How We Come Together
We are currently meeting in-person in the Riverside sanctuary for morning worship, each Sunday at 10:30. Please wear a mask. t on Christmas Eve belongs to us all.
Hospitality Teams Back Action
Thank you to all those who helped provide hospitality after worship in the past and special thanks to those who served as hospitality team captains. With many hands, the load has been lightened and we have greatly reduced the passing of clipboards at church!
The goal of the teams is to ensure that there are a greater number of people to share the responsibilities each month. Our hope is that each active participant in the life of Riverside will assist with hospitality on one or two Sundays each year.
Lost track of which team you belong to? Here is the complete list. And if you don’t see your name and would like to help, please the church office at 541.386.1412.
January / July Team Captains: Elaine Johnson – 541.436.4520 Ann Becker – 541.490.4270
Sue & Phil Hukari
Kathy & Stu Watson
Leonard & Janet Wood
Charlie Warren (gone in January)
February / August
Team Captains: Vicky Stifter – 541.490.9119 Karen & Doug Roof – (Karen) 302.598.2741 (Doug) 302.598.5504
March / September
Team Captains: Alison Betzing – 541.370.5644 / Karen Jones – 541.705.0506
Doug & Michele Beaman
Susan & Alan Bell
David & Katie Skakel
Dick & Lizz O’Bannon (gone in March)
Don and Betty Shalhope
Kevin & Melissa Tokstad
April / October
Team Captains: Sandy Spellecy – 541.490.3479 Karen & Keith Harding – 541.352.7550 (Keith) 541.400.1003 (Karen)
Anna & Jim Diem
Greg & Nancy Johanson Paul
Gary & Gean Rains
David & Michelina Roth
Katie Cook & Tom Rietman
Charlie Buss & Jimmie Oates
Eric & JoEllen Bingener
May / November Team Captains: James Holloway – 650.302.1251 Donna McCoy – 541.380.1702
Helmut & Pam Riedl
Mary Ellen Holmes
June / December Team Captains: Ann Harris – 541.806.2525 Eileen Utroske – 541.308.0803
Tim & Wendy Foley
Marla St. John
Kim and John Vogel
Paul and Elaine Thompson
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.
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.
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.
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