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2018_September Happenings @ Riverside

2018_September Happenings @ Riverside

New Sermon Series

Pastor Otto will begin a new sermon series entitled "Something Worth Fighting For: A Study of the Book of Haggai," starting Sunday, September 2nd through Sunday, September 23rd.

  • September 2nd: "First Things First" (Haggai 1:1-15)
  • September 9th: "Promises for the Discouraged" (Haggai 2:1-9)
  • September 16th: "Commitment to Purity" (Haggai 2:10-19)
  • September 23rd: "Look Ahead: God Wins" (Haggai 2:20-23)

Labor Day

Monday, September 3rd, due to Labor Day, the Church, CDC, and public schools are closed.

New Couples Class

“A Couple’s Guide to a Growing Marriage” by Gary Chapman is a new couples class which will begin on Friday, September 7th. This 12-week study that will meet in Room 207 at 7:00 p.m. Cost is $10 per person for the workbook. This class teaches you how to: Invite God into the details of your life and marriage, Listen in ways that deepen intimacy and friendship, Understand your spouse and be understood, Keep your love fresh and mutually engaging, and manage conflict constructively; not destructively. Sign-up in the Foyer.

Couples and Engaged Ministry Beach Date Night Potluck

All Married and Engaged Couples are invited to join us for our “Beach Date Night” Potluck Fellowship, Saturday, September 15th,  7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your favorite Beach Food! Please register in the Foyer or contact Bert and Lourdes Ponce (hponce@bellsouth.net). To reserve childcare, please email Lieska de Jesus (lieska@riversideonline.org) by Monday, September 10th.

Special Called Business Meeting

A Special Called Business Meeting has been called for Sunday, September 16th immediately following the Worship Service. The purpose of the meeting is to present the building needs of Riverside. We encourage all members to attend this important meeting.

91 Days of Prayer and Fasting

Starting Monday, September 17th,  Pastor Otto is calling the church to 91 Days of Prayer. As members, we need to be on our knees seeking God’s direction, wisdom, and placing our total trust in Him. What we’ll need, to accomplish this together, is to have at least one person fasting and praying each day during the 91 days. That person can decide to fast the whole day or part of a day. If he/she cannot fast because of health reasons, they can fast from television, social media, or some other activity and dedicate that time to prayer. There is a sign-up sheet in the Foyer. Please sign up for at least one day of fasting and let’s all be more intentional about prayer during these 91 days. Also during the 91 days, we will have Special Prayer Meetings; our first meeting will be Monday, September 17th, 7:00 p.m. in the Worship Center.

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Riverside Baptist Church invites all of our volunteers and their family to our Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Saturday, September 29th at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please join the staff of Riverside Baptist Church and Riverside’s Child Development Center (CDC) for a delicious dinner prepared and served especially for you as we show our appreciation for all that you have done to keep our ministries and programs alive and thriving. You are appreciated! So we can adequately prepare kindly RSVP by Monday, September 24th to let us know if you will be attending! Call (305) 595-0542 or email Marion (marion@riversideonline.org) with your name, number of adults and number of children. We hope to see you there!

Family Fifth Sunday Worship and Fellowship

Join us for our Family Fifth Sunday Worship and Fellowship, Sunday, September 30th at 11:00 a.m. We will have a combined Worship Service with baptisms at 11:00 a.m. All Connect Groups will meet at 9:30 a.m. as usual. No Children's Extended Session or Children's Worship at 11:00 a.m. Following the service, join us as we have a Potluck Lunch. Bring a dish to share as we fellowship together. Dishes can be dropped off in the Fellowship Hall prior to the service.

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, September 2nd. All who believe in Jesus are invited to join us at His table.

Family Fifth Sunday Worship and Fellowship, Sunday, September 30th, 11:00 AM. Every Fifth Sunday we come together and worship as a family. Following the service, we'll have a Potluck Lunch. Children's Extended Session and Children's Worship will not meet. Our Spanish/Portuguese Worship Service will be combined with the English Service.

Baptisms: Sunday, September 30th.  If interested in being baptized September 30th you will need to meet with Pastor Otto following one of our worship services on Sunday, September 9th. (The 3rd Sunday is when we generally celebrate Baptisms.)

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.

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, September 8th, 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, September 12th, 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!

  • September 7th: CDC Grandparents Day Celebration, 10:30 AM
  • September 8th: Brazilian National Day Breakfast, 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
  • September 9th: Grandparents Day
  • September 10th: Teacher Planning Day, no public schools
  • September 16th: Special Called Business Meeting, 12:00 PM
  • September 16th: Stephen Ministry Supervision Meeting
  • September 17th: Special Called Prayer Meeting, 7:00 PM, Worship Center
  • September 19th: Teacher Planning Day, no public school
  • September 20th: CDC Open House, 6:30 PM, Fellowship Hall
  • September 26th & 27th: CDC Back to School Picture Day
  • September 29th: Music Ministry Christmas Vocal Rehearsal, 10:00 AM, Music Suite