The congregation of Rivers United Church is pleased to welcome Rev. Margret Kristjansson into a part-time ministry with our Church. Rev. Margret was ordained in 1986. She has served at many pastoral charges including Austin-Sidney, Wawanesa, Hartney-Lauder, and Glenboro. Margret lives at Wawanesa where she trains miniature horses, offers driving lessons, and buys horses to train and sell. Her part-time work at Rivers United will include two services per month, administrative duties, support for the Christian Education program, and some pastoral care. Margret is filling a gap position until our congregation is successful in securing a permanent, half-time minister. Welcome Rev. Margret!
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Rivers United Church has suspended services until further notices. Below are some resources to continue worship at home.
Richard Bott, the elected moderator (leader) of The United Church of Canada, has recorded worship for Sunday, April 5. Check it out below.
There are opportunities to take part in online live streamed worship services from coast to coast for the next few Sundays! If you're an early riser, you could join the service from Gower Street United in St. John, Nfld. If you'd rather sleep in, worship with the leadership team at First Metropolitan United in Victoria, BC. And there are 141 options in between, including Knox United in Brandon and little Benito/Kenville Pastoral Charge, north of Roblin, MB.
Click here to view an interactive map with all the options listed.
Not everybody is comfortable with online activity. RUC has created an email worship service that will be sent out shortly to those for whom we have email. We have also created a text worship resource that will be delivered to folk who don't have or don't really use email.
1. The Outreach Committee invites everyone to assist with purchasing School Supplies for children in need in Canada and around the world. The Mennonite Central Committee coordinates the sending of individual School Kits containing the same items for every student in a cloth bag. In Brandon, we drop off our supplies at Ten Thousand Villages, and they will pack them in bags and send them on. If you want to make some cloth bags, the pattern and size specifications can be found online. There is a donation box and the list of the items needed in the entry. So, this is your chance to shop for School Supplies again. Your gifts help!
2. BG Club is coming to Rivers. BG Club is a Christian-based alternative to Boy Scouts or Girl Guides that provides children with the opportunity to be immersed in Bible teaching, memorization, songs, badge work, games, crafts, special events, and more.
Who: Age 3 to Grade 6
When: Weekly on Wednesdays 6:00-7:30, October - March
Where: Rivers Community Church
Cost: $40 (Payment plans and sponsorship programs are available.)
How to Register: vbspro.events/p/riversbgclub
Suzan Ramsey is our compassionate care contact. If you know of someone who needs a get well or thinking of you wish, please call her at 204-328-7536.
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