That’s Amore! is Saturday, September 30
It’s almost time for RCC’s annual fall fundraising event themed “That’s Amore!” Saturday, September 30, 4:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the majestic Riverview Room.
Included in the dinner and ticket purchase is a pre-function gathering at 4:30 p.m. in the sanctuary for a look at the silent and live auction items. Peruse them all with a signature bellini cocktail of peaches and prosecco in hand, with live music by Andrea Algieri. Visit his website to learn more about him and his music.
Riverside’s kitchen team, led by chef Kathy Watson, will serve dinner, which includes wine from Mt. Hood Winery, in the Riverview Room:
– Antipasto platter of Stamboom charcuterie, cheeses, olives, fresh-baked focaccia with olive oil and balsamic
– Chicory Caesar salad
– Pork and beef meatballs, tomato vodka cream sauce, strozzapreti pasta.
– Vegetarian: Saute of butternut squash, sage, hazelnuts, cream sauce, strozzapreti pasta
Childcare and a kid’s dinner is available, so all the young families can have an Amore night out!
RCC’s notable ‘dessert auction’ will kick off our auctions, with twelve sweet and delectable offerings.
Bidding on silent auction items will be done a little differently this year. We will sell $5 raffle tickets. Buy as many as you want! To bid on an item, you’ll simply place your purchased raffle tickets into the jar dedicated to the item of your choosing. Bid on as many items as you want until you run out of tickets. One winner will be drawn. “This approach makes it affordable, fun and a whole lot less work on volunteers, while raising needed funds for our operating budget” says Kathryn Murray, who is helping to lead the planning team for the event.
A limited number of 50 “Golden” raffle tickets will also be available for purchase at $50 each. The winner of the golden ticket drawing wins the opportunity to choose one silent auction item of their choice, before winners are drawn.
You can buy an individual ticket for $75 each or a community table ticket for $70 each. The community table is limited to 12 tickets. Children’s dinner tickets are also available for $10. Scholarships are available if you need help with the ticket price! Call Kathryn in the office at 541-386-1412. Don’t be shy! We want everyone to come.
If you would like to be more involved and lend a hand before, during or after the event, please contact Kathryn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers are needed to decorate, set up, and procure silent and live auction items . . . and there’s always an open slot for helping clean up! Now, That’s Amore!
Looking for other ways to connect? This web site provides information about youth programs, adult education, volunteer opportunities, and numerous other ways to be part of this community of faith. No experience required!
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.