nearly 100 people in the local communities, offering them an alternative to Halloween celebrations.
Children and adults were able to join in with a range of activities making for a very busy fun packed afternoon. Miriam Moul led us on an exploration of light and its use as beacons of hope and safety. The children were able to learn a new song and actions and create their own lighthouses to guide others to safe havens.
Now it cannot be an autumn time party without the odd pumpkin....in fact the youth group helped to hollow out over 40 pumpkins (kindly donated by Morrisons) ready for the party. Children could carve their own heart designs in the pumpkins putting on an impressive display alongside the lighthouses adding their show of love and joy.
Children were able to lead their families around the hall choosing whichever activities they preferred...after all fishing out worms from mud or red fire ants from coconut rice for a snack is not everyone's cup of tea! I certainly preferred the fruit kebabs. So with neon face paints and bright candle colour wheels the children enjoyed more songs and videos before testing their aim at the piñatas. With a little help they finally broke and the children were rewarded with treats to take home.
After Hannah led an animated graceful thanks there was just enough time for a quick dinner before going home, OK, it wasn't quick at all, with so many families sharing a meal together the conversations kept flowing and with both courses offering the chance of seconds it was not surprising that the afternoon finished a little later than planned. But with so many happy children and somewhat tired parents heading home the hosts did not mind at all.
River Methodist Church and Living Well Church want to thank all the families that came and supported them and thoughts are already underway to consider plans for next year!
Oh and the snacks...spaghetti and chocolate custard and blue coconut rice and sugar strands were used!
Look out on our websites for events coming up near Christmas www.livingwellchurch.com and www.rivermethodistchurch.org.uk