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Welcome to Riverbend United Church, an Affirming congregation of the United Church of Canada.  No matter what, you are welcome here.  Please feel free to reach out and let us know you’re here. You can subscribe to our weekly emails by clicking here.

June 11, 2021

Our weekly service will be available at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 13th. Click here for direct access to the video.

Message from Valerie

Please click here for this week’s service of worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday to join with others or anytime after that.

This week we enjoy three new choir pieces including a special anthem; we also meet Don and Dianne Trenn in the Faces of Faith segment, and I offer a reflection on the parable of the mustard seed.

Jesus tells us the kingdom of God is like a mustard seed— growing from the tiniest moment and spreading across the earth. When have you experienced the holy growing from something tiny and unexpected? I’d love to hear your stories. Feel free to reach out if you would like to share them.



At this time we continue with our pre-recorded services. Please watch for updates regarding returning to in-person worship later this summer.

Zoom Coffee and Fellowship

Join us for Zoom Coffee and Fellowship 10:00 – 10:25 Sunday mornings. Click here for the link to the Zoom Room.

Call for Submissions

Summer is approaching, and so is the summer edition of our newsletter, The Front Pew. We welcome contributions – personal, informative, and/or reflective – from anyone in our church community. Pictures would also be welcome. Please send material to Bev Sawyer (bevsawyer@telusplanet.net) by Friday, June 18 – in Word if possible. Thanks to all who contribute, in the many ways necessary to keep this publication alive

Outreach Committee 

As usual, we are providing Father’s Day lunch at the Bissell Centre on Sunday, June 20.  Like last year, we will buy and deliver purchased, wrapped designated foods in 200 lunch bags.  No volunteer duties are required.  Please consider making a financial donation prior to June 13 in one of four ways:

  • Drop off a cheque or cash at the church. Please call first to ensure that the office is open (780-430-7275).
  • Call Judi Cook at 780-435-0838 if you would like us to pick up your donation.
  • Send us your donation by e-transfer to contactus@riverbendunited.org.  Please designate your donation to the Outreach Committee.
  • Mail a cheque to the church and indicate that it is for the Outreach Committee.

You will receive a tax-deductible receipt for a minimum $20 donation. If we have extra money, we will use it to buy socks for the Bissell Centre to distribute to inner city residents.  Thank you so much from your Outreach Committee.  For further information please contact Judi Cook at 780-435-0838 or by email at judi@royallepage.ca, or Erin James at 780-987-4702.

Earth Day Initiatives

During our April 18th Earth Day worship led by Jill Spaner and Carolyn Miller, the congregation was encouraged to undertake an initiative to help minimize the environmental impact of human living on the planet. These ranged from eating meatless one day per week to looking at low-energy options when replacing appliances. Jill and Carolyn would love to hear from anyone who embraced one (or more!) of the initiatives or indeed came up with their own, so that they can be shared in the next edition of the Front Pew, for which submissions are due by June 18th.  You can email Carolyn and Jill at carolyn62miller@gmail.com, they look forward to hearing from you!