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Riverside News: November 2022

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Sun 27 - 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.

We would love for at least one person from each household to join our monthly Prayer & Worship Gatherings. These will take place on the 4th Sunday evening of the month from 8pm to 9.30pm.

UPDATE | November Prayer & Worship Gathering

This will be in-person ONLY at Riverside House. However, please know that next year we will still aim to livestream some of these gatherings via Zoom, so that even if you cannot attend in-person, you can still join us online. 

Monthly Prayer Gatherings Contact: Judy Moore
0121 827 9874
judym@riverside-church.org.uk 

Published: Friday 4 November
Last Updated: Friday 4 November

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Christmas At Riverside

Save the dates! Join us once again for Christmas at Riverside! We have loads of activities and services planned. So, visit our website to discover what adventures you can come along to with your friends this Christmas time!

Published: Friday 23 September
Last Updated: Friday 23 September

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Toys4Birmingham

At Riverside we are supporting the ‘Toys4Birmingham’ initiative this Christmas. We’re looking for donations of new, or good-as-new, toys, crafts, and books to support families across Birmingham to keep Christmas special for them at these difficult times.

Please drop-off your unwrapped toy donations into Riverside House from Monday 14 November to Friday 9 December. Either in the week or on a Sunday morning when services are held at Riverside House.  Someone from Riverside will then deliver them all on Saturday 10 December.

TOY DONATIONS:
# Toys for children aged 0-16
# Children’s books
# Board games (complete)
# Craft materials (pencils, crayons, felt-tips, sharpeners, unwanted/unopened craft kits).
Note: We are unable to accept electronic or battery-operated items.

FINANCIAL DONATIONS:
You can also give money for the team to then buy gifts on your behalf via https://thrivetogetherbham.org/toys

 

Riverside Contact:
Nathanael Ballew
nathanaelb@riverside-church.org.uk
0121 827 9879

Toys4Birmingham Contact:
louiseW@thrivetogetherbham.org 
07973 523 702
https://thrivetogetherbham.org/toys 

Published: Friday 4 November
Last Updated: Friday 4 November

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Tim has returned from sabbatical

Welcome back Tim! 😁

Our Senior Pastor Tim Chilvers has returned from his 3 month Sabbatical.

On Sunday 6 November Tim gave us all a summary of both what a sabbatical is, and an insight of what he has been doing while he has been on Sabbatical.

If you missed it, you can catch-up via this link.

Published: Friday 11 November
Last Updated: Friday 11 November

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Sun 13 - Baptism Sunday!

We are pleased to announce that at our Monthly Joint Sunday Gathering on Sunday 13 November we will be celebrating with several people who have made the decision to get baptised. 
Note: The Baptisms will be livestreamed to our YouTube Channel via seperate link; further details will be given during the service. 

Sunday 13 November will also be Remembrance Sunday. We will be taking time during the service to reflect both on Jesus sacrifice and the sacrifices made by so many in various conflicts around the world.

Published: Friay 4 November
Last Updated: Friday 4 November

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RMA Newsbite: 'Eon took Aeons'

Riverside Money Advice Newsbite: ….

When Bob found himself without electricity, trying to talk to someone proved far from straightforwards. You can read the full story in this month’s RMA Newsbite.

To subscribe to RMA Newsbites please click here.

Published: Friday 4 November 
Last Updated: Friday 4 November 

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RPA Newsbite

This month has seen Riverside Performing Arts run drama workshops for a Special Educational Needs class at Allencroft School, perform at Stay & Play, run half term workshops and start preparing for Christmas! Our team is also continuing to change. To read all the recent news Click Here.

To subscribe to Riverside Performing Arts Newsbites click here.

Published: Tuesday 4 October
Last Updated: Tuesday 4 October

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Hello.. Is It Me You're Looking For?

Ok, so we may not have Lionel Richie in our congregation… or do we? When was the last time your searched for others in the church? Did you know you could do this?

Simply login to your ‘My ChurchSuite Account’ and in the menu click ‘Search for Others’.

Full details can be found here in the My ChurchSuite User Guide.

Published: Friday 4 November
Last Updated: Friday 4 November

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HIDING PLACE: SECOND SINGLE BY BEN PEARSON

Hiding Place is the second single from worship leader Ben Pearson’s upcoming EP with Riverside Music. This song encourages us to move beyond the noise of everyday life into a space where we can encounter God’s love and our true identity as His child. The song reminds the listener of the truth that God will never leave them and that even in the storms of fear and anxiety, He is their place of safety.

If you’d like to keep updated, please ‘Follow’ Ben and Riverside Music on Spotify or Apple Music. 

Published: Friday, 28 October
Last Updated: Friday, 28 October

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The Bereavement Journey Update

Riverside is partnering with Christchurch, and Selly Oak so that there is an ongoing support group for bereaved people. The Bereavement Journey is a course for anyone who has been bereaved at any time and in any way. The course will gently guide you through the most common aspects of grief, enabling you to process the implications and discern the next steps.

