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2018_January Happenings @ Riverside

2018_January Happenings @ Riverside

Fruit of the Spirit Sermon Series

On January 7th, Pastor Otto will begin his Fruit of the Spirit sermon series entitled "Spiritual Growth: Making it Happen in the New Year." The series is as follows:

  • January 7th: Living by the Spirit
  • January 14th: Growing in Love
  • January 21st: Growing in Joy
  • January 28th: Growing in Peace
  • February 4th: Growing in Patience
  • February 11th: Growing in Kindness
  • February 18th: Growing in Goodness
  • February 25th: Growing in Faithfulness
  • March 4th: Growing in Gentleness
  • March 11th: Growing in Self-Control

Compassion International Weekend

Compassion International Weekend is Friday, January 12th-Sunday, January 15th. Compassion International is a child-advocacy ministry that pairs compassionate people with those who are suffering from poverty. The ministry releases children from spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty. The goal is for each child to become a responsible and fulfilled adult.

Compassion's work has grown from modest beginnings in South Korea in 1952 when American evangelist Rev. Everett Swanson felt compelled to help 35 children orphaned by the Korean conflict. Today it is a worldwide ministry where millions of children are now reaping the benefits of one man's clear, God-given vision.

Volunteers are needed to assist with this event. If you're interested contact Ivan Figueroa in the church office.

Movie Night

Join us on Friday, January 19th, 7:00 PM, for an outdoor movie night. This will be instead of Children in Action. FREE! Bring a chair or blanket to sit on! Movie to be determined.

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, January 7th. 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 January, due to the holidays, we celebrate the Lord's Supper the 2nd Sunday.

Baptisms: Sunday, January 21st.  If interested in being baptized January 21st you will need to meet with Pastor Otto following one of our worship services on Sunday, January 14th. (Baptisms are held the 3rd Sunday of each month.)

Weekly Events @ Riverside

No Strings Attached Puppet Ministry

meets every Sunday @ 12:45 PM in Room 215. This all-volunteer ministry is for people ages 10 and older. No experience necessary!

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, January 15th.

Adult Exercise and Fellowship Class

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

Men of Impact Men's Ministry

meets every Monday @ 7:00 PM at the Warehouse. All men, 18 and older, are invited to join us for a time of fellowship, Bible study, prayer, and support.

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

Choir Rehearsals

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

Church Prayer Meeting

meets every Wednesday @ 7:00 PM in the Worship Center. The Worship Center is open from 6:30-7:00 PM for those who would like to have a personal time of "Quiet Prayer."

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 @ 9:30 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, January 3rd, 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, January 13th, 9:00 AM @ the Port of Miami (This outreach event is held the second Saturday of every month.)

Married Couples Ministry Fellowship, Saturday, February 10th,  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 holidays we will not be meeting in January.)

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 January 8th and 22nd.

Stephen Ministry Supervision Meeting, Tuesday, January 16th  in the Room 204. (This meeting for our Stephen Ministry Leaders is held the third Tuesday of each month.)

Important Dates to Remember!

  • January 1st: New Year's Day, church closed
  • January 1st-5th: Public schools and CDC closed for winter break
  • January 9th: CDC Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Room 204
  • January 9th: Personnel Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • January 10th: Building and Grounds Committee Meeting, 8:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • January 11th: CDC Open House Early Registration
  • January 12th-15th: Compassion International
  • January 15th: Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, public schools and CDC closed; church open
  • January 15th: Deacons' Meeting, 7:30 PM, Fellowship Hall
  • January 16th: Stewardship Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • January 17th: Missions Committee Meeting, 6:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • January 19th: Teacher Planning Day, no public schools
  • January 19th: Outdoor Movie Night, 7:00 PM, Courtyard
  • January 22nd: Board of Trustees Meeting, 7:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • January 28th: Children's Ministry Luncheon, 12:45 PM, Room 215
  • January 28th: Discover Riverside Class, 1:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • January 31st: Church Business Meeting, 7:45 PM, Worship Center