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2018_May Happenings @ Riverside

2018_May Happenings @ Riverside

Happy Mother's Day

Mother's plant the seeds of love. A Mother's Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for bringing my children into my life. Help me guide them and teach them through example to lead lives of wisdom and strong, loving faith. Please let them learn to serve you always in thought and deed. And remind me, Lord, to always be there for my family as you are always there for me. Amen.

National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation.  The NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER tradition predates the founding of the United States of America, evidenced by the Continental Congress’ proclamation in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and in 1988, President Ronald Reagan signs into law the designation of the first Thursday in May as the annual observance for the National Day of Prayer.

The theme for the 2018 National Day of Prayer observance is Pray for America – UNITY, based upon Ephesians 4:3 which challenges us to mobilize unified public prayer for America, “Making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”  The National Day of Prayer is positioned to pray for our nation to experience unity.

Riverside's Sanctuary will be open from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 3rd if you would like to stop by and pray for our nation. At 7:00 pm a Prayer Service will be held.

Mother's Day/Baby Dedications

One of the highlights of Mother's Day at Riverside is the dedication of children born during the year. If your family is among those blessed with the birth of a child since last Mother’s Day, we invite you to dedicate your child during our worship service on Sunday, May 13th at 11:00 AM. If you want to participate or need additional information, please contact Lieska Dejesus at lieska@riversideonline.org or (305) 595-0542 by Tuesday, May 8th.

Riverside's ONE Service

Sunday, May 13th, we'll fuse together our English (Traditional and Contemporary) services at 11:00 AM. All Connect Groups will meet at 9:30 AM. At 11:00 AM, our Riverside ONE Worship Service will take place as well as, our Spanish Service (in the Fellowship Hall). The Children's Worship Service and Connect Groups will meet at 11:00 AM as usual. Join us as we worship together!

Couples Ministry Potluck Fellowship

All Married and Engaged Couples are invited to our Potluck Fellowship entitled "THY WORD is a lamp unto my feet, & a light unto my path" Saturday, May 19th, 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your favorite dish! Childcare will be available with reservations. Sign-up in the Foyer on Sundays. If childcare is needed contact Lieska Dejesus at lieska@riversideonline.org by Wednesday, May 16th.


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 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.

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.

Sunday, May 13th, all Connect Groups will meet at 9:30 AM only. However, our Children's Ministry Connect Groups and Children's Worship Service will meet at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM, as usual, Sunday, May 13th.

Lord's Supper: Sunday, May 6th. 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.

Riverside ONE Service: Sunday, May 13th. We will fuse our Contemporary and Traditional Service and meet at 11:00 AM in the Worship Center. No Worship Service at 9:30 AM on Sunday, May 13th.

Baptisms: Sunday, May 20th.  If interested in being baptized May 20th you will need to meet with Pastor Otto following one of our worship services on Sunday, May 13th. (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.

Men's Prayer Breakfast

meets every Wednesday from 7:00-8:30 AM at Sergio's Restuarant (SW 107th AVE/88th ST) for a devotional, discussion, and prayer.

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, May 2nd, 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, May 12th, 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, May 19th, 7:00-9:30 PM, in the Fellowship Hall. We generally meet the 2nd Saturday of each month, but due to Mother's Day, we will be meeting the third Saturday.

Rebound Outreach Ministry meets the second and fourth Monday of each month @ 6:00 PM in Room 201. This month we will meet on May 14th and 21st.

Important Dates to Remember!

  • Tuesday, May 1st: CDC Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Room 204
  • Wednesday, May 2nd: Missions Committee Meeting, 6:00 PM, Room 204
  • Thursday, May 3rd: National Day of Prayer Service, 7:00 PM, Worship Center
  • Friday, May 4th: CDC Mother's Day Breakfast, 9:00 AM
  • Saturday, May 12th: Children's Ministry Mother's Day Breakfast, 9:00 AM
  • Saturday, May 12th: PACE Graduation, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Worship Center
  • Sunday, May 13th: Mother's Day
  • Sunday, May 13th: Riverside ONE Service, 11:00 AM, Worship Center
  • Monday, May 14th: Building and Grounds Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Room 204
  • Saturday, May 19th: VBS Training, 9:00 AM-Noon, Fellowship Hall
  • Sunday, May 20th: Riverside Students Pulled Pork Luncheon and Cake Auction, 12:30 PM, Warehouse
  • Thursday, May 24th: CDC early Dismissal, 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 24th: CDC Spring Graduation Program, 6:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 26th: Brazilian Couple's Dinner, 7:00 PM, Fellowship Hall
  • Monday, May 28th: Memorial Day, Church Closed