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Our Sunday morning Worship Service at 11:00 a.m. is held online. All scheduled activities at the church are currently cancelled.

If you seek a caring, open-minded congregation that encourages followers to find their own spiritual path, visit us. If you are a guest who is interested in further involvement with the church, please fill out our Virtual Visitor Card.

What to Expect

Services

Rise and shine! Sunday morning services are at 11:00 am. Grab an Order of Service so you can follow along. Sit back and enjoy. You can also listen in on one of Rev. Sam's sermons on our sermoncast channel.

Dress

Dress however you are comfortable. It’s the kind of church where you will not feel out of place.

Parking

Our lot has a few spots including accessible parking. You can use the WREG lot before 3pm on Sundays. Don't park on the circle unless you want a ticket.

Greeters

You will be greeted in the breezeway where you can get a nametag (if you want one) and ask any questions. Only the friendliest get this job.

Kids

Your children will love this place! Daycare is available, a room for you and your infant, and some pretty exciting classrooms for all ages. Children join the service and then head off to their programs.

Coffee

Coffee? Tea? Snacks? Beautiful view of the river? Come to the Mississippi River Room before and after the service. It's a great place to meet and chat. Find out if the Church of the River is the right place for you.

Beliefs

We are Unitarian Universalists. As a Welcoming Congregation, we celebrate our diversity! With no set creed that members must believe, we think for ourselves. We are united in our shared values, expressed by our 7 Principles.

Accommodations

Accessible seating is easily available as well as hearing assistance. We video broadcast our service in the Beacon Room (library) if you are seeking a quiet or more private area to enjoy the service.

Directions

The church is right on the river in downtown Memphis, next to Big River Crossing.

  • From the north, take a right on Channel 3 Drive
  • From the south, take a right on Carolina Street and then right on Channel 3 Drive
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