RCC Blogs

Jul 20
Still Sovereign Posted By Steve Downs, Executive Pastor

As I reflect on the events of the past few weeks, I found myself slipping into a depressed and cynical attitude regarding the state of our country.  The Fourth of July is supposed to be a day set aside to celebrate our Declaration of Independence as

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Jul 14
Shalom Posted By Todd Farnsworth, Pastor of Men & Students

During the period of anarchy in Israel after Saul’s death, many desperately sought direction for their lives. David gave this band of warriors the direction they needed. We all desire our lives to be meaningful. Notice that the volunteers here were not on

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Jun 29
Meet Melissa Brogdon Posted By Terri Downs, Director of Women's Ministries

It is my privilege to introduce you to Melissa Brogdon who has served as my ministry assistant for the past two years.  I knew that God was “up to something” when He brought Melissa and I together!  As I have walked alongside her and have witnessed her

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Jun 27
Newcomers Lunch Posted By RCC Staff

On June 12 the pastoral staff held its quarterly Newcomers Lunch in the Community Center immediately after the second service.  All guests to RiverLakes Church within the last three months are personally invited to attend these lunches along with their fa

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Jun 21
Notes of the 21st Century Posted By RCC Staff

Do you prefer Kindle books to physical ones? Have you gone “paperless” with all of your billing? Can you type faster than you can write (and more legibly)? Then we are happy to announce that our sermon notes have gone digital!

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Jun 13
Men’s Golf Tournament Posted By Todd Farnsworth, Pastor of Men & Students

The Men of RiverLakes Community Church hosted their third annual golf tournament at North Kern Golf Course on Saturday May 21, 2016. Approximately 20 four man teams started the “best ball scramble” at 1:00 pm. after the rules had been read and a prayer

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Jun 07
A True Friend Posted By Ken Alvis, Pastor of Community Groups & Assimilation

Thirty years ago this month my best friend died of brain cancer.  He was 29.  We had been close friends for over 12 years, since high school.  Whenever I think about our friendship, I smile.  We were opposites.  I was phlegmatic; he was super sanguine.

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May 31
Joy No Matter What Posted By Brent Van Elswyk, Pastor of Families & Counseling / Teaching Pastor

Philippians is my favorite book in the entire Bible! It is the one book I return to over and over again for encouragement and faith - no matter what is happening in my life. Why? Because Philippians is all about trusting God… no matter what! Paul writes P

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May 19
Mission Auction 2016 Posted By RCC Staff

​Praise the Lord for His abundant blessings and provision!  This was the celebratory praise universally offered from the RCC body at the conclusion of the recent Mission Auction event.  Because of the Lord’s great grace and provision, the body at RCC rais

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May 17
When Prayer is Enough Posted By Angelo Frazier, Pastor of Outreach & Care

​People in every religion pray.  It has been said that even non-believers have been known to pray (there are no atheists in fox holes).  A casual study of the major religions across the globe from Hinduism to Christianity will show you that there not only

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