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2017_October Happenings @ Riverside

2017_October Happenings @ Riverside

Putting the Pieces Together

Join us for the Third Annual Putting the Pieces Together fundraiser for Autism. The event will take place on Saturday, October 7th at 7:00 PM at the Warehouse (10250 SW 107 AVE). Tickets will be on sale at the door for $5. Proceeds to go to Zach Speaks Inc. Join us for music, drama, and more!

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Our Child Development Center invites everyone to join them for their Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Friday, October 13th from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Courtyard. Cost is $5 per person, and tickets can be purchased in the CDC office. Join us for food, music, and a lot of family fun! Invite your family and friends. Children in Action will not meet on the 13th as they will be part of the celebration.

Next Generation Prospective Pastor to Visit Riverside

Patrick Finley, our prospective Next Gen Pastor, will be visiting Riverside Thursday, October 12th through Sunday, October 15th. He will arrive on Thursday, have lunch with the pastor and look at housing. Friday, October 13th, he will meet the staff, attend the Hispanic Heritage Celebration, and attend the youth group. Saturday, October 14th he will tour Miami, meet with Children and Student Leaders and have dinner with the Personnel Committee. Sunday, October 15th he will preach in both services. Following the 11:00 AM service we will have a meet and greet for all church members.

Married Couples Potluck Fellowship

All Married and Engaged Couples are invited to join us our potluck fellowship entitled "Harvest Blessings" on Saturday, October 21st at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your favorite fall dish! (Items like soups, stews, casseroles, using typical Fall vegetables like pumpkin, squash, corn, etc.) Sign up in the Foyer on Sundays. If childcare is needed, please contact Lieska de Jesus by Wednesday, October 18th. PLEASE NOTE THE MARRIED COUPLES POTLUCK FELLOWSHIP HAS BEEN MOVED TO OCTOBER 21st DUE TO THE PROSPECTIVE NEXT GEN PASTOR VISITING ON OCTOBER 14TH.

Fifth Sunday Fellowship

Join us Sunday, October 29th for our Fifth Sunday Fellowship. All Connect Groups will meet at 9:30 AM only. No worship service at 9:30 AM. At 11:00 AM we will have ONE COMBINED SERVICE, no Connect Groups or Childcare. Our Spanish/Portuguese Service will meet at 11:00 AM but at the Warehouse. Following our 11:00 AM service join us for our Potluck Luncheon. Bring your favorite dish to share. Dishes can be dropped off at 9:30 AM to the kitchen.

Fall Festival

Our annual Fall Festival will be held on Tuesday, 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. Games will be open from 6:30-8:30 PM with a Puppet Show at 8:30-9:00 PM.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child kicks off in October. Operation Christmas Child collects shoeboxes filled with gifts and delivers them to children in need around the world. Every one of these shoebox gifts is an opportunity for the Gospel. The shoeboxes are a powerful tool for evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication. Many shoebox recipients also enroll in Samaritan's Purses' 12-lesson follow-up discipleship program, The Greatest Journey, where they learn to follow Christ and share Him with others. You can be a part of this worldwide effort to grow the Kingdom of God even in places where the Gospel has never been heard.   This year there have been some changes as to what can go in the shoeboxes. Please visit Samaritans Purse website for information on how to pack a shoebox; you can click on the following link: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.

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, Room 215 (Meets the last Sunday of each month)

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

Lord's Supper: Sunday, October 1st. 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.

Baptisms: Sunday, October 15th.  If interested in being baptized October 15th you will need to meet with Pastor Otto following our worship services on Sunday, October 8th. (The 3rd Sunday of each month is when we celebrate Baptisms.)

Weekly Events @ Riverside

No Strings Attached Puppet Ministry Rehearsal

meets Sundays @ 12:45 PM in the Dock (Room 215). This ministry is for children and adults, ages 10 and up. We teach you the skills!

Moms in Prayer

meets Mondays (during the school year) @ 9:00 AM in the Brides/Prayer Room. Join us as we "pray up" our children and their schools.

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).

Adult Fellowship

meets every Friday @ 7:00 PM. Join us for a time of fellowship as your child attends Children in Action and/or Youth Group.

Spanish/Portuguese Prayer Meeting

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

Monthly Events @ Riverside

Potluck Dinner, Wednesday, October 4th, 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, October 14th, 9:00 AM @ the Port of Miami (We hold this outreach event the second Saturday of every month.)

Rebound Outreach Ministry meets the second and fourth Monday of each month @ 6:00 PM in Room 201. This month we will meet on October 9th and 23rd.

Stephen Ministry Supervision Meeting, Tuesday, October 17th,  in the Room 204. (This meeting for our Stephen Ministry Leaders is held the third Tuesday of each month.)

Discover Riverside Class, Sunday, October 22nd, 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, October 2nd, Teacher Planning Day, no public schools; CDC is open
  • Tuesday, October 3rd, CDC Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Room 204
  • Tuesday, October 3rd, Missions Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Room 201
  • Tuesday, October 3rd, Personnel Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • Wednesday, October 4th, Potluck Dinner, 6:00 PM, Fellowship Hall
  • Saturday, October 7th, Putting the Pieces Together, 7:00 PM, Warehouse
  • Sunday, October 8th, Baptismal Candidates Meeting, following each worship service
  • Monday, October 9th, Deacons Meeting, 7:30 PM, Fellowship Hall
  • Wednesday, October 11th, Building and Grounds Committee Meeting, 8:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • Friday, October 13th, CDC Early Release Day, 1:00 PM
  • Friday, October 13th, CDC Hispanic Heritage Celebration, 6:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 14th, 9:00-11:00 AM, International Seafarers Ministry Outreach
  • Tuesday, October 17th, 7:00 PM, Stewardship Committee Meeting, Volunteer Room
  • Tuesday, October 17th, Stephens Ministry Supervision Meeting, Room 204 6:30 PM
  • Sunday, October 22nd, Discover Riverside Class, 1:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • Monday, October 23rd, Board of Trustees Meeting, 7:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • Wednesday, October 25th, Quarterly Business Meeting, 7:45 PM, Worship Center
  • Friday, October 27th, Teacher Planning Day, no public school or CDC
  • Sunday, October 29th, Fifth Sunday Fellowship
  • Tuesday, October 31st, CDC Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Parties
  • Tuesday, October 31st, Fall Festival, 6:30-9:00 PM