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In the late 1800's millions of immigrants began arriving in New York City by steamship.  Many of these newcomers had no money and no family as they stepped of the boat.  Fortunately, Alma Matthews and members of the Women's Home Missionary Society were there to greet young women and guide them to safety.  Alma Matthews spent 40 years meeting boats and making sure these new Americans had clothing, a meal, and a bed to sleep in.  Learn more about this Methodist woman who followed her faith and changed history.

Upcoming Events continued

Water?  Cool, clean, Water.

Here are just a few of the photos taken on December 17 at both services' Children's Nativity Pageant.

Thanks to all the actors, from costumed children and youth to adult spur-of-the-moment-uncostumed volunteers!

​Wednesdays - 9am   Coloma and Riverside UMC Joint Prayer Group at Riverside UMC

You are welcome to come to fellowship and prayer time with others at Riverside UMC, 9am, any Wednesday.  This ongoing group consists of everyone from one-time never been to church folks to long-time experienced prayer warriors - we are all one in the eyes of God! 

Upcoming Events continued

The videos on this page are courtesy of United Methodist Communications.​     To see more, visit http://www.umc,org/videos .

Small Group Study Groups

The Wednesday Study Group resumes meeting in February. This group, while on Christmas vacation until 2018, ​is open to anyone interested - bring friends or neighbors.  The group has decided to move locations into homes, still meeting from 7 to 8pm.  Please contact the church office or Pam Walker, if you would like further details.    Facilitators and study focus are flexible and vary as those attending establish directions.  The group welcomes all interested people, regardless of church affiliation.  Bring your voice to this safe place, sharing and listening to discussions on a variety of subjects.   Focus?  Keeping God a part of our daily lives.


The Thursday Evening Women's Spiritual Formation Group meets in the church's parlour/conference room.  See Linda Stibal for the current book under study. As a covenant group, this group has reached maximum size and is closed. THe group is on winter break until February 2018.


If interested in beginning a new group, please see Pam Walker - it would be wonderful to have another small group of intentional study!


Men's Study Group- This group has finished one study based on Companions in Christ, and has begun a new study based upon "A Disciple's Path". This group meets in the home of Brian Ebbers. Check  with Brian Ebbers or Mike Gearhart to meet with this group.

Here are just a few of the photos taken on December 16 at the Kids Hope Christmas Party.  

Refugees and Methodist Women

from an Historical Perspective


     a compassionate people, seeking, serving, sharing, discovering the love of Jesus, together.