One church can be better than two. Riva Trace Baptist Church and First Baptist Church Edgewater are coming together as one. Our combined ministries and resources will provide a stronger foundation for our church and the community we serve. Join us to see God’s amazing work first-hand and build stronger faith, healthier families, and more friends. We are going to be better together than we ever were apart!


The Bible says “as iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” We believe that same principle holds true for us—vand together we’ will sharpen our faith. Our churches have a 90-year combined history of serving God and our community. As we combine, we’ are taking our foundation of active faith, sacrificial community service, and healthy family relationships to a whole new level. Come join us and strengthen your faith.


Families take many forms —and helping them flourish can be challenging in today’’s world. We believe worshipping, serving and growing together spiritually, helps nurture a healthy family. As our churches unite, we are designing specialized ministries to help families thrive. Bring your family and join us as we grow and become a better church family together.


We live in a busy digital world. All too often our calendars are full and our hearts are empty. Giving back with our time, talents, and resources alongside others who are doing the same, creates community and builds friendships. Good churches challenge us to give of ourselves, and along the way, lasting friendships are created. Join us as we develop better friendships and give back to the greater community.

CityServe 2016

CityServe is a day of service where members and friends work together to meet various needs and challenges affecting neighbors in our community.

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time: 6:30 am
Place: To Be Determined

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Trunk or Treat Family Fun Night

Join us for a night of fun, adventure, and fellowship, at this year’s fall Trunk or Treat night. This is a family safe event! Bring children (up to 5th grade) dressed in costume. Take your child from trunk to trunk, check out the cool decorations and get goodies.

S’mores, hay rides, apple cider, pictures take, hot chocolate and more!

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Place: RTBC Parking lot

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First Responder Thanksgiving Meals

While families enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together, first responders are hard at work protecting and serving the community. Join us as we serve our local first responders who give so much, a Thanksgiving meal.

Date: Thursday, November 24, 2016
Time: Varies

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Christmas Eve

Family Service - 5:00 pm

Specially designed for families with school age children, this service features the Bible story of the first Christmas, a wonderful time of singing your favorite Christmas Carols and a short message for parents. Just 45 minutes in length, both parents and kids will enjoy this time of preparation and celebration of Christmas.

Contemporary Candlelight Service - 8:00 pm

Come prepare your heart for Christmas by singing some of your favorite Christmas Carols and celebrating the gift of Christ to our world through the lighting of candles. Contemporary Christmas music and a Christmas message will make this the most special hour of the Christmas season for you and your family.

Date: Saturday, December 24, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Place: RTBC Worship Center

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