STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

River City Community Center celebrates grand opening

The River City Church on Old US 231 is celebrating the opening of a new community center.

Posted: May 31, 2019 3:52 PM
Updated: Jun 1, 2019 11:42 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The River City Community Center in Lafayette is officially open to the public.

On Saturday, hundreds of people came out to celebrate and tour the new facility.

“The River City Community Center is a multi-functioning facility that has different rooms for all different types of people,” said Center Director Terry Gilbert.

Gilbert calls the center an extension of River City Church. It offers a space for everything from classrooms to conferences, banquets, and weddings.

“There's just something that happens when you open a community center,” said Gilbert. “Those barriers that may exist when people are coming into a church, they start to become removed.”

Gilbert hopes this facility helps transform lives. He said the key is building relationships.

“We think relationships are how things matter, how things take that next step,” said Gilbert. “We have volunteers, myself here as a director, we want to open ourselves to the community.”

For many community members who attended the grand opening, they say they’re looking forward to having this new resource so close to home.

Previous Story: 

The River City Church on Old US 231 is celebrating the opening of a new community center.

The River City Community Center will provide multiple services for those in the community.

A few of the features the center will offer include four conference rooms, an auditorium, and a banquet hall able to host 600 people. There will also be a large play area connected to the STEAM Academy, which is expanding to 18 classrooms.

A cafe will also call the center home, opening on June 10th. 

Center Director, Terry Gilbert, said he looks forward to the versatility of the center and its many services.

“We can go from one day having a reception for a wedding, the next day having a training or a seminar to the next day hosting our Sunday night youth services for our student ministries here.” Said Gilbert.

There will be an open house tomorrow from 11 a.n to 2 p.m where the public will be invited to tour the new center.

For more information on River City Church and the Community Center, visit the church website

West Lafayette
Overcast
65° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 65°
Kokomo
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 63°
Rensselaer
Overcast
61° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 61°
Fowler
Overcast
61° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 61°
Williamsport
Overcast
65° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 65°
Crawfordsville
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 60°
Frankfort
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 64°
Delphi
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 61°
Monticello
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 61°
Logansport
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 63°
Some more showers & storms ahead.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 67122

Reported Deaths: 2971
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion14578718
Lake6994269
Elkhart456676
Allen3557157
St. Joseph307179
Hamilton2446104
Cass17439
Hendricks1731105
Vanderburgh167912
Johnson1631118
Porter114439
Tippecanoe108511
Clark106245
Madison83364
LaPorte81829
Kosciusko81412
Howard79864
Marshall73922
Bartholomew72747
Monroe67430
Floyd66544
Delaware62852
Boone62646
Noble62428
Dubois61612
Hancock60837
Jackson5474
LaGrange53910
Shelby50826
Grant49629
Warrick48830
Dearborn45628
Vigo45410
Morgan41232
Henry35818
Clinton3493
White34410
Montgomery33621
Lawrence32527
Wayne3139
Decatur31032
Harrison28222
Miami2562
Scott24410
Daviess24019
Greene23534
Putnam2178
DeKalb2144
Jennings20812
Jasper1992
Franklin19710
Gibson1963
Steuben1953
Ripley1867
Perry17012
Orange16124
Starke1617
Wabash1553
Posey1540
Fayette1507
Jefferson1482
Whitley1446
Carroll1392
Fulton1391
Wells1292
Knox1260
Huntington1183
Spencer1103
Newton10910
Washington1071
Randolph1024
Tipton1025
Clay945
Jay810
Adams792
Rush794
Owen781
Sullivan741
Pulaski711
Brown691
Fountain622
Benton600
Blackford512
Parke461
Ohio454
Switzerland430
Martin420
Crawford410
Pike410
Vermillion340
Union280
Warren191
Unassigned0200

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events