Magnolia Presbyterian Church
7200 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, CA 92504
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Despite my unwillingness to attend at the beginning (even though my family did) I found myself blessed with an opportunity to connect with people of all different backgrounds and now really enjoy and look forward to spending time with my new friends and learning.
This is a very loving place to be. There are people of all ages and you can tell that the young families (which there are a lot of) and the older people get a long well. Tough topics are discussed with openness and grace because everyone understands that we will not grow in our understanding of the Bible and each other with out conversation grounded in love o (we don't all have to agree but listening is a must). I have never attended a congregation that is as warm. There are lots of activities for kids through elderly and fellowship as well as mission work. Education and helping others are the top of their priorities. What a great place to raise a family. You can tell this place is liked by the balance between the number of people that have been there a long time and the number of new people. People want to be here.
04/02/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Visited this church two times in February 2011. No one greeted me. People seemed sort of friendly and would smile, but were too preoccupied. Let's just say that no one went out of their way to engage me in conversation. The church seems to be going through some kind of transition as noted by a plea from the pastor for prayer. The sermon on Matthew 25's the sheep and the goats was not fluid, but rather unfocused. I felt like the point of that parable was missed entirely. The best thing about the service was the worship, but there was only 4 or 5 songs spread out.
My search for a church home continues.