CORONA UPDATE

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

Info reviewed & updated Monday 10 November 2020 at 17:10pm

Throughout all the information listed below, please 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

CAN YOU HELP? - We currently need volunteers to help us run our Sunday Services Online. If you have any experience working on a PA/sound desk or you are simply willing to learn, then please do contact us for more information: info@riverside-church.org.uk    

Sunday Services

Due to the second Coronavirus lockdown across the UK we have currently suspended all of our in-person gatherings. 

However, we invite you to join others for our online services that are being broadcast LIVE on our YouTube channel. You can invite others along using the link: bit.ly/RiversideChurchOnline

If you would like to contribute financially to Riverside Church please donate online . Thank you. 

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

If you are new to Riverside Church please know that all of our 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.

Prayer & Support

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. If you are new to Riverside and would like to know more please email info@riverside-church.org.uk.  

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