In-person (masked) Sunday worship will continue at Riverbend United Church with a limit of 30% capacity.  We also continue to live-stream our services for those not attending in person.  Please be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay updated.

This week

Click here for this week’s service of worship to be live-streamed at 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning and also held in-person.

This week in worship, we celebrate Dr. Joanne Olson’s 15 years as RUC’s Parish Nurse as she retires from this position. Joanne will share with us her reflection on these years in ministry.  You can participate by bringing a note of gratitude to Joanne on Sunday or emailing it to We will print it and give it to her.

Please see the Announcements below and have a blessed weekend,




Update – Fall Book Study

Join us for our Fall Book study, the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle which will now begin Wednesday, October 6th at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.  Please contact Valerie if you are interested.

Zoom Coffee and Fellowship

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

Isaac’s Honey is back!

Fresh from bees 500 m. from the Church, Isaac’s local, organic honey is back!  $15.00 per 500 ml.  jar (~1.5 lbs).  All revenue goes to the Church.   For those not yet returning in person, orders of 2 or more jars will be delivered!  Email to with your address.  Happy customers say, “It isn’t good, it’s divine.”

Grocery Gift Cards

Socially distant sales of grocery cards will be available from September 27th to October 3rd, October 18th to 24th and October 25th to 31st.   A portion of all sales goes to the Church.  Denominations of $25, $50, $100 and $500 are available.  Please call or text Doug Michalko at 587.982.3703 to coordinate details and a time for the hand off!

The Front Pew

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the latest edition of The Front Pew please Click here.  In the newsletter, Marv Severson writes about the upcoming changes to Riverbend United ‘s Youth Ministry as we welcome Luke Nelson and Madison Prairie as youth group leaders.  There’s so much more to read, be sure to check it out!

Last Outdoor Concert

Enjoy music?  Love being outdoors?  We have the perfect solution for you.  Join us Saturday, September 25th on the church lawn for the last outdoor concert of this season.  All you need to bring is either a blanket or chair, yourself and some friends.  Full details of the performers can be found at

Riverbend ROCKS tutor position

The Riverbend ROCKS community organization is looking for a part-time tutor (evenings and weekends) for 10 hours per week for children ages 6 to 12 in the areas of basic numeracy and math.  If you are interested, please click here ROCKs tutor posting for more details and how to apply.