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2019_April Happenings @ Riverside

2019_april Happenings @ Riverside

Resurrection Power

All Married and Engaged Couples are invited to join us on Saturday, April 6th for Resurrection Power, 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Enjoy a time of fellowship and delicious food with other like-minded couples! Food: Potluck. To register, please contact Bert & Lourdes Ponce at hponce@bellsouth.net or sign up in the Foyer. To reserve childcare (for children up to 5th grade), please send an e-mail to Lieska Dejesus (lieska@riversideonline.org) with your child(ren)’s name and ages by Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

 VBS will be held June 10th-14th, 9:00 AM-Noon, and is for children ages 4 (on or by September  1st, 2019) through completed 6th grade. Preregistration begins Sunday, April 7th and will run until Sunday, May 26th. Space is limited so register early!

To provide a quality, safe experience for our children, those who miss the May 26th enrollment deadline will be accepted if space is available. Availability will be determined the first morning of Vacation Bible School, June 10th.

Our theme this year is “In the Wild!” We invite your kids to gas up the all-terrain vehicle and head out on a wilderness adventure like no other. Get up close and personal with elephants and egrets, polar bears and penguins, cockatoos and crocodiles, and so much more! This summer kids will focus in on some amazing, real-life encounters with Jesus and discover the most amazing truth of all—Jesus Christ is the Messiah, the Son of God, and by believing we can have life in His name.

To register, visit our Ministry Page, Children, VBS 2019 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.

Flea Market

The Riverside Students will be sponsoring a Flea Market on Saturday, April 13th, 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, April 12th.


Holy Week Activities

Please join us for our Holy Week Activities:

  • Palm Sunday, April 14th, 11:00 AM, Worship Center: Our Music Ministry will be presenting "My Easter Story." Personal Accounts of the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus We'll have ONE worship service at 11:00 AM. No Spanish Worship Service at 10:30 AM. Connect Groups will meet at 9:30 AM as usual. No Children's Worship or Extended Session at 11:00 AM. Childcare will be available for children 3 and under.
  • Maundy Thursday, April 18th, Worship Center, 7:00 PM, Maundy Thursday Service with the Lord's Supper.
  • Good Friday, April 19th, Worship Center, 7:00 PM, Good Friday Worship Service.
  • Saturday, April 20th: Easter Egg Hunt (for children ages 2 through 5th grade), 9:30-11:30 AM, Egg Hunt will be at 10:30 AM and Puppet Show at 11:00 AM. FREE! In addition to the Egg Hunt, we'll have other activities and events.
  • Saturday, April 20th: Community Health Fair, 9:30 AM-Noon, FREE health screenings, and financial advice.
  • Easter, April 21st, 9:30 AM Connect Groups; 10:30 AM  Spanish Worship Service; 11:00 AM, English Worship Center, Children's Worship Service, and Extended Session.
  • Easter Monday, April 22nd, the church will be closed; the CDC is open.

Women of Promise

Women of Promise (for women 18 and older) invites you to When Life Gives You Lemons… (Romans 8:28), Potluck Breakfast, Saturday, April 27th  from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Warehouse (10250 SW 107th AVE). So we can adequately prepare please sign-up in the Foyer by Sunday, April 21st. Free childcare provided with advance reservations; if childcare is needed email Lieska Dejesus (lieska@riversideonline.org) by Wednesday, April 24th.


Join us...

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.

Lord's Supper: Thursday, April 18th. All who believe in Jesus are invited to join us at His table.

Baptisms: Sunday, April 21st.  If interested in being baptized April 21st you will need to meet with Pastor Otto following one of our worship services on Sunday, April 14th. (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. We will not meet on Wednesday, April 17th due to Holy Week.

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). We will not meet on Thursday, April 18th due to Holy Week.

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, April 19th due to Holy Week.

Riverside Students

(6th-12th Graders) meets every Friday @ 7:00 PM in the Warehouse (10250 SW 107 AVE). We will not meet on Friday, April 19th due to Holy Week.

Spanish/Portuguese Prayer Meeting

meets every Saturday @ 7:00 AM at the Warehouse.

Monthly Events @ Riverside

Potluck Dinner, Wednesday, April 10th, 6:00-6:45 PM, Fellowship Hall. (The second 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, April 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.

The Couples Ministry Fellowship is held the first Saturday of the month from 7:00-9:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

Stephen Ministry Supervision Meeting, Sunday, April 28th  in Room 207. (This meeting, for our Stephen Ministry Leaders, is held the third Sunday of each month.)

Important Dates to Remember!

  • Tuesday, April 2nd: CDC Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • Saturday, April 6th: Saturate Miami, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Room 113
  • Saturday, April 6th: Easter Cantata Rehearsal, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 7th: VBS pre-registration begins
  • Monday, April 8th: Deacons' Meeting, 7:30 PM, Fellowship Hall
  • Tuesday, April 9th: Personnel Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • Wednesday, April 10th: Building and Grounds Committee Meeting, 8:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • Tuesday, April 16th: Board of Trustees and Stewardship Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • Friday, April 19th: Teacher Planning Day, no public schools or CDC; Church open
  • Monday, April 22nd: Easter Monday; Church closed; CDC open
  • Wednesday, April 24th: Church Business Meeting, 7:30 PM, Fellowship Hall
  • Sunday, April 28th: Discover Riverside Class, 12:30 PM, Volunteer Room