River Valley Christian Fellowship Celebrates One Year Anniversary

June 02, 2015

This past Sunday, May 31, the River Valley Christian Fellowship (RVCF), a new church start of the California-Nevada Conference in the City of West Sacramento, celebrated their one year anniversary. As part of the celebration, RVCF leadership presented $2,000 to the Imagine No Malaria campaign 100K Challenge on for the Bridges District. Bishop Warner H. Brown Jr., along with the Rev. Linda Caldwell, Conference Superintendent for Mission Collaboration and the Rev. Schuyler Rhodes, Bridges District Superintendent received the donation.
 
In January 2014, The RVCF began as a house church. It started with the dream of building a network of Christian fellowships that will fulfill the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Because of the growing number of people participating in the weekly gathering, the RVCF changed their gathering place to the Conference Center in West Sacramento in April of 2014 making it the first UMC new faith community in the City of West Sacramento.
 
Rev. Dr. Bener Baysa Agtarap, one of the founding members of RVCF said, "This gift (to Imagine No Malaria) is our way of saying thank you to God and to all the people of the California-Nevada Conference for helping us start this vital space of grace for all God's people. It is our humble and faithful response to help fulfill the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."
 
River Valley Christian Fellowship is located at 1276 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, and hold services each Sunday from 10 to 11 a.m. Find more information on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/rvcf.