CORONA UPDATE

1. Keep Sunday Services Safe
2. Update on Events & Ministries
3. Look to serve the Community

Info reviewed & updated Tues 1 April 2020 at 6:50pm

We encourage you to pray in your homes Wed evening around 8pm. Email with video link has been sent round those in the church.

We are running virtual online Sunday Services for the time being via our YouTube channel. 10:30am Sundays. You can invite people along using the link: bit.ly/RiversideChurchOnline 

Do continue to also follow NHS health guidelines, and watch our video below from some spiritual encouragement.

"God is our refuge and strength, our very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear ..." Psalm 46:1

Sunday Services

No Sunday Services at Queensbridge School or Dame Elizabeth Cadbury School until further notice.

We will be hosting 'live' services online at 10:30am via our YouTube channel. You can invite people along using the link: bit.ly/RiversideChurchOnline

If you would like to contribute to the regular offering you can donate online

 

Groups & Zoom

Although we may need to be physically apart during these times, we want to encourage as much support and mutual encouragement together. As such, we are encouraging our Life groups and Community groups to be really creative in how they support each other, and reach out in love to each other and those in our neighbourhoods.

You can connect via ZOOM video/audio calls

Free Zoom method

  1. Invite group members to download the Zoom app (details of how to download the app and use it can be found below).
  2. Agree with everyone what time the group will be.
  3. You can either send out a meeting link a few days before to each small group or the host can invite each member of their group live, at the time of the call.
  4. Finally, hosts should launch their small group Zoom call slightly earlier than the agreed time so that they can prepare (ensure their mic and video is working, get comfy etc) and are ready for when others join the call or need to be invited

How to use the Zoom app

Download the Zoom app via the app store or visit https://zoom.us/

  • Create an account using your email address
  • Click the orange tab 'New Meeting' and then click 'Start New Meeting'
  • Click 'Participants' and add your group using their contact number to the chat.

Helpful videos of how to use Zoom can also be found through Zoom's YouTube channel.

If you are not currently connected to a group and would like to be connected for communication and support, please contact someone from your site leadership team or pastoral staff at Riverside House.

Do be thinking & praying about how your group can make an appropriate difference in the community at this time. How can you be a blessing at this time?

Please click here for a Pastoral update with further details. 

Events & Ministries

We will endeavour to communicate across the church or on this web page, any cancellations to events. Otherwise contact the event organiser or contact the office 0121 442 4484.

To check whether your ministry team is meeting or rehearsing etc, and haven't already heard from your team leader, please contact them to confirm any changes to time, place and whether the event is happening or not.

The following have been cancelled or postponed:
Ourspace (30-50's) not meeting April and May,
Prayer for Persecuted Christians  not meeting April and May.

Support

If you require specific support from our pastoral team, please contact your group leader or someone from your group in the first instance. If you aren't in a group at Riverside, or need anything else please contact Riverside House on 0121 442 4484.

We are also aware that foodbanks are struggling, so do please continue to contribute to these, as we do as a church.

Resource to help people reach out to 'self-isolating neighbours' 

Help-and-HOPE-Card

Neighbour Help Card