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2016_August Happenings @ Riverside

2016_August Happenings @ Riverside

Florida and Beyond Summer Mission Offering

During the month of August we will be collecting our Florida and Beyond Summer Missions Offering.  This offering reachs out to Florida’s orphaned and disadvantaged children, our state mission efforts, and feeding the hungry of the world. It supports the Florida Baptist Children's Homes, Maguire State Mission Offering, and Florida Baptist Global Hunger Relief. Please be in prayer as what God places on your heart to give. Our goal is $5,200.

August Sermon Series

Join us for our upcoming sermon series: Go for the Gold: Become a Spiritual Champion.

  • August 7th: "Train Hard"
  • August 14th: "Compete to Win"
  • August 21st: Guest Speaker: Claude King, co-author of Experiencing God and discipleship specialist for LifeWay Christian Resources
  • August 28th: "Run with Endurance"

Back to School Family Bonfire

You, your family and friends are invited to our FREE Back to School Bonfire, Saturday, August 13th, 6:00-8:30 p.m. Join us for a fun Family night full of games, food, and fellowship. So we can adequately prepare, please contact Dawn LaBello (dawn@riversideonline.org or 305-595-0542) with your attendance and the number of people attending by Tuesday, August 9th. Also, if you are attending, you may want to bring a blanket or folding chairs as our logs to sit on are limited.

Promotion Sunday

Sunday, August 21st is Promotion Sunday. Our students will be promoted to their new Connect Groups. At our 9:30 and 11:00 AM services our graduating Kindergartners, new First Graders, will be receiving a Bible. We will also be recognizing our teachers and praying over them as they start the new school year.

Back to School

Classes resume for our public schools and  Child Development Center (CDC) Monday, August 22nd. Please remember to obey the school zone speed limits.

Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Riverside Baptist Church invites all of our volunteers and their family to our Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Saturday, August 27th at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please join the staff of Riverside Baptist Church and Riverside’s Child Development Center (CDC) for a delicious dinner prepared and served especially for you as we show our appreciation for all that you have done to keep our ministries and programs alive and thriving, as well as keeping our facility beautiful and cared for, inside and out! You are appreciated! So we can adequately prepare kindly RSVP by Monday, August 22nd to let us know if you will be attending! Call (305) 595-0542 or email Dawn (dawn@riversideonline.org) or Carol (carol@riversideonline.org) with your name, number of adults and number of children. This year, with the Olympics in full swing, the staff will be preparing home cooked international food. We hope to see you there!

The Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner originally scheduled for August 27th has been postponed due to weather. We are sorry for any inconvenience.


Join us....

 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

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

Lord's Supper: Sunday, August 7th. We generally celebrate the Lord's Supper the first Sunday of every month. All who believe in Jesus are invited to join us at His table.

Baptisms: Sunday, August 21st. If interested in being baptized on that day you will need to meet with Pastor Otto following one of our worship services on Sunday, August 14th.  

Weekly Events @ Riverside

Riverside Students Discipleship Class

(Students-6th-12th grade) meets Sundays  5:00 PM at the Warehouse.

Riverside Young Adults (Men) Discipleship Class

(High School Graduates and College Students up age 29) meets Sunday @ 7:30 PM at the LaBello Home.

Enhanced Fitness Exercise Class

meets Monday, Wednesday & Friday @ 10:00 AM in Room 215.

Heart and Hands Ministry

meets every Tuesday @ 10:00 AM in Room 214.

Detention Center Ministry

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

Young Adult Contemporary and Traditional Choir Rehearsals

meets every Wednesday from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Worship Center and Music Suite.

Church Prayer Meeting

meets every Wednesday @ 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

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

Lord's Supper, Sunday, August 7th.  (We generally celebrate the Lord's Supper the first Sunday of every month.)

Church Prayer Ministry Potluck Dinner, Wednesday, August 3rd, 6:00-6:30 PM, Fellowship Hall. (This ministry invites all who would like to join them each week for prayer. 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, August 13th, 9:00 AM @ the Port of Miami (This outreach event is generally held the second Saturday of every month.)

Rebound Outreach Ministry meets the second and forth Monday of each month @ 7:00 PM in Room 204. Our August meetings are August 8th and 22nd.

Spanish/Portuguese Volunteer Meeting, Saturday, August 20th, 7:00 PM in the Volunteer Room. (This meeting is generally held the third Saturday of every month.)

Stephen Ministry Supervision Meeting, Tuesday, August 16th  in the Volunteer Room. (This meeting for our Stephen Ministry Leaders is held the third Tuesday of each month.)



Important Dates to Remember!

  • August 3rd: Quarterly Business Meeting, 7:30 PM, Worship Center
  • August 9th: Building and Grounds Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • August 11th: CDC Summer Camp "Submerged" ends
  • August 13th: Back to School Family Bonfire, 6:00-8:30 PM, back field
  • August 16th: Stephen Ministry Supervision Meeting, 6:30-9:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • August 22nd: Public School and CDC begins
  • August 27th: Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, 6:00-8:00 PM, Fellowship Hall
  • August 28th: Discover Riverside Class, 1:00-2:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • August 30th: Teacher Planning Day, no public school


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