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Sunday Worship Service

You are invited to join us each Sunday for worship. Services begin at 11:00am. You can attend them both in-person or on Zoom.

Zoom links to our services are emailed out each week.

Our worship is filled with time for prayer, singing, and reflection on the Old and New Testament scriptures. Whether it's your first time back to church in a long while, or you come every Sunday, we welcome anyone who is seeking a time of community and an experience of Spirit.  

If you are interested in visiting us, check out our latest worship service.

Waves

Baptism

In accordance with the United Church of Canada, we here at Riverside United believe:

"As initiation into the church, the Body of Christ, baptism is an act of welcoming, blessing, and belonging. Baptism is also a celebration of God’s initiative and our response. It is God’s “Yes” to us, and our “Yes” to God. It is a sign of the Divine–human covenant of love flowing from God’s unmerited grace and pouring out in our lives of gratitude and commitment to God.

As described in Celebrate God’s Presence, the covenant of baptism thus recalls the fullness of God’s grace throughout the story of salvation in creation and in exodus, in wilderness and in exile, in birth and in death. In his baptism, Jesus received the Holy Spirit and was declared God’s beloved, he opened himself to repentance and forgiveness, and marked a new beginning in his ministry. In our baptism we are similarly claimed, called, and commissioned.… [Thus] our baptismal identity is both individual and communal.

 

Baptism honours the diversity of individuals and challenges us to be a community of equals."

As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.

-Galatians 3:27-28

For more information about baptisms, please contact us.

Holding Hands

Marriage

In the United Church, we see each person as a unique, loved creation of God and welcome all people to the full life of Christian community, including marriage. We believe God intends loving relationships to be faithful, responsible, just, healing, and sustaining of the couple and those around them, and that such relationships require preparation and nurture. The United Church celebrates the marriage of

  • same-sex couples

  • previously divorced people

  • couples of different religions

  • all people who believe in Jesus Christ and want to live faithful to his way"

             -https://united-church.ca/community-and-faith/welcome-united-church-canada/what-we-believe/marriage

If you or someone you know are interested in celebrating this joyous occassion with our church, please contact us.

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Funerals

During those most difficult times in life, our church seeks to be a comforting presence as you and your family experience loss and grief. 

We here at Riverside are here for you, and can help provide a space and time to remember and celebrate the life of your loved one. Our faith not only celebrates life in this world, but celebrates the promise of life after death. We offer our community and its leadership to you with God's love and grace.

Please contact us if you would like to plan a Celebration of Life, funeral, or memorial service.