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Riverside News: March 2024

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Easter At Riverside

Join us for our Easter Celebrations! 

REACT ON STAGE
Tuesday 26 March | 9:30 AM
Riverside House | 21 Alcester Road | B13 8AR
A day full of fun, games and learning new performance skills for children in school years 1-6.

RAINBOW FISH & THE SEA MONSTER’S CAVE
Thursday 28 March | 11 AM
Hub Hazelwell | 318 Vicarage Road |B14 7NH
Using music, singing and fun interactive characters, this brand new production teaches how to face your fears, learn to be brave and help your friends along the way.

GOOD FRIDAY
29 March | 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Riverside House | 21 Alcester Road | B13 8AR
Join us for a reflective Good Friday service to remember what Jesus did for the world. Suitable for all ages (room provided for pre-school children).

EASTER SUNDAY & BAPTISMS
31 March | 10:30 AM
The Saffron Centre | 256 Moseley Road | B12 0BS.
Celebrate together the hope we have in the risen Jesus. Refreshments provided.

For further information simply visit our events page.

Published: Tuesday 27 February
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New Teaching Series: Letting The Light In

New Teaching Series: Letting The Light In
Sunday 10 March – Sunday 24 March 

At Easter, we remember the pinnacle moment in history. The landmark events at the cross shifted everything. Jesus shattered death, overcame evil and dealt with our sin. But, we don’t tend to think as much about how the events running up to that first Easter can help us today. When we go through some darker moments in life, the cross gives real, dazzling light. Join us for this 3-part series, to let the light of that first Easter into our darkness today.

Published: Tuesday 27 February 
Last Updated: NA

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Thur 28 Mar - Rainbow Fish & The Sea Monster's Cave

Join us for our Easter Celebrations! 

REACT ON STAGE
Tuesday 26 March | 9:30 AM
Riverside House | 21 Alcester Road | B13 8AR
A day full of fun, games and learning new performance skills for children in school years 1-6.

RAINBOW FISH & THE SEA MONSTER’S CAVE
Thursday 28 March | 11 AM
Hub Hazelwell | 318 Vicarage Road |B14 7NH
Using music, singing and fun interactive characters, this brand new production teaches how to face your fears, learn to be brave and help your friends along the way.

GOOD FRIDAY
29 March | 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Riverside House | 21 Alcester Road | B13 8AR
Join us for a reflective Good Friday service to remember what Jesus did for the world. Suitable for all ages (room provided for pre-school children).

EASTER SUNDAY & BAPTISMS
31 March | 10:30 AM
The Saffron Centre | 256 Moseley Road | B12 0BS.
Celebrate together the hope we have in the risen Jesus. Refreshments provided.

For further information simply visit our events page.

Published: Tuesday 27 February
Last Updated: NA

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Tue 26 MAR - REACT On Stage

Join us for our Easter Celebrations! 

REACT ON STAGE
Tuesday 26 March | 9:30 AM
Riverside House | 21 Alcester Road | B13 8AR
A day full of fun, games and learning new performance skills for children in school years 1-6.

RAINBOW FISH & THE SEA MONSTER’S CAVE
Thursday 28 March | 11 AM
Hub Hazelwell | 318 Vicarage Road |B14 7NH
Using music, singing and fun interactive characters, this brand new production teaches how to face your fears, learn to be brave and help your friends along the way.

GOOD FRIDAY
29 March | 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Riverside House | 21 Alcester Road | B13 8AR
Join us for a reflective Good Friday service to remember what Jesus did for the world. Suitable for all ages (room provided for pre-school children).

EASTER SUNDAY & BAPTISMS
31 March | 10:30 AM
The Saffron Centre | 256 Moseley Road | B12 0BS.
Celebrate together the hope we have in the risen Jesus. Refreshments provided.

For further information simply visit our events page.

Published: Tuesday 27 February
Last Updated: NA

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VACANCY - Head of CHILDREN Ministry & Assistant Children's worker needed

Are you passionate about helping children aged
0-11yrs to discover Jesus?

Are you excited about supporting, training and
encouraging their parents/carers to help their
children become an active part of the church and
community life?

Are you inspired by overseeing a Children’s
ministry, and working with a team of volunteers, in the life of a thriving church community?

We have two incredible opportunities for a Head of Children’s Ministry and an Assistant Children’s Worker role. 

Visit our website for more details

Published: Friday 22 March
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Riverside 40th Anniversary & Summer Fun Day!

We have some exciting events coming up this Summer! More information will be released soon but for now, please put these dates in your diary:

SATURDAY 6 JULY | Riverside 40th Anniversary Celebration
This celebration will be at Riverside House. The following day (Sunday 7 July) will be our BIG Gathering at The Saffron Centre.

