• The state is reopening officially, and there are so many questions. Lee’s comments from the June 12th Presbytery Assembly address them.

  • The followers of Jesus had lost their beloved leader, but they gathered to worship “on the first day of the week” as was their custom.  While together, a violent wind blew into the midst of them. And that is when things really started to change.

  • It has now about 18 months since Riverside Presbytery inaugurated its Vital Congregations Initiative.  One of the more significant components of this effort is the monthly gathering of Pastoral Leaders for prayer and support. These are recent reflections from those gatherings.

Most Immediate Action

In three days it will be June 15th.  Are you looking forward to the day California is supposed to open when masks for the vaccinated will no longer be required?  Does your church or fellowship have a plan for returning to in-person worship?  Are you streaming your live worship to

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The Rhythm of Vitality

We know the rhythm of life. God breathes into us, then we exhale and come to life. God sets the rhythms of our living. God gives us strength for enjoying the day and doing good, then gives us rest in the nighttime. Breathing in and breathing out; being awake and

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The Backbone of Community

Many of us may have heard in worship recently the story from The Acts of the Apostles about the first day of Pentecost.  The followers of Jesus had lost their beloved leader, but they gathered to worship “on the first day of the week” as was their custom.  While together,

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Signs of Vitality – Lessons From Reflection

It has now about 18 months since Riverside Presbytery inaugurated its Vital Congregations Initiative.  One of the more significant components of this effort is the monthly gathering of Pastoral Leaders for prayer and support. (There are currently seven pastoral leaders spearheading revitalization in six VCI congregations. There are 12 other

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The church isn't a building or an institution. It is the people of the congregations that are the church, and the church must spread The Gospel as far as possible.

The children of God need to be cared for, no matter their lot in life. As servants of Christ, we are called to shelter them, nurture them, and provide spiritual fellowship to them.

We bring all members of the church into the sacred space of worship, allowing the Holy Spirit to move fully through the body of Christ.

The Divine Truth is available for all, but it is through interaction with it, discussion about it, and practical application of it that our lives are made whole through God.

Followers of Christ are called to serve their neighbors. Through "radical neighboring" we find the ways that the body of Christ around us is being underserved and offer what we can.

Christ called us to prepare the Kingdom of Heaven. God calls us to demonstrate what that looks like to the world through our actions.

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