Welcome to Coachella Valley Christian Church


Thanks for your interest in Coachella Valley Christian Church. We are a Bible believing fellowship committed to becoming a loving, unified body of believers, living in submission to God’s Word, growing toward maturity in Christ Jesus, equipped to minister to one another and to share the gospel of Christ.


Online Worship: 10:30 am on Facebook Live

Sunday School & Children’s Church services have been cancelled, until further notice.

Good Friday Readings – Happy Grieving!

Dear CVCC Family,
Since we can’t have Good Friday Service tonight, I put together a list of Scriptures you can read as a family or as an individual.  See below.
These texts will take you into the Upper Room and then, following Jesus, you’ll walk with Him all the way to the tomb.
Let you emotions identify with Jesus and with His followers as you read.
Weeping is allowed as you stand at the foot of the cross and absorb the disappointment, despair, and fear the disciples experienced as they saw their dreams give up His spirit on the cross.
One of my mentors once said, “The more we grieve over the cross on Friday, the more we’ll rejoice over the resurrection on Sunday!”
So, happy grieving!
God bless you!
In His love and service,
Pastor Stephen  : )


Good Friday Readings


Luke 22:7-16

John 13:1-17

Mark 14:18-21

John 13:34-38

Matthew 26:26-30



Mark 14:32-42

John 18:2-12


Jewish Trial

Matthew 26:69-75

Matthew 27:1


Roman Trial

Matthew 27:2-10

John 18:29-38

Matthew 27:15-21

John 19:1-15

Luke 23:24-25



Mark 15:20-27

Matthew 27:39-44

Luke 23:39-44

Mark 15:34-35

Luke 23:46

Matthew 27:51-54



John 19:31-42

“How the Virus Stole Easter” with a nod to Dr. Seuss

“How the Virus Stole Easter” with a nod to Dr. Seuss

A poem by Kristi Bothur

Twas late in ‘19 when the virus began,
Bringing chaos and fear to all people, each land.
People were sick, hospitals full,
Doctors overwhelmed, no one in school.
As winter gave way to the promise of spring,
The virus raged on, touching peasant and king.
People hid in their homes from the enemy unseen.
They YouTubed and Zoomed, social-distanced, and cleaned.
April approached and churches were closed.
“There won’t be an Easter,” the world supposed.
“There won’t be church services, and egg hunts are out.
No reason for new dresses when we can’t go about.”
Holy Week started, as bleak as the rest.
The world was focused on masks and on tests.
“Easter can’t happen this year,” they proclaimed.
“Online and at home, it just won’t be the same.”
Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the days came and went.
The virus pressed on; it just would not relent.
The world woke Sunday and nothing had changed.
The virus still menaced, the people, estranged.
“Pooh pooh to the saints,” the world was grumbling.
“They’re finding out now that no Easter is coming.
“They’re just waking up! I know just what they’ll do!
Their mouths will hang open a minute or two,
And then all the saints will all cry boo-hoo.
“That noise,” said the world, “would be something to hear.”
So it paused and the world put a hand to its ear.
And it did hear a sound coming through all the skies.
It started down low, then it started to rise.
But the sound wasn’t depressed.
Why, this sound was triumphant!
It couldn’t be so!
But it grew with abundance!
The world stared around, popping its eyes.
Then it shook! What it saw was a shocking surprise!
Each saint in each nation, the tall and the small,
Was celebrating Jesus in spite of it all!
It hadn’t stopped Easter from coming! It came!
Somehow or other, it came just the same!
And the world with its life quite stuck in quarantine
Stood puzzling and puzzling.
“Just how can it be?”
“It came without bonnets, it came without bunnies,
It came without egg hunts, cantatas, or money.”
Then the world thought of something it hadn’t before.
“Maybe Easter,” it thought, “doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Easter, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
And what happened then?
Well….the story’s not done.
What will YOU do?
Will you share with that one
Or two or more people needing hope in this night?
Will you share of the source of your life in this fight?
The churches are empty – but so is the tomb,
And Jesus is Victor over death, doom, and gloom.
So this year at Easter, let this be our prayer,
As the virus still rages all around, everywhere.
May the world see hope when it looks at God’s people.
May the world see the Church is not a building or steeple.
May the world find Faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection,
May the world find Joy in a time of dejection.
May 2020 be known as the year of survival,
But not only that –
Let it start a revival.
Thank you Kristi for sharing this poem with the world! Original poem may be found here: (https://www.thissideofheavenblog.com/blog/how-the-virus-stole-easter)

Remember to Live by Faith, Not Fear!

Encouraging words from local pastors (including Pastor Sloat!) and the Indio police department. This is a great reminder to pay attention to facts and allow ourselves to be led by faith, not fear. Thank you IPD & pastors for all you do!

We feel it is important to remind our community that we will get through this incredibly unprecedented time.Today, various members from our faith based community came together with us to stand in solidarity and remind everyone that through all of this, we will remain strong.Thank you to:Pastor Larry Holloway of First AME ChurchPastor Renato Vizcarra of Iglesias El Poder Del EvangelioPastor Obed Martinez of Destiny ChurchReverend Julie Hodges of St. Andrew Community Presbyterian ChurchIndio Police Chaplain Stephen SloatVery Reverend Alex Gamino, VF of Our Lady of Perpetual HelpIndio Police Chaplain Frank Ruiz#indiopolice #faithnotfear #factsnotfear #covid_19 #wewillgetthroughthis

Posted by Indio Police Department on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

COVID-19 – What It Is & Tips for Prevention of Spreading the Virus

General Information
What is novel coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Many of them infect animals, but some coronaviruses from animals can evolve (change) and infect humans, then spread from person-to-person. This is what happened with the current novel coronavirus. Diseases from coronaviruses in people typically cause mild to moderate illness, like the common cold. Some, like the SARS or MERS viruses, cause serious infections like pneumonia.

What are common symptoms of COVID-19?

Information to date shows this new virus causes symptoms consistent with a respiratory illness, such as cough, fever, and, in some, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

How are coronaviruses spread?

Like other respiratory illnesses, such as influenza, human coronaviruses most commonly spread to others from an infected person who has symptoms through:

• Droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes

• Close personal contact, such as caring for an infected person

• Touching an object or surface with viruses on it, then touching one’s mouth, nose, or eyes

Novel coronavirus is new, and we are learning more each day about how easily it spreads and how long it takes for people to become sick.


General Tips from Riverside County 2nd District:

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases include:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of face masks is also crucial for health care workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

For more information, please visit: https://www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus

Thank You & God Bless


Our Three Priorities

I. Commitment to Jesus Christ.
II. Commitment to the Body of Christ.
III. Commitment to Our Mission to Reach the World for Christ.

We are called to God to serve each other: For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. Galatians 5:13
How are you serving the body of Christ? If you would like to know how you may serve, please speak with the Pastor.