SUNDAY 1 SEPTEMBER | The Riverside Summer Fun Day 
In the morning our BIG Gathering will be at The Saffron Centre and we will then be having The Riverside Summer Fun Day at Riverside House.

Published: Tuesday 27 February
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Sat 13 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 (for 9:30am start) to 3.30pm on Saturday 13 April.

The training will include a workshop in the morning and praying for people on the streets in the afternoon. Training is open to all Christians from churches in Birmingham & surrounding areas. 

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.uk

Published: Friday 15 March
Last Updated: Friday 15 March

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Blog - A Riverside Story

Did you know?…

Within the Riverside Blog you can find inspiring stories from people across our Riverside family and monthly ‘Missional Spotlights’. Simply visit the blog and select ‘A Riverside Story’ category. 

‘Missional Spotlights’ focus on a mission that Riverside is helping to facilitate here in Birmingham, the UK and around the world; supporting our vision to bring LIFE to every generation in every community. 

Check them out today and please do share with your friends and family. 

VISIT BLOG

Published: Friday 1 March 
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Newsbite: That's Not My Car

A number of clients have been persuaded to take on finance to enable a family member to have a car. These arrangements frequently don’t end well…

You can read the full story in this month’s RMA Newsbite.

To subscribe to RMA Newsbites please click here.

Published: Tuesday 27 February 
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Riverside Performing Arts Newsbite

RPA Newsbite: February 2024
2024 is well on its way. The cold winter is nearly past, warmer days greet us tentatively. Here at RPA we have been busy – performing shows, revamping workshops, preparing for upcoming events and more. Continue reading to reflect with us on the month of February!

Read on to discover more of what’s happening in the life of Riverside Performing Arts in this month’s RPA Newsbite.

To subscribe to RMA Newsbites please click here.

Published: Tuesday 27 February
Last Updated: NA

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Pray4BRUM - Ramadan 24-7 Prayer

Ramadan provides a great opportunity for us as a church to be aware of what at least 30% of our city will be doing for a month, and to pray for our Muslim neighbours, for them to ultimately encounter Jesus, as they pray fervently for forgiveness during this significant time for them. 

RESOURCES:

# Muslim Prayer Guide 2024 

# Pray4Brum 24-7 Prayer – SIGN-UP TO PRAY

Published: Tuesday 27 February
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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, Social Justice or Administration 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 them throughout the year.

We encourage you to watch and share this video.

Applications are now open to join the Academy 2024-25 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: Tuesday 26 September
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Places Available: Wilderness Retreat

Did you know that David and Linda Isgrove from Riverside have founded a grass-roots discipleship course that has spread across African nations to influence 400,000 people to date? International Christian Youthworks (ICY) is flourishing and you can read more in this Riverside Story blog post.

A member of Riverside Church is currently working for the ICY team; reaching out into tens of schools and churches – 70 teachers and 30 churches are involved! We encourage you to continue to pray for the work of ICY.

David and Linda are currently running adult ‘Wilderness Retreats Across Iceland’ tours; with all the profit made going directly into funding ICY Africa. A number of people from Riverside Church are already signed-up to go on this amazing tour taking place in middle of April 2024. If you would like to come, please contact David and Linda Isgrove as soon as possible:

Contact:
David and Linda Isgrove
0121 449 3156
07889 832 007
Further Info: https://izzytours.co.uk/wilderness-retreat/

Note: If you are trying to open the above link at the time of this post (Friday 9 February) and it does not load; please try again in a few hours. Thank you.

Published: Friday 9 February 2024
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Upcoming Communion Dates

Reminder: The dates for when we will be having communion can be found:
# On the Gatherings Page of our website in the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section.
# Also, when we have communion a logo will appear on the ChurchSuite event image to provide a quick reminder.

SPRING TERM | 2023
Sunday 10 March

Kids Church Update:
Riverside Kids will now join with everyone else for communion on a fortnightly basis. If you have any questions please contact Sarah Thomson.

Published: Friday 19 January
Last Updated: Monday 22 January

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SUN 3 MAR - BIG GATHERING - SAFFRON CENTRE (B12 0BS)

# Our ‘Monthly Joint Sunday Gatherings’ will now be called our ‘BIG Gatherings’.
# The venue for our BIG Gatherings in 2024 will be The Saffron Centre, 256 Moseley Road, B12 0BS 
# The dates from 31 March will change to become ‘bi-monthly’. On the other weeks we will meet at Riverside House as normal.
# The times from 31 March will change from 9:30am to 10:30am.

You can visit our Gatherings Page for all the latest informaiton.

2024 BIG Gatherings | Save the dates!
3 March – 9:30am
31 March – 10:30am – Easter Sunday & Baptisms (Reminder: Clocks ‘spring’ forward 1 hour)
5 May – 10:30am
7 July – 10:30am
1 September – 10:30am
3 November – 10:30am

Walkthrough Video – Entrance

Walkthrough Video – Kids & Youth Rooms

Published: Friday 23 February
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SUN 3 MAR - Prayer & Worship Gathering

Our next Prayer & Worship Gatherings will be on Sunday 3 March.

