Riverside United Methodist Church
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Where the Spirit runs deep.

Welcome to Riverside!

Location:  Highway 71 North
P. O. Box 128
Park Rapids, MN
Phone:  218-732-5205
Worship - 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
Fellowship following each service



Per request of Bishop Ough of the Minnesota Annual Conference, all worship services, meetings and other activities scheduled at Riverside are suspended until May 10th.  Pastor Lori Nielsen and church leadership will continue to assess this as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve.
Governor Tim Walz has issued a "shelter-in-place" until April 14th (#STAYHOMEMN).  Staff will work from home, and Riverside's email (rumc@unitelc.com) and voicemail (218-732-5205) will be monitored regularly.  Updates an be accessed through the church voicemail, Option #1. 

For more information about protecting yourself and slowing the spread of Corona virus (COVID-19), go to the Center for Disease Control website: www.cdc.gov; or the Minnesota Department of Health:  www.health.state.mn.us.  
You are invited to follow along with the Lenten sermon series, posted weekly. Click on the link below to read a message. Pastor Lori Nielsen will also live-stream a weekly message on facebook (click link)

LENTEN SERMON SERIES - Simon Peter, Flawed But Faithful Disciple

April 5th:  Palm Sunday


Palm Sunday, April 5th.  Pastor Lori Nielsen will give a message on "facebook live" beginning approximately 9AM.

Maundy Thursday, April 9th.  Join in a communion service via "facebook live" beginning at 7PM.  As Jesus shared the Last Supper with his disciples, you are invited to prepare bread, juice or wine - to be consecrated by Pastor Lori Nielsen.

The Coffee's Always On!

Stop in for a cup of coffee!  Coffee is always available in the gathering area inside the main doors of the church. 

Who We Are:

Riverside United Methodist Church is situated in the beautiful lake country of Hubbard County, Minnesota. Established in 1885, Riverside UMC has been part of the community for over 130 years!

How Can You Find Us?

Riverside United Methodist Church is located at 1005 Park Avenue North in Park Rapids, MN.  You can find us through Google Maps (Click on the link). 

Our Mission:

"Making disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world."

Our Vision:

"Casting the net of Christ's love to all through Faith, Action and Compassion."

Our Ministry:

Our vision is to "Cast the net of Christ's love to all through faith, action and compassion."  Join us at one of our Sunday services led by pastors Chip Nielsen and Lori Nielsen.  We are excited about the programs we have to offer, so click on the menu links at the top of the page to learn more!

Online Giving:

Riverside UMC offers e-giving options through Vanco Online Giving. How does it work? Click here for FAQ.              Your tax deductible donation can be given through this secure site by using the QR code to the right, or clicking the following link: GIVE NOW

Want to know more?

We would love to hear from you!  If you would like more information or would like a tour of our facility, please click "Contact Us" on the menu at the top of the page, click the e-mail link below or call the office at 218-732-5205.

Keep up with our monthly NEWSLETTER (APRIL 2020)      APRIL 2020 Calendar  


Coffee Time Tuesdays at 10AM to Noon in the Lounge.  Free Wifi, play a board game or cards, visit with friends, read a book or magazine!

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:   Riverside UMC occasionally has job opportunities that are posted at this link.  Check periodically for new listings.  Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Riverside United Methodist Church
"Casting the net of Christ's love to all through faith, action and compassion."
Highway 71 North (Google Maps)
P. O. Box 128
Park Rapids, MN   56470
Telephone:   218-732-5205
e-mail:   rumc@unitelc.com
Join us on "Facebook"
Link to on-line directory:  

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