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2017_December Happenings @ Riverside

2017_December Happenings @ Riverside

Advent

The word Advent means "coming" or "arrival." The focus of the entire season is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ and the anticipation of his return. It is celebrating a truth about God, the revelation of God in Christ whereby all of creation might be reconciled to God. Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas.

Each Sunday, as you can also do at home, we light an Advent Candle:

  • Sunday, December 3rd the Hope Candle
  • Sunday, December 10th the Love Candle
  • Sunday, December 17th the Joy Candle
  • Sunday, December 24th the Peace Candle and Christ Candle

Lottie Moon

During the month of December we'll be collecting our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering remains the lifeline for missions overseas. As always, 100 percent of the offering is used exclusively for missionaries and their ministries. Your giving helps missionaries and their overseas partners start thousands of churches and baptize hundreds of thousands of new believers annually. Gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering have also touched off church-planting movements, bringing millions of lost souls - including some in even the most hostile places on earth - into God's kingdom.  Today's "Lotties" depend on your prayers and financial support more than ever. This Christmas, pray what you will do for them. Riverside's goal is $20,000.

Lottie Moon Post Office

The Lottie Moon Post Office is for sending Christmas cards to fellow church members and contributing your tax-deductible postage money to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Please address your card in full (Name, Address, City, State, Zip—this is a must due to people with the same name) and place it in the proper slot in the Post Office Box located in the Foyer. Make sure you check your box for cards sent to you. Deposit the amount of postage used into the offering plate, make your check payable to Riverside Baptist Church and in the memo section write “Lottie Moon Post Office.” The Post Office Box will be available until December 31st.

December Worship Services Schedule

During the holidays we are making adjustments to our worship times. See below for the changes to the schedule.

  • Sunday, December 3rd: 9:30 AM Traditional Worship Service and Connect Groups; 11:00 AM Contemporary Worship Service, Spanish/Portuguese Worship Service and Connect Groups.
  • Sunday, December 10th: Connect Groups only at 9:30 AM, no worship service. ONE Combined Service at 11:00 AM, no connect groups or childcare, as the choir presents "What a Beautiful Name."
  • Sunday, December 17th: 9:30 AM Traditional Worship Service and Connect Groups; 11:00 AM Contemporary Worship Service, Spanish/Portuguese Worship Service and Connect Groups.
  • Sunday, December 24th: No Connect Groups or childcare at 9:30 or 11:00 AM. No worship service at 9:30 AM. ONE Combined Service with Lord's Supper at 11:00 AM.
  • Sunday, December 31st: No Connect Groups or childcare at 9:30 or 11:00 AM. No worship service at 9:30 AM. ONE Combined Service at 11:00 AM.

Married Couples Fellowship

The Couples Ministry invites all Married and Engaged Couples to join us on Saturday, December 2nd, 7:00 p.m., for our Christmas Couples Fellowship. Our program is entitled “God’s Gift.” Bring your favorite holiday dish to share! Also, we will have a White Elephant Gift Exchange. Please bring a wrapped Christmas Tree Ornament (value between $5-$7) in addition to your holiday dish. Invite and bring another couple to join us. If childcare is needed contact Lieska de Jesus at lieska@riversideonline.org by Wednesday, November 29th.

International Missions Banquet

Our Annual International Missions Banquet will be held on Sunday, December 3rd at 12:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $11 for adults and $6 children (10 years and under). Tickets are on sale in the Foyer until Thursday, November 30th. Tickets will not be sold at the door as this is a catered event. Our menu is Roast Pork or Chicken, Rice and Peas, Yuca, Sweet Plantains, salad, bread, beverage, and dessert.

"What a Beautiful Name"

Riverside Baptist Church Music Ministry invites you to join us for  "What a Beautiful Name" a celebration for Christmas, Friday, December 8th and Saturday, December 9th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 10th at 11:00 a.m. FREE! Invite your family and friends to join us.

Men's Ministry Monday Night Football Fellowship

The Men’s Ministry invites all men (18 and older) to join them for Monday Night Football, Monday, December 11th,  7:00 p.m. at the Warehouse. We’ll have a pre-game BBQ. Join us as we watch the New England Patriots vs. the Miami Dolphins. So we can adequately prepare, please RSVP to Ernie Nodarse at 786-355-1453.

 

Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Our children's ministry will have a birthday party for Jesus on Sunday, December 17th from 9:30 until 12:15 AM in the Dock.

Christmas Holiday Office Schedule

The church office is closed for the holidays December 21st-22nd; 25th-January 1st.

