Events at Riverside

Riverside Community Church

Annual Advent Concert Schedule

December, 2017

Please join us for this series of free, Friday – at – noon concerts at Riverside Community Church, 4th and State streets. The sanctuary , well known for its wonderful acoustics, is home to a beautiful Baldwin grand piano and 1969 pipe organ. It’s known as the go – to concert venue in downtown Hood River!

December 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rule Beasley

Over a span of 60 years, Rule Beasley has had a varied career in music as a pianist, both classical and jazz, a bassoonist, a composer, and a college professor. The Christmas music you will hear Rule play will include the usual holiday tunes plus standards by Gershwin, Rodgers, Berlin and Kern, Ellington and Strayhorn.

December 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .HRV High School

Featuring award – winning ensembles the Chamber Singers and Concert Choir, led by Dan Kenealy, band and choir teacher.

December 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Threeform

Threeform, featuring Tim Mayer, piano and vocals; Kit Garroutte, guitar, bass and vocals, and; Mike Grodner, drums, “likes all kinds of music, as long as it grooves.” G uest performers include Lynn Thomas and Paul Thompson. Threeform will perform jazz renditions of their favorite Christmas songs.


E-RAFFLE AT RIVERSIDE! Raffle tickets available today for the chance to win an electric car! This is a great way to promote the transition to clean energy, lower your carbon footprint, and raise funds for the justice and outreach work of Riverside. Tickets are available at $20 each, or 3 for $50. The car, a 2011 Nissan Leaf with only 35,000 miles and a range of more than 60 miles per charge has been gifted to Riverside by an anonymous donor. The drawing will be held in  December 20.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10  Community members are invited to hear the timely and prophetic words of guest speaker Michael Foster at Riverside Community Church during the 10:30 a.m. worship service on December 10.

Michael has a M.ED in Counseling Psychology and has worked with individuals and families for more than 20 years.

Motivated by his concern about the devastating impacts of climate change, particularly on children and youth, Michael participated in a coordinated national action with four other “valve turners” in October, 2016.   Together, they shutdown five pipelines carrying tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, into the U.S.—a stroke of environmental defiance that halted up to 15 percent of U.S. crude oil imports for almost a day.   Michael stood trial for his act of civil disobedience last October and is awaiting sentencing in early 2018. Foster’s message is entitled “A Voice in the Wilderness.”



Worship Service at 10:30 am

Candlelight Christmas Eve services at 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.

At 6:00, children are invited to bring a favorite stuffed creature to place at the manger. At 8:00, music will be provided by Diana Beterbide and the Riverside Chancel Choir.