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A Ministry of the Church of the Nazarene in Reading, PA

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Sunday Schedule
(See bulletin for any changes in schedule):
10:00a.m. Coffee & Fellowship in the back foyer
10:30a.m. Worship Celebration in the Sanctuary

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Visitor Information, Our Pastor, What We Believe

When are your services?

Our service is at 10:30a.m. every Sunday. Coffee and pastries are available at 10:00 a.m.

What should I wear?

At Riverview Christian Fellowship, our focus is on worshipping Christ, not on what you wear. You may see some people in suits and dresses and others in jeans and shorts, but we want everyone to dress comfortably and come as you are.

What is your worship like?

Our congregation worships in a contemporary style. You may see people with the hands up or down, eyes open or closed; but worship at Riverview Christian is all about honoring and giving praise to our Lord and Heavenly Father. So please feel free to worship in the way that you feel led! However, worship is more than just singing. Worship involves all that we do together as the body of believers before our Lord. At Riverview Christian, you will also see us worshipping God through reading the Bible; listening to the preaching of God's Word; sharing in an offering of our gifts and tithes; and spending time in fellowship after the service.

Do you expect me to give to the offering?

We expect visitors to Riverview Christian to give to our offering only if they feel led to do so. Visitors should not feel any expectations to contribute to the ministries and mission of our church, nor will they be thought of any differently if they choose to not participate in the offering. We believe that God has called all believers to give a portion of their time and money to Him, as all that we have belongs to our Eternal Father. However, how much or what a person gives is between that person and God.

What programs do you offer for children?

Infants up to age 2 may be dropped off in our Infant 1 room 15 minutes before the service. There are classes for children age 2 - 4 and 6 - 12. They are dismissed during the service.

How do I know that my children will be safe?

Anyone who works with children in our Sunday Kingdom Kidz program or in our Early Learning Center has completed 3 background checks.

I'd like to talk more about what I heard during this service.
Who can I talk to?

We'd love to talk to you! After the service, feel free to approach the pastor. During the week, if you would like to schedule a time to talk with the pastor, please call the church office at 610-921-8998 ext. 201 to schedule a meeting.

Our Pastor

Dr. Letterman is a passionate communicator of the love and grace of Jesus Christ. Pastor believes that Jesus Christ came to re-establish a life-giving relationship with each of us; and that we can conquer the destructive forces impacting our lives. Pastor has been married to Lisa for 28 years. They have three grandchildren and a son and daughter-in-law who are using their passion for music in our church.
Pastor John earned his BS at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN, his MDiv at Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, MS, and his PhD at Newburg Theological Seminary in Newburg, IN.

What We Believe

  • God is the Creator/Sustainer of His world. (John 1:3; Hebrews 1:3) Read more

  • God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to give us life-eternal. (John 3:16-17) Read more

  • God desires a life-giving relationship with everyone. (Revelation 3:20) Read more

  • God has a perfect plan and brings that plan to reality through His Holy Spirit. (Jeremiah 29:11) Read more

  • God's Word is inspired, and will equip everyone to do His will. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) Read more

  • It is God's will to cleanse us of those destructive forces that twist our lives.
    (2 Corinthians 7:1)
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  • God will restore everyone to His original image, by grace, through faith.
    (Romans 8:29)
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  • Everyone is welcome to fellowship in the Body of Christ (church), and find their place. (1 Corinthians 12:7ff) Read more