How We Come Together

Sunday Service

Church in the time of Covid has made our Sunday services a very different experience. Instead of meeting in our historic sanctuary, complete with stained glass, pipe organ, choir and offering plates, we have been meeting via Zoom. You are warmly invited to Zoom in, where the miracle of togetherness, music and joy still abounds.

Connect by 10:15 if you’d like to visit a “chat room” or at 10:30 for service, and stay after for virtual hospitality time. Bring your own coffee and snacks!

You are invited to have a candle and a glass of water with you for the service.

Here is the Zoom link. To join our service just click here!

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Outdoor Services

COVID-19 has changed the way we can meet together. We gather via Zoom, described above, and once a month, under the current guidelines of Phase One in Hood River County, we gather as a group of 25 or less in an outdoor setting.

If you would like to attend one of these services, please reserve a seat in advance. You can contact  Lorre in the church office to ask about the next scheduled outdoor service, and to reserve a place for you and your family. When you attend, please bring a chair and wear a mask.

Keep in Touch

Want to know all that this active congregation is doing each week? Please sign up for the Riverside e-mail newsletters by sending a registration request to our editor,  Kathy Watson. Just request the newsletters, and send her the email addresses of those in your family who want the newsletter.

Meet New Friends

Read, quilt, gather and talk: Riversiders come together to build and serve community and each other. Here are a few ways you can join in:

Art and Spirit Circle

Art and Spirit Circle: When we can meet together, we create art, such as family altars, crowns, mandalas. Like so many things at Riverside, no experience required! For more information on upcoming Art and Spirit Circles (when we can circle together again) contact Karen Harding.

 

Book Group

Our book group meets once a month to discuss a book. Currently, the group is meeting via Zoom and in person, at the same time, so that those who can’t meet in person, and those who want to meet in person, can all meet together. Contact  Karen Roof to learn what’s on everyone’s nightstand this month, and when the group meets next for discussion.

Men’s Group

One Saturday morning a month Riverside men get together to figure out what it all means.

Hilarity often ensues, as does the “word of the month” and reflections on life.

Usually, they destroy a coffee cake or a box of donuts, but right now, the group meets via Zoom.

Contact Doug Roof for information about the next meeting, and to receive a Zoom link.

Prayer shawl group

It’s a comfort to draw a warm crocheted or knitted blanket around the shoulders of someone grieving, or a new mother. Join this group to help create shawls to be given as gifts by Pastor Vicky. To learn more, contact Nancy Pavlenko.

Quilting group

We have a Riverside tradition of creating a personalized quilt for each graduating high school senior.

Sewers are needed, but so are those who can simply iron and organize quilt pieces.

To find out more, contact master quilter  Kim Vogel.