Riverside United Methodist
Thursday, August 05, 2021
...through faith, action, compassion
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About Us

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WHO WE ARE:  Riverside United Methodist Church is part of the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Riverside United Methodist Church is situated in the beautiful lake country of Hubbard County, Minnesota. Established in 1885, Riverside UMC has been part of the community for over 130 years! We are a church of "Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors." To learn more about the Methodist Church, go to the United Methodist website, rethinkchurch.org


Riverside is located on Highway #71 North, Park Rapids, Minnesota, and was established in 1885.  In 1988, we moved to our current location which includes our beautiful Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall and Education wing.  In 2007 a Memorial Garden and Columbarium were added to the grounds.  We also have a picnic shelter and ball field available for use during appropriate weather conditions.

OUR VISION:  Here at Riverside UMC our vision is to "Cast the net of Christ's love to all through faith, action and compassion."  Our members are actively involved in ministry in our church, our community and around the world.  In addition to regular worship services on Sundays, there are many opportunities throughout the year to gather for special services, fellowship, education and fundraising. 


Join Us For Worship

At this time Riverside offers a Sunday morning worship service in the parking lot, beginning at 10AM. Following social distancing guidelines, everyone is asked to remain in their vehicle. Pastor Scott Jakel shares a Scripture lesson and message, and you are invited to join in singing of selected hymns. The service is broadcast over channel 88.1 FM, so tune in your radio to follow along.

How Can You Find Us?

Riverside United Methodist Church is located at 1005 Park Avenue North in Park Rapids, MN.  You can find us through Google Maps (Click on the link). 


Riverside UMC offers e-giving options through Vanco Online Giving. How does it work? Click here for FAQ.  Your tax deductible donation can be given through this secure site by using the QR code to the right, or clicking the following link: GIVE NOW

HOW TO FIND US:  We're located at Highway 71 North (also 1005 Park Avenue North), Park Rapids, Minnesota. For driving directions, go to Mapquest.


Riverside United Methodist Church
"Casting the net of Christ's love to all through
faith, action and compassion."
Highway 71 North
P. O. Box 128
Park Rapids, MN   56470
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