This Week’s News & Events

Upcoming Events updated 4/24/2016

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For news relating to our recovery following the San Bernardino terrorist attacks, see Healing Our Community.

Musical notes: William’s past Music Boxes are available under the menu of this website under Participation | Worship | Music Box . A link to upcoming preludes is at the top of William’s Music Box page.

We’re engaged in an Easter season series called Things They Never Told Me About Jesus.  We’ve talked about Holy Humor and Christian Family Values, and Fully Equipped.  Join us for Business Lunches, and Feminine Faces (Mothers’ Day).

Come together for the 2016 Spring Gathering on Sat Apr 30 at 9:30am in Fellowship Hall as we support the Inland Empire’s Chapter of House of Ruth, Inc. Please bring a gently used purse to be filled for Purses with a Purpose. Registration is $8 due at the door including taco salad bar lunch. RSVP to Nancy Horstmann by Wed, Apr 27.

Mayday, Mayday, Mayday!  Join us following worship on Sun, May 1.  Presbyterian Women will be assembling hygiene kits to be sent to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) for disaster affected areas in the United States. Join us in “bringing hope out of chaos”. More information on PDA at

Symphonie Jeunesse will give a Mother’s Day concert at First Presbyterian at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 8th. The free will offering will support Symphonie Jeunesse. Deacon’s Community Outreach is asking the congregation to provide cookies for the reception. If you can provide cookies, please contact Margaret Doane by Thurs, May 5th. We hope to see you at the concert with these wonderful young musicians!

You can support STRIDES FOR HOPE in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life AND our Food Closet by bringing cans of food to the Fellowship Hall. The canned food will hold down the luminarias lining the track during the May 14 Relay and then be returned to our food closet to feed our neighbors.

Please participate in shaping the Presbytery we are becoming by joining in conversation with Transitional Executive Presbyter, the Rev. Marilyn Gamm, on Sunday, May 15th directly after worship. Presbytery leaders hope that, through listening to you, they can discern what changes are needed to better serve you, and to further God’s Realm on earth as in heaven. Lunch will be served.

First Presbyterian Child Care Center needs your help!
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EQUAL EXCHANGE COFFEE & TEA. Presbyterian Women make fair trade coffee & tee available for purchase in the fellowship hall after worship on the first Sunday of the month.

FOOD FUN! Deacons invite you to practice compassion and share the fun by bagging &/or distributing food. Monthly distribution is always the third Saturday of the month at 9am with bagging the Friday before.  Volunteers work from about 8:30 am to 11:00 am both days. Come for the whole time or for just an hour. Newcomers are always welcome and shown what to do!

Bible Study Options:

Come to Room 10 at 9:30 am for a weekly Bible Study currently on the different topics related to Faith.    

The Fireside Lounge Adult Class is not meeting for the next several weeks. The Nurture Committee is currently planning future classes. If you have an idea for a class you would like to see taught or you would like to teach, please contact Mindy Rueda, Wendy Lamb, or another member of the Nurture Committee.

Our next ANNUAL ALL CHURCH FAMILY CAMP will be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 27th-30th, 2015. Whether you have been coming for years, just started attending, or have never experienced the absolute awesomeness that is Family Camp, we would love to see you there.

HELP OUR FOOD MINISTRY PROGRAM: Could you drive once or twice in a three-month period to pick up groceries from Feeding America, the food bank in Riverside? If you have a Van, SUV, or pick-up Truck, that would be really helpful, but even a sedan can work. What we need most is your willingness to help in the Food Ministry Program. Please contact Sally Morris or Kathleen Ray through the church office.

Know someone who needs ENCOURAGEMENT? Our parish visitors co-ordinate our ministry of presence and care in times of need. Call Laurie Stafford in the office, or contact visitors Lynette DuClos Adelson or Mindy Rueda. Our prayer chain is always ready to hold you in prayer, contact Tommie Ann Freeman who will start the chain praying. If you know that someone needs encouragement and is shy to ask, please notify the church office. The answering machine can receive your call at any time. Thanks for helping us to love one another as Jesus calls us to do.

Be in Christ + Be Loved + Be of Use