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At Riverside we are on a journey to help people get to know Jesus and grow as his followers across Birmingham and beyond. Whoever you are, whatever you believe, you're so welcome in this community.
March 28, 2023
Riverside News: April 2023

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Riverside Alpha Courses

In-Person and Online Alpha Courses will be starting soon. Please invite your friends and family along and join us in praying for those running the courses and for those who have already signed-up. For full information please visit our website.

Online Course – Sundays
7:45pm to 9:30pm for 11 weeks from Sunday 16 April to Sunday 25 June.

In-Person Course – Thursdays
7:45pm to 9.30pm for 9 weeks from Thursday 27 April to Thursday 22 June.

Published: Tuesday 28 March
Last Updated: Sunday 16 April

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Evening Services

From Sunday 23 April, we will be having evening services at Riverside House (6:30pm to 7:45pm).

# Why are we doing this?
Our intention is that these evening services will provide space for more people to gather and attend in-person, to encounter Jesus and form community.

# What will they look like?
The evening services will look and feel very similar to our morning services. However, the room layout will provide a more open relaxed space to be together for worship and fellowship. Jus like our 11.30am services, our evening services will not be livestreamed and there wont be any additional groups for kids or youth.

# When?
These will be every Sunday apart from the first Sunday of the month. The pattern therefore will be:

– 1st Sunday – Tally Ho Gathering in the morning (9.30am) & Prayer & Worship Gathering at Riverside House in the evening (8pm).

– All other Sundays in the month: Gatherings in the morning (9:30am and 11:30am) and evening (6.30pm); both at Riverside House.

Note: Prayer & Worship Gatherings will therefore be changing to the first Sunday of the month starting on Sunday 4 June. There won’t be a Prayer & Worship Gathering in April and May. In May we will pray and worship together at The BIG Riverside Weekend Away.

 

Published: Friday 10 March
Last Updated: Tuesday 28 March

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RIVERSIDE ACADEMY

Riverside Academy is a dynamic leadership focused gap year programme for 18-30’s who want to give a year to discover God’s purpose for their lives. Specialising in a chosen track of either Performing Arts, Children’s Work, Youth Work, Worship, Administration or Social Justice trainees will be able to develop and use their gifts and talents within a focussed area of church life.

Alongside their specialist track trainees also have weekly discipleship and leadership training and a mentor from within Riverside Church who will journey with you throughout the year.

We encourage you to watch and share this video.

Applications are now open to join the Academy 2023-24 programme. For further information and to apply online please visit our website.

Additionally, for further information or for a prospectus and application pack you can also e-mail Sarah Auger: saraha@riverside-church.org.uk.

Published: Friday 24 February
Last Updated: Friday 24 Frebruary

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NEW TEACHING SERIES: WHAT ARE YOU RUNNING FROM?

What Are You Running From?
New Teaching Series | Sunday 23 April

Who is your enemy? Who do you think deserves God’s justice, more than they deserve his mercy?

That’s the central question in the ancient book of Jonah. As we journey with him during this 4-week Sunday teaching series, we are forced to take a look in the mirror. And we’ll discover that God is far more merciful than we ever imagined.

‘Should I not care about that great city?’
Jonah (Chapter 4, verse 11)

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Published: Tuesday 28 March
Last Updated: Tuesday 28 March

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The BIG Weekend Away - Only a few rooms left

UPDATE: (14 April) 
Bookings have now closed because there are only have a few bedrooms left. If you still want to book please e-mail Genny Isgrove directly via gennyi@riverside-church.org.uk

Please don’t let the cost of the event be an issue. If you are struggling to pay for the weekend please contact Genny Isgrove (see above).

Videos:
PROMO 1Accommodation & Meals. 
PROMO 2Kids/Youth & Sessions
PROMO 3 – Arrival & Activities/Facilities

GET INVOLVED:
If you would like to join the Planning Team for the weekend please contact us via our website or e-mail info@riverside-church.org.uk

Published: Friday 13 May 2022
Last Updated: Friday 14 April

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Is This What Church Looks Like?

We are in a season where each of our experiences of Riverside varies. But what does Church look like? Riverside has various ministries happening during the week, and we would like to share what Church looks like at Riverside. And as we labour together, we also wanted to share some of the current encouragements and challenges we face as a Church. 

If you have not received a quick newsletter already about what Church looks like at Riverside, you can download it here.  

Published: Tuesday 28 March
Last Updated: Tuesday 28 March

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RMA Newsbite: "Riverside Money Advice Has Been Blown Up!"

A week was all the notice we had to react to the queue that would form at our door…

… you can read the full story in this month’s RMA Newsbite. To subscribe to RMA Newsbites please click here.

Published: Tuesday 28 March
Last Updated: Tuesday 28 March

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Want to improve your quiet time?

If you would like to help spread the good news of the gospel across Birmingham and beyond, read on! The Communications Team is looking to recruit volunteers for various roles in order to re-purpose the amazing content being shared each Sunday morning. The includes but not limited to:

# Social Media Creators
To convert the ‘long-form’ sermon content into creative ‘short-form’ content for Facebook, Instagram, YouTube Shorts or TikTok.
– WHY? This helps to direct people to the virtiual front door and virtual welocme team of Riverside Church (our website/blog post links).

# Blog Post Editors
To grammar check AI generated transcripts of each talk. These would then be published to the Teaching Sereis blog each week.
– WHY? This helps people to find the content when searching faith-based questions online.

Listening and editing such content provides an ideal opportunity to serve Christ while also proving space to improve your quiet time. If you would like to know more, please register your interest here.

Published: Tuesday 28 February
Last Updated: Tuesday 28 February

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Stay & Play Needs You

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There is a real risk that we will soon need to close one of our Stay & Play sessions on either a Monday or Tuesday (10am-11:30am) because we do not have enough volunteers.

If you can spare some time on a Monday or Tuesday morning please do register your interest. Someone will then contact you to discuss further.

Whether it’s making toast, tea and coffee, chatting to parents and children,  setup and putting toys away, reading a story, … there are so many opportunities for people to help.

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Published: Friday 17 Feb
Last Updated: Friday 17 Feb

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Sat 22 Apr | HOTS TRAINING

We Recommend: Healing On The Streets (HOTS) Training

HOTS Teams provide a welcoming presence on our streets; offering prayer to anyone who would like it. The team are providing a training event at St Martins in the Bullring for anyone new who wants to be involved, you’d be very welcome. The training will be 9am to 3.30pm on Saturday 22 April.

SIGN-UP
# Click here to sign-up

MORE INFORMATION
# Contact David & Linda Isgrove (see your MyChurchSuite account if you dont have their contact details).
# Or for info about HOTS you can also visit: https://www.healingonthestreets.com/
# Additional Contact: togetherforbirmingham@gmail.com

Published: Friday 31 March 
Last Updated: Friday 31 March

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Easter At Riverside

Celebrate Easter! We invite you, your friends and family to Riverside this Easter. Join in the celebraitons, all welcome. 

All the dates and information for Easter 2023 at Riverside can now be obtained from our website. 

Click here to view the Easter Page

Published: Friday 17 March
Last Updated: Friday 17 March

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Riverside is a church made up of people from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences all with one thing in common, our discovery of God and his amazing love. 

We are on a journey together to ‘help people get to know Jesus and grow as his followers’. 

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