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2017_February Happenings @ Riverside

2017_February Happenings @ Riverside

God's Valentine Gift

(a poem by Joanna Fuchs)

God's Valentine gift of love to us
Was not a bunch of flowers;
It wasn't candy or a book
To while away the hours.

His gift was to become a man,
So He could freely give
His sacrificial love for us,
So you and I could live.

He gave us sweet salvation, and
Instruction, good and true--
To love our friends and enemies
And love our Savior, too.

So as we give our Valentines,
Let's thank our Lord and King;
The reason we have love to give
Is that He gave everything.
You can find additional poems by Joanna Fuchs at the following link: http://www.poemsource.com/Christian-valentine-poems.html.

Women of Promise

Women of Promise (for women 18 and older) invites you to a Make & Take Flower Arranging Workshop taught by Sandra Bryan. Saturday, February 4th, 9:30-11:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. This event is a Potluck Breakfast. Please bring a vase for your arrangement. So we can adequately prepare, please sign up in the foyer. Free Childcare is available with reservations only by e-mailing carol@riversideonline.org by Wednesday, February 1st.

Women of Promise Mission Project: We will be collecting paper goods for the Florida Baptist Children’s Home: paper towels, toilet paper, paper napkins, paper cups, plastic flatware, dinner size paper plates & bowls, & plastic garbage bags. If you would like to participate in this mission project, please bring your donations with you to the meeting or drop them off in the church office.

Riverside Student Sponsored Flea Market

Riverside Students will be sponsoring a Flea Market on Saturday, February 11th to raise funds for their summer mission camp. Spots are available for $20 cash per spot. Each spot is equal to two parking spaces. To register stop by the church office on Tuesday or Wednesday. Should you have any questions, you can contact the church office.

Married and Engaged Couples Fellowship

The Married and Engaged Couples Ministry invites all Married and Engaged Couples to their Valentine's Banquet as we celebrate the greatest gift of all ~ Love! Saturday, February 11, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in Riverside's Fellowship Hall. The event will be a catered dinner, which includes salad, beverage, and dessert. Cost: $20.00 per couple. Please see a Couples Ministry Team Member in the Foyer to purchase your ticket. Monday, February 6th we must have all RSVPs. If you need childcare, please send us an e-mail with your children’s age. You can register by seeing one of the Couples Ministry Team Members: Bert & Lourdes Ponce, hponce@bellsouth.net; Ruben & Ada Negron, cuca4jc@gmail.com; or Joe & Anani Miro, am3359@yahoo.com or by going to Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rbc-couples-ministry-februarys-fellowship-registration-31111912568.

Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God

Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God is a 13-week study written by Henry Blackaby, Richard Blackaby, and Claude King and based on the Experiencing God book. Through an examination of biblical and contemporary illustrations, participants will understand and apply seven realities of experiencing God. This study will also help participants understand how to experience God as a church. The class will begin on Sunday, March 5th at 6:00 PM in Room 214. The cost of the book is $16.00 and paid at the first class. Bob and Allyson Owers will lead the class.  Sign up is available in the Foyer.

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, February 12th. We usually 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, due to a special event this month we are pushing back the Lord's Supper to February 12th instead of the 5th.

Baptisms: Sunday, February 19th.  If interested in being baptized February 19th you will need to meet with Pastor Otto following one of our worship services on Sunday, February 12th. (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. Moms in Prayer will not meet on Monday, February 20th due to President's Day.

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 "Courageous" based on the movie.

Heart and Hands Ministry

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

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. The Drama Ministry is on hiatus until March.

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

Church Prayer Ministry Potluck Dinner, Wednesday, February 1st, 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.)

International Seafarers Ministry Outreach, Saturday, February 11th, 9:00 AM @ the Port of Miami (We hold this outreach event the second Saturday of every month.)

Married Couples Ministry Fellowship, Saturday, February 11th, 7:00 PM. Our February meeting will be a Valentine's Banquet as we celebrate the greatest gift of all "Love." Cost is $20 per couple. You must RSVP and pay your $20 by February 6th. To register click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rbc-couples-ministry-februarys-fellowship-registration-31111912568. (This fellowship, for all Married and Engaged Couples, is usually held the second Saturday of every month. )

Rebound Outreach Ministry meets the second and fourth Monday of each month @ 7:00 PM in Room 204. This month we will meet on February 13th and 27th.

Stephen Ministry Supervision Meeting, Tuesday, February 21st  in the Volunteer Room. (This meeting, for our Stephen Ministry Leaders, is held the third Tuesday of each month.)

Discover Riverside Class, Sunday, February 26th, 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!

  • February 1st: Quarterly Business Meeting, 7:30 PM, Worship Center
  • February 1st: CDC 100th Day of School
  • February 4th: Women of Promise Potluck Breakfast, 9:00-11:30 AM, Fellowship Hall
  • February 5th: Connect Group and Potential Leaders Meeting, 12:30 PM, Fellowship  Hall
  • February 11th: Riverside Students Sponsored Flea Market, 7:00 AM-2:00 PM, Parking Lot
  • February 20th: President's Day, no public schools or CDC, church office open
  • February 26th: Kids at Heart Connect Group Luncheon Meeting, 12:45 PM, Room 217
  • February 26th: Portuguese Worship Service, 6:00 PM, Fellowship Hall


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