Friday, December 1, Noon: Advent Concert featuring the Hood River Valley High School Choir
Saturday, December 2, 9:30 – 11:30: Greening of the Church… for those of all ages. Bring gloves and clippers if you have them. There will be treats and warm beverages.
Sunday, December 3 – Sunday December 24: Bring gifts to the Giving Tree. See story below about needs.
Sunday, December 3: Begin the morning with a study of “All Creation Awaits: The Advent Mystery of New Beginnings” at 9:15. Worship at 10:30. First Sunday of Advent. We light the candle of hope.
Friday, December 8, Noon: Advent Concert featuring jazz guitarist Charles Crosman.
Sunday, December 10: Begin the morning with a study of “All Creation Awaits: The Advent Mystery of New Beginnings” at 9:15. Worship at 10:30. Second Sunday of Advent. We light the candle of peace. Children’s play. Pockets of Plenty Offering for Helping Hands Against Violence.
Friday, December 15, Noon: Advent Concert featuring Tim Mayer and Friends
Saturday, December 16, 4:30-6:00 p.m.: Christmas Caroling. Meet in the Riverside parking lot. More details to follow.
Sunday, December 17 Begin the morning with a study of “All Creation Awaits: The Advent Mystery of New Beginnings” at 9:15. Worship at 10:30. Third Sunday of Advent. We light the candle of joy.
Wednesday, December 20, 5 p.m.: Longest Night Campfire Service at the home of the Vogels.
Friday, December 22, Noon: Advent Concert featuring Riverside Community Church Chancel Choir, directed by Diana Beterbide, along with Kristen Warnock & Friends.
Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24
10:30 a.m.: Morning worship. Fourth Sunday of Advent. We light the candle of love.
7:00 p.m.: Candle light service for all ages.
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Who We Are
For more than 100 years Riverside Community Church, United Church of Christ, has shared the extravagant love of God in the Columbia River Gorge.
We are a Christian community of faith that is spiritually alive, intellectually curious and open to fresh movements of the Spirit.
We believe that God is still speaking and, as followers of Jesus, we seek to listen and respond. In the ways of
Jesus, we love our neighbors and seek justice for the whole of creation. All who seek to know the living God are welcome in this place!
We are an “Open and Affirming” congregation, affirming the full inclusion of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender persons (LGBTQ+) in the church’s life and ministry.
We are an “Immigrant Welcoming” congregation, called by our faith to stand together with our undocumented and documented immigrants brothers, sisters and their families.
We seek to honor and protect the gifts of God’s creation, divesting our financial resources from the fossil fuel industry, reinvesting in renewable energy and striving to reduce our use of fossil fuels.
Riverside is one of the more than 5,000 communities of faith that make up the United Church of Christ (UCC). The UCC has been on the cutting edge of justice movements in the U.S. since its work to abolish slavery in the 1800’s.