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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.

August 20th, 2021


Our weekly service will be available at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 22nd. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay updated.

 

David Greenwood Memorial August 21st @ 11 a.m. 


Message from Valerie

This week in worship, we join our RUC Office Manager Jackie Hunt in her garden, all created on a deck. She tells us of starting with seeds in winter with a whole lot of hope, a lovely metaphor for the spiritual journey.

In our Faces of Faith segment of worship, we hear from Ray and Diane Hawrelak as they tell us what inspires them to serve in the many ways they do.

Please join us either Sunday at 10:30 or anytime thereafter. And if you missed last week’s inspiring Choir Hymn service, it can be found on our RUC YouTube channel.

In our Prayers

Two of our members joined the Communion of Saints this week and we are invited to keep their families in our prayers:

  • Dave Greenwood, who served in a variety of leadership positions in the church including Board Chair and the 40th Anniversary Committee. We will celebrate Dave’s life in a private family service at the church— to be live-streamed out— tomorrow, Saturday, August 21 at 11:00 am. The link for the live-stream is found here.
  • Alice Ostlund, who was a quietly bright spirit, always present in worship as long as she could be. She played a key role in the church installing the new T-coil hearing aid system that sends the sound directly into hearing aids. We will celebrate Alice’s life at the church on Saturday, September 11 at 11 am.

We are blessed thus far as a congregation to have no Co-Vid related deaths. Please keep wearing your masks in public places and let’s keep it that way as Delta surges.

Peace,
Valerie


Announcements

In-person Worship

We are currently planning to return to in-person worship on September 12, with live-streaming available for those who remain home. We will appreciate masks being worn out of courtesy for all present. Watch for further updates as that week approaches.

Summer Outdoor Concerts

Enjoy music? Love being outdoors? We have the perfect solution for you. Each Saturday, during the summer, at 2pm, you can enjoy a live music concert on the church lawn. All you need to bring is either a blanket or chair, yourself and some friends. On a hot day there is shade to be found! Full details of the performers can be found at www.brassmonkeyarts.com.

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.

Grocery Gift Card Sales

Socially distant sales of grocery gift cards will be available from August 16th to 22nd and August 30th to September 5th.  Please text Doug Michalko to coordinate pick-up details and a time for the hand off.  Denominations of $25, $50, $100 and $500 are available.