Thursday Thoughts – January 17, 2019

Readings – 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11 and John 2: 1-11

Reflection – When You Change the Way You Look at Things… the Things You Look at Change…

Questions I am pondering:

  • What is your spiritual gift?
  • How can you practice it?
  • What is the story of Jesus changing water into wine REALLY about?
We celebrated Vivian Layton’s 90th birthday last Saturday! 

The UCW hosted a Muffin Party on Wednesday, and since I was not able to be there, there are no pictures. But… we do have pictures from their meeting afterwards.

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We hold in prayer, Amanda Wood’s family; as they mourn the death of her cousin, who cousin was kidnapped while working in Burkina Faso. 

Things I have Been Reading

Marie Kondoing Church Buildings – Do our church buildings/programs/activities spark joy?

Speaking of joy…. The Joy of Being a Woman in her 70s.



Tue. Jan. 22nd      Study Group – Riv. @ 1:00 pm

Budget Meeting @ 7:30 pm

Thu. Jan 24th       2018 Annual Reports Due

Sat. Jan. 26th       Riv. Turkey Dinner @ 4:30 pm


Sun. Jan. 27th      NMR Meeting/Luncheon following worship

Tue. Jan. 29th      Study Group – Riv. @ 1:00 pm

Sun. Feb. 3rd        Food Bank Collection

Bible Study! The Tuesday Afternoon Study Group decided that they will do a Bible Study for the next number of weeks. We will focus on the scripture passages for the following Sunday. Since we are not going to be reading a book or going through a series, it’s much more flexible. You can come as your schedule allows. Some of us gather in the Choir Room at noon for lunch and then Study Group starts from 1-2. The reading for January 22nd is 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31a.

Annual Reports! Due January 24, 2019.

It’s getting to be that time again! A chance to review the past year, celebrate what was, and look to the future.

Cooperative Ministry: Financial Report, Ministry & Personnel, Worship Committee, Seniors Group, Prayer Pals, Transition Team, Interim Ministry Report, JNAC.

Riverview: Chair of the Executive, Stewards, Sunday School, Treasurer, UCW, Dorcas’ Place, Choir, Food Bank, Mission & Service, Trustees, Facilities, Nominating Team.

Nine Mile River: Chair of the Governing Body, Treasurer, Stewards & Trustees, Mission & Service, Nominating.

In an effort to be ‘greener,’ the Annual Report is going to be emailed as well as posted on the website. If you need a hard copy, please let the office know.

If you would like your offering to be Tax Deductible by using Offering Envelopes or a Pre-authorized Remittance (PAR) form, please speak to Debbie Musgrave or call the office and we will get you set up.

Nominations for 2019

The Riverview Executive is inviting representative from each group/committee/team in the church on February 3, 2019 @ 2 pm to consider nominations for election at the Annual Meeting. Currently we have opportunities for two elders, a treasurer and  and secretary. If you think wondering where you might offer your gifts to serve, please contact Gary Smiley: or 902-883-9337

Discover Your Conflict Resolution Style! At the Spiritual Grounding Session on February 6, 2019, the Executive invites you to a session to Discover Your Conflict Resolution Style. This is based upon the work of Speed Leas. Please let Rev. Catherine know of your intention to participate. Materials, which include the questionnaire are available when you sign up.

 Interim Ministry Evaluation – February 10, 2019  Joint Service at Riverview @ 10:30 am followed by Potluck Brunch and Interim Ministry Evaluation. Presbytery Representatives Rev. Dr. Susan MacAlpine-Gillis and Elaine Gray will lead the congregations in an evaluation process.

Don’t forget about Riverview’s Turkey Dinner on January 26th! slide1



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