Riviera Church

Ash Wednesday Taizé Service for February 17, 2021

Watch the service sometime during the day. Then we’ll gather on Zoom at 7:30 pm to share thoughts.  HELPFUL LINKS FOR THIS WEEK: Visit “Lent @ Riviera: A Season of Confession” for information on all our Lenten activities. Download today’s Bulletin: Riviera Presbyterian Church Bulletin Script February 17, 2021 (PDF) Watch the video on Youtube or

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Supporting the Presbyterian Church via its unique ‘Per Capita’ system

“Per Capita is crucial to the overall health of the PC(USA), because it binds presbyteries, synods, and congregations together in one church.” – J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the PC(USA) The origin story of Per Capita takes us back to the earliest Presbyterian General Assembly meetings in the U.S.

2021 Confirmation Classes at Riviera

Anna Rosas, Youth Education and Outreach Assistant, is offering Youth Confirmation Classes this winter and spring at Riviera Church. Confirmation is the process through which young members of the church can examine their own faith and beliefs, learn more about theology and the church, and challenge it all to get to an understanding of their

Lent @ Riviera: A Season of Confession

“This year, when we have had to go without so many things that are enjoyable and meaningful to us, I challenge you not to give up something for Lent, but to take on something instead.” – Pastor Missy I  invite you to join me in observing this season of  Holy Lent  starting on Ash Wednesday. 

Church Property Update

The Stewardship/Property/Finance Committee is happy to report that building maintenance projects are underway for 2021: Roofing repairs have been completed. Termite treatment contract has been signed. Bids have been obtained for painting the church buildings. Various repairs will be taking place while the church is closed to the public due to Covid. 2020 Contribution statements

Visions and Dreams

Hi everyone! I’m Karen Collier. I’m one of the elders here at Riviera. I want to thank Pastor Missy for allowing me to speak to you today. The book of Acts is filled with so many interesting and exciting stories. The story of the encounter of Peter and Cornelius is one of them. One of

Sermon – The Promise and The Charge

Today we begin our summer sermon series on the Book of Acts.  I was brought up as a good Presbyterian child.  What I knew about the Bible was through the sermons delivered on Sunday and the wonderful Hebrew Bible stories brought to life by my Sunday School teacher Mr. Landgraf.  The Rev. Henry Anderson’s sermons

Dreams and Visions

‘Dreams and Visions’ Ever wonder why we have a Nativity Pageant at church and each year?  We never get tired of them.  And here at Riviera, we have had all sorts of pageants and I am sooooo looking forward to the one we are going to have in just a few moments. I want to

When God Dwells Among Us

This morning’s scripture lessons were the last few verses from the Book of Exodus which we trekked through all summer and the first verses from the Gospel of John.  Simply stated, their message is that God is with us.  Before I went on vacation last week, I read them and took copies of them with