Refugees and Methodist Women

​      from an Historical Perspective

​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! 


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.

Council of Bishop's Statement January 11, 2018

God's Gift of the Earth:  A Photo Prayer

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 Coloma United Methodist Church

From the Congregational Care Team

Anyone who would like to have the pastor or a lay person visit before a surgery or during a hospitalization please contact the office so that we are aware of your wishes and the expected date and time.  Office manager Beth Kraiger will pass the information along to the appropriate person.  Prayer chain requests may be made in the same way. 

Please remember not to submit a name for the prayer chain without the person's approval. 

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


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

Where do Methodist Church bishops stand related to comments made on the national political scene?  Bishop Ough calls all people to respect rights and respect of all humanity.  Read his statement by clicking on the "more" button here:

Gilbert Caldwell stands up for Justice & Human Rights

United Methodists bond with Muslim Neighbors

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Water?  Cool, clean, Water.

Small Group Study Groups

A 6 week small group study began January 10th​, based upon the alternative plans proposed for the  Umited Methodist Church in a special world wide slegislative session in February.   Similar studies are being held, have been held, or are planned for churches throughout the world-wide Methodist connection.  Pastor Chris is leading the study.



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