The following Timeline shows the major events of Riverview UMC from 1966-2016 when 50 years was celebrated.
1965 - Land purchased for the new EUB/Methodist Church June 1966 - Rev. Robert Feind and family moved to Huron to begin organizing a new EUB/Methodist Church in Huron Nov. 20, 1966 - First meeting on new church held at Madison School - First pastor Rev. Robert Feind - The first service had 90 in worship, 42 in Sunday School and a Choir - Lawrence Ketel was appointed the first lay leader. Jan. 1967 - Church was chartered with 62 members. June 18, 1967 - Ground breaking for the new church, 1640 Simmons Ave. SE, Huron, SD July 1967 - Construction began on the new church at a cost of $120,000 Dec. 31, 1967 - First service in the new church Jan. 28, 1968 - Dedication of the new Riverview UM Church - Bishop E.R. Garrison gave the sermon May 20, 1968 - Cavour UMC merged with Riverview UMC Aug. 24, 1968 - First Wedding held in Riverview United Methodist Church - Susan Loos and Richard Oliver Dec 29, 1968 - Karen Jensen baptized June 1971 - Riverview and Virgil churches became a yoked parish 1973 - Riverview and Virgil became a 2 point charge of Methodist churches, sharing the same minister Dec. 1979 - EUB signed Riverview Church over to the SD Annual Conference of the UMC 1983 - Mrs. Robert Feind returned to Riverview to burn the mortgage for construction of the church - Earl Stucke gave th morning message, "New Frontiers for Christians today" May 13, 1988 - Ground breaking for new parsonage - Bob Ruedebusch was pastor - House was built by the Huron High School Vocational Class 1990 - Building committee for church expansion project was established 1992 - Saturday evening El Shaddai Services began 1993 - Capital Fund Drive "Vision for the Future" was started to raise funds for new addition - Tom Baruth, Chair - Frank Witte came to Riverview as a consultant to lead us in a stewardship and capital/building campaign - It was an opportunity to spur on one's commitment to Christ and Christ's church and to begin the commitment and vision for the wonderful addition of a fellowship hall and new kitchen 1999-2000 - New addition was built at a projected cost of $450,000 - General contractor was Wiedenman Construction - Bob Crawford was Chair of the Building Committee - After the structure, plumbing, and wiring were completed, members of the Congregation finished work on the inside of the addition June 26, 2016 - 50th Anniversary Celebration of Riverview United Methodist Church