The UPDATE - May 2019
A Message from Timm
For this reason, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do your duty yet I would rather appeal to you on the basis of love—and I, Paul, do this as an old man, and now also as a prisoner of Christ Jesus. I am appealing to you for my child Onesimus, whose father I have become during my imprisonment. Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to both you and me. Philemon 8-11

Dare to Lead - a book read beginning in March
A group of folks have indicated an interest in reading “Dare To Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts”, by Brene Brown, a social worker by trade who has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. Brown’s definition of leadership: “…anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes, and who has the courage to develop that potential.” (p4)
    The group is gathering on Mondays at 11 am and their next gathering will be Monday, May 20th, in the pastor’s study of First Presbyterian Church of Redlands. You’re invited to join in as you are able! More info: (909) 793-2839

Riverside Presbytery Stated Meeting

Saturday, June 1st, 9:30 am
Beaumont First Presbyterian Church
702 Euclid, Beaumont CA, 92223

Documents & Timeline
  • March 8th Call Letter Posted/Sent out
  • March 8th Committee Reports Due
  • March 15 Meeting Packet Posted/Sent out
  • If you need help with your report please let Timm or Carrie know as soon as possible.

Faith & Family
Come out and enjoy an exciting night of 66ers baseball and fellowship! We invite all churches, families, and individuals to participate in our Faith & Family Night. Discounted tickets are available.

To purchase tickets contact Jarrett Stark. 909-495-7658 or
Benefit Information Luncheon
A Benefit Overview luncheon will be held in two convenient locations
Tuesday, May 7th - Beaumont Presbyterian Church and on Wednesday, May 8th at Magnolia Presbyterian Church. Both occasions will begin at 11:45 and end around 1:30.

Each gathering will be a “Benefits Overview” for Pastors, Clerks, Personnel and Finance leaders, and other Benefit Decision Makers. Lunch will be provided!
For more information, contact Rev. Dr. Clayton Cobb
Church Consultant with the Board of Pensions
Serving the Synods of the Southwest, Southern California and Hawaii,
and Colorado and Utah in Rocky Mountains
Young Adult Volunteers
The Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program is an ecumenical, faith-based year of service in sites around the world and across the United States. YAVs accompany local agencies working to address root causes of poverty and reconciliation while exploring the meaning and motivation of their faith in community with peers and mentors. 

Manage your Spiritual, Financial and Physical Health!
Make your tax season more manageable, fast track your emergency fund and get answers on many more topics. The BOARD OF PENSIONS of the Presbyterian Church is here to serve you!

Big Tent - Baltimore
Join the movement of Presbyterians in Baltimore for a Big Tent like no other.
The theme, Called to a Movement beyond Institution, will emphasize our hope of the Gospel and its power to challenge institutional conventions. The goal is to come together and live in this moment, immersed in our current cultural context of racial division, gender inequality, and economic disparity to be renewed, refreshed and reformed, so that we may be sent out to affect change in our own communities. 

Movies With a Message
Join with friends at First Presbyterian Church of Corona for Movies With a Message, Thursdays at 10 am.
Bring your own lunch and join in on the discussion after the movie.

Join with other churches world wide for a day of service
Last year, the Church was mobilized around the world on one single day to build and repair houses, distribute food, clean streets and schools, host block parties, pray for the sick in hospitals, and perform countless other service projects just to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need. With great love and selfless generosity, thousands of people united together under the banner of SERVE Day to impact their cities and communities in life-changing ways.

Vital Church Conference
As you know, the Presbytery of Riverside is sending individuals to Denver, Colorado for a Vital Congregations Conference. Vital Congregations works with pastors, church committees and middle governing bodies to provide training, materials and consultation for all worshiping communities and in planting new congregations. If you missed the conference in Denver, there are other opportunities available.
Vital Congregations Conference October 14-16, Kansas City, Missouri
Keynote Speakers:
  • Gregory Ellison, the founder of Fearless Dialogues in Atlanta, engages people in hard conversations so that they see and hear gifts rather than stereotypes in others.
  • Becca Stevens, the founder of Thistle Farms in Nashville, Tennessee, experienced loss and abuse as a child, which ultimately led her to open Thistle Farms for women who have experienced trafficking, abuse and addiction.
Everything I Wish I Had
Learned in Seminary
Consider it a “survival kit” for doing ministry Monday-Saturday !
“Finally! Here is useful wisdom, support and practical material offering both inspiration and sermon ideas. It is written in a comfortable, conversational style with a combination of the author’s personal honesty and humor. 

Community Engagement Specialists
MissionInsite empowers faith-based and nonprofit organizations with the tools they need to visualize and cultivate their current and prospective members, donors and volunteers and solve their most difficult challenges. Find out how your church or nonprofit can benefit.
Reach More People by Talking to Your Neighbors!
Want to reach the neighborhood around your church? Some of our congregations are using NEXTDOOR.COM , a social media platform that allows you to choose your
neighborhood-target area. Reach the audience you want to reach with
Presbytery of Riverside
Our new location in Downtown Redlands is surrounded by specialty stores, coffee shops, and historic buildings. The Lincoln Shrine and Redlands Bowl Amphitheater are directly across the street. An open house and tour of the facilities will be offered in the near future.

Presbytery of Riverside | | 909 881-1595