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2018_June Happenings @ Riverside

2018_June Happenings @ Riverside


Vacation Bible School (VBS)

 VBS is June 11th-15th, 9:00 AM-Noon, and is for children ages 4 (on or by September  1st, 2018) through completed 6th grade.

Our theme this year is “Game On!” We invite your kids to grab their megaphones, lace up their cleats, and tune up their instruments. As they fill up the offensive line, sideline, and drumline, your players, cheerleaders, and band members will realize God has given them His ultimate playbook. He wants them to join His team, train hard, celebrate salvation, and encourage one another. Get in the spirit today with Game On! VBS.

Vacation Bible School Training: Friday, June 8th, 7:00 PM.

During the week of Vacation Bible School, June 11-15th,  all regularly scheduled events are canceled.

Ladies Summer Bible Study

Our study is Discerning the Voice of God-Revised by Priscilla Shirer. The class will meet on Monday evenings from 7:00-9:00 PM and will begin Monday night, June 18th through Monday night August 6th. Priscilla wrote this study over a decade ago but has revised and expanded this current study. In this study, we will discover the root to clear and daily communication with God—humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life. Books will be distributed the first night of class, and you can pay for them at that time. Cost for the book is $13.00.

The class will be facilitated by Pat Eskolin, and you can sign up for the class in the Foyer on Sundays, email her at npeskolin@comcast.net or by calling her at 305-238-9018. Childcare is available by request only! Looking forward to a great study.

Children's Ministry Special Summer Activities (S.S.A.)

Children in Action will not be meeting during the summer. Instead, we will be scheduling special SSA events. Please join us for:

  • June 2nd: Bowling Day, 11:00 AM @ Bird Bowl (9275 SW 40 ST, 33165)
  • July 7th: Fathers and Daughters Date Night, 6:30 PM, RBC Fellowship Hall
  • July 13th: Archery Night, 7:00 PM, meet at the Dock (Room 215)
  • July 21st Family Fun and Water Day, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, RBC Courtyard
  • August 17th: Back to School Bonfire, 6:30 PM, RBC back lot

Women of Promise Movie and Pajama Night

Women of Promise invites all women (18 and older)  to our Movie and Pajama Night on Friday, June 29th, 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Movie to be determined. Popcorn and snacks will be served. Wear your comfy pajamas and cozy slippers. So we can adequately prepare, please RSVP your attendance by signing up in the Foyer on Sundays. Free childcare will be provided with advance registrations only. Email Lieska Dejesus @ lieska@riversideonline.org by Monday, June 25th if childcare is needed.

Worship and Connect Group Information:

Join us for worship:

  • Riverside ONE 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 AM; Children's Ministry Connect Groups and Worship meet at 9:30 and 11:00 AM.

Special June Worship Services:

  • Graduation Sunday, June 3rd: We will have a Combined Worship Service at 11:00 AM as we honor our High School Graduates. No Worship Service at 9:30 AM. All Connect Groups will meet at 9:30 AM ONLY except for the Children's Ministry. Children's Ministry will meet at 9:30 and 11:00 AM as usual. Dion Todman will be bringing our message.
  • Traditional and Contemporary Worship Services, Sunday, June 17th: This will be the last Sundays for our two separate services. Our Traditional Service will be at 9:30 AM and our Contemporary Service will be at 11:00 AM, during both services we will celebrate the Lord's Supper. Also, this will be the last Sunday for two separate times for Connect Groups, 9:30 and 11:00 AM.
  • VBS Celebration Sunday, Sunday, June 17th: Join us from 10:00-10:45 AM for a Continental Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. Children will have an opportunity to make a craft for their fathers. 11:00 AM join us for our VBS Celebration Service. All workers and children should wear their VBS t-shirts.
  • Riverside ONE Service begins, Sunday, June 24th, 11:00 AM: We will start our Riverside ONE Services. 9:30 AM will be Connect Groups only; no worship service. At 11:00 AM we will have ONE worship Service and no Connect Groups except for our Children's Ministry. Children's Ministry will remain with the regular schedule of Connect Groups at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM and Children's Worship at 11:00 AM.

Spanish Worship Services will be at 11:00 AM each Sunday except for our Fifth Sunday Combined Services and Potluck Fellowship.

Portuguese Worship Services will continue to meet the First and Third Sundays at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

Lord's Supper: Sunday, June 10th. The Lord's Supper is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month. All who believe in Jesus are invited to join us at His table. However, due to our Graduation Sunday, we will celebrate the Lord's Supper the second Sunday this month.

Weekly Events @ Riverside

Please note our regularly scheduled events are canceled the week of June 11th-15th.
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

Choir 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 Worship Center. The Worship Center will be open from 6:30-6:45 PM for anyone who would like to come and pray 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 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

Potluck Dinner, Wednesday, June 6th, 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, June 9th, 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. This month we will only meet on June 2nd due to VBS.

Important Dates to Remember!

  • Friday, June 1st: Last day of CDC
  • Saturday, June 2nd: Children's Ministry Bowling Day (Bird Bowl), 11:00 AM
  • Monday, June 4th: Brazilian Pastor's Prayer Meeting, 8:00-10:00 PM, Room 204
  • Thursday, June 7th, Last day of public schools
  • Thursday, June 7th-9th: VBS Room Decorating, 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
  • Friday, June 8th: Gearing Up for VBS,  7:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 17th, Father's Day
  • Sunday, June 17th: Brazilian Soccer Game (FH), 2:00 PM
  • Monday, June 18th: CDC Summer Camp begins
  • Saturday, June 23rd: Children's Ministry Leaders, Family Day Breakfast, 9:00-11:00 AM