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New Teaching Series: This Little Light Of Mine

Join in with our new Teaching Series: starting Sunday 28 May ‘This Little Light Of Mine’. Dont forget to follow the Teaching Series section of this blog for all resources including Life Group questions, youth resources and transcripts.

Outline & Dates. 

Published: Thursday 25 May
Last Updated: Thursday 25 May

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SUN 28 May - Generations Service: 9:30am

THIS SUNDAY: 28 May

9:30am – Generations Service
We’re so excited about our Generations Service on Sunday 28 May. Whatever generation you are and no matter what stage of life you’re at, you are invited to join us as we meet together. There will be something for everyone, no matter how young or how old you are!

11:30am & 6:30pm
Other services this Sunday will follow our usual service structure (ie: not Generations services).

Published: Thursday 25 May
Last Updated: Thursday 25 May

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SUN 4 JUN - Prayer & Worship Gathering

Prayer is the engine room for the church. As we pray we are choosing to trust God and step forwards in faith for what he has called us to.

Saturday 27 May
Linda Isgrove, who is part of the Healing On The Streets (HOTS) Team invites you to take part in a Pentecost payer and worship event ‘Birmingham: A Place For God’s Presence’ at St Martins in the Bullring. As many people as possible are invited to take part in leading worship in an informal setting; to worship, pray and welcome the Holy Spirit in the centre of Birmingham. Saturday 27 May, 12pm to midnight. If you are interested, please contact Linda Isgrove via: lindaisgrove@gmail.com

Sunday 4 June
We would love for at least one person from each household to join our next Prayer & Worship Gathering on Sunday 4 June (8pm to 9.30pm). For further details please visit the event page. 

Visit Prayer Page: 
You can visit our prayer page to view all upcoming prayer events. 

Published: Sunday 21 May
Last Updated: Sunday 21 May

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SUN 11 JUNE - Belonging To Riverside: Summer Term

Contact: Judy Moore
judym@riverside-church.org.uk
0121 442 4484

‘Belonging To Riverside’ is an opportunity for us to welcome you to the church and to share with you a bit more about our vision and values, as well as getting to know you a bit better.

The session will cover ‘Who are we?’  where we  will share the vision and values of Riverside and  ‘Who are you?’ where we would love to get to know you a bit more and see how we can help you settle in more to church life.

Please do sign-up and we really looking forward to seeing you there.

Sunday 11 June (6.30pm-7:45pm)

Published: Friday 28 April
Last Updated: Sunday 21 May

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Evening Services: 6:30PM

Evening services now take place 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: Friday 28 April

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RMA Newsbite: "But I Don't Want To Leave!"

A miraculous calming of the storm around a recent client resulted in a surprise...

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Published: Friday 28 April
Last Updated: Friday 28 April

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BOOKINGS OPEN: ReAct Summer Intensive & ReAct Xtra

Tickets are now available for ReAct Summer Intensive and ReAct Xtra; run by Riverside Performing Arts. For all the details and to book tickets click below or visit our events page

ReAct Summer Intensive – Week 1
Mon 31 Jul to Fri 4 Aug 
UPDATE – Fully Booked

ReAct Summer Intensive – Week 2
Mon 7 Aug to Fri 11 Aug 

ReAct Xtra Summer
Wed 30 Aug to Fri 1 Sep 

Published: Friday 26 May 
Last Updated: Friday 26 May

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Prayer Request

Please pray for Peter Coleman and his wife Sheila as Peter is transferred from the QE to hospice care  this week . Please pray for all Peter’s friends and family at this sad time.

Prayer Requests: 
If you would liek to request prayer please contact Judy Moore via judym@riverside-church.org.uk or phone 0121 827 9874. Prayer requests are shared across the church via our Wednesday Prayer Spaces. 

Wednesday Prayer Spaces:
In a time that is still so complex and challenging, we want to stay persistent in prayer. So we are inviting everyone across Riverside to put aside some time from 8pm each Wednesday to pray. We encourage you to pray with your Life Group,  Community Group or other group setting.
 – Where can I read the prayer requests?
The prayer requests can be found vis your ‘My ChurchSuite’ account (Go to events and Wednesday at 8pm) and via the ‘Riverside News Monthly Digest’ e-mail that is sent to all memebers at 7:30pm on the first Friday if each month. 

Published: Friday 26 May 2023
Last Updated: Friday 26 May 2023

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SAT 27 MAY - Pentecost payer and worship event

Birmingham: A Place For God’s Presence
Linda Isgrove, who is part of the Healing On The Streets (HOTS) Team invites you to take part in a Pentecost payer and worship event ‘Birmingham: A Place For God’s Presence’ at St Martins in the Bullring. As many people as possible are invited to take part in leading worship in an informal setting; to worship, pray and welcome the Holy Spirit in the centre of Birmingham. Saturday 27 May, 12pm to midnight. If you are interested, please contact Linda Isgrove via: lindaisgrove@gmail.com

Published: Friday 26 May 
Last Updated: Friday 26 May

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SUN 4 JUN - OPEN LUNCH

Riverside Open Lunch run at Riverside Houseon the 2nd 3rd and 4th Sunday of the month. 

However, there will bea n EXTRA Open Lunch on Sunday 4 June

Its for anyone and everyone and their friends. You’re invited! No need to bring anything and no need to book online. Just come along and enjoy a wonderful meal together.

Published: Friday 26 May
Last Updated: Friday 26 May

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WED 7 JUN: PUBLIC LECTURE BY SHANE CLAIBORNE

On Wednesday 7 June Shane Claiborne will be giving a public lecture in Winson Green (7pm-9pm) to stimulate Christians into more thoughtful engagement in the places they live.

Shane Claiborne is a Christian activist, he is the author of ‘The Irresistible Revolution: Living As An Ordinary Radical’.

Several people from Riverside will be going to this FREE event. If you’d like to attend alongside others from Riverside:

1 – Register for your ticket by clicking here.

2 – Message Kirsty McLachlan via kirstymclachlan@gmail.com to say that you have signed up.

 

Published: Friday 28 April
Last Updated: Friday 28 April

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NEW TEACHING SERIES: WHAT ARE YOU RUNNING FROM?

What Are You Running From?
New Teaching Series

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: Friday 28 April

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Tue 2 May - Prayer For Persecuted Christians

We meet to pray together on the first Tuesday of each month at 7.45pm online (via Zoom). Note: Occasional meeting happen in-person at Riverside House.

Using information from Open Doors’ prayer magazine and from a number of websites dedicated to persecuted Christians, we pray for individuals we know of who are suffering, for communities that are under attack, for perpetrators of persecution and for organisations like Open Doors who provide support and assistance. Open to all, with regular attenders from a variety of churches.

On Tuesday 2 May our prayers will include Christians caught up in the current violence in Sudan. 

SIGN-UP: 

You are invited. To come along simply click here and Vaughan Thomas will then contact you with the Zoom details. For the Zoom link you can also email Vaughan via vandethomas@blueyonder.co.uk

Published: Friday 28 April
Last Updated: Friday 28 April

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The Riverside BIG Weekend

The weekend is now fully booked. 

If you have tickets, you will receive e-mails with all the information you will need. 

Remember, if you have any questions please contact Genny Isgrove via: gennyi@riverside-church.org.uk

Published: Friday 28 April 
Last Updated: Friday 28 April

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