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2016_October Happenings @ Riverside

2016_October Happenings @ Riverside

Men of Impact Men's Ministry

Our Men of Impact Men's Ministry (for men 18 and older) will meet on Monday, October 3rd at 7:00 PM at the Warehouse. Our program is entitled "After Fall: The Return of Men of Impact". All men are invited to join us for a time of related topic discussions, prayer, and fellowship. Light refreshments will be served.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Our Child Development Center invites everyone to join them for their Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Friday, October 7th at 6:00 PM in the Courtyard. Cost is $5 per person, tickets can be purchased in the CDC office. PLEASE NOTE THE HISPANIC HERITAGE CELEBRATION HAS BEEN MOVED TO OCTOBER 14TH DUE TO THE STORM.

Married Couples Potluck Fellowship

All Married and Egaged Couples are invited to join us as we "Celebrate Marriage" on Saturday, October 8th at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. We will be honoring those Riverside couples that have celebrated 50 or more years of marriage! If you are one of those couples and want to attend when you RSVP please let one of our couples know. So we can adequately prepare please RSVP your attendance by Wednesday, October 5th to Jose/Anani Miro (am3359@yahoo.com), Ruben/Ada Negron (cuca4jc@gmail.com) or Bert/Lourdes Ponce (hponce@bellsouth.net). If childcare is needed RSVP by Wednesday, October 5th to Dawn LaBello (dawn@riversideonline.org). PLEASE NOTE THE MARRIED COUPLES POTLUCK FELLOWSHIP HAS BEEN MOVED TO OCTOBER 15TH DUE TO THE STORM.

Riverside's 95th Anniversary Celebration

Riverside will celebrate their 95th Anniversary on October 13th. To commenerate the occasion we will have ONE worship service on Sunday, October 16th at 11:00 AM. (No worship service at 9:30 AM). All connect groups will meet at 9:30 AM only! No Connect Groups or childcare at 11:00 AM. (Parent's if your children get restless you can take them into the Bride/Prayer Room or 101A where you can still enjoy the service.) Following our service we will have a Potluck Picnic in the Courtyard. We want everyone to dress casually, bring a covered dish to share, and bring a blanket or chair(s) to sit on. Dishes can be dropped off at 9:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall. Church directories will also be available for those who had their picture taken. If you did not have your picture taken, directories can be purchased for $5 each, one copy per family please.

Women of Promise Potluck Breakfast

All women (18 and older) are invited to join us for "Fostering Hope in the lives of Children" Saturday, October 22nd at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall. Our speaker is Lourdes Fernandez. So we can adequately prepare, please RSVP by Wednesday, October 19th as to your attendance and the dish you will be bringing. If childcare is needed RSVP to Dawn LaBello (dawn@riversideonline.org) by October 19th.

Women of Promise Mission Project

Women of Promise will be joining the Florida Baptist Children's Home (FBCH) in their annual Diaper Drive. The goal of the FBCH is to collect 500,000 diapers for children in need by November 13th. We would like to invite you to join us in this drive. Riverside's goal is 1,000 diapers which will help children in need throughout the world. Diapers will be collected in the Foyer from October 9th through November 13th and at their October 22nd fellowship.

Flea Market (Rain or Shine)

Our Riverside Students Summer Mission Team will be sponsoring a Flea Market on Saturday, October 29th from 7:00 AM until 2:00 PM in the Parking Lot. Spots are available for $20 cash (each spot is equal to two parking spaces). Come by the church office if you would like to purchase a spot. Spots are non-refundable and must be paid for in advance.

Fall Festival

Our annual Fall Festival will be held on Monday, October 31st, from 6:30-9:00 pm. All children, 5th grade and younger along with their families, are invited to attend. There will be FREE games, face painting, fun, food, and much more! Costumes are optional, no scary ones please.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child kicks off in October but shoeboxes will not be collected until November. Operation Christmas Child is a fantastic way to get involved in the evangelism and discipleship of children around the world. Every gift is an opportunity to share the Gospel. Many boys and girls also participate in the 12-lesson discipleship course, The Greatest Journey, where they learn how to faithfully follow Christ and share Him with others. For information on how to pack a shoebox, click the following link: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.

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 AA, Fellowship Hall

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

Lord's Supper: Sunday, October 2nd. 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, October 23rd.  If interested in being baptized on that day you will need to meet with Pastor Otto following one of our worship services on Sunday, October 9th. (Baptisms are generally held the 3rd Sunday of each month.)

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.

Moms in Prayer

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

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 @ 6:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

No Strings Attached Puppet/Drama Ministry

meets every Wednesday @ 7:00 PM in Room 215.

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).

Shepherds and Kings Drama Rehearsal

meets every Thursday until December 15th @ 7:00 PM in Room 215

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, October 2nd.  (We generally celebrate the Lord's Supper the first Sunday of every month.)

Church Prayer Ministry Potluck Dinner, Wednesday, October 5th, 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, October 8th, 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 October meetings are October 10th and 24th.

Stephen Ministry Supervision Meeting, Tuesday, October 18th  in Room 204. (This meeting for our Stephen Ministry Leaders is held the third Tuesday of each month.)

Spanish/Portuguese Volunteer Meeting, Saturday, October 22nd, 7:00 PM at the DeJesus Home. (This meeting is generally held the third Saturday of every month.)

Discover Riverside Class, Sunday, October 30th, 1:00 PM, Volunteer Room. (This meeting is for Church Membership. It is held once a month, usually the last Sunday of the month.)

Important Dates to Remember!

  • October 1st: Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, 6:00-8:00 PM, Fellowship Hall
  • October 2nd: Spanish/Portuguese Anniversary Celebration, 12:15 PM, Fellowship Hall
  • October 3rd: Teacher Planning Day, no public schools; CDC open
  • October 3rd: Men of Impact Men's Ministry, 7:00 PM, Warehouse
  • October 4th: Missions Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • October 4th: CDC Committee Meeting, 6:00 PM, Room 204
  • October 9th: CDC families to join us for worship, 11:00 AM, Worship Center
  • October 9th: Connect Groups Leadership Meeting, 1:00 PM, Fellowship Hall
  • October 9th: Baptismal Candidates Meeting, immediately following each worship service
  • October 10th: Deacons' Meeting, 7:30 PM, Fellowship Hall
  • October 11th: Personnel Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • October 12th: Teacher Planning Day, no public school or CDC
  • October 12th: Missions Committe to Kendale Elementary School
  • October 14th: CDC Hispanic Heritage Celebration, 6:00 PM, Courtyard (Changed from 10/7 due to weather)
  • October 15th: Shepherds and Kings Choir Rehearsal, 10:00 AM-Noon, Music Suite
  • October 17th: Board of Trustees Meeting, 7:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • October 18th: Stewardship Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • October 22nd: Women of Promise, 9:00 AM, Fellowship Hall
  • October 28th: CDC Harvest Parties and Pumpkin Patch
  • October 29th: Riverside Students sponsored Flea Market, 7:00 AM-2:00 PM, Parking Lot
  • October 30th: Church Business Meeting, 7:30 PM, Worship Center (Changed from October 26th)
  • October 30th: Kids at Heart Luncheon Meeting, 12:45 PM, Room 217
  • October 30th: Discover Riverside Class, 1:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • October 31st: Fall Festival, 6:30-9:00 PM, East Wing


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