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2018_August Happenings @ Riverside

2018_August Happenings @ Riverside

"Your Best Summer Ever" Sermon Series

Pastor Otto's "Your Best Summer Ever" sermon series concludes this month.

  • August 5th: Hiking with Jesus (Mark 9:27-38)
  • August 12th: Summer Mission Camp Student Testimonies
  • August 19th: On a Mountain Top with Jesus (Mark 9:1-13)

Florida and Beyond Summer Mission Offering

During the month of August, we will be collecting our Florida and Beyond Summer Missions Offering.  This offering reaches out to Florida’s orphaned and disadvantaged children, our state mission efforts, and feeding the hungry of the world. It supports the Florida Baptist Children's Homes, Maguire State Mission Offering, and Florida Baptist Global Hunger Relief. Please be in prayer as what God places in your heart to give. Our goal is $4,500.

MasterLife Class to Begin

MasterLife is a discipleship study of four books (6 sessions each) that helps believers in Jesus to move toward spiritual maturity. It is appropriate for both new Christians and seasoned believers in Jesus Christ. In addition to gaining victory over areas of weakness, participants will be encouraged to master living in the Word, prayer, personal purity, witnessing, and other key disciplines of faith. The first book of this series will be the focus of our attention beginning on Thursdays, August 9th through September 13th, at 7:00 p.m. in Room 204. The cost for the books is $10.00 each; due at the first class. So we can adequately prepare, please sign up at the table in the Foyer by Sunday, August 5th. Anthony Manuel will lead the class.

Back to School Married and Engaged Couples Potluck Fellowship

All Married and Engaged Couples are invited to our Back to School Potluck Fellowship, Saturday, August 11th. Class begins at  7:00 PM, in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your favorite school cafeteria dish! Register in the Foyer or contact Bert or Lourdes Ponce (hponce@bellsouth.net) by Tuesday, August 7th. Childcare is available with advance reservations only! Contact Lieska Dejesus (305-595-0542 or lieska@riversideonline.org) with your child’s name(s) and age(s) by Tuesday, August 7 if childcare is needed.

Women of Promise Backpack Mission Project

Florida Baptist Children’s Home/ONE MORE CHILD is hosting events throughout the state to provide children, in foster care and in need, with the necessary tools to have a successful school year. Women of Promise invites you to join them in this mission project. Supplies will be collected until Sunday, August 12th. Items needed are: pencil box, crayons, colored pencils, washable markers, pencils (#2), pencil sharpener, erasers, glue sticks, blunt-tipped scissors, plastic folders, construction paper, wide-ruled paper or notebook, tissues, index cards, pencil pouch, blue or black ballpoint pens, highlighters, three-ring binders, three-hole punch, loose-leaf paper or spiral bound notebooks, subject dividers, ruler, calculator, Graph paper, Post-Its, protractor, Graphing calculator, mechanical pencils, permanent markers, stapler and staples, tape, White-Out and backpacks for all ages. A box is in the Foyer for your donations.

Back to School Bonfire

Children (ages 3-5th Grade) and their families are invited to our FREE Back to School Bonfire, Friday, August 17th, 6:30 p.m. Join us for a fun Family night full of games, food, and fellowship. So we can adequately prepare, please contact Lieska De Jesus  (lieska@riversideonline.org or 305-595-0542) with your attendance and the number of people attending by Tuesday, August 14th.  Also, if you are attending, you may want to bring a blanket or folding chairs to sit on.

Riverside Students Lock-In

All students (grades 6-12) are invited to a Back to School Lock-In, Friday, August 17th, beginning at 7:00 PM and ending Saturday, August 18th at 7:00 AM at the Warehouse. FREE! Contact Dion Todman for additional information (dion@riversideonline.org).

Promotion Sunday

Sunday, August 19th is Promotion Sunday. Our students will be promoted to their new Connect Groups. At 11:00 AM our graduating Kindergartners, new First Graders, will be receiving a Bible. We will also be recognizing our teachers and praying over them as they start the new school year.

Back to School

Classes resume for our public schools and  Child Development Center (CDC) Monday, August 20th. Please remember to obey the school zone speed limits.

Worship and Connect Group Information:

Join us for worship:

  • Riverside ONE Worship Service, 11:00 AM, Worship Center
  • Spanish/Portuguese Worship Service, 10:30 AM, Warehouse
  • Connect Groups for all ages at 9:30 AM (Babies-Senior Adults).
  • Children's Ministry Extended Session (Babies-Kindergarten) and Children's Worship (1st-5th Graders) meet at 11:00 AM.
  • Spanish/Portuguese Connect Groups @ 9:00 AM @ the Warehouse.

Lord's Supper: Sunday, August 12th. All who believe in Jesus are invited to join us at His table.

Baptisms: Sunday, August 26th.  If interested in being baptized August 26th you will need to meet with Pastor Otto following one of our worship services on Sunday, August 12th. (The 3rd Sunday is when we generally 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 resume on Monday, August 20th.

Adult Exercise and Fellowship Class

meets Monday, Wednesday & Friday @ 10:00 AM in Room 215.

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

Men's Prayer Breakfast

meets every Wednesday @ 7:00 AM at Sergio's (SW 107 AVE/Kendall) for breakfast and prayer

Music Ministry Rehearsal

meets every Wednesday from 7:30-9:00 PM in the Music Suite.

Church Prayer Meeting

meets every Wednesday @ 6:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

Riverside Young Adults

(High school graduates and those just beginning their career up to age 29) meets every Thursday @ 7:30 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) during the school year. (Resumes Friday, August 24th.)

Riverside Students

(6th-12th Graders) meets every Friday @ 7:00 PM in the Warehouse (10250 SW 107 AVE). Due to students attending Mission Camp, we will not meet on Friday, August 3rd.

Spanish/Portuguese Prayer Meeting

meets every Saturday @ 7:00 AM at the Warehouse.

Monthly Events @ Riverside

Potluck Dinner, Wednesday, August 1st, 6:00-6:45 PM, Fellowship Hall. (Grab some food to share and join us as we fellowship together before our prayer time. Please make a note; the Potluck Dinner will be moving to the second Wednesday of the month starting in September.)

International Seafarers Ministry Outreach, Saturday, August 11th, 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 @ 7:00 PM in Room 201.

Important Dates to Remember!

  • August 1st-3rd: Riverside Students to Youth Mission Camp in West Palm Beach
  • August 3rd: NO Riverside Students meeting
  • August 5th: Riverside Students Testimony Service, 11:00 AM
  • August 8th: Mission Committee Meeting, 6:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • August 8th: Church Business Meeting, 7:30 PM, Fellowship Hall
  • August 9th: Last day of CDC Summer Camp
  • August 12th Baptismal Candidates Meeting
  • August 13th-17th: CDC Teacher Planning Week
  • August 19th: Promotion Sunday
  • August 20th: CDC and Public School resumes