Services & Ministry Fair Potluck
Oct
15
9:15pm 9:15pm

Services & Ministry Fair Potluck

Come check out all the services and ministries Riverside UMC has to offer!

Last names beginning with

A-F   Egg Casserole to feed at least four

G-K  Cut up fruit or fruit salad

L-Q  Rolls, pastries, or donuts

R- Z  Container of juice – orange, pineapple, tomato or whatever!

Hams supplied by the Outreach Committee*

If you are unable to participate in the potluck, we would ask for a monetary contribution to help with our church ministries and outreach activities.

 

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October Kid's Club
Oct
14
5:30pm 5:30pm

October Kid's Club

Our Kids Club program will be starting up again this Fall! Kids Club is open to all children in the community grades Preschool thru fifth grade. The goal of Kids Club is to simply provide a welcoming environment for children to come and have a fun, safe place to hang out on Saturday nights. We provide dinner, a fun craft and an age appropriate movie. 

 

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Wednesday Night Alive Kick Off
Sep
6
5:30pm 5:30pm

Wednesday Night Alive Kick Off

Join us as we kick off our children and youth ministries this Fall! All are invited to a homemade dinner at 5:30 every Wednesday along with ministries for children, youth and adults offered throughout the evening from September through May. This is one of the best ways to get connected to the Riverside community. Nursery available 6-8 pm.
 

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Youth Move Day
Aug
26
11:00am11:00am

Youth Move Day

We need your muscles! Riverside Youth will be moving their furniture into the new Youth Room in the Quad this August and we need your help! The more hands we have, the lighter the load it will be! Free pizza will be served at 12pm.

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Drive In Movie Night
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Drive In Movie Night

Invite your friends and bring $15 for movie ticket & snacks. 

Riverside Youth will be traveling for a fun movie night to the Blue Grass Drive In Theater in August! Friends and family are welcome. Meet at church at 6:00 pm to carpool and arrive back home at 1:00 am Saturday morning. Info flyer here.

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Church-Wide River Bandits Game
Jul
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Church-Wide River Bandits Game

Come on out to a local River Bandits Game! Riverside and friends will be having an all church night over at our local River Bandits Game. This event is open to the whole congregation.

Invite your friends & family! Sign up and turn in your money before July 16. $8/ticket. Sign up in the church office.

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All Church Cook Out
Jun
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

All Church Cook Out

The Riverside All Church Cookout will be held at the Life Center at 6 PM on Tuesday, June 27th.  Steak and chicken are the choices for meat for this grill-your-own event.  Hot dogs are also available for the kids.  Tickets will be available from the Methodist Men between services outside the sanctuary every Sunday in June.  The cookout is a great opportunity to invite an unchurched friend!

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Father's Day Breakfast
Jun
18
9:30am 9:30am

Father's Day Breakfast

Fathers will be honored at this annual event organized by the Riverside Youth. Come enjoy some delicious food and join with us as we celebrate Father's Day with our community. All are invited to Peterson Hall in between services for this time of fellowship.

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Jun
11
10:45am10:45am

Contemporary Worship Service

Sunday Morning Contemporary Worship 10:45am

This worship service is led by our Contemporary Praise Band, which features musicians of all ages. Join us for an energetic and inspiring time of worship, followed by a biblical based sermon and a time of fellowship. Children and youth are a big part of the service, by volunteering in the service and worshiping through Dramatic Worship.

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Jun
4
10:45am10:45am

Graduation Sunday

Graduation Sunday will be on Sunday, June 4. We will be honoring 2017 high school and college graduates at both services. If you have a graduate in the family, please call the office at 309-764-6721 to let us know!

Cake and punch will also be served in the Church Parlor in between services at 9:30-10:30 a.m.

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Jun
4
9:30am 9:30am

Starting Point Class

Would you like to learn more about our Church? Riverside UMC is hosting a new Members class called “Starting Point”. Starting Point will be on Sunday, May 7 at 9:30-10:30am in the Chapel. We will discuss what it means to be a Christian, to be a member of a church family and what it means to be a member of Riverside United Methodist Church. All are welcome. Come join us and learn about your starting point at Riverside!

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May
31
6:00pm 6:00pm

KidMin Program

Alive

Our mid-week program, Alive,  is designed to provide kids with age-appropriate learning experiences that allow them to know who Jesus is and what it means to have a relationship with Him. Alive is for kids grades PreK-5 and it happens every Wednesday night 6-7 pm.

Every Wednesday, kids join with their peers to have fun, learn together in a fun setting and be able to express their talents through worship:

6:00PM -

Kid's Small Group:  Come along with us as we explore all the great, adventurous stories of the Bible, create fun crafts and play some exciting games! Led by Sharon Dixon in the room located next to the Nursery. 

6:30PM -

Dramatic Worship: Let's explore worship together! Children learn and express worship through dance. Led by Meg Neal in the Main Sanctuary. 

Most parents join us for our dinner at 5:30pm and drop of their children in the sanctuary at 6:00pm. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Kirstie at the church office or by emailing rvrsideyouth@mediacombb.net

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May
31
6:00pm 6:00pm

RY - Riverside Youth Group

Youth (6th-12th Grade)

6th-12th Grade students meet every Wednesday night at 6:00pm - 7:30pm. After dinner at 5:30, all youth meet in the Youth Room upstairs at 6:00 for a time of fellowship and snacks. Then worship led by Youth Praise and a talk given by our Youth Director (6:15PM), and we wrap up with small groups at 6:45PM. 

Join with us as we connect with the students in our community to have fun and learn together in a setting that provides an environment for spiritual transformation of heart, mind, and body. All are welcome to join us!

Join Kirstie Foeller as she leads teens through a spiritual journey based on biblical teachings and adapted to help teens face the real challenges they experience everyday. 

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May
31
5:30pm 5:30pm

Wednesday Night Alive Dinner

Wednesday Night Dinner

All are invited to a homemade dinner at 5:30 every Wednesday from September through May.  This is one of the best ways to get connected to the Riverside community. Donations are accepted and appreciated, but not expected.  After dinner, groups split off to different ministries.  The first Wednesday of every month is Domino's Pizza night.   

After dinner, check out one of these groups or ministries.  There is nursery care for infants and toddlers from 6-8 p.m.  All of our nursery staff are Safe Sanctuaries trained, and there are always two workers there.

Informational flyer with Riverside's Wednesday Night Activities.

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May
28
12:00pm12:00pm

Community Sunday Dinner

This ministry is held on the last Sunday of every month. We provide the community with a place of fellowship and communion for guests as well as members of our Riverside family. Our Community Dinner provides a meal to a large group of people in our community every month and would love your help. Meal starts at 12:15pm.

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