Installation of The Reverend Timothy Woodard

On May 3rd, 2015 Riviera United Church of Christ, under the direction of The Reverend Raymond Hargrove, Eastern Regional Minister of the Florida Conference of the United Church of Christ, formally installed The Reverend Timothy Woodard as our permanent pastor. Pastor Tim came to RUCC in November 2013 as a Stated Supply Pastor, to guide our transition in finding a permanent… Continue reading

World Labyrinth Day

On Saturday, May 2nd,  Riviera United Church of Christ joined in celebrating World Labyrinth Day . We made our labyrinth, which was hand-painted by renowned artist Steve Selpal, available for the public to walk. A number of people came to join their world neighbors in learning about the history and traditions of the labyrinth, as well as taking time to walk the maze,… Continue reading

We are 125 Years strong!

On December 7, 2014 Riviera United Church of Christ celebrated its 125th Anniversary. This remarkable journey began in December 1889 as First Congregational Church of Melbourne, located at the corner of US 1 and Strawbridge Ave. in Melbourne. With a slight detour to a temporary facility, we moved to our current location in Palm Bay in 2003. Along… Continue reading

Reverend James Allan – Pastor Emeritus

RUCC Council votes  “Pastor Emeritus” status for Rev. Allan On June 22, 2014, the Church Council of the Riviera United Church of Christ voted unanimously to confer the title of Pastor Emeritus on the Reverend James Allan in honor of his exceptional service to this congregation. Reverend Allan may have thought retiring from the Army in 1972 would allow more… Continue reading