Josh Bryan, Riverside’s Stewardship Chair, along with Jan Nicholas , RPC’s outreach coordinator, and Pastor Brian Lays visited DESC where they observed the ministry of Matthew 25 in action.
Jeanne Miller Clark, a Riverside member and the chaplain at MD Anderson Cancer Center, shared this photo of her neighbor who helped his elderly neighbor by removing this huge load of bamboo that was overgrowing her yard.
Julie Handley, a DESC Board member and RPC member, shared the story of how DESC (Downtown Ecumenical Services Council) changes a life…one pair of work boots at a time!! Bernard had been out of work for two months. He applied to a landscaping company, but a new pair of boots was required if he was going to beContinue reading “Where Have You Seen Matthew 25? Ep 12”
“When I was hungry . . .” Michael Lane, former Deacon and RPC Sexton, delivers meals to Meals on Wheels recipients at Riverside Apartments.
I was standing at the shore of the Volta Lake in Ghana, still shivering from malaria, but needing to get into a wooden outboard ferry. Just offshore, that would take Mary and me the thirteen miles across the lake to our next hosts as she negotiated partnerships between American Presbyterians and two Ghana Presbyterian denominationsContinue reading “Where Have You Seen Matthew 25? Ep 10”
“As I was driving back from the store this morning, I saw a mother and her daughter cleaning up litter alongside the road in their neighborhood. I found it wonderful to see a parent modeling such good work with her child.” – Dave TuttleHave a story to share? We invite you to share where you have seen MatthewContinue reading “Where Have You See Matthew 25? Ep 9”
At the end of our street is a nondenominational Christian church called The Well. I don’t know a lot about The Well, but I do know that they have a ministry they call “Love Cleans”. The church has invested in a large vehicle that is equipped with three private showers and a bathroom. They takeContinue reading “Where Have You Seen Matthew 25? Ep 8”
On April 27, I was the recipient of kindness from a stranger. I had gone to a nursery to shop for plants for the 2 large containers on my front porch. I found what I wanted and was beginning to wrestle with these bulky plants when a young woman, not an employee, asked if sheContinue reading “Where Have You Seen Matthew 25? Ep 7”
” I was a stranger and you welcomed me . . .” To be sure that every RBI participant could enjoy this inner city activity, Debbie Grisnik, avid garage sale bargain hunter, found bats, gloves and balls for those who don’t have their own. Play Ball!
On May 30, Riverside hosted a Pop Up Vaccination Site, providing Covid vaccines to those in need.