 

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, December 24th. We celebrate the Lord's Supper the first Sunday of every month. All who believe in Jesus are invited to join us at His table. However, during December, we celebrate it at our Christmas Eve Service.

Sunday, December 10th: We will have ONE worship service due to our Christmas Cantata.  All Connect Groups will meet at  9:30 AM only. No Connect Groups or childcare at 11:00 AM. Please make a note of this!

Baptisms: Sunday, December 24th.  If interested in being baptized December 24th you will need to meet with Pastor Otto following one of our worship services on Sunday, December 17th. (Baptisms are held the 3rd Sunday of each month.)

Sunday, December 24th: Join us for our Christmas Eve Service at 11:00 AM in the Worship Center. We will also be celebrating the Lord's Supper.

Sunday, December 31st: We will have ONE worship service due to the holiday.  No Connect Groups at 9:30 or 11:00 AM and no childcare. Please make a note of this!

Weekly Events @ Riverside

Riverside Students Discipleship Class

(Students-6th-12th grade) meets Sundays 5:00 PM at the Warehouse. Students will not meet on Friday, December 22nd, 29th or January 5th.

Moms in Prayer

meets Mondays (during the school year) @ 9:00 AM in the Brides/Prayer Room. Moms in Prayer will not meet on Monday, December 25th or January 1st.

Enhanced Fitness Exercise Class

meets Monday, Wednesday & Friday @ 10:00 AM in Room 215. Classes are canceled Friday, December 23rd through Monday, January 1st.

Heart and Hands Ministry

meets every Tuesday @ 10:00 AM in Room 204. We will not meet on Tuesday, December 19th, 26th, or January 2nd due to the holiday.

Detention Center Ministry

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

Choir Rehearsals

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

Church Prayer Meeting

meets every Wednesday @ 6:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall. We will not be meeting on Wednesday, December 28th due to the holiday.

No Strings Attached Puppet Ministry

meets every Sunday @ 12:45 PM in Room 215. We will not be meeting on Wednesday, December 24th, or 31st.

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). We will not be meeting on Thursday, December 21st, 28th, or January 4th due to the holidays.

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). Due to the holidays, we will not be meeting on Friday, December 22nd, 29th, and January 5th.

Riverside Students

(6th-12th Graders) meets every Friday @ 7:00 PM in the Warehouse (10250 SW 107 AVE). Due to the holidays, we will not be meeting on Friday, December 22nd, 29th, and January 5th.

Spanish/Portuguese Prayer Meeting

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

Monthly Events @ Riverside

Church Prayer Ministry Potluck Dinner, Wednesday, December 6th, 6:00-6:45 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.)

Lord's Supper, Saturday, December 24th.  (We celebrate the Lord's Supper the first Sunday of every month.)

International Seafarers Ministry Outreach, Saturday, December 9th, 9:00 AM @ the Port of Miami (This outreach event is held the second Saturday of every month.)

Married Couples Ministry Fellowship, Saturday, December 2nd,  7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall  (This fellowship, for all Married and Engaged Couples, is usually held the second Saturday of every month. However, due to the cantata we will be meeting the first Sunday this month. )

Rebound Outreach Ministry meets the second and fourth Monday of each month @ 6:00 PM in Room 201. This month we will only meet on December 18th due to the holidays.

Stephen Ministry Supervision Meeting, Tuesday, December 19th  in the Volunteer Room. (This meeting for our Stephen Ministry Leaders is held the third Tuesday of each month.)

Spanish/Portuguese Volunteer Meeting, Saturday, December 16th, 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. (This meeting is held the third Saturday of every month.)

Important Dates to Remember!

  • December 3rd: International Missions Banquet, 12:30 PM, Fellowship Hall
  • December 8th and 9th: "What a Beautiful Name," 7:00 PM, Worship Center, FREE
  • December 10th : "What a Beautiful Name," 11:00 AM, Worship Center, FREE
  • December 14th: CDC Christmas Program, 6:30 PM, Worship Center
  • December 17th: Birthday Party for Jesus, Children's Ministry, 9:30 AM, The Dock (Room 215)
  • December 21st and 22nd: Church Office closed
  • December 22nd: CDC Early Release Day
  • December 24th: Christmas Eve Service with Lord's Supper, 11:00 AM; No worship service at 9:30 AM, No Connect Groups or childcare at 9:30 or 11:00 AM.
  • December 25th-January 1st: Church Closed
  • December 25th-January 5th: CDC and public schools closed
  • December 31st: Spanish & Portuguese Watch Night Service, 10:00 PM, Fellowship Hall
Posted by Carol Drake at 12:00 AM

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