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        Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th

  • 5:00 p.m. Candlelight Service with Choir
  • 7:00 p.m. Candlelight Service with Choir & Handbells
  • 9:00 p.m. Candlelight Communion Service

We are a vibrant, open and inclusive United Church faith community in south west Edmonton, Alberta and we welcome you no matter what. We worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings and offer children and youth programming.  We voted in November, 2018 to become an official Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Canada and we will be celebrating this new designation in the spring of 2019.  Stay tuned!

Our minister, Rev. Valerie Oden can be reached at the church office at 780.430.7275 from Monday to Thursday mornings or at valerie@riverbendunited.org.  Rev. Tom Sawyer, Minister Emeritus, is also available for pastoral care at 780.991.9776.

Dear Friends,

The church halls will ring with Christmas joy this weekend.  Saturday, December 15th at 4:00 p.m., we join our Choir and Handbells for the Community Christmas Carol Sing here at the church.  On Sunday, our children will lead us through “Don’t Freak out! A Christmas Pageant” during worship at 10:30 a.m. Christmas through the hearts of children will invite us into the wonderment of the season!

Next Wednesday evening, December 19th at 7:00 p.m. we offer a Christmas Healing Service in the Chapel for those who are finding this holiday season difficult.  All are welcome for this gathering meant to honour the grief and challenges in our lives and in our world.

In joy,


Christmas events & services

  • Wednesday, December 19th                                                                                                                                                        7:00 p.m. Healing Service
  • Sunday, December 23rd
    10:30 a.m.  Service with Choral Christmas Cantata