Events at RVUMC

Here are some of the things beyond worship that we do at RVUMC. Some are fund-raisers; all are FUN and open to all in the community. The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented us from doing them in 2020-21. Stay tuned as we adjust to changing conditions!

  • SECOND SUNDAY SUPPERS

    On the second Sunday of each month (except for June, July and August) RVUMC served dinner free to anyone who wants to come, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Members of the church offer a potluck meal. Dining is family-style. Somehow, it all works out.

  • Souper bowl chili sale

    On "Super Bowl" Sunday RVUMC has sold "to go" quarts of chili donated by our own cooks and local restaurants. There's  something for everyone--mild, medium, hot; meatless, vegan.

    All proceeds go to youth missions, locally, regionally, and internationally.

  • cookie sales

    Several times a year, usually shortly before Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, our gifted bakers express their creativity by bringing their favorite treats to RVUMC for our internationally beloved cookies-by-the-pound sales. As with ALL of our fundraisers, all of RVUMC's SALEs for 2020 have been stopped by the pandemic. On Saturday December 19th, we gave pre-packed assortments of cookies to those who drove through our belltower circle, putting them into vehicles of of community members as a way of sharing some sweetness in a hard time.

    We still hope to affirm that: "Setting aside fierce opinions about nuts, raisins, coconut and chewy vs. crispy, everyone came away with favorites old and new. "

  • cantatas

    At Easter and Christmas, the choir and community members have shared great joy in presenting a cantata. Since indoor choirs are known to create "super-spreader" conditions for the pandemic COVID-19 virus, we have pressed the metaphorical Pause button.

  • car show

    Our 2019 Car Show attracted participants from as far away as Saratoga and as long ago as 1930s.



  • garden tea & plant sale

    Rain or shine, on a Saturday in early May, this event has featured hot tea, freshly baked scones, a variety of tea cookies and sandwiches, houseplants, annuals and perennials for sale and a children's craft table.

  • sauerbraten dinner

    This is some serious cooking. Do not try this at home! RVUMC has gotten "rave reviews" whenever we've had this dinner, in October or early November...when there's not a pandemic.

  • vacation bible school (vbs)

    RVUMC joins with several other local congregations most summers for a week of intense immersion in Biblical stories and characters. Music, food, games, and crafts of all sorts make for a week children find "awesome" and adults find "exhilirausting."