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If you seek a caring, open-minded congregation that encourages followers to find their own spiritual path, visit us.

What to Expect


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


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.


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.


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? 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.


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.


Accessible seating is easily available as well as hearing assistance. We video broadcast our service in the Mississippi River Room if you are seeking a quiet or more private area to enjoy the service, or for families with children who may be uncomfortable in the sanctuary.


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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