Charge Conference Update

College Avenue Church Family, On March 22, the Merger Team, composed of members and the pastors of both College Avenue UMC and Riverside UMC met to begin exploring the possibility of merging and the process in doing so. The Merger Team agreed unanimo

Mission Garden Needs Volunteers

We’re approaching the time to plant our Mission Garden for 2021. We can use volunteers of any age, physical condition or skill level. We provided over 2000 lbs. of fresh vegetables for those in need last year so please help us continue this vit

Return to In-Person Worship

The health, safety, and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, members, and guests are extremely important to us. To help us ensure a safe worship environment, we have implemented the following policies. Masks covering both the mouth and nose are requir

In-Person Worship for Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021

Join us for in-person worship on Easter Sunday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. As we celebrate the Risen Christ, we will also celebrate our first time together in over a year. Face masks and social distancing are required. Worship will be l

Worship Schedule for Holy Week

Riverside Muncie and College Avenue will be joining together for Holy Week services provided Covid stats continue to improve. Palm Sunday will be online.  Maundy Thursday and an Easter Vigil on Saturday will be in-person at Riverside. Good Friday wi

Weekly Prayer Guides

As we begin a time of discernment regarding the futures of Riverside United Methodist Church and College Avenue, we would like to invite you to join us in prayer for this process. Each Monday, prayer prompts will be sent out via email and posted to s

Oh, Night That Guided Me

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.  Psalm 30: 5(b) I have read in several places where this long year of pandemic as a “dark night of the soul.” This phrase, “The Dark Night of the Soul,” refers to a poem of the

Three Church Update

Dear College Avenue Family, I hope you have been keeping up to date, through the newsletters, on the meetings we have been having with our Conference Superintendent Russ Abel and teams from Riverside and High Street United Methodist. These meetings b

Lenten Book Discussion

LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP! As part of our Lenten journey, College Avenue Church is offering a book discussion on Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism by Drew G. I. Hart. This 6-week online study will be offered on Mondays at 1 p

Volunteers Needed for Food Distribtion

The Society of St. Andrew needs help distributing food to our local food pantries. The Society of St. Andrew is an organization that glean farmer’s excess produce and donate those items to local hunger relief organizations. Through the pandemic the