In-Person Course: Every Tuesday till 8th November, 10:30 am-noon. For more information email Amanda at: info@christchurchb29.org

Published: Fri 28 October
Last Updated: Fri 28 October

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ReAct Weekly

ReAct Weekly is a fun and exciting after school drama and performance club for primary school ages children, being run by Riverside Performing Arts for childen aged in Reception to Year 6. For more information and to sign-up click here 

Riverside Performing Arts are passionate about making Theatre affordable and proving a safe space for development and having fun. Each Term everyone attending ReAct Weekly will explore different creative skills such as; Characterisation, Story Telling, Physical Theatre, Music, Percussion and more, as well as showcasing what they have learned.

Location: Riverside House, 21 Alcester Road, Moseley, B13 8AR
Pricing: £78 per term (12 sessions).

USEFUL LINKS:
RPA Website – http://www.riverside-performingarts.org.uk/
RPA on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/RiversidePerformArts
RPA on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/rivperformarts/

Published: Tuesday 23 August
Last Updated: Friday 4 November 

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Wed 16 - Science In The Second City

We are pleased to let you know that Science & Faith In The Second City is back! A series of talks with three more excellent speakers lined up for this Autumn. There are a few changes:

  • There will be no lunchtime talks
  • New venue – Novotel on Broad Street Birmingham;
  • Evening events will start at 7pm for 7.30pm and light refreshments will be served at the start. The events will be livestreamed (from 7.30) and will finish at 9.00 pm as before.

Dates for your diary:

# Wednesday 16 November: Prof Keith Fox – Do scientists have the right to change our genes?

Please do be thinking about who you could bring with you to these excellent events – whether inviting people to posh-it-up and come into the city*, or hosting something more homely in your front room.

*Dress code is smart casual, so posh is not necessarily required!.

Published: Friday 16 September
Last Updated: Friday 4 November

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Tue 29 - Women's Event

Event Contact: Judy Moore
judym@riverside-church.org.uk

Women’s Book Club:
Would you like an opportunity to get to know other women at Riverside? Whether you are new here or have been coming to Riverside for a while, we invite you to our November Book Club.

What To Expect:
During these darker evenings this will be a great opportunity for simply being together in the cosy comfort of someone’s home, to relax with a book as a focus for conversation over a glass of wine or a cup of tea. We will be discussing the book ‘A Beautiful Mess’ by Danielle Strickland.

When:
We will be meeting up in groups of 6-8 in various people’s homes on Tuesday 29 November at 7:45pm.

What To Do:

1: Sign-up:
Please sign-up so we can put you in a group and send you further information. (You can also then have the option to save to your calendar). 
Note: If there is a good response we can also have a group at Riverside House, Sorrento Lounge in Moseley, or on zoom. We will let you know your groups nearer the time. If you’d like to offer your home as a venue please let Judy know (See her contact info above). 

2: Purchase the book:
So you can be read it and be ready to discuss with others on Tuesday 29 November. The book can be purchased online from St Andrews Bookshop or other renowned bookstores (quick readers can share), https://standrewsbookshop.co.uk/product/a-beautiful-mess/

Published: Friday 4 November 
Last Updated: Friday 4 November 

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Sun 6 - Christmas EXTRAVAGANZA REHEARSALS

Rehearsals for this year’s special community carol services (Christmas Extravaganza) start on Sunday, 6 November, at Riverside House (see timings below). Whether or not you were able to make the open workshop in October, it is not too late to get involved. We’d love you to come and join the choir, dance or drama teams as we have fun rehearsing in preparation for the services at Tally Ho on Sunday, 4th December. No previous experience is required.

Choir 3:30 to 5:30pm
Drama 4:30 to 6 pm
Dance from 4:30 to 6 pm

No need to sign-up; turn up on the day and feel free to invite your friends and family along as a brilliant way of connecting them to our Riverside community. All ages and abilities included. We suggest people aged 11 or more can join the drama or dance teams. Children from year 3 in school can get involved with the choir at parents’/carers’ discretion. We encourage you to aim to make the majority of rehearsals.

As we shared at the open workshop, our hope as we come together across our Riverside community is that through our church community, creativity and worship, we will make the good news the angels announced at Christmas known. Whether or not you can join us for rehearsals, please pray and consider who you can invite to the services on the 4th of December.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with James (Choir), Judy (Drama) and Ado (Dance) if you have any questions about getting involved.

contact: info@riverside-church.org.uk or 01214424484

Published: Friday, 28 October
Last Updated: Friday, 28 October

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Tue 4 Oct - 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 4th October our prayers will include Christians in Mozambique who have been bereaved or displaced through Islamic State attacks.

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: Tuesday 30 September
Last Updated: Tuesday 30 September

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