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July 12th, 2020

Dear Friends:

As the summer rolls on, and with our eyes on the world trying to stabilize, we continue our online worship services.  Click here for this week’s service on Youtube.

We explore Jesus saying “I am the vine, you are the branches,” with the help of Peter and Kimberly Udeh. We also dedicate our new sanctuary banners, created around the hymn For the Beauty of the Earth. Our thanks to Peggy Robinson, Sandra Marsh, Betty Otterdahl, and Audrey Skinner for the series of six very large, beautiful new banners.

Looking ahead, we have RUC Connects Outdoors coming up this Wednesday evening, followed by a sermon series called Conversations on Racism, and then an August Garden Tour. I need your help for that one!  Please see details for each of these events below.

Have a blessed weekend,

Upcoming Events:

  • RUC Connects Outdoors: This Wednesday, July 15, at 7:00 pm, bring a lawn chair to the church for a time of outdoor connection (properly distanced). There is no program other than being together. That matters. If it’s raining, you decide!
  • Conversations on Racism: For the Sunday worship July 19 and 26, Valerie will focus on racism in the pre-recorded YouTube services. Then Wednesdays July 22 and 29 the conversations will be in person at the church and simultaneously on Zoom, starting at 7:00 pm. In preparation, please click here to watch the CBC documentary The Skin We’re In. This is not an easy conversation to have, but it’s a vital one.


  • Do you have a garden you would like other RUC members to enjoy virtually?  Please email Valerie in anticipation of a possible August Garden Tour: valerie@riverbendunited.org. This is the one I could use your help with, Gardeners! Thanks!
  • If you have recent photos of you or other church members, especially around the church, please email them to contact@riverbendunited.org. They will be used for our hymns in the recorded services on YouTube, so please be sure permission is given by any others in the photos. Thanks!
  • Would you like to connect for conversation with other church members? All are welcome each Wednesday at 3:00 on Zoom. Contact our office at contact@riverbendunited.org for the link.