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2019_June Happenings @ Riverside

2019_June Happenings @ Riverside


Vacation Bible School (VBS)

 VBS is June 10th-14th, 9:00 AM-Noon, and is for children ages 4 (on or by September  1st, 2019) through completed 6th grade.

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. Registration will reopen Monday, June 10th at 8:30 a.m.

Vacation Bible School Training: Friday, June 7th, 7:00 PM in the Worship Center.

During the week of Vacation Bible School, June 10-14th,  all regularly scheduled events are canceled.

Ladies Summer Bible Study

Ladies Summer Bible Study, Monday Nights 7-9 p.m., June 17th-July 29th. Our Study is He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear from God by Priscilla Shirer. How can I position myself to hear God's voice? God wants us to hear His voice, understand, and obey. The Lord desires to speak to us personally. He wants to meet us where we are despite who we are and reveal His will for our lives. There will be a $14 charge for the study books paid the first night of class.

The class will be facilitated by Pat Eskolin, and you can sign up for the class in the Foyer on Sundays, email her at npeskolin@comcast.net or by calling her at 305-238-9018. Childcare is available by request only! Looking forward to a great study.

Children's Ministry Special Summer Activities (S.S.A.)

Children in Action will not be meeting during the summer. Instead, we will be scheduling special SSA events. These events are open to all children up to completed 5th grade and their families. Please join us for:

  • June 16th: VBS Celebration Sunday, 11:00 AM, Worship Center
  • June 29th: Children's Ministry Family Fun Day at the Beach (Crandon Park, 1200 S Crandon BLVD, Key Biscayne, FL 33149), 10:00 AM
  • July 12th: Bowling Night, 4:30 PM @ Splitsville (The Shops @ Sunset, 5701 Sunset DR, Suite 202, South Miami, FL 33143)
  • July 20th Family Fun and Water Day, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM, RBC Courtyard
  • August 16th: Back to School Bonfire, 6:00 PM, RBC back lot

Riverside Students Cake Auction

The Riverside Students Ministry will be holding a Cake Auction Fundraiser on Sunday, June 23rd, immediately following the 11:00 AM Worship Service, in the Fellowship Hall. Proceeds from the event will be used to send our Students to their Summer Mission Camp. If you would like to participalte by baking a cake please contact Dion Todman. We hope you'll join us! Cash and checks will be accepted.

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: Sunday, June 30th. All who believe in Jesus are invited to join us at His table.

Baptisms: Sunday, June 30th.  If interested in being baptized June 19th you will need to meet with Pastor Otto following one of our worship services on Sunday, June 16th. (The 3rd Sunday is when we generally celebrate Baptisms.)

Family Fifth Sunday Worship Sunday, June  30th, 11:00 AM. Every Fifth Sunday we come together and worship as a family. Following the service join us for a Potluck Lunch in the Fellowship Hall. Children's Extended Session and Children's Worship will not meet. However, we will have childcare for chilren ages 3 and under. Our Spanish/Portuguese Worship Service will be combined with the English Service.

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.

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

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.

Men's Prayer Breakfast

meets every Thursday @ 7:00 AM at Sergio's (SW 107 AVE/Kendall) for breakfast and prayer.

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 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

Potluck Dinner, Wednesday, June 12th, 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, June 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.

Stephen Ministry Supervision Meeting, Sunday, June 16th  in Room 207. (This meeting, for our Stephen Ministry Leaders, is held the third Sunday of each month.)

Important Dates to Remember!

  • Sunday, June 2nd: Graduation Sunday, 11:00 AM
  • Thursday, June 6th-Saturday, June 8th: VBS Set Up Days, 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
  • Friday, June 7th: Gearing Up for VBS Meeting, 7:00-8:00 PM, Worship Center
  • Monday, June 10th-Friday, June 14th: Vacation Bible School, 9:00 AM-Noon
  • Monday, June 17th: CDC Summer Camp begins
  • Wednesday, June 19th: Building and Grounds Committee Meeting, 8:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • Saturday, June 22nd: Saturate Miami, 8:30 AM-1:00 PM, Room 113
  • Sunday, June 23rd: Riverside Students Cake Auction, Fellowship Hall
  • Saturday, June 29th: Children's Ministry Family Fun Day at the Beach (Crandon Park) 10:00 AM