November 2016

2016_november Happenings @ Riverside

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, November 6th at 2:00 AM. Don’t forget to “fall back” one hour before you go to sleep on Saturday night.

Special Prayer Service for our Nation

Join us Monday, November 7th at 7:00 PM in the Worship Center for a special time of prayer for our nation as we head into Election Day.

Married Couples Potluck Fellowship

All Married and Engaged Couples are invited to join us  for a Potluck Fellowship on Saturday, November 12th from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Our guest speaker is Ivan Figueroa who will be speaking on “Fruit of the Harvest” (John 15:5). We encourage you to bring a Fall menu potluck dish such as: soups, stews, casseroles, Corn Bread, roasted vegetables, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, etc. We will also begin using as a way for our couples to RSVP. Click on the following link to RSVP: Please RSVP by going to the link above, registering at the table in the Foyer, or by contacting the Couples Ministry Team below by Wednesday, November 9th: Jose/Anani Miro ( or 305-345-4143), Ruben/Ada Negron ( or 786-208-2306) or Bert/Lourdes Ponce ( or 305-934-4916). If childcare is needed RSVP by Wednesday, November 9th to Dawn LaBello ( or 305-595-052).

Women of Promise Mission Project

Women of Promise will be joining the Florida Baptist Children’s Home (FBCH) in their annual Diaper Drive. The goal of the FBCH is to collect 500,000 diapers for children in need by November 13th. We would like to invite you to join us in this drive. Riverside’s goal is 1,000 diapers which will help children in need throughout the world. Diapers will be collected in the Foyer from November 9th through November 13th and at their November 22nd fellowship.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a fantastic way to get involved in the evangelism and discipleship of children around the world. Every gift is an opportunity to share the Gospel. Many boys and girls also participate in the 12-lesson discipleship course, The Greatest Journey, where they learn how to faithfully follow Christ and share Him with others. For information on how to pack a shoebox, click the following link: Shoeboxes will be collected the week of November 14th-20th. Boxes must be to the church by Sunday, November 20th as they must be to the relay station by  Monday, November 21st at 10:00 AM.

Thanksgiving Luncheon and Service

Join us as we come together as a family to thank God for all He’s done in our lives. We will have a luncheon at 12:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall followed by our Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 20th. Our luncheon will be a catered affair. Tickets will be on sale November 6th-17th and WILL NOT be sold at the door. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children (10 and under) and can be purchased in the Church Office or at the table in the Foyer on Sundays. Our menu is Roasted Sliced Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans, Rolls, dessert and beverage.

So we can properly prepare, on Sunday, November 20th, we will have ONE Worship Service at 11:00 AM, no worship service at 9:30 AM. ALL Student and Adult Connect Groups will meet at 9:30 AM only! Our Children will meet normal schedule at 9:30 and 11:00 AM.

Join us…

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/Portuguese Worship Service, 11:00 AM, Fellowship Hall

Connect Groups for all ages at 9:30 and 11:00 AM.

Lord’s Supper: Sunday, November 6th. We generally celebrate the Lord’s Supper the first Sunday of every month. All who believe in Jesus are invited to join us at His table.

Baptisms: Sunday, November 20th.  If interested in being baptized on that day you will need to meet with Pastor Otto following one of our worship services on Sunday, November 13th. (Baptisms are generally held the 3rd Sunday of each month.)

Sunday, November 20th: We will have ONE worship service due to the Thanksgiving Luncheon and Service. All Connect Groups will meet at 9:30 AM and we will have a Combined Worship Service at 11:00 AM. Our children will be meeting at 9:30 and 11:00 AM as usual. Please make a note of this!

Weekly Events @ Riverside

Riverside Students Discipleship Class
(Students-6th-12th grade) meets Sundays  5:00 PM at the Warehouse.

Riverside Young Adults (Men) Discipleship Class
(High School Graduates and College Students up age 29) meets Sunday @ 7:30 PM at the LaBello Home.

Moms in Prayer
meets Mondays (during the school year) @ 9:00 AM in the Brides/Prayer Room.

Enhanced Fitness Exercise Class
meets Monday, Wednesday & Friday @ 10:00 AM in Room 215.

Heart and Hands Ministry
meets every Tuesday @ 10:00 AM in Room 204. We will not meet on Tuesday, November 22nd due to the holiday.

Detention Center Ministry
meets every Wednesday @ 7:00 PM at the Detention Center

Young Adult Contemporary and Traditional Choir Rehearsals
meets every Wednesday from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Worship Center and Music Suite.

Church Prayer Meeting
meets every Wednesday @ 6:45 PM in the Fellowship Hall. We will not be meeting on Wednesday, November 23rd due to the holiday.

No Strings Attached Puppet/Drama Ministry
meets every Wednesday @ 7:00 PM in Room 215.

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).

Shepherds and Kings Drama Rehearsal
meets every Thursday until December 15th @ 7:00 PM in Room 215

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 Prayer Meeting
meets every Saturday @ 7:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall

Monthly Events @ Riverside

Church Prayer Ministry Potluck Dinner, Wednesday, November 2nd, 6:00-6:45 PM, Fellowship Hall. (This ministry invites all who would like to join them each week for prayer. 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.)

Lord’s Supper, Sunday, November 6th.  (We generally celebrate the Lord’s Supper the first Sunday of every month.)

International Seafarers Ministry Outreach, Saturday, November 12th, 9:00 AM @ the Port of Miami (This outreach event is generally held the second Saturday of every month.)

Rebound Outreach Ministry meets the second and forth Monday of each month @ 7:00 PM in Room 204. Our November meetings are November 14th and 28th.

Stephen Ministry Supervision Meeting, Tuesday, November 15th  in Room 204. (This meeting for our Stephen Ministry Leaders is held the third Tuesday of each month.)

Spanish/Portuguese Volunteer Meeting, Saturday, November 19th, 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. (This meeting is generally held the third Saturday of every month.)

Discover Riverside Class, Sunday, November 27th, 1:00 PM, Volunteer Room. (This meeting is for Church Membership. It is held once a month, usually the last Sunday of the month.)

Important Dates to Remember!

  • November 1st: Special Called Stewardship Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • November 7th: Special Prayer for our Nation, 7:00 PM, Worship Center
  • November 7th: Building and Grounds Committee Meeting, 8:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • November 8th: Teacher Planning Day, no public schools; CDC open
  • November 8th: Special Missions Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Volunteer Room
  • November 8th: Special CDC Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM, Room 204
  • November 8th: Special Called Board of Trustees, Personnel, Stewardship and Missions Committee Meeting, 8:00 PM, Room 201
  • November 11th: Veteran’s Day, no public school or CDC, church open
  • November 13th: Kid’s At Heart Luncheon Meeting, 12:30 PM, Room 217
  • November 18th: CDC Thanksgiving Feast
  • November 19th: Shepherds and Kings Choir Rehearsal, 10:00 AM-Noon, Muisc Suite
  • November 20th: ONE Worship Service, 11:00 AM, Worship Center
  • November 20th: Thanksgiving Luncheon and Celebration, 12:30 PM, Fellowship Hall (Tickets required; tickets WILL NOT be sold at the door as this is a catered event)
  • November 21st and 22nd: CDC Christmas Pictures
  • November 23rd: Teacher Planning Day, no public schools; CDC early release
  • November 24th and 25th: Thanksgiving Holiday, no public schools, CDC, church closed

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