Rev. Dr. Stephen Sapp on Feb. 22, 2015
by Rev. Dr. Stephen Sapp, Feb. 15
Dear Brothers And Sisters in Christ:
Since I am still on through Feb 1 I want to use this moment to Thank You All for being so incredibly wonderful. Individually and as a congregation you have expressed your appreciation of me and all the work we’ve been able to accomplish in the last year and a half; and, for the fellowship we’ve shared in joyful celebrations and in sadness over the loss of loved one’s. For this I am truly thankful and blessed.
The party at Stevie’s was fantastic and as I have my last meeting with each of the committee’s and session I am more and more aware of how precious and sincere you all are in your commitments to God, the church, and one another.
I pray for your continued efforts in creating a more just and loving community, denomination, and life together. My hopes for you are high as a body you have all the gifts and talents necessary to
fulfill God’s call through faithful discipleship.
My thoughts and prayers will be with you and Missy as you venture into continuing your commitments and exploring new possibilities. As I like to say- stay in trouble!
Farewell Blessings and Love,
Come to say thank you and goodbye to RPC Interim Pastor Monica Styron, and to celebrate her continuing journey in life.
Sunday, February 1
Worship at 11:00am
Followed by Souper Bowl Sunday Lunch
Sunday, February 1: Souper Bowl of Caring Luncheon
Continuing our RPC tradition the youth will prepare the soups we will be eating. Donations received will go towards purchasing food for the RPC Food Pantry.
During 2014 Riviera donated 137 family size grocery bags and 30 single bags. Souper Bowl 2014 we raised $416.00. The goal for 2015 is $500.00.
Thanks to those who’ve turned in your 2015 Financial Commitment Card. We are still in the important process of gathering in the remainder of the financial commitments for 2015. We would be very excited to get remaining cards in the offering plate or church office in January.
Riviera is starting a New Beginning in 2015, if yours is not among those submitted, we ask you to join those members of your Riviera family who have already pledged to be part of this New Beginning.
Extra cards are available on the Information Table or you can call or email the church office.
New Year’s Blessings
– The Stewardship Committee