Thursday Thoughts – January 31, 2019

The readings this week are: Jeremiah 1:4-10 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Reflection Title: “I Am Only…”

Questions I am pondering:

  • what do we hesitate about?
  • how do we live God’s love?
  • how do we encourage one another?

It’s also the start of Black History Month and we will be having a special communion service that commemorates that.



Sun. Feb. 3rd        Riverview Nominations Meeting @ 2:00 pm

Tue. Feb. 5th        Study Group – Riv. @ 1:00 pm

Wed. Feb. 6th       Executive Grounding Meeting @ 7:00 pm

Thu. Feb. 7th        Seniors Group potluck luncheon/meeting @ noon

Sun. Feb. 10th      Combined Service – Potluck Brunch – Interim Ministry  Evaluation – Riv. @ 10:30 am


Tue. Feb. 12th      Study Group – Riv. @ 1:00 pm

Wed. Feb. 13th     Elmsdale Cooperative Ministry Annual Meeting at Riverview @ 7:30 pm

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 1:00-2:00 pm. The reading for February 5th is Luke 5: 1-11

Riverview Nominations for 2019

The Riverview Executive is inviting representative from each group/committee/team in the church on February 3, 2019 @ 2:00 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

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.

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.

Strong Bodies Needed! We need a few strong bodies on February 6th in the afternoon, to bring tables downstairs for the service on February 10th. All the round tables and 5 of the rectangular ones.

 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.

 Annual Meetings!

Cooperative Ministry –Feb 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – Riverview

Nine Mile River – February 17, 2019 – During Worship

Riverview – February 24, 2019 – During Worship


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