CORONA UPDATE

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

Info reviewed & updated Sunday 25 October 2020 at 11:05am

We encourage you to pray in your homes each Wednesday evening around 8pm. An email with video link will be sent round those in the church.  

You can sign-up online for our small in-person services each Sunday morning at 10:30am at our Community Hub: Riverside House (21 Alcester Road, Moseley, B13 8AR). If you are unable to attend please know that these services are also being broadcast live to our YouTube channel. Please invite others along and you can invite people to our online services using the link: bit.ly/RiversideChurchOnline Please click 'Sunday Services' below for more information. 

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

Due to the Coronavirus we have currently suspended our Sunday services at both Queensbridge & Dame Elizabeth Cadbury Schools.

Instead we are now gathering together for a small service each Sunday at 10:30am at our Community Hub: Riverside House: 21 Alcester Road, Moseley, B13 8AR. If you wish to attend these in-person services you must sign-up online for 'Track & Trace' purposes. You must wear a face mask and social distancing will be in place. Children attending must stay with their responsible adult at all times. 

If you are unable to attend in-person, our services are being broadcast LIVE to our YouTube channel. You can invite people by using the link: bit.ly/RiversideChurchOnline

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

If you are new and want to connect with us please email info@riverside-church.org.uk or let us know in the online chat alongside the live stream on Sundays.

 

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

Online events that are available at this time can be viewed on our church calendar. All of our face-to-face events that are currently cancelled or postponed have been removed but will be re-published once they resume.

Note: If the event organiser/team leader’s contact details are not listed in the event description you can contact our church office on 0121 442 4484 for more information.

If you are a member of Riverside Church please know that full information is available within your 'My ChurchSuite' account and your weekly church bulletin (Outlook). If you are not currently receiving Outlook or need help accessing your 'My ChurchSuite' account please contact: communications@riverside-church.org.uk’ 

Note: If you notice event information that wrong or missing please contact your team leader to check whether your ministry team is meeting or rehearsing etc. They will be able to confirm any changes to time, place and whether the event is happening.

Support

If you require specific support from our pastoral team, please contact your Life Group or Community 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 or email info@riverside-church.org.uk.

Foodbanks:
We are also aware that foodbanks are struggling, so do please continue to contribute to these, as we do as a church. On the first Monday of each month donations can be dropped off at Riverside House from 9am-5pm. Donations can also be dropped weekly each Sunday in the car park at Riverside House during our Sunday morning in-person services. All donations received will be split across Foodbanks local to our church congregations. Online financial donations can also be given via www.trusselltrust.org

Resource to help people reach out to neighbours who are self-isolating: 

Help-and-HOPE-Card

Neighbour Help Card