About Us

What to Expect

Whether you're a lifelong church-goer or a first-timer, you will find a warm welcome at Little River United Church of Christ. Our hope is that you will take the next step into this community.

Our church is at the end of a long driveway, surrounded by a beautiful wooded area. When you pull into the parking lot, you are welcome to use our close-to-the-door visitors’ spaces on your left at the end of the drive. Greeters will welcome you after you step inside. They will direct you to our welcome table, where you will be provided with a nametag, if you choose to wear one. However, if you would rather go unnoticed, that's okay, too. Just walk by the greeters straight down the hallway into the sanctuary. No one will ask you to stand up or introduce yourself during the service. When you enter a worship service at Little River, you'll quickly notice the diversity in what people wear, from casual to business casual to business.

Ushers will greet you at the sanctuary door, direct you to a seat, and give you a worship bulletin. Our one-hour service typically begins with a time of singing led by one of our choirs or musical groups, followed by prayers, scripture reading, the sermon, and the offering. To get a taste of a Sunday morning, visit the Sermons page to sample our pastors’ messages.

During each service, we pass a Friendship Pad down each row in which those in attendance may write their names. This helps us get to know each other and greet each other by name. While we invite everyone to sign the Friendship Pad, there is no obligation to do so. Each week there is a time to express our faith in God through the giving of an offering. The offering is an act of worship for all who wish to participate. If you choose to make a gift, envelopes are available at each seat. We normally celebrate communion together on the first Sunday of the month. All are welcome to participate in the sharing of the juice and bread.

We encourage guests to join us after worship for coffee hour in our social hall. Here you'll meet others who will offer you light refreshments while getting to know you, answering your questions, and guiding you to resources about the church.

Children of all ages are always welcome in worship. We also have childcare and Church School options for infants, children, and youth. Please refer to Faith Formation with Infants and Children and to Faith Formation with Youth for further details.