The church participates in Riverside’s annual Dickens Festival generally held in February and often on the streets outside the church. Our contribution to the Royal Victorian Music Hall and Queen’s Tea. Volunteers work all year to plan and participate in one of our church’s bigger fundraisers.



Saturday and Sunday – February 24 & 25, 2018

@ FCC’s Royal Victorian Tea Room & Music Hall

$25 adults – $15 children 12 and under

Saturday, February 24th – 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 25th – 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m.

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Prepare to have your eyebrows raised, your funny bones tickled, and your bellies filled as the Royal Victorian Tea Room presents another chapter of our musical comedy “A Dickens of a Time: Una Famiglia Dramatica”.  Written, directed and starring Christopher Marsh as the Music Hall host, Mr. Treacle.  He and his troupe have been delighting Festival audiences with their uniquely Dickensian romp for eight years.  Freshly baked real English scones, sandwiches, and other high tea delicacies are included of course.  Even the tea gets rave reviews!


There are many opportunities to get involved. Before the event we need people to distribute flyers, make donations of food, set up the space, and prepare food. During the event we need ticket takers, tour guides, kitchen help, and servers (we’re hoping to get many of the youth to be costumed servers). After the event we need a fresh crew of people to come and clean up. There will be a sign up sheet for volunteers, as well as for food donations, in the coffee hour room every Sunday. If you would like to look at the specific list of jobs and times or need more info, please contact the Dickens Tea Committee.



If you or a friend are looking to advertise a business, we have a great value for advertising in our Dickens Tea program!  Prices are: $75 full page, $50-1/2 page and $30 for a business card size.  If you are interested in reserving a spot, please email or call the office at (951) 684-2494, to request an invoice.  Artwork must be emailed by 2/10 to