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Food Pantry Riverside, CA

Food Pantry Riverside, CA

  Food Pantry is getting low.  With the holidays just around the corn...

Prime Time Retreat April 20-23, 2015

Prime Time Retreat April 20-23…

Prime Time Retreat  - this three district retreat, for adults only, will be he...

God's Creation Calendars 2015

God's Creation Calendars 2015

Calendars – There are still 2015 God’s Creation calendars available. These lar...

Youth All-Nighter Dec. 19-20

Youth All-Nighter Dec. 19-20

“All- Nighter” The EDGE Youth Group is sponsoring an All-nighter Dec. 19-20, f...

Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry

There are great things happening in our Children's Department. Please keep our...

College & High School Bible Study

College & High School Bibl…

  Edge Ministry... This class meets on Sunday evenings at 6:00pm in the ...

Staff Christmas Gifts 2014

Staff Christmas Gifts 2014

  Staff Gifts –Christmas is coming, and the church (that’s you) would like to l...

Children's Christmas Program Dec. 14th

Children's Christmas Program D…

Children’s Christmas Program will be presented next Sunday, Dec. 14th  , ...

God's Creation Calendars 2015

God's Creation Calendars 2015

Calendars – There are still 2015 God’s Creation calendars available. These lar...

Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry

There are great things happening in our Children's Department. Please keep our...

College & High School Bible Study

College & High School Bibl…

  Edge Ministry... This class meets on Sunday evenings at 6:00pm in the ...

Youth All-Nighter Dec. 19-20

Youth All-Nighter Dec. 19-20

“All- Nighter” The EDGE Youth Group is sponsoring an All-nighter Dec. 19-20, f...

Christmas in Riverside, CA

It's exciting to be in Riverside, CA at Christmas. The stores are full of people, the parking lots are full of cars and the freeways are like race tracks. The neighbors are beginning to decorate their homes.

The great anticipation is the day that they light up the lights at the Mission Inn in Riverside, CA. What a sight!
Close to fifty thousand people will visit the Inn to see this incredible sight...If you are close by,
it will be worth the trip!

Inside the houses, we are decorating trees. Outside, we are setting up Nativity scenes, snow men and Christmas decorations of all kinds. Riverside is a great place to live during Christmas time.

However, let's think for a moment. Where did this idea of Christmas originate? No matter what we think about Christianity, if we are honest we all know it is because of Jesus. Isn't it amazing? In America, it appears that from Washington to our school systems we are trying to remove His name from this glorious event of history. Even our military is making it more and more difficult for chaplains to speak of Christ...I know...I have a nephew who declares it so. He is a U.S. Military Chaplin.

Irony: this wonderfully warm, heartfelt feeling no longer accepts the name of the person that brought it up into being.

Yes, even here in Riverside, we hear "Happy Holidays" far more than "Merry Christmas". Also you know we no longer celebrate Easter in our Easter season, but "Spring Break".

We all would be deeply offended if people treated our birthday so crudely, totally divorcing us from it. I wonder how God feels about how we treat His Son's birth?

I vote to bring back "Merry Christmas". How about you?

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December 7, 2014
2014 Christmas Musical Highlights
2014 Christmas Musical Highlights

  Sunday, Dec. 7th was a glorious day at Arlington Avenue Church of the Nazarene. Our AACN choir presented our 2014 Christmas Musical. What a glorious day, indeed. The...

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November 30, 2014
Is The Prophet Always Right?
Is The Prophet Always Right?

  II Kings 13 In Ephesians 4, one of the gifts of the spirit is the gift of prophesy. Not necessarily someone that foretells the future and someone who declares...

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November 23, 2014
How To Join God’s Plan of Economy
How To Join God’s Plan of Economy

  The simple way to join God's plan of economy, i.e. to become a part of the kingdom of God, is in a verse that every child who has...

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November 16, 2014
Building Relationships Rooted In The Relationship
Building Relationships Rooted In The Relationship

  "Building Relationships Rooted In The Relationship" deals with the ingredients of deep and intimate relationships between you and God; and between you and others. Pastor Dennis shares thought provoking...

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Christmas Dinner December 13th

Christmas Dinner December 13th

Saturday, December 13th All Church Christmas Dinner at the church, 5475 A...

Prime Time Retreat April 20-23, 2015

Prime Time Retreat April 20-23…

Prime Time Retreat  - this three district retreat, for adults only, will ...

Church Library

Church Library

Did you know we have a Church Library? There are many books to pick from....

Joy in the Morning Wednesdays at 10:00 AM

Joy in the Morning Wednesdays …

Joy In The Mornings  Have you ever attended JOY ?  Try it, you’...

College & High School Bible Study

College & High School Bibl…

  Edge Ministry... This class meets on Sunday evenings at 6:00pm in...

Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry

There are great things happening in our Children's Department. Please kee...

LOV Ladies of Vision

LOV Ladies of Vision

Ladies of Vision (LOV) Bible Study is on their Christmas Break and will r...

Staff Christmas Gifts 2014

Staff Christmas Gifts 2014

  Staff Gifts –Christmas is coming, and the church (that’s you) would like...

Children's Christmas Program Dec. 14th

Children's Christmas Program D…

Children’s Christmas Program will be presented next Sunday, Dec. 14th &nb...

Come be a part of the Choir

Come be a part of the Choir

Choir meets Wednesdays, at 7:00 P.M. for rehearsal.If you would like to...