After 145 years this church has decided to change its name!

But now it has a new name — Church on The Hill.A Sunday, May 5, birthday party that included cake and balloons marked the official renaming, a church news release...

But now it has a new name — Church on The Hill.A Sunday, May 5, birthday party that included cake and balloons marked the official renaming, a church news release states.

This historic church was established in 1874 and has met at several locations, including in downtown Riverside at 9th and Lemon streets, the release states.  In 1965, the church moved to its current location, 5500 Alessandro Boulevard.

The name change is part of a re-visioning of the church’s mission.

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“We want our community to know that everyone is welcome here,” Pastor Joe Lutz said in a statement.

He plans to retire in summer after 23 years leading the church.

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The First Baptist Preschool, a church ministry for more than 50 years, will change its name to Preschool on The Hill.

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Photo Credit: The Press-Enterprise

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