COVID-19 response

We want to let you know how White River is responding to the situation surrounding COVID-19 and answer some frequently asked questions. 

What is White River's plan to reopen?

God is creating a pathway for us to return to in-person worship services in the weeks ahead. 

Reopen Plan

Is White River still having weekend services? 

In-person services for all locations resumed June 11 & 13/14. Online services continue on Sundays at 9 am or 11 am.  

livestream  facebook 

Is programming available for children and students? 

In-person programming has not yet resumed for children and students. Family Services are being held on Thursdays at 6:30 pm at Remnant (101 W Main St, Arcadia) and Sundays at 11 am in the Cafe (gym) in Noblesville. Family services will be shared on the student YouTube channel each week for those who feel more comfortable worshiping from home. Videos and activity guides are available online each week for preschool and elementary children

I’ve never live streamed the service before. How do I do that? 

Click here. You will see a list of upcoming and past events. You can view past events at any time by just clicking on the event image or title. Upcoming events will be available to watch at the designated time listed.

livestream guide

What if I want to be baptized? 

Baptisms are still happening but need to be scheduled in advance to allow for sanitation of the baptistry. 

I'm interested in being baptized

How can I give to White River when I'm not there? 

Even though we will not be meeting together for weekend worship service, ministry is still happening. Not meeting for services will create a financial hardship for our church. Will you help us by giving online? Thank you for being so generous.

  • You can give online or through the White River app. 
  • If you have a CCB account, you can give here
  • If you do not have a CCB account, you can give here
  • You can make giving easy by setting up a recurring gift. Here’s how to set it up: 
    • Login to Church Community Builder and click the Give Button on the upper right.
    • Select an option and set up your gifts on the appropriate schedule for your budget. You can choose to schedule a gift to be paid weekly, every two weeks, monthly, quarterly (once every three months) or annually. 
    • You can also give a one-time gift by setting the number of occurrences to '1.'

guide to online giving

ONLINE GIVING VIDEO GUIDE

If you have questions about any of these options, please contact .

I missed Commitment Weekend and would like to make a commitment to Transform. 

If you missed Commitment Weekend, you can submit a commitment card online. We are excited to see how God will use our collective commitments to transform a life, a church and a community.

Transform  commitment card

What about White River Sports? 
  • The Sports Fields behind the church are currently closed.
  • The fall season of Youth Soccer has been canceled.
Are groups and Bible studies still meeting? 

Some groups and Bible studies have begun meeting in person again, following social distancing guidelines. Please check with your study or group leader for information about your specific group. 

  • High school small group leaders will be setting up times for their small groups to meet via Zoom. 
  • Middle school small group leaders will be reaching out to their students throughout the weeks we are not meeting in person.
  • Same as U is now holding in-person classes at the Noblesville facility. 
Is the White River Food Pantry open? 

As of today, the Food Pantry will be open on Thursdays from 1-6 pm and will utilize drive-through distribution of prepackaged bags. Food will be brought to recipients’ vehicles, rather than guests coming in and choosing their food items. 

How can I support the Food Pantry? 

You can donate any of the following: pasta, pasta sauces, canned goods, peanut butter, jelly, beans, rice, canned meats, chunky soups with meat, and bars of soap.

Drop-off donations at the following times:
Tuesdays 9 am - 4 pm
Wednesdays 9 am - 4 pm
Thursdays 10 am - 12 pm & 3 - 6 pm

Park near the big garage door at 1605 N. 10th Street, enter through the door to the right of the garage door and there should be someone to assist you. If you do not see anyone, please place your donations in the large yellow bin with the "Donations Here" sign just inside the door. Thank you!

Volunteering:
You will receive an email by Friday of that week for 3-hour serving shifts for the following Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday that you may choose from as long as space is available in the volunteer serving groups of 10 or less. To volunteer, please complete this brief form: 

Food pantry volunteer

Is Thursday Dinner Table still meeting?   

Thursday Dinner Table will not meet until further notice. 

I’m planning to go on a mission trip soon. Are those still happening? 

The following trips will not happen as planned:

  • Belize 

There are no changes to other scheduled trips at this time. Please check back for updates.  

Can I have a wedding at White River? 

Due to current COVID restrictions and construction plans, we will not be scheduling or hosting on-site weddings until further notice. 

How can I submit a prayer request? 

You can submit prayer requests online. 

Prayer

How can I help my neighbors?  

Looking for a way to encourage your neighbor? If you have access to a printer, download this note, personalize it, and share it with your neighbor. If you don't have a printer, you can handwrite a note to share. 

neighbor note

Questions or concerns?

If you’d like to share your thoughts, concerns, questions and ideas with us as we navigate our response to this situation, we’d love to hear from you. Your input and feedback are truly important to us. Please contact us with any questions or comments.