Oct
21
9:00 AM09:00

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child uses gift-filled shoe boxes to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Pick up a box in the foyer starting October 21(or use your own empty shoe box), then fill it with approved items (see here) and return it to church, with $9 for shipping, by November 18. If you don’t plan to pack a box, consider donating funds at the table in the Foyer, to cover shipping, or join our church-wide packing party and potluck after service on November 18 (RSVP on website). Questions? Contact Kimbetts31@gmail.com

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Oct
21
12:30 PM12:30

Little Explorers Open House

Riverside's Little Explorers Child Development Center is hosting an Open House Sunday, October 21 12:30-2p and the Riverside faith family is invited! Come and see how your prayers for this preschool have been answered. Families of our enrolled children are also invited to attend Riverside's worship service prior to this Open House.

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Oct
28
10:30 AM10:30

Pink Out

On Sunday, October 28 we are asking everyone to wear pink in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Break out your pink “stuff” for this Sunday as we come together as a church to pray for those affected by cancer. We will also have a special sticker for everyone coming to the worship service to “help knock out cancer”.

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Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

Discover Riverside

Are you interested in learning more about Riverside Church and what it means to be a member? We are having a gathering to share this information with you on October 28 right after the church service. We will provide lunch and child care. This will be a one hour gathering for us to give you some vital information about the church, give you a printed document with details about the church, and then allow you to consider if you want to become a member of Riverside. You will be able to meet our staff and ask them questions as well.

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Oct
31
5:00 PM17:00

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat – Oct. 31, 2018

Come join us for a family-friendly evening of Trunk or Treat! This safe alternative will be held in the parking lot of Riverside Church from 5-8 pm. Bring your kids in costume so they can enjoy gathering candy from the decorated trunks!

Where: Riverside Parking Lot
Purpose: To give an alternative to trick-­or-­treating in the neighborhoods and to build community

We are looking forward to meeting you!

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Volunteers

Small groups will sign up to have a “trunk” of their car filled with candy and small prizes to hand out to kids who come by.

They can decorate their cars if desired as well as wear costumes themselves. Riverside will provide bags for candy.

This will be done in place of Trailhead Kids that night.

Donate bags of candy and drop them off in the West Foyer. What an amazing opportunity! Small groups will be asked to sign up to help make this event awesome!

We are requesting volunteers for this event. Who would like to decorate and use their trunk during this fun event? We are also looking for people to donate candy to be distributed that evening. Volunteers - fill out the form below:

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Volunteering *
Are you volunteering to greet visitors or are you bringing a decorated trunk?
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Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Create Christmas

Meet us in the FLC gym. This is a “make and take” crafting event for ladies!! All age females are welcome! We will have 5 crafting projects available at $5 each! Cash and check only. All supplies and instructions are provided! BRING A FRIEND AND BRING A SNACK TO SHARE!

There is no childcare provided for this event. Feel free to bring your children who are able to participate in crafting, keeping in mind that they will need to be supervised! Can’t wait to see you there!

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Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

Mission Report and Annual Business Meeting

Q&A sessions will be in the Chapel Conference Room following Sunday worship service on November 4; in the Senior Adult Classroom on the 3rd floor on Wednesday, November 7; in the Chapel after Trailhead November 7; and in the Chapel Conference Room following Sunday worship service on November 11. You can also email your comments and questions to Riverside’s Board of Trustees at trustees@riversidedenver.com. Riverside members will vote on the proposed budget at the Annual Business meeting, held in the Worship Center Sunday, November 18 immediately following the worship service.

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Nov
7
12:00 PM12:00

Mission Report and Annual Business Meeting

Q&A sessions will be in the Chapel Conference Room following Sunday worship service on November 4; in the Senior Adult Classroom on the 3rd floor on Wednesday, November 7; in the Chapel after Trailhead November 7; and in the Chapel Conference Room following Sunday worship service on November 11. You can also email your comments and questions to Riverside’s Board of Trustees at trustees@riversidedenver.com. Riverside members will vote on the proposed budget at the Annual Business meeting, held in the Worship Center Sunday, November 18 immediately following the worship service.

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Nov
7
8:00 PM20:00

Mission Report and Annual Business Meeting

Q&A sessions will be in the Chapel Conference Room following Sunday worship service on November 4; in the Senior Adult Classroom on the 3rd floor on Wednesday, November 7; in the Chapel after Trailhead November 7; and in the Chapel Conference Room following Sunday worship service on November 11. You can also email your comments and questions to Riverside’s Board of Trustees at trustees@riversidedenver.com. Riverside members will vote on the proposed budget at the Annual Business meeting, held in the Worship Center Sunday, November 18 immediately following the worship service.

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Nov
11
12:00 PM12:00

Mission Report and Annual Business Meeting

Q&A sessions will be in the Chapel Conference Room following Sunday worship service on November 4; in the Senior Adult Classroom on the 3rd floor on Wednesday, November 7; in the Chapel after Trailhead November 7; and in the Chapel Conference Room following Sunday worship service on November 11. You can also email your comments and questions to Riverside’s Board of Trustees at trustees@riversidedenver.com. Riverside members will vote on the proposed budget at the Annual Business meeting, held in the Worship Center Sunday, November 18 immediately following the worship service.

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Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

Mission Report and Annual Business Meeting

Q&A sessions will be in the Chapel Conference Room following Sunday worship service on November 4; in the Senior Adult Classroom on the 3rd floor on Wednesday, November 7; in the Chapel after Trailhead November 7; and in the Chapel Conference Room following Sunday worship service on November 11. You can also email your comments and questions to Riverside’s Board of Trustees at trustees@riversidedenver.com. Riverside members will vote on the proposed budget at the Annual Business meeting, held in the Worship Center Sunday, November 18 immediately following the worship service.

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Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Lighting of the Tree

Lighting of the Tree is a FREE Denver event to bring the community and the church together to celebrate Christmas with the lighting of a huge Christmas tree at the corner of I25 and 23rd street.

Sign up below to register to win a FREE $25 REI gift card!

This event gathers the family and singles with 4 large inflatable slides, food trucks (sliders and funnel cakes), local coffee company and drinks (food and drink are for sale), a live band on the big stage, a petting zoo, carriage rides, and a holiday message from the senior pastor of Riverside Church, Dr. Tony Lambert.  The event runs from 6-8 pm with the lighting of the tree at 7:30pm. There will be over 5000 LED lights on the tree.  Join us for a new Denver Christmas Tradition!  Free parking at 2401 Alcott Street. Register below for a chance to win a FREE $25 REI gift card!

We are also partnering with Dry Bones to offer some help and relief as we approach the cold season. You can help these young people by donating sleeping bags and large backpacks. We’ll collect them at the event.

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Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

Operation Christmas Child

Christmas is almost here and serving at Operation Christmas Child is a Riverside Student Ministry tradition. On Friday, December 7, we will serve at the Operation Christmas Child Distribution Center. Meet at Riverside at 5p and have your ride pick you up at 10:30p. Eat before you come. 

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Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

Family Event - Operation Christmas Child

Christmas is almost here. Serving at Operation Christmas Child is a Riverside Student Ministry tradition. Families, we want to invite you to serve with us on Friday, December 7th, as we serve at the Operation Christmas Child distributing center. Meet at Riverside at 5p and have your rides pick you up at 10:30p. Eat before you come. 

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Dec
24
3:30 PM15:30

Christmas Eve

Join us for the Christmas Eve services. We will have two this year, one at 3:30p and another one at 5p. This is always a well attended service featuring traditional Christmas music and elements specific for all age groups. Bring your friends and family to one of these fantastic candle light services.

Name *
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Do you plan on coming to the 3:30p or 5p service?
Including yourself, how many people are you bringing?
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Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas Eve

Join us for the Christmas Eve services. We will have two this year, one at 3:30p and another one at