A powerful research tool for the serious or casual visitor.
Home > Religion > River Hills United Methodist

2015_parish_photo_united_methodist.jpg
River Hills United Methodist ChurchDecember 6, 1964, Charter Sunday for River Hills Evangelical United Brethren Church, which became River Hills United Methodist in 1968. Shown is a 2015 photo of the congregation.
77_9470_1392_BU_River_Hills_United_Methodist.jpg
River Hills United Methodist Church 1976Although the exterior of the church remains unchanged, the welcome sign has been updated.
89_25_1389_BU_River_Hills_United_Methodist_youth_return_from_New_Mexico_after_massive_fires_June_292C_1977_Current.jpg
River Hills United Methodist ChurchYouth return from Mission trip in New Mexico following massive fires. June 29, 1977 Burnsville Current.
churchtoopen.jpg
River Hills United Methodist Church to be established 1964In the spring of 1964, the Rev. Gordon M. Wendland was assigned to the Burnsville community by the Bishop of the Evangelical United Brethren Church with the specific purpose of gathering a congregation. On Sept. 13, 1964, 94 people gathered at the Sioux Trail School for the 1st worship service. On Dec. 6th, 1964, 165 people attended the service in which 72 of them became part of the organizations Charter group.
new_pastor_new_chapter_r_h_united_meth_.pdf
New pastor, new chapter (River Hills United Methodist) 2012Rev. Duance Sarazin retired after 12 years at River Hills United Methodist Church and his replacement Rev. Robert Braudt has arrived in this July 3, 2012 article from the Burnsville Sun/Thisweek News.
rhillswindow.JPG
One of the stained glass windows at River Hills United Methodist ChurchOne of the stained glass windows celebrates Christmas.
RHUNITED6701.JPG
River Hills United Methodist Church, 2017Side view of the church from Highway 13.
RHUNITED6708.JPG
River HIlls United Methodist Church front entry 2017.Located in South River Hills, 11100 River Hills Drive, Burnsville.
RHUNITED_6705.JPG
River Hills United Methodist ChurchAnother view of River Hills United Methodist Church from Highway 13 in 2017, Note the scultured cross.
RHUnited_6706.JPG
River Hill United Methodist Church 2017Located in South River Hills, 11100 River Hills Drive, Burnsville.

From their website the following history is provided:
December 6, 1964, Charter Sunday for River Hills Evangelical United Brethren Church, which became River Hills United Methodist in 1968

In the spring of 1964, the Rev. Gordon M. Wendland was assigned to the Burnsville community by the Bishop of the Evangelical United Brethren Church with the specific purpose of gathering a congregation. On Sept. 13, 1964, 94 people gathered at the Sioux Trail School for the 1st worship service. On Dec. 6th, 1964, 165 people attended the service in which 72 of them became part of the organizations Charter group. Fourteen of these Charter members are still a part of River Hills Church. After more than 50 years our membership has grown from 72 to 600 members.

Nov. 22, 1964 ground was broken for the first 2 units of the church building. Sunday School and worship services were held for the first time in the new building on Oct. 15, 1965.

In April of 1968, Pastor and Mrs. Wendland went to Dallas, Texas to participate in the events which resulted in the church being officially named as River Hills United Methodist Church. The Union Sunday in Minnesota was celebrated June 2, 1968.

As our church membership grows, so does our need for facilities to meet this challenge in Christian education. The challenge was met, and the new sanctuary with greatly increased Sunday School facilities was consecrated on November 19, 1972.

In December 1976 we received a substantial memorial gift in memory of Mrs. Anna Vucurevich (mother of John Vucurevich, Claudia Ireland’s father-in-law) which enabled us to have pews installed and pave the parking lot.

With help from funds provided by the United Methodist Women’s Bazaar and the Catering Committee, A new kitchen was added in 1977.
riverhillsunitedmeth.pdf
A brief history of the River Hills United Methodist ChurchPublished in the Burnsville Community History newsletter.
River_Hills_Church_1964.pdf
River Hills Church.River Hills Church, Evangelical United Brethern established the River Hills community in 1964.
river_hills_methodist.jpg
River Hills United Methodist ChurchConsecration services held at River Hills United Methodist Church.
River_Hills_Methodist_50_in_2014.pdf
River Hills United Methodist 2014The September 12, 2014 Burnsville Eagan Sun/This week news reports on the 50th anniversary of River Hills United Methodist Church.
river_hills_methodist_begins.pdf
Ground breaking set for River Hills United Methodist 1971September 12, 1971 ground was broken for an addition to the church. In October, 1965 the first of two phases of the proposed building program were realized with the dedication of the now existing edifice. The congregation began in 1965.
river_hills_united.jpg
Early Newspaper ad for River Hills United Methodist ChurchPrior to the completion of their church, River Hills United Methodist conducted services at the Sioux Trail School.
River_HIlls_United_40_yrs_2004.pdf
It's been a good 40 years - 2004December 9, 2004 Dakota County Tribune reports on the 40th anniversary of River Hills United Methodist Church. The first services in 1964 were at Sioux Trail School and ground broken for the building November 22, 1964.
river_hills_united_angle.jpg
River Hills United Methodist Church 2017Exterior photo of the Church located in South River Hills area at 11100 River Hills Drive.
River_Hills_united_methodist.jpeg
River Hills United Methodist ChurchPhoto compliments of Mark Champine.
river_hills_united_methodist_altar.jpeg
River Hills United Methodist ChurchAltar at the Church, compliments of Mark Champine.
River_Hills_United_Methodist_anniverary_2014.pdf
River Hills United Methodist celebrates 50 years - 2014September 12, 2014 Sun Thisweek News/Dakota County Tribune reports on the 50th Anniversary of the church located in South River Hills. Charter members Dan and Carin Siebert are interviewed.
river_hills_united_methodist_bells.jpg
River Hills United Methodist ChurchDecember 6, 1964 was Charter Sunday for River Hills Evangelical United Brethren Church, which became River Hills United Methodist in 1968.
Shown - choir bells.
river_hills_united_methodist_brief_history.pdf
River Hills United Methodist Church HistoryPublished on their 2017 website, a brief history of the church which began in 1964.
River_Hills_United_Meth__planned_1964.pdf
River Hills Plans EUB Church 1964The Dakota County Tribune August 27, 1964 reports - The River Hills Committee has reached agreement regarding the basic structure for the new River Hills Church. The site for the Evangelical United Brethren Church is Highway 13 and River Hills Drive....The Rev. Palmer Ruschke will be commissioned as pastor of the Church August 30, 1964. Services are being held at Sioux Trail School.
river_hills_united~0.jpg
River Hills United Methodist ChurchEaster services at River Hills United Methodist Church.
December 6, 1964 was Charter Sunday for River Hills Evangelical United Brethren Church, which became River Hills United Methodist in 1968.
r_hills_united_methodist~0.pdf
You are Welcome at River Hills United Methodist ChurchA Burnsville Guide 2012 ad inviting community to their church as well as information about their nursery school and October pumpkin patch fundraiser for their youth mission field trip.
unitedmeth1.JPG
River Hills United Methodist 2017The altar at River Hills United Methodist Church.
     
27 files on 1 page(s)