Coronavirus Information


Thanks everyone for hanging in there with us for the last 4 months. We know this has been a very unusual season. We have been wanting to get together and meet in person just as much as you all have!

And we are happy to announce that it’s finally happening!

We are planning on meeting in person on Sunday, July 19th for 2 services, 9am & 11am and we can’t wait! Due to the restrictions and requirements we will be approaching this very differently than a “normal” Sunday experience. We promise to send out information about all of that as we get closer to the 19th.
When/as things change we will make the necessary adjustments on our end. We appreciate your patience as we cautiously move forward with this phase of reopening.

For now we want to encourage you to be on the lookout for our Sunday Sign Ups – our first one will be posted on Sunday, July 12th. One of our requirements is to have everyone fill out a registration to attend services. This is for several reasons, one of the main ones is so we can abide by the 75 person regulation. Each Sunday at noon we will be posting the Sunday Sign Up for the following Sunday. We encourage you to sign up as quickly as possible as we are only able to accommodate a total of 150 people (children included) between both services. We will be continuing our live-streaming for those unable to make our in person gatherings.

For the July 19th service we will NOT have childcare. We plan on providing some activities to help kiddos in service.

We are looking forward to all your smiling (under your mask) faces!


Dear River Church Family,         

These past few weeks have been so different for all of us. This season has brought unique challenges and hardships as well as revealed to us what we truly treasure and appreciate. Not being able to meet weekly is something none of us foresaw happening in our lifetime. To be able to see and hear and hug people is a gift we dearly miss. While the online services have helped, it’s definitely not a replacement for the community we’ve been designed for.

The governor of Colorado has begun to reopen gatherings in our state, however, we are not quite at a place for meeting in our buildings. We are currently working towards new and different ways to encourage one another. Over the next few weeks we will lay out and communicate new plans for gathering, discipling, and supporting each other until the pandemic subsides. 

Although we do not know the end, we know God is in control and He will lead and guide us through this. He has prepared us for this season and He is preparing us for what is to come.

Thank you all for joining us on this journey. We continue to pray for each of you!


Mark and Jill Palmer


Based on government recommendations about large gatherings and in the best interest of you and our Durango community as a whole, WE WILL MOVE TO ONLINE SERVICES ONLY ON SUNDAY, MARCH 22.



We will live-stream both worship and a teaching message at 9:30am. You will be able to find it on our Facebook Page (PLEASE interact!) and also on our website and app.

How we connect will look different, for sure, but we can still worship together if even virtually.

If you cannot tune in live please note that we also make a video and audio version of our Sunday message available by 1:00pm each Sunday on our website and on our App.


We ask that you access our Sunday service at your convenience.



We are planning and assessing what student ministry and kids ministry will look like as online, “distance” ministries. This week (Spring Break week) was scheduled to be an “off” week anyway for next gen ministries, so we are using this week to get a solid plan in place. Stay tuned.

For resources on how to talk to your kids visit

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>We will frequently inform everyone to the best of our abilities through our:

  1. Our Website…this page is our info hub
  2. The River Church App (download via iTunes App Store and Google Play)
  3. If you do not already receive emails and would like to (Subscribe HERE)
  4. Social Media (FB and IG


4. Closures and Cancellations

The River Church Building will be closed until May 10th. This includes our office, all events, meetings and financial assistance. We will be returning phone calls and emails so feel free to contact us at 970-247-7777 or email

Events that are cancelled:

MDWK (until May 10th)

ROOTS Romania Missions Trip (July)

All TRCUniversity Classes (spring trimester)

Daddy Daughter Dance (had been postponed and is now cancelled)

MOPS (will resume in the fall)

Men’s Retreat (May)

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7