Apr 26, 2013 - StaffRiverton United Methodist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Mark Thurman, has begun a contemporary service at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday.
The more modern format emphasizes contemporary praise and worship music and an undated order of service. The praise band has been assembled and currently consists of worship team leader Marissa Selvig, Carolyn Hunter, Scott and Lori Morrow, and Pastor Mark Thurman.
These changes are in keeping with a major remodeling of the chancel area of the sanctuary, which has been an ongoing project for the past couple of years. Phase I was completed in 2011. Phase II, which includes carpeting of the sanctuary and all new audio/visual equipment, is now in the installation process.
The church is striving to add worship options and provide for the needs of all ages.
In conjunction with the contemporary service, a children's church program will be held each week, led by Ryan and Marissa Selvig. A nursery also will be provided.
The traditional service will continue at 8 a.m. and will feature the chancel choir and the bell choir under the direction of Marissa Selvig and accompanied by the regular organist, Carolyn Hunter.
The summer schedule will remain the same as the winter schedule.
For more information, call the Riverton United Methodist Church at 856-2544. The church is located at 1116 W. Park Ave., Riverton.
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