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2018_April Happenings @ Riverside

2018_April Happenings @ Riverside

Join us on Sunday, April 1st, 9:30 or 11:00 AM, as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus.


Vacation Bible School (VBS)

 VBS will be held June 11th-15th, 9:00 AM-Noon, and is for children ages 4 (by September  1st, 2018) through completed 6th grade. Preregistration begins Sunday, April 1st and will run until Sunday, May 27th. Space is limited so register early!

To provide a quality, safe experience for our children, those who miss the May 27th enrollment deadline will be accepted if space is available. Availability will be determined the first morning of Vacation Bible School, June 11th.

It's time to gear up for the big game! So grab your megaphones, lace up your cleats, and tune up your horn. It's go time! As kids get ready for the big game, they will learn that the goal is not competing in their own strength because God has already equipped them with everything they need!

To register, visit our Ministry Page, Children, VBS2018 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 7th-12th graders) can volunteer and receive community service hours. To volunteer come into the church office and pick up a volunteer form or print one from the web. Printed volunteer forms must be brought to the church office; sorry faxes and emails cannot be accepted.

"Why Only Jesus" Sermon Series

Pastor Otto's next sermon series is "Why Only Jesus," based on Colossians. The sermon series schedule is:

  • April 8th: Who Jesus Is (Colossians 1:15-19)
  • April 15th: What Jesus Has Done (Colossians 1:12-14, 20-22, 27-29)
  • April 22nd: Why Jesus is Better (Colossians 2:1-23)
  • April 29th: Guest Speaker
  • May 6th: How Jesus Can Make a Difference in Your Life (Colossians 3:1-17

Couples Ministry Spring Fellowship

All Married and Engaged Couples are invited to our Spring Fellowship entitled "One Flesh Marriage," Saturday, April 14th, 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your favorite Spring dish! Childcare will be available with advance reservations. Sign-up in the Foyer on Sunday, April 8th. If childcare is needed contact Lieska Dejesus at lieska@riversideonline.org by Wednesday, April 11th.

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 Worship Service, 11:00 AM, Fellowship Hall
  • Portuguese Worship Service, 6:00 PM, Fellowship Hall (Meets the first and third Sunday of each month)

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

Lord's Supper: Sunday, April 15th. The Lord's Supper is generally celebrated the first Sunday of every month. All who believe in Jesus are invited to join us at His table. However, due to special events, we will celebrate the Lord's Supper the second Sunday this month.

Baptisms: Sunday, April 22nd.  If interested in being baptized April 22nd you will need to meet with Pastor Otto following one of our worship services on Sunday, April 8th. (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 Bible Study

meets every Friday @ 7:00 PM in Room 205

Spanish/Portuguese Prayer Meeting

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

Monthly Events @ Riverside

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

Married and Engaged Couples Ministry Fellowship, Saturday, April 14th, 7:00-9:30 PM, in the Fellowship Hall.

Rebound Outreach Ministry meets the second and fourth Monday of each month @ 6:00 PM in Room 201. This month we will meet on April 9th and 16th.

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

Important Dates to Remember!

  • Sunday, April 1st: Easter
  • Monday, April 2nd: Church closed, CDC open
  • Tuesday, April 3rd: CDC Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Room 204
  • Saturday, April 7th: Spanish/Portuguese Couples Group, 9:00 AM-Noon, Fellowship Hall
  • Sunday, April 8th: Kids at Heart Luncheon Meeting, 12:45 PM, Room 214
  • Monday, April 9th: Deacons Meeting, 7:30 PM, Fellowship Hall
  • Sunday, April 15th: Discover Riverside Class, 12:30 PM, Music Suite
  • Wednesday, April 18th: Board of Trustees and Stewardship Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Room 201
  • Friday, April 20th: Teacher Planning Day, no public schools; CDC open
  • Sunday, April 22nd: Riverside Students Sponsored Chili Cook-Off, 12:30 PM, Fellowship Hall
  • Wednesday, April 25th: Church Business Meeting, 7:45 PM, Worship Center
  • Sunday, April 29th, Fifth Sunday Fellowship 11:00 AM, Worship Center followed by Potluck lunch