Celebrating Abundance: Invitation to Stewardship

Dear Riverside and College Avenue United Methodist Churches,   We plow the fields and scatter the good seed on the land, But it is fed and watered by God’s almighty hand.   There is a sacred mystery to the growing process, isn’t there? Ther

UMW $10 Challenge

The soon to be Community of Hope UMW received their first donation! We received $10 from East District UMW with the challenge to raise additional funds using the $10. We’re excited to begin this new journey and invite you to join the challenge. Can

Acolyte Training

We have an exciting opportunity to serve the first Sunday we are permanently worship together. We are going to start using Acolytes every Sunday at the start of Advent. We will need 4 people each week to serve in this capacity and it is for ALL ag

Celebrating Abundance: 2022 Stewardship Campaign

We are becoming Community of Hope! And an integral part of becoming Community of Hope is our 2022 Stewardship Campaign. Our theme, Celebrating Abundance, invites us to consider giving ourselves, our gifts, and our resources to making our missional f

All Church Conferences

At the Town Hall meeting last Tuesday, the recommended name from the Merger Committee was announced: Community of Hope, A United Methodist Congregation. Also, both Mission and Vision statements were announced. Both Riverside and College Avenue will n

August Town Hall Update

To the Congregations at Riverside and College Avenue United Methodist Churches: To maintain our commitment to transparency and communication, we are writing you today sharing exciting developments regarding the future of our merger process. As you no

Donations for Christian Ministries

We are collecting donations for Christian Ministries of Delaware County in remembrance of a long time member, Pam Jenkins. Pam was passionate about helping Christian Ministries in their goal of helping others. Donations are being collected in the Nar

A Letter from Pastor Keith

Dear Riverside & College Avenue United Methodist Churches, Grace to you and peace in the name of Christ! It has now been nearly two months since Charge Conferences at our respective churches voted to approve a Two-Point Charge relationship as a t

Farewell, Dayna Arnett

Dayna Arnett, our Youth Minister and a long-time member of both the Chancel Choir and Praise Team at College Avenue, has accepted a new job and is moving to Orangeburg, SC to be with her partner, Alex Davis. Alex moved to South Carolina to become an

Joint Worship Every First Sunday

The first Sunday of each month will be a joint worship with Riverside Muncie UMC, alternating locations until a location is decided. The next joint worship will be at College Avenue on Sunday, July 4, which is also Pastor Keith’s first official Sun