It would be great for at least one person from each household to be there (Riverside House – 8pm to 9.30pm).

Reminder: Prayer & Worship Gatherings take place on the first Sunday of the month.

Don’t Forget: 
You can visit our prayer page to view all upcoming prayer events. 

Published: Friday 23 February
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SUN 3 MAR - GIFT SUNDAY

Sunday 3 March | GIFT SUNDAY
As we practice generosity in blessing one another, our community and city as well as giving back to God, you might have noticed that in the last year Riverside leadership has been working on providing means to allow us to exercise generosity. We had giving November a few months ago which was one of those ways.

Next Sunday (3 March) is GIFT Sunday. This is a practice many churches do, which is an offering made as thanksgiving to God. It is a one off gift above our general giving to honour God and bless Him. We invite you to plan ahead, and think “How much would I like to give for this gift Sunday”? There will be envelopes provided if you would like one as we invite you all to come prepared with cash if you can, however our giving station will be available. This is a great opportunity for us as a church family to bless and worship God together.

Published: Friday 23 February
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SAT 16 MAR - Glen Scrivener Day Conference

God is Good!
Come and hear Glen Scrivener unpack this truth in a fresh way.

Equipped to share this Good News…
Glen is a gifted evangelist with years of experience sharing the Gospel in today’s culture. Come and receive encouragement, training and insights from his ministry.

INFORMATION:

BOOK NOW: Tickets are expected to sell out quickly so book early to avoid disappointment.

Date: Saturday 16 March 
Venue: Oasis Church Harborne
Full information & book tickets: Click Here

Published: Friday 19 January
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THU 21 MAR - Women's Book Night

An evening for book lovers, organised by the Women’s team

Enjoy cheese and wine or coffee & cakes! Bring friends for a relaxed evening. Share your best reads and bring books for a book swap!

Venue – Riverside House
Date – Thursday 21 March 
Time – 7.45 (for 8pm start)- 9.30pm
Cost- £2 and a book to swap!

Published: Friday 9 February
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SUN 24 MAR - Riverside 18-30's - Drinks Social

We will be meeting at Sorrento Lounge in Moseley for drinks and/or food after the evening service on every 4th Sunday.

See you there!

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GATHER is a Riverside Church community focused on people in their 20s and 30s (but we welcome everyone of any age!).

Want to find out more? Visit our website or get in touch: info@riverside-church.org.uk

Published: Tuesday 27 February
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29 MAR - GOOD FRIDAY Gathering

Join us for our Easter Celebrations! 

REACT ON STAGE
Tuesday 26 March | 9:30 AM
Riverside House | 21 Alcester Road | B13 8AR
A day full of fun, games and learning new performance skills for children in school years 1-6.

RAINBOW FISH & THE SEA MONSTER’S CAVE
Thursday 28 March | 11 AM
Hub Hazelwell | 318 Vicarage Road |B14 7NH
Using music, singing and fun interactive characters, this brand new production teaches how to face your fears, learn to be brave and help your friends along the way.

GOOD FRIDAY
29 March | 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Riverside House | 21 Alcester Road | B13 8AR
Join us for a reflective Good Friday service to remember what Jesus did for the world. Suitable for all ages (room provided for pre-school children).

EASTER SUNDAY & BAPTISMS
31 March | 10:30 AM
The Saffron Centre | 256 Moseley Road | B12 0BS.
Celebrate together the hope we have in the risen Jesus. Refreshments provided.

For further information simply visit our events page.

Published: Tuesday 27 February
Last Updated: NA

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31 MAR - Easter Sunday Gathering & Baptisms

Join us for our Easter Celebrations! 

REACT ON STAGE
Tuesday 26 March | 9:30 AM
Riverside House | 21 Alcester Road | B13 8AR
A day full of fun, games and learning new performance skills for children in school years 1-6.

RAINBOW FISH & THE SEA MONSTER’S CAVE
Thursday 28 March | 11 AM
Hub Hazelwell | 318 Vicarage Road |B14 7NH
Using music, singing and fun interactive characters, this brand new production teaches how to face your fears, learn to be brave and help your friends along the way.

GOOD FRIDAY
29 March | 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM
Riverside House | 21 Alcester Road | B13 8AR
Join us for a reflective Good Friday service to remember what Jesus did for the world. Suitable for all ages (room provided for pre-school children).

EASTER SUNDAY & BAPTISMS
31 March | 10:30 AM
The Saffron Centre | 256 Moseley Road | B12 0BS.
Celebrate together the hope we have in the risen Jesus. Refreshments provided.

For further information simply visit our events page.

Published: Tuesday 27 February
Last Updated: NA

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