Events at Riverside


BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS Sunday, October 6th. All are invited to bring their two and four legged friends, as wells as any beloved finned, winged or crawling creatures. Photos welcome too. Special visitor: “Jack” the Owl from the Rowena Wildlife Clinic.

TUESDAY VIGILS The Justice and Witness team invites you to join in a “Love Your Neighbor” vigil this Tuesday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in front of Riverside Church.  Every Tuesday through October we will stand with others in the community to show our support for our immigrant neighbors and witness to the extravagant love of God.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 Alejandro Jimenez, author of past Hood River Reads selection  “Moreno, Prieto, Brown” will speak at our Sunday church service and at a discussion after worhship.

REMEMBERING ALL SAINTS During the month of October, we will remember and honor the beloved saints in our lives – those who have shown us what it means to ive and love in the ways of Jesus. You are invited and encouraged to bring a photo or other symbol of one who has been a saint iin your life and place it on the “All Saints’ table in the back of the sanctuary. Our celebration will culminate with an All Saints worship service on Sunday, October 27, including a special opportunity to recognize our beloved Riverside elders at an after-church event.

 SHOELACE COLLECTION Riverside youth will be collecting shoelaces and combs through October to be sent to the Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas, a ministry of hospitality serving migrants on the border since 1978. Collection box is in the Riverview Room.

RODGER SCHOCK COMMUNITY ORGAN Thanks to your generous giving we’ve raised more than $20,000 in our Organ Donor Campaign. If you haven’t yet had a chance to make a contribution in honor of our beloved Rodger Schock, there’s still time. Simply place a check in the offering plate or donate on-line at our website:  We’re eager to get the organ renovated and playable again as soon as possible!

INQUIRER’S GATHERING If you’re new to Riverside and/or would like to learn more about this community of faith you are warmly invited to join Pastor Vicky for an “Inquirer’s Gathering” on October 26 from 9:30-noon. RSVP to the church office or Pastor Vicky.

SAVE THE DATE for our annual all-church retreat at Camp Adams November 1-3. A sacred time of rest, renewal, connection and FUN for those of all ages. Registration begins in October.