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2018_October Happenings @ Riverside

2018_October Happenings @ Riverside

October Sermon Series

Pastor Otto’s new sermon series is “Bold Prayers of the Bible.” The series is as follows:

  • October   7th:    “The Prayer of Moses: Show Me Your Glory” (Exodus 33:12-23)
  • October 14th:   “The Prayer of Solomon: Hear from Heaven” (2 Chronicles 6:12-42)
  • October 21st:    “The Prayer of Elijah: Answer by Fire and Rain” (1 Kings 18:1-46)
  • October 28th: “The Prayer of Jehoshaphat: Help Us” (2 Chronicles 20:1-23)
  • November 4th: “The Prayer of Nehemiah: Grant Me Mercy” (Nehemiah 1:4-11)
  • November 11th: “The Prayer of the Early Church: Make Us Courageous” (Acts 4:23-31)
  • November 18th: “The Prayer of Paul: Give Us Wisdom and Insight” (Ephesians 1:15-23)

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Our Child Development Center invites everyone to join them for their Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Friday, October 12th at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is $5 per person, and tickets can be purchased in the CDC office or at the door. Join us for food, music, and a lot of family fun! Invite your family and friends. Children in Action will not meet on the 12th as they will be part of the celebration.

Married and Engaged Couples Potluck Fellowship

All Married and Engaged Couples are invited to join us our potluck fellowship entitled "Are You Ready for Some Football" on Saturday, October 13th at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your favorite tailgate dish and wear your favorite Football Team's Jersey! Sign up in the Foyer on Sundays. If childcare is needed, please contact Lieska Dejesus by Monday, October 8th.

Putting the Pieces Together

Join us for the Fourth Annual Putting the Pieces Together fundraiser for Autism. The event will take place on Saturday, October 13th at 7:00 PM at the Warehouse (10250 SW 107 AVE). Tickets will be on sale at the door for $5. Proceeds to go to Zach Speaks Inc.

Women of Promise

All women (18 and older) are invited to the Women of Promise Fall Potluck Breakfast, Saturday, October 20th from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Our guest speaker is Pat Eskolin. Please sign-up in the Foyer so we can adequately prepare. Free childcare provided with advance reservations; if childcare is needed email Lieska Dejesus (lieska@riversideonline.org) by Tuesday, October 16th.

Mission Project: Women of Promise is joining the Florida Baptist Children's Homes in their annual Diaper Drive.  The goal of FBCH is to collect 800,000 diapers. We invite you to join us in this drive. Riverside's goal this year is 2,000 diapers. We can reflect God's love by helping care for orphans in Florida and around the world. Diapers will be collected at our event on October 20th and in the Foyer until October 28th.

Fall Festival

Our annual Fall Festival will be held on Wednesday, October 31st, from 6:30-9:00 pm. All children, 5th grade and younger along with their families, are invited to attend. There will be FREE games, face painting, fun, food, and much more! Costumes are optional, no scary ones, please. Games will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with a Puppet Show 8:30-9:00 p.m. in the Worship Center.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child kicks off in October. Operation Christmas Child collects shoeboxes filled with gifts and delivers them to children in need around the world. Every one of these shoebox gifts is an opportunity for the Gospel. The shoeboxes are a powerful tool for evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication. Many shoebox recipients also enroll in Samaritan's Purses' 12-lesson follow-up discipleship program, The Greatest Journey, where they learn to follow Christ and share Him with others. You can be a part of this worldwide effort to grow the Kingdom of God even in places where the Gospel has never been heard.   Don't forget,  toothpaste and candy are no longer allowed in shoeboxes due to customs regulations. Please visit Samaritans Purse website for information on how to pack a shoebox; you can click on the following link: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.

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, October 14th. All who believe in Jesus are invited to join us at His table.

Weekly Events @ Riverside

Stephen Ministers

are available every Sunday from 12:30-12:45 PM in the Health/Prayer Room if you are in need of prayer.

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.

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. We will not meet on Friday, October 12th due to the Hispanic Heritage Celebration.

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 at the Warehouse.

Monthly Events @ Riverside

International Seafarers Ministry Outreach, Saturday, October 13th, 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.

Potluck Dinner, Wednesday, October 10th, 6:00-6:45 PM, Fellowship Hall. (Grab some food to share and join us as we fellowship together before our prayer time. (Our Potluck Dinners are held the second Wednesday of the month.)

Important Dates to Remember!

  • October 2nd: Personnel Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • October 3rd: Missions Committee Meeting, 6:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • October 9th: CDC Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • October 11th: 91 Days of Prayer-Special Prayer Meeting, 7:00 PM, Worship Center
  • October 12th: Hispanic Heritage Celebration, 6:00 PM, Fellowship Hall; Cost $5
  • October 13th: Music Ministry Christmas Vocal Rehearsal, 10:00 AM-Noon
  • October 15th: Hospitality/Solace Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • October 15th: Deacons' Quarterly Meeting, 7:30 PM, Fellowship Hall
  • October 16th: Board of Trustees and Stewardship Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • October 17th: Building and Grounds Committee Meeting, 8:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • October 20th: Group Publishing Children's Ministry Training, Northwest Baptist Church, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
  • October 24th: Church Business Meeting, 7:30 PM, Fellowship Hall
  • October 26th: Teacher Planning Day, no public schools or CDC
  • October 27th: 91 Days of Prayer-Special Prayer Meeting, 9:00 AM, Worship Center