The Ministries of Riviera UCC are always emerging or changing to meet the needs of the community and the congregation. Some of those ministries and services are listed below.
Fellowship and Support Groups
Fellowship groups and support groups, both community based and church sponsored, are available or are emerging. One current monthly fellowship event is the Lunch Bunch. This is where we gather at 1pm on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Our Church’s Wider Mission
Through contributions to Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM) of the United Church of Christ, Riviera UCC supports medical missions, schools, disaster relief, justice ministries, feeding programs, equal rights efforts, self-help programs, leadership training centers and dozens of other compassionate ministries in the United States and abroad.
The issues of social justice have been a part of Riviera UCC’s ministries and concerns for decades. Our Social Justice Committee holds open discussions of often controversial subjects that face each of us in our faith development and response. Consciousness-raising and action on issues as our faith dictates is often a painful process. The church approaches this task with compassion and openness to all views.
Providing aid, comfort, coordination and care to those suffering the loss of loved ones, in ill health, rehabilitation, home bound or hospitalized, our Compassion Team is open to volunteers that wish to assist others in times of extremity and transition.
Care for the homeless is a priority at Riviera UCC. The congregation supports Daily Bread with time, and labor.. A Shepherd’s Fund is available to support the homeless and hungry in our community who seek out the church for various kinds of help. Most Recently we have started supporting our local churches Food Bank at Peace Lutheran Church.
Riviera Elementary School Missions
Throughout the year we support our neighboring school. We collect school supplies for them, gift cards for Christmas and we have an angel tree where we help several families with gifts for Christmas. We are always looking to help our community.