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Prayer Shawl Knitters

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA is in need of Comfort Shawls for their patients with cancer. The Beth Israel comfort shawls initiative is part of the chaplains’ “comfort carts,” where chaplains bring a cart of fresh food, tissues, mints and a knitted shawl to patients and families during the dying process. Families can…

What a Glorious Day for Our Outdoor Service!

We held our services outdoors for the second time this year! We couldn’t have asked for a more glorious day than we had today! 75 degrees, low humidity, sometimes a brisk breeze, great company and a meaningful service and beautiful music. What a way to start a week! Brian had the electric keyboard outdoors, and…

Easter 2017

The church for our Easter 2017 services was beautiful. The front doors were adorned with Forcythia wreaths, the planters in the front of the church filled with yellow tulips, and the daffodils that were planted in the front of the church a couple years ago, were starting to bloom. It was in the 80’s this…

Palm Sunday | unitedriversidechurch.org

Palm Sunday April 9, 2017

What is Palm Sunday? Palm Sunday is one of the most important days in the Christian calendar after Christmas and Easter. Palm Sunday is the day we celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, one week before His resurrection (Matthew 21:1–11). As Jesus entered the holy city, He neared the culmination of a long…

Rummage Sale | unitedriversidechurch.org

Rummage Sale April 22 – POSTPONED

Our Rummage Sale is POSTPONED until a later date! Check back for further details! Do your Spring cleaning, help the community get some great clothes and household items, and help your church at the same time! Great bargains! Snack Bar with beverages and desserts. Parking in rear. Join us Saturday April 22, 2017. 9:30 am…

St Patricks Day Luncheon | unitedriversidechurch.org

St Patrick’s Day Luncheon March 19

Join us after services for our St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon on March 19. Tickets are $ 8.00 each. Enjoy an Irish dinner of ham, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, along with Irish desserts. Come join us for a great service and then a delicious lunch. Don’t forget to wear something green! Even if you’re not Irish, everyone’s…

Lent | unitedriversidechurch.org

What is Lent?

Believe it or not, but I’ve heard this question asked many times. Lent begins Ash Wednesday (this year it’s March 1, 2017), and lasts 40 days, not counting Sundays. This is a time to reflect in prayer and fasting and to be closer to God. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, which means…

Four Chaplains Sunday

Sunday, February 5, 2017 we will be observing “Four Chaplains Sunday”. On February 3, 1943, an Army transport ship called the Dorchester, carrying American soldiers through the icy North Atlantic on their way to serve in World War II, was about 100 miles off the coast of Greenland in rough sea. More than 900 people…

“Souper” Bowl – Feb 5th

We’re going to celebrate our New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI with our “Souper Bowl” after church services. Game day food….chili, quesadillas, soups, you name it…only $ 8.00. We’ll enjoy a great service, then loads of great food, just enough to tide you over to your Super Bowl Parties! So get on your Patriots…

Great Music Directors Day!

What a fantastic day we had today! We had some great music with Brian, and a special guest Gary T. playing the flute so beautifully. We had a great service, and some delicious food afterwards, and a guitar cake made by Debbie C. that was gorgeous! Loads of gifts for our fav Music Director, Brian!…