This Week’s News & Events

Upcoming Events updated 9/28/2015

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DisAbility SPORTS FESTIVAL at Cal State San Bernardino on October 3rd, 2015, from 9a.m. until 3:30 p.m.  Marissa Congdon will be signing up volunteers in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday for the 9th annual DisAbility Sports Festival at Cal State San Bernardino.
As many as 1,000 participants, including more than 100 disabled military veterans, will be competing in at least 20 different sports, including wheelchair and standing basketball, tennis, soccer, wall climbing, swimming and hand cycling.  Come out to support these athletes.

PEACE AND GLOBAL WITNESS OFFERING Because our hearts long to help when we see the suffering of refugees coming out of Syria, the Mission Committee has designated the congregational 25% of the October 4 Special Peace and Global Witness offering to assist Syrian Refugees through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA).  PDA is working with partners to rebuild homes in Syria, build a school in Lebanon, provide transitional assistance to refugees coming into Hungary, and assist with refugee resettlement in the U.S.

HEALTHY SNACKS FOR TEENS.  Our partnership with San Bernardino High School is going well, and we have been asked to start two new LifeSkilz Circles to mentor incoming freshmen.  If you can bring in individually wrapped snack items and beverages (juice or water, no sugary drinks), you can help us make an impact on the life of a kid.  The snacks should be healthy ones, such string cheese, pretzels, crackers, peanut butter pouches, etc.  We are overstocked on granola bars at the moment, so no more of those right now, please.  Fruit and home-baked goods are great, but need to be delivered on the day needed by 1:00 p.m. as storage is a problem.  Bring your snacks in on any Sunday in August, and we will see that they get to a hungry teenager.  Thank you!


  • Used eyeglasses to say thanks to Lions club member David Radtke whose company, Dimare, Int, has donated fresh produce for our monthly food distributions.
  • Breakfast cereal for all bags and pop-top meats and peanut butter for homeless bags.  Leave in bin by food closet.

CHURCH PHOTO DIRECTORY  Soon you’ll be able to put a name to those the faces you see at church!  Deacons have contracted with Lifetouch Portraits and Directories to produce a New Photo Directory for the Church membership, the first in six years.  We’ve done the primary sittings.  We still have to gather some photos of folks who couldn’t come in for those.  For additional information call Project Coordinator Don Dudley.

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