Riverside Newsletters, Archived Here

Our weekly newsletter, The Riverside Current covers events in the week ahead at Riverside. The newsletter at the beginning of each month is an expanded news magazine, with a look at the month ahead, as well as profiles and reports from our treasurer and moderator.

If you would like to receive Riverside’s newsletter, plus any special announcements, please send an e-mail to newsletter editor Kathy Watson or call Kathryn in the church office at 541-386-1412.

Most Recent Weekly Newsletters:

July 11: Moved From Fear to Action

July 5: In the Same Boat Now

June 30: Keeping it Simple

June 20: How Good and Pleasant it is

June 13: So Much Life!

June 6: A Message From Mom

May 30: Jesus Would Not Be Silent  

May 23: A Necessary Fire

May 16: The Helpers Among Us

May 9: Conflict, But Always With Love

May 2: A Glass Overflowing

April 25: It’s Celebration Sunday!

April 18: The Season of Letting Go Continues

April 11: Holding and Letting Go

April 4: A New Way is Possible

March 28: Beginning in the Dark

March 21: Picking Up Our Fir Branches

March 14: Easter is Almost Here

March 7: A Happy Unintended Consequence

February 29: Bold Faces for Holy Love

February 22: What Cross is Yours?

February 15: Following Jesus Into the Fray

February 8: The Dusty Truth of Our Lives

February 1: And We Will Rise

January 25: Through the Purple Doors

January 18: The Unstoppable

January 4: A Tender Heart, a Watchful Eye

December 29: The Musics in Our Hearts

December 21: No Time for a Child

December 14: Following Mary

December 7: As Vulnerable as Chickadees

November 30: Pause, Breathe, Listen

November 23: Dinner Awaits!

November 16: Blessing and Struggle

November 9: No Power, No Water, No Worries!

November 2: What I Can, With What I Have

October 26: The Distant Horizons

October 19: Hearts Cracked Open

October 12: One Precious Life

October 5: Pole Bean Wisdom

Sept. 28: Encounter at Lyle Falls

September 21: The Sound of Grace

September 14: What’s the Limit of Forgiveness?

September 7: Welcome Home

August 31: Golden Books Wisdom

August 24: It’s Poetry Sunday

August 18: A Whole Day of “Wow!

August 10: Of Blueberries and Foursquare

August 3: An Audacious Instruction 

July 27: Life Giving Water

July 20: A Bright Beacon of Love

July 13: Tending Our Gardens

July 6: Precious Little Things

June 29: Interconnected, One and All

June 15: The Sounds of Music

June 8: A Bolt of Lightening, Perhaps?

June 1: A Windy Proposition

May 25: The Birth of the Church

May 18: It Takes a Village

May 11: Never Alone

May 4: Burning Hearts

April 27: I Shall Not Want

April 20: Fifty-three years later

April 13: Scarred, Like Us

April 6: A Hard Road Ahead

March 30: Which Way Will you Choose?

March 23: Along Comes Jesus

March 16: The Voiceless and the Vanishing

March 9: A Fine, Motley Crew

March 2: The Easter Questions 

February 22: Creatures of Holy Dust

February 16: Cracked Open Hearts

February 9: Lighting Up The World

February 2: The Salty Ones

January 26: Our Mission

January 19: Follow Me

January 12: Beloved? Yes You Are

January 5: Heads up!

December 29: Impossible? Not With God

December 22: A Subversive, High Stakes Drama

December 15: Love’s Birthplace

December 8: Shivering In Anticipation

December 1: Moving Towards the Manger

November 25, 2022: Wonder, Awe & Generosity

November 17: A Safe Circle

November 10: Venturing Into Wild Places

November 3: When Doors Open for Everyone

October 27: The Saints Who Light Fires In Us

October 20: True Confessions

October 13: Doing the Unthinkable

October 6: Our Wild Connection to Creation

Sept 29: No Place Like Home Indeed

Sept. 22: Eyes to See

Sept 15: Wrestling With the Hard Questions

Sept. 8 Reflections of Gratitude

Sept 1: Life Is Beautiful

August 25: A Holy Conversation

August 18: How To Find A Poet

August 11: A Cool Lemonade

August 4: Being Beloved

July 24: The Land That Raise You

July 21: The Words of My Mouth

July 14: Sweet As Joy

July 7: Draw the Circle

June 30: Interdependence Day

June 23: Baby, I Was Born This Way

June 16: Cheating Gravity

June 9:Jesus the Boundary Crosser

June 2: Winds of Love

May 26: The Sound of a Breaking Heart

May 19:  Living On God’s Clock

May 12: Word of the Day: Wow!

