A Place to Grow in Faith & Love

Riverview United Church is an affirming ministry of
The United Church of Canada
in the heart of Elmsdale, Nova Scotia. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and accepting community where everyone can feel loved, respected, and celebrated.

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Rev Kim and Christine at the Blessing Box

At Riverview United Church, we believe in the power of unity and are committed to building a diverse and supportive community of faith.

United Church of Canada crest

“We are not alone, we live in God’s world.
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others by the Spirit.”

– excerpt from A New Creed of The United Church of Canada (1968)

Welcome to New Members and Transfers!

Would you like to become a member of our community of faith?

You can do this by either transferring an existing membership or becoming a new member. 

“Membership” is not a condition of participation in our faith community, but it is necessary for policy issues that require votes from The United Church of Canada (UCC) members. Please contact the office and Rev. Kim will be in touch!

Welcome to New Members and Transfers!

Would you like to become a member of our community of faith?

You can do this by either transferring an existing membership or becoming a new member. 

“Membership” is not a condition of participation in our faith community, but it is necessary for policy issues that require votes from The United Church of Canada (UCC) members. Please contact the office and Rev. Kim will be in touch!

“RULES” FOR CHILDREN IN THE WORSHIP SERVICE

Children's Time

1. If you find that you’re sitting in front of a child and they can’t see, lean to the side.

2. If the children seated near you are rustling papers, hand them a crayon.

3. If there is a baby that is crying, offer to walk to the back of the church and rock the child for a while. The parent probably really needs a break.

4. If the teenagers are whispering give them some Lifesavers. The rustling and crinkling will replace their whispering.

5. If an adult complains about the noisy children near them, offer to trade seats with that adult and then apologize to the parents of the children.

6. When a child is running around giving everyone high-fives during the time of passing the peace/greeting your neighbor, make sure to give them an extra fun high-five, and then high-five the next five adults that you see.

7. If a child has worn tap shoes to church and is dancing on the wood portion of the floor, slip the sheet music for “The Entertainer” to the pianist and roll with it.

8. When the children can’t hear because an adult around them won’t take off their puffy jacket and it keeps squeaking and distracting the children, offer to help them off with their jacket and go hang it up for them where it goes.

9. When the three-year-old insists on standing on the chair turned backwards looking at the rest of the people, give the child a pair of very dark glasses. That will prevent the child from catching any adult’s eye, which could lead to distraction. The dark glasses will protect the adults who, as we know, have very short attention spans, and are easily distracted.

10. When a child in front of you is very squirmy, and then they finally turn around and you realize suddenly, “Oh, it’s Jesus!” take it in stride and play “Got Your Nose” till they turn around to the front again.

– by CB Beal (Justice and Peace Consulting)

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