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2018_March Happenings @ Riverside

2018_March Happenings @ Riverside

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 11th at 2 AM. Remember to spring forward before you go to bed on Saturday night.

Flea Market

The Riverside Students will be sponsoring a Flea Market on Saturday, March 17th, 7:00 AM-2:00 PM in the Parking Lot. Vendors are welcome. Cost is $20 cash per spot. Each spot is equal to two parking spaces. To reserve your spot, stop by the Church Office before Friday, March 16th.


Holy Week Activities

Please join us for our Holy Week Activities:

  • Palm Sunday, March 25th, 11:00 AM, Worship Center: Our Music Ministry will be presenting "For the Sake of the World." FOR THE SAKE OF THE WORLD brings a challenging and inspirational message about sharing the Gospel with every man, woman, boy and girl, and taking its life-changing message to every nation, every people, in every tongue. Missions and worship are inseparable for believers in Christ. As believers, we are made to worship Him, and we are called to share His love with all the world. Worshipping Him in spirit and truth and proclaiming the great gift of His salvation should be our life’s mission. God is great and greatly to be praised, and in praising Him, we can change the world, as we declare to all who will hear that the Gospel changes everything.  We'll have ONE worship service at 11:00 AM, no worship service at 9:30 AM. Connect Groups will meet at 9:30 AM only, no Connect Groups or childcare at 11:00 AM.
  • Maundy Thursday, March 29th, Worship Center, 7:00 PM, Maundy Thursday Service with the Lord's Supper.
  • Good Friday, March 30th, Worship Center, 7:00 PM, Good Friday Worship Service.
  • Saturday, March 31st: Easter Egg Hunt (for children ages 2 through 5th grade), 9:30-11:00 AM, Egg Hunt will be at 10:30 AM. FREE! In addition to the Egg Hunt, we'll have other activities such as Face Painting, Zip Line, Drama Presentation and other events.
  • Saturday, March 31st: Community Health Fair, 9:30 AM-Noon, FREE health screenings, and financial advice. Bloodmobile will be on hand.
  • Easter, April 1st, 9:30 & 11:00 AM, Worship Center, Easter Worship Services and Connect Groups.
  • Easter Monday, April 2nd, the church will be closed; CDC is open.

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, VBS 2018 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.

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, Fellowship Hall (Meets the first and third Sunday of each month)

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

Palm Sunday: Sunday, March 25th, 11:00 AM there will be ONE combined worship service where the Music Ministry will present "For the Sake of the World." No worship service at 9:30 AM; Connect Groups only. No childcare or Connect Groups at 11:00 AM.

Lord's Supper: Thursday, March 29th. 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 Holy Week, we will celebrate the Lord's Supper as part of our Maundy Thursday service.

Baptisms: Sunday, March 18th.  If interested in being baptized March 18th you will need to meet with Pastor Otto following one of our worship services on Sunday, March 11th. (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. We will not meet on Monday, March 26th, due to Spring Break.

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. We will not be meeting Tuesday, March 27th due to Holy Week.

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. NO prayer meeting on Wednesday, March 28th due to our Maundy Thursday Service.

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). Due to Holy Week, we will not meet Thursday, March 29th.

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). No meeting on Friday, March 30th due to Holy Week.

Riverside Students

(6th-12th Graders) meets every Friday @ 7:00 PM in the Warehouse (10250 SW 107 AVE). No meeting on Friday, March 30th due to Holy Week.

Spanish/Portuguese Prayer Meeting

meets every Saturday @ 7:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall. We will not be meeting on Saturday, March 31st due to the conclusion of our 40 days of Prayer and Fasting.

Monthly Events @ Riverside

Potluck Dinner, Wednesday, March 7th, 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, March 10th, 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, March 10th, 9:00 AM. Instead of our regular Potluck Fellowship, this month we will be doing a Prayer Walk in our community. This will be open to anyone who would like to attend. Just meet at the church by the Gazebo at 9:00 AM.

Rebound Outreach Ministry meets the second and fourth Monday of each month @ 6:00 PM in Room 201. This month we will meet on March 12th and 26th.

Stephen Ministry Supervision Meeting, Tuesday, March 20th  in the Volunteer Room. (This meeting, for our Stephen Ministry Leaders, is held the third Tuesday of each month.)

Important Dates to Remember!

  • Saturday, March 3rd: Easter Cantata Choir Rehearsal, 10:00 AM-Noon
  • Saturday, March 10th: Riverside Students Sponsored Flea Market, 7:00 AM-2:00 PM, Vendors welcome!
  • Saturday, March 17th: Easter Cantata Full Rehearsal, 9:00 AM-Noon
  • Saturday, March 17th: St. Patrick's Day
  • Friday, March 23rd: CDC Easter Parties
  • Friday, March 23rd: Teacher Planning Day, no public schools
  • Saturday, March 24th: Children in Action to visit the Fire Department
  • Sunday, March 25th: Palm Sunday
  • Monday, March 26th through Friday, March 30th, Public Schools and CDC closed for Spring Break
  • Wednesday, March 28th: Regular schedule cancelled
  • Thursday, March 29th: Maundy Thursday Service with Lord's Supper, 7:00 PM, Worship Center
  • Friday, March 30th: Good Friday Service, 7:00 PM, Worship Center
  • Saturday, March 31st: Easter Egg Hunt and Health Fair, FREE!