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!


    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. Eager to resume but cautious about indoor dining, we nevertheless had outdoor cookout on July 11th and August 8th. September 12 also was outdoors. Let's hope October 10's weather is good enough to eat together, outside!

  • 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. In 2021 due to COVID protocols the May 8th Plant Sale from 10-2 will be outdoors only, with no food.

  • 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. In 2021, we will ease back into this event on Saturday November 6th from 4:30 to 6:30 with a limited number of TAKE OUT ONLY PRE-RESERVED dinners. Call soon to reserve:  845 687 0629 (leave message if no answer).

  • 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."