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19
Aug

The Only Settled Word

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I don't know about you, but I don't like for anything to be unsettled!  I have no comfort zone when "things are up the air."  In many regards, we live in a time and in a world where much is unsettled.  Turmoil in the Middle East.  Markets that are in free fall.  Domestic violence running rampant.  I prefer, "resolve."  I prefer, "decisiveness."  I prefer, "settled!"  We settle elections.  We settle athletic contests.  We settle where the loyalty of our life is going to lie.  I believe in being, "settled!"  The psalmist brings great resolve and confidence to our hearts when he...
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03
Aug

Alive!

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On Tuesday, July 26, I read an article in a national newspaper than began with this line; "Yesterday, Dr. Tim Lahaye, died at the age of 90."  There is something intrinsically wrong with that line.  However, before I get to that inaccuracy, please allow me to simply mention an accurate assessment or two regarding, Dr. Lahaye.  He was a man of God!  He was a prominent figure in the Christian Fundamentalist movement.  He co-wrote the best selling, "Left Behind," series.  In all, sixteen novels were published between 1997 and 2007.  He was a long time leader of the Christian right.  He...
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15
Apr

In Christ

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IDENTITY:  Christianity is not defined by what we do, but what God has done. IDENTITY:  To be “In Christ” means your face has always been before the Father.  There has never been a time when he has not loved you. IDENTITY:  “In Christ” identity isn’t earned… It’s given! IDENTITY:  The enemies of identity in Christ – Pressure to perform, Fear of failure, Constant comparisons, Wrecked relationships, Fatigue and frustrations.  SOLUTION:  Rest in the finished work of Christ! IDENTITY:  Of what value is it for the preacher to tell us “Be Holy!” if he doesn’t tell us that we are Holy “In...
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25
Nov

Thanksgiving

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"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now." Phil.1:3-5   Paul's heart is overflowing with Thanksgiving when he remembers the Phillppian Believers ... His Thanksgiving led to Joyful Prayer on their behalf.   This is a good word to us --- Whenever you pray for someone, begin by thanking God for them. Thank God for the role they've played in your life, for all they have done for you, or for the good things...
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30
Oct

Stay in the Race!

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Nowhere in Scripture are we promised that walking with or running with Christ is going to be easy … In fact, quite the contrary … “These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 …   Hebrews 12:1-3, tells us, we are in a race … In that race there will be times (many of them) where we are tempted to quit on God and drop out of the race. These Hebrews believers were enduring an awful time of trial...
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02
Oct

Blog Thoughts

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Faith is a Journey and we are all wanting to grow in our Faith ... So, Don't stop believing God for yourself. Don't stop believing God for your children. Don't stop believing God for your Church ... In fact, wherever the Christian is involved the greatest thing we can do if God has called you to be there is to give the gift of faith, faith in an Almighty God ... When we were children we would sing, 'I am weak but He is strong' ... We are still weak, but the good news is, he is still Strong ... Truthfully,...
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Starting Stone is coming soon!
After much prayer and consideration we are excited to announce that...
Staying Connected at Riverstone
During this time, many people are feeling disconnected in so many w...
The RCC Food Pantry Ministry is available for those in need
Our Riverstone Food Pantry Ministry is led by John and Vickie Woods...
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Starting Stone is coming soon!
After much prayer and consideration we are excited to announce that our Starting Stone nursery ministry will be reopening Sunday, October 4th. There will be some new precautions taken for a safe return. Here are a few things you can expect for your child.
 
*Temperature will be checked at check in.
*Only nursery volunteers will be allowed into the classrooms.
*Hands will be washed before snack time.
*Individual pre packaged snacks will be provided.
*individual crayon boxes with glue sticks and other supplies for crafts will be provided.
*Masks are optional for children and volunteers.
*Children will be spaced out during lessons and coloring time.
 
If  you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Tina Runkles or Aleshia Rigdon and they will help you in any way possible.
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Staying Connected at Riverstone

During this time, many people are feeling disconnected in so many ways, but we want to remind you that we are here for you! We know that God's Word tells us in Matthew 18:20 that Where two or more have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.

There are many ways to stay virtually connected through our various ministry opportunities here at Riverstone Community Church and we would LOVE to see and hear from you. If you are not currently in fellowship with one of our communities below, we encourage you to reach out to the leader of the ministry that best meets your needs.  

 

Riverstone Ministry Leaders

Pastor Rick Baldwin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marshall Thompson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nursery Ministry

Tina Runkles, Starting Stone, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Aleshia Rigdon, Starting Stone, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ceressa Anthony, Starting Stone, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Children's Ministry

Lana Richardson, Kid's Life, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kara Mosely, Kid's Life, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Carla Coffrin, Kid's Life,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Youth and Student Ministry

Chris Roop, SWAG And Student Ministry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kelly Roop, SWAG And Student Ministry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Adult Ministry

Cheryl Baldwin, Women’s Ministry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lori Hess, Women’s Ministry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Levi Rigdon, Men’s Ministry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Terry Kelly, Men’s Ministry

Will Anthony, Singles, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Amanda Stricklar, CORE, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hink Conway,  CORE, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Maddie Conway, CORE, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dwight Wilkins, CORE
Glenn Ellison, CORE

Hospitality/Communications Ministry

John Woods, Food Pantry

Vickie Woods, Greeters/Food Pantry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Donna Kay Strayer, Greeters

Cyndi Denney, Hospitality

Jeff Denney, Hospitality

Ken Horne, Parking And Security, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tom Loveless, IT/Media, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brian Hess, IT/Media, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Brittany Sandoval, Sound/Media, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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The RCC Food Pantry Ministry is available for those in need

Our Riverstone Food Pantry Ministry is led by John and Vickie Woods. If you or someone you know is in need, please go to the church kitchen after service or speak with any of your church leaders who are here to serve.

 

If you would like to contribute to the Food Pantry Ministry, we would gratefully accept the following items. Please be mindful of expirations dates.

Canned vegetables

Cereal
Boxed dinners Dry beans
Boxed rice Can and dry milk
Pasta sauce Peanut Butter
Canned meat Jelly
Canned fruit Dry, condensed, ready to serve soup
Salt & Pepper shakers Diapers, wipes
Cooking Spray

Bath soap, Deodorant, Shampoo, Disposable razors,

Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Toilet tissue

Vegetable oil Store gift cards to purchase perishable items

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LAYING UP TREASURES IN HEAVEN …
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6800 West 5th Street Jacksonville, Fl. 32254 - Contact Us
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