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Preacher Tell It Like It Is – Riverside Pastor Appreciation 2016


Sams-phone-pics-511 copyRiverside set aside Sunday August 21st 2016, as a day to honor our pastors – Rev. Marvin Locklear and Rev. Tom Morgan. Both pastors had members of their family in attendance to share this day with them. Brother Marvin was accompanied by his wife, Camalain, as well as other family members. Due to continued health restrictions, Brother Tom was unable to be with us; however, members of his family – his father, Muriel Morgan; his mother, Evelyn Morgan; and his sister, Jennifer Morgan -- represented him.

The day began with the youth and adult choirs honoring our pastors in song. Following the choirs, Brother Marvin preached the Word challenging all that were in attendance. After being feed spiritually, the congregation adjourned to the fellowship where we were feed physically. As usual, the ladies of the church went out of their way to prepare a feast in honor of our pastors. After the delicious meal, the church honored each preacher with small tokens of our appreciation and gratitude for their service to the church and to the Lord.

The youth and children of the church showed their appreciation to Brother Marvin through the pictures and short sayings that were used to decorate each table as well as the fellowship hall. These pictures/sayings are being compiled in a scrapbook to be given to Brother Marvin as a gift from Riverside's Youth for Christ. Overall, it was an excellent day of fun, food and fellowship honoring two men who are very dear to hearts of Riverside Memorial Holiness Methodist Church.

I would like to conclude this article by sharing three verses, which are meant to encourage and challenge all of our pastors, exhorters, missionaries, and evangelists in our conference:

"And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding." (Jeremiah 3:15 KJV)

"Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine."(2 Timothy 4:2 KJV)

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." (2 Timothy 2:15 KJV)

To all the ministers in our conference, I want to say that we may not always show it, but we do appreciate and respect who you are and what you do. Please continue to Preach the Word – tell it like it is, not just what we want to hear!

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Riverside Dives Into VBS 2016


During the week of June 20 – 24, Riverside took the plunge into Deep Sea Discovery – otherwise know as VBS 2016. The weeklong VBS averaged 60 participants a night (children, teens, and adults) and challenged each of these participants to "dive deep into God's word". We saw how God is with us wherever we go -- "He knows us, hears us, strengthens us, loves us, and sends us." Our theme verse was Genesis 28:15 -- "And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of." (Genesis 28:15 KJV)

hqdefaultAs an example of God sending us into the world to share with others, one of the week's crafts was a Wordless Bracelet.

The bracelet is similar to the Wordless Book except it uses colored beads, instead of colored pages, to represent several important Bible truths about Salvation – Sin (Black), Blood (Red), Pure (White), Heaven (Yellow), and Grow (Green). Everyone who participated in VBS this year either made or received one of these bracelets. The bracelet was a very appropriate reminder that – "God is with us wherever we go!"


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Riverside Celebrates Easter 2016

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On March 26 and 27, 2016, Riverside embarked on a two-day celebration of Christ's Resurrection. On Saturday, the church hosted an Easter Egg Hunt and cookout for our children and their parents. In all, approximately 30 children and 18 adults participated in this event. We had two separate hunt courses – an easier course for the preschool children and a difficult course for our older young people. Overall, more than 300 eggs were stuffed, hidden, and found. It was an excellent day full of fun, food, and fellowship.

The celebration continued on Sunday morning with our annual Sunrise Service and Breakfast. After Sunday School, it was time for our annual Easter Play. The play was entitled "I Loved You This Much" based on the Crabb Family song by the same name. This year's play was unique in that it utilized all of the ministries of the church – the adult choir, the youth choir, the praise/worship team, the Youth For Christ, and the newly formed mime/drama team – not just the youth and children. The reason for this was to show Riverside united in ministry and purpose. Everything went well! The Lord was glorified and all in attendance were blessed. It was an excellent conclusion to a day of worship and praise for our Risen Savior!

"And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, 'Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee" (Luke 24:5-6).


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Muriel Morgan

Honorary Trustee


Jamie Hunt

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Edward Bullard


Greg Jones

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Ruby Smith

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Orland Locklear

Class Leader


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Web Coordintor

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Rebecca Hunt 

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 Karen Wynn


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