May 5: In the Potter’s Hands

April 28: A Courageous Act

April 21: The Holy Uprising Has Begun

April 7: Reckoning with Fear

March 31: The Turning of Death Into Life

March 24: Lost and Found

March 17: She Just Did What She Could

March 10: Getting to Know the Neighbors

March 3: From Ashes to Easter: Our Lenten Journey

February 17: Jesus, the Boundary Crosser

February 10: Challenging Our Comfort

February 3: And Then Jesus Showed Up

January 27: Dressing Mr. Potato Head

January 20: Preparing to Journey Home

January 13: Across Divisions

January 6: Show Up, Speak Up

December 30: Let’s Be Frank

December 23: The Awe and the Straw

December 16: Look Up!

December 9: Joy to the World!

December 2: Jesus, The Boundary Crosser

November 25: Wherever You Are: Thanks Be

November 18: The Subversive Power of Gratitude

November 11 Music to My Ears

November 4 Rejoice & Pray . . . Always

October 28 Hear New Music, Get Happy

October 21 Happy Hours Indeed

October 14 Planted Together

October 10 A Leap of Faith

September 23 A God of Second Chances

September 16 A Journal of Wow

September 9 Jesus, the Boundary Crosser

September 2 Givers of Shade

August 26 It’s in our DNA

August 19 Lessons at the Table

August 5 Of Peaches and Revelations

July 29 Reaching for Summer’s Bounty

July 22 The Unimaginable

July 15 What Will You Water?

July 8 What We Need for This Day

July 1 Interdependence Day

June 23 Following Jesus

June 17 Peace in The Storm

June 10 Running the Race

June 3 Prepare for a Wild Time

May 26 The Mysterious Winds of the Spirit

May 19 Together Again!

May 12 On our Knees Together

May 6 Joy that is Complete

April 28 We Need Each Other

April 20 I am someone…I can do something

April 14 Bread For This Day

April 8 Breathtaking News: Christ is Risen

April 1 Daring To Follow

Mar 30 Easter Week Services

Mar 25: The Button Pushers in our Lives

Mar 18 A Sweet and Joyful Return

Mar 10: The Heart That Gives

Mar 3: Inclining Toward The Light

Feb 24: Somewhere Under The Rainbow

Feb 16: Our Dusty Destiny

Feb 10: Wisdom and Wrinkles

Feb 3: Ashes & Valentines

Jan 13: Beautifully Made: All of Us

Jan 6 The Wise Ones Are Here

Jan 1 Nothing is Impossible with God

Dec 24 Christmas Eve Services Like No Other

Dec 23 Let Us Meet At The Manger

December 9  Holy Laughter

December 2: Expectant Hopes

November 19: The Power of An Egg

November 11: The Marshmallow Question

November 4: The Real Purpose of the Church

October 28: The Lights that Lead Us

October 22: Neighbor Love

October 14: Winds of Change

October 7: All God’s Earthworms

October 1: A Place for You at the Table

Sept. 24: The Sacred Season of Fall

Sept. 16: Right Now at This Precise Place

Sept 13: A Conflagration

Sept 3, 2020: A Very Different Back to School

August 28: An Invitation

August 21: Courageous Women

 August 13, 2020: Soaring on Eagle’s Wings

August, 2020:  A World Bigger than our Fears

July 23, 2020: Yet Again, You Show Up

July 16, 2020: You Show Up

July 9: The Healing Power of Poetry

July 2020,  “Hard Conversations, Gracious God”

June 25, 2020: A Fond Farewell

June 18, 2020: Seeing Anew

June, 2020 “Uprising of Spirit and Community”

Church member Charlie Warren wears his mask during a casual parade past his home organized by Riverside members upon his return from winter in Mexico

May, 2020  “Are We There Yet?

April, 2020“Empty Hands, Tender Hearts

March, 2020 “Two Dates and a Dash

February, 2020 “Lessons from the Flock

January, 2020 “The Coming of the Wise Ones