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2017_April Happenings @ Riverside

2017_April Happenings @ Riverside

Men's Ministry Softball Game

The Men's Ministry (for men 18 and older) will be having a Softball Game on Saturday, April 1st, 9:00 AM at Tropical Park, Field 2. If interested in attending see Ernie Nodarse. Refreshments will be served.

Married and Engaged Couples Fellowship

The Couples Ministry invites all Married and Engaged Couples to join them for their Spring Couples Potluck Fellowship, Saturday, April 8th, 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. "Behold all things have become new" (2 Corinthians 5:17). Please register via Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rbcs-spring-couples-fellowship-registration-33031918357) or sign-up in the Foyer on Sundays, by Monday, April 3rd.  If childcare is needed, please email one of the Couples Ministry Team by Wednesday, April 5th: Bert & Lourdes Ponce, hponce@bellsouth.net; Ruben & Ada Negron, cuca4jc@gmail.com; or Joe & Anani Miro, am3359@yahoo.com.

Holy Week Activities

Please join us for our Holy Week Activities:

  • Palm Sunday, April 9th, 11:00 AM, Worship Center: Our Music Ministry will be presenting "The Story." The Story tells the grandest, most compelling story of all time: the story of a true God who loves His children, who established for them a way of salvation, and provided a route to eternity; and this same God is alive and active today – still listening, still acting, still pouring out His grace on us. Listen for God’s call on your life, as He helps you write your own story! We will have ONE worship service at 11:00 AM, no worship service at 9:30 AM. Connect Groups will meet at 9:30 AM only, no Connect Groups or childcare at 11:00 AM.
  • Maundy Thursday, April 13th, 7:00 PM, Maundy Thursday Service, and Lord's Supper; additional parts of "The Story" will be presented as well. A dessert fellowship will follow.
  • Good Friday, April 14th, Worship Center, 7:00 PM, Good Friday Worship Service. "What Happened on the Cross?"
  • Saturday, April 15th: Easter Egg Hunt (for children ages 2 through 5th grade), 9:30-11:00 AM, Egg Hunt will be at 10:30 AM. FREE! In addition to the Egg Hunt, we'll have other activities.
  • Saturday, April 15th: Community Health Fair, 9:30 AM-Noon, FREE health screenings.
  • Easter, April 16th, 9:30 & 11:00 AM, Worship Center, Easter Worship Services and Connect Groups. "Easter: A New Day of Mercy," Ephesians 2:1-9.
  • Easter Monday, April 17th, the church will be closed; CDC is open.

Women of Promise

All women (18 and older) are invited to a Ladies Tea entitled "Fill My Cup" ("and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:19). This event is a Potluck Breakfast, Saturday, April 29th, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Riverside Baptist Church. So we can adequately prepare, please sign up by Sunday, April 23rd.

We will continue our mission project with the Florida Baptist Children's Home by collecting the following cleaning supplies: laundry detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, dish detergent, Cascade dishwasher detergent, Lysol spray, bleach, tub & tile cleaner, Lysol toilet bowl cleaner, Windex, Comet, Soft Scrub, air fresheners, and candles. Items can be brought with you to the tea.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

 VBS will be held June 12th-16th, 9:00 AM - Noon, and is for children ages 4 (by September  1st, 2017) through completed 5th grade. Preregistration begins Sunday, April 2nd and will run until Sunday, May 28th. Space is limited so register early!

To provide a quality, safe experience for our children, those who miss the May 28th enrollment deadline will be accepted if space is available. Availability will be determined the first morning of Vacation Bible School, June 12th.

As Galactic Starveyors, kids will search the skies and God's Word to uncover God's truth etched in His handiwork. They will discover that the God who created everything there is--the knowable and the unknowable, the visible and the invisible--wants a relationship with them! And from the very beginning, God had a plan to restore the relationship He knew we would break. God sent His Son, Jesus, to be our Savior and His Holy Spirit to be our Helper. From the very beginning to the furthest reaches of space (and beyond), nothing is outside God's control or beyond His grasp. God loves us and will never leave us.

To register, visit our Ministry Page, Children, VBS 2017 or come by the church office (10:00 AM-4:00 PM).

We are also looking for volunteers to assist in the classrooms. Students (completed 6th-12th graders) can volunteer and receive community service hours. To volunteer come into the church office and pick up a volunteer form. Sorry, we cannot email or fax the volunteer forms.

Worship and Connect Group Information:

Join us for worship:

  • Traditional Worship, 9:30 AM, Worship Center
  • Contemporary Worship Service, 11:00 AM, Worship Center
  • Spanish/Portuguese Worship Service, 11:00 AM, Fellowship Hall
  • Portuguese Worship Service, 6:00 PM, Fellowship Hall (Meets the last Sunday of each month)

Connect Groups for all ages at 9:30 and 11:00 AM

Palm Sunday: Sunday, April 9th, 11:00 AM there will be ONE combined worship service where the Music Ministry will present "The Story." No worship service at 9:30 AM; Connect Groups only. No childcare or Connect Groups at 11:00 AM.

Baptist College of Florida Women's Ensemble: Sunday, April 23rd, 11:00 AM there will be ONE combined worship service at 11:00 AM. Connect Groups will meet at 9:30 AM only, no worship service at 9:30. No Connect Groups or childcare at 11:00 AM. Following the worship service, we will have a Potluck Lunch.

Lord's Supper: Thursday, April 13th. The Lord's Supper is generally celebrated the first Sunday of every month. All who believe in Jesus are invited to join us at His table. However, due to Holy Week, we will celebrate the Lord's Supper as part of our Maundy Thursday service.

Baptisms: Sunday, April 16th.  If interested in being baptized April 16th you will need to meet with Pastor Otto following one of our worship services on Sunday, April 9th. (The 3rd Sunday of each month we celebrate Baptisms.)

Weekly Events @ Riverside

Moms in Prayer

meets Mondays (during the school year) @ 9:00 AM in the Brides/Prayer Room.

Men of Impact Men's Ministry

meets Mondays @ 7:00 PM at the Warehouse (our free standing building). It is a time of prayer, Bible Study, fellowship, support, and encouragement. This ministry is for men 18 and older and meets on a weekly basis. Our current study is "The Resolution for Men." This study challenges men to reconcile with their pasts; re-engage in the present by taking full responsibility for their wives and children, and move forward with a bold resolution for the future.

Heart and Hands Ministry

meets every Tuesday @ 10:00 AM in Room 204.

Detention Center Ministry

meets every Tuesday @ 7:00 PM at the Detention Center

Traditional Choir Rehearsals

meets every Wednesday from 7:45-9:00 PM in the Music Suite.

Church Prayer Meeting

meets every Wednesday @ 7:00 PM in the Worship Center. The Worship Center will be open from 6:30-7:00 PM for anyone who would like to come and prayer before the prayer meeting. NO prayer meeting on Wednesday, April 12th due to our Maundy Thursday Service.

Riverside Young Adults

(High school graduates and those just beginning their career up to age 29) meets every Thursday @ 7:00 PM in the Warehouse (10250 SW 107 AVE).

Women’s Outreach Bible Study

meets every Friday @ 10:00 AM off campus  

Riverside Park-Children in Action

(Children ages 3-5th grade) meets every Friday @ 7:00 PM in Room 215 (The Dock).

Riverside Students

(6th-12th Graders) meets every Friday @ 7:00 PM in the Warehouse (10250 SW 107 AVE).

Spanish/Portuguese Prayer Meeting

meets every Saturday @ 7:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall

Monthly Events @ Riverside

Potluck Dinner, Wednesday, April 5th, 6:00-6:45 PM, Fellowship Hall. (The first Wednesday of each month we start our prayer time with a potluck dinner. Grab some food to share and join us as we fellowship before our prayer time.)

International Seafarers Ministry Outreach, Saturday, April 8th, 9:00 AM @ the Port of Miami (We hold this outreach event the second Saturday of every month.)

Married Couples Ministry Fellowship, Saturday, April 8th, 7:00 PM.

Rebound Outreach Ministry meets the second and fourth Monday of each month @ 7:00 PM in Room 201. This month we will meet on April 10th and 24th.

Stephen Ministry Supervision Meeting, Tuesday, April 18th  in the Volunteer Room. (This meeting, for our Stephen Ministry Leaders, is held the third Tuesday of each month.)

Discover Riverside Class, Sunday, April 30th, 1:00-2:00 PM in the Volunteer Room. (We usually hold this class, which is for full church membership, the last Sunday of the month.)

Important Dates to Remember!

  • Saturday, April 1st: Men's Ministry Softball Game, Tropical Park Field 2, 9:00 AM
  • Tuesday, April 4th: CDC Committee Meeting, Room 204, 7:00 Pm
  • Tuesday, April 4th: Missions Committee Meeting, Volunteer Room, 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 6th: CDC Easter Parties
  • Sunday, April 9th: Connect Groups only at 9:30 AM; NO Connect Groups or childcare at 11:00 AM.
  • Sunday, April 9th: "The Story" presentation by the Music Ministry. ONE Combined Worship Service at 11:00 AM; NO worship service at 9:30 AM.
  • Monday, April 10th-Friday, April 14th: Spring Break, CDC closed, Church open
  • Monday, April 10th: Deacons Meeting, 7:30 PM, Fellowship Hall
  • Tuesday, April 11th: Personnel Committee Meeting, Volunteer Room, 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 13th: Maundy Thursday Service and Lord's Supper, 7:00 PM, Worship Center
  • Friday, April 14th: Good Friday Service, Worship Center, 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 14th: Easter Egg Hunt, 9:30-11:00 AM, Courtyard
  • Saturday, April 15th: Health Fair, 9:30 AM-Noon, Fellowship Hall
  • Monday, April 17th: Easter Monday, Church closed, CDC open
  • Tuesday, April 18th: Stewardship Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • Sunday, April 23rd: Baptist College of Florida Women's Ensemble, 11:00 AM, Worship Center
  • Sunday, April 23rd: Potluck Lunch, immediately following the 11:00 AM Worship Service
  • Monday, April 24th: Board of Trustees Meeting, Volunteer Room, 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 25th: Stephen Ministry Supervision Meeting, 6:30-9:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • Wednesday, April 26th: Church Business Meeting, 7:45 PM, Worship Center
  • Saturday, April 29th: Women of Promise, 9:00-11:30 AM, Fellowship Hall