As a church, this is the start of a new year and I'm excited by the year, indeed the years ahead. This was at the heart of the message on Vision Sunday as we shared together something of the expanding future that the Lord is inviting us into. The talk is here if you missed it or want to listen again.
One of the exciting things I'm personally looking forward to is the re-start of the evening service on the 6th October.
This service is such a good space to go deeper in worship & ministry, healing & the prophetic. I'm excited by what I sense the Lord is going to do through the "Holy Spirit" teaching series. Christians are empowered people and reaching out for more is our calling & inheritance.
So you're all invited! It maybe that you serve on a kids or youth team in the morning and coming out to the evening creates a space for you. Or you may want to connect with the Holy Spirit series as well as the morning teaching series - you're welcome at both! For others, the evening service is your space - we're so looking forward to seeing you. So why not put the time & date in your diary; 6pm on the 6th October.
There's lots of other things going on. Please read on to find out more…
Andy & Bethan
WHAT IS BAPTISM? | SUN 6TH OCT | 5PM
Journeys have milestones. One of the milestones of a Christian's journey is getting baptised. If you've said yes to Jesus but not yet been baptised, we'd love to see you at the next "What is Baptism?" session on Sunday 6th Oct at 5pm. (Next baptism service is on 13th Oct at the evening service)
RIVERSIDE VINEYARD ESSENTIALS | SAT 19TH OCT | 9:30AM
Join us for Riverside Vineyard Essentials. An interactive morning exploring who we are, why we do what we do & how you can be a part of something here. Free childcare for under 11s.
BIBLE DAY CONFERENCE | 2ND NOV | 10AM
Join us for this day led by Rick Williams, digging into the book of Exodus and its lessons for our discipleship.
Earlybird tickets (£12 / £8 unwaged) are available until 27th Oct & include lunch.
REMEMBERING SERVICE | 2ND NOV | 6PM
A Remembering Service is a special & meaningful opportunity to give thanks for the lives & memories of loved ones who have died. Join us as we mourn & celebrate the lives of friends & family members. More details…
YOUTH/YV WEEKEND AWAY | 1ST - 3RD NOV
You need to book ASAP to make sure you get a ticket! This is a weekend not to miss! Kids and Youth will have an amazing time and we're so excited for what God is going to do.
CAUSE TO LIVE FOR | 15TH - 16TH NOV
The Cause to Live For is happening this November 15th-16th in a blaze of worship, teaching and ministry. Come and join a gathering of 18-30's who are desperate to see a move of God’s Kingdom break out across our nations. There's a group of us going up so chat to Dave for info about travel and accommodation. Tickets and event info…
SOUL SURVIVOR 2019
Riverside Youth had a great time this summer at Soul Survivor. The weather was really hot which meant the only way to survive the heat was to have water fights everyday (even the leaders got involved)! The youth had a really good time at the various evening parties and cafes, plus loved the fireworks on the last night! The best thing for us leaders was the way the youth group we're so open to the holy spirit in the main sessions each day. We heard some fantastic youth focussed teaching and loved engaging in worship together. On the last night, 5 members of our group made commitments to Jesus which is absolutely brilliant!
What the young people said...
What was your highlight of Soul Survivor this summer?
...one of the boys said how much he had enjoyed the worship at the main meetings, saying he had never experienced anything like it before, to worship with thousands of other people was absolutely incredible and immersive.
...one of our girls said they were able to experience the holy spirit and also saw many of people touched by the holy spirit too. She had always longed for supernatural experience with God and was delighted it happened.
We are sad to say goodbye to Soul Survivor - thank you for the memories! But we are super excited for what’s coming next - DTI (Dreaming the Impossible) 1-5th Aug 2020, this is going to be amazing!
Hear why Mike Pilavachi from Soul Survivor is getting behind DTI!…
DTI is the national Vineyard youth festival and is going to be very popular next year as bookings are now open to all churches and youth organisations everywhere! Get booked on to avoid missing out...
CHRISTMAS SAVE THE DATES!