We are one congregation. One congregation which happens to worship at two services on Sundays. We are one family of faith. With family members who live here year-round and others who come for a season. We are one body of Christ. Young and old, women and men, from east and west, new disciples and mature believers—all baptized by one Spirit.

As the body of Christ we are called to celebrate the unity in our diversity. Unity in diversity is what keeps us healthy and growing. Unity without diversity makes it difficult to thrive. Diversity without unity leads to division. Either way, the body suffers.

The Apostle Paul wrote: “Just as a body has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.” We are one body in Christ when we take the time and effort to get to know those with whom we are worshiping, when we listen to their stories, when we serve them out of love, when we suffer with them, when we rejoice with them, and when we honor and celebrate our life together.

Celebrate our life together as a congregation located in a mobile retirement and resort community on “Soup Season Sunday” on Feb. 7. Stitchin’ Sisters have stepped up to serve soup after both services in honor of the many Riverside worshipers who call this area home during the winter season. Come and get to know other members of the family better.

A seasonal worshiper at Riverside,
Pastor Melanie