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2017_May Happenings @ Riverside

2017_May Happenings @ Riverside

National Day of Prayer

(As amended May 5, 1988, P.I. 100-305, 102 Stat. 456)  The President shall set aside and proclaim the first Thursday of May in each year as a National Day of Prayer, on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups, and as individuals. Thursday, May 4th is the 66th Annual National Day of Prayer. Our theme this year is "For Your Great Name's Sake! Hear Us...Forgive Us...Heal Us!". Our scripture verse is Daniel 9:19:  O Lord, Listen! O Lord, Forgive! O Lord, Hear and Act! For Your Sake, O My God. As we Pray for America whose pledge of allegiance recounts that we are "one nation under God," and whose currency states that it is "in God we trust," we want Americans to encounter the God who rules over their country. He who forms the mountains, creates the wind, and reveals His thoughts to man, He who turns dawn to darkness, and treads the high places of the earth--the Lord God Almighty is His name."  Our Worship Center will be open from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM if you would like to stop by and pray. At 7:00 PM we will conclude the day with a Prayer Service. Please join us!

Pulled Pork Luncheon and Cake Auction

The Riverside Students Ministry will be sponsoring a Pulled Pork Luncheon and Cake Auction on Sunday, May 7th at 12:30 PM at the Warehouse to raise money for their summer mission camp. Tickets are on sale for the luncheon at $5 per person. Following the luncheon, the youth will host a Cake Auction. If you would like to donate a cake for the auction, please contact Bill Leon or Nery Dorsey.

Mother's Day Banquet

All Married and Engaged Couples are invited to our Mother's Day Banquet, Saturday, May 13, 2017, 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is $20 per couple. As this is a catered affair, please sign up by Monday, May 8th. Sign up in the Foyer or visit Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rbc-couples-ministry-mothers-day-banquet-tickets-33841133742?utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_medium=email&utm_term=eventurl_text) to register. If childcare is needed, please send an email to Lourdes Ponce at hponce@bellsouth.net by Monday, May 8th with your child's age(s).

Mother's Day

 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. (Proverbs 31:28). Mother's Day is Sunday, May 14th. We want to wish all our mothers and adopted mothers a very blessed Mother's Day. We hope you and your family will start off your special day by joining us for worship at 9:30 or 11:00 AM. Happy Mother's Day!

Baby Dedications

One of the highlights of Mother’s Day at Riverside Baptist Church is the dedication of children born during the year. If your family is among those blessed with the birth of a child since last Mother’s Day, we invite you to dedicate your child during one of the morning worship services on Mother’s Day, May 14th. If you want to participate or need additional information, please contact Lieska De Jesus at lieska@riversideonline.org or (305) 595-0542 by Tuesday, May 9th.  


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 is open 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

Lord's Supper: Sunday, May 7th. The Lord's Supper is 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, May 21st.  If interested in being baptized May 14th you will need to meet with Pastor Otto following one of our worship services on Sunday, May 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.

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.

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, May 3rd, 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, May 13th, 9:00 AM @ the Port of Miami (We hold this outreach event the second Saturday of every month.)

Married Couples Ministry Fellowship, Saturday, May 13th, 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 May 8th and 22nd

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

Discover Riverside Class, Sunday, May 28th, 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!

  • Monday, May 1st: Quarterly Deacon's Meeting, 7:30 PM, Fellowship Hall
  • Thursday, May 4th: National Day of Prayer Service, 7:00 PM, Worship Center
  • Friday, May 5th: CDC Mother's Day Breakfast
  • Sunday, May 7th: Riverside Student's Pulled Pork Luncheon and Cake Auction, 12:30 PM, Warehouse
  • Saturday, May 20th: Spanish/Portuguese Women's Breakfast, 9:00 AM, Fellowship Hall
  • Thursday, May 25th: CDC Spring Program and Graduation, 6:30 PM, Worship Center and Fellowship Hall
  • Saturday, May 27th: Spanish/Portuguese Volunteer Meeting, 7:00 PM, Fellowship Hall
  • Sunday, May 28th: Kids at Heart Luncheon Meeting, 12:45 PM, Room 217
  • Monday, May 29th: Memorial Day, church and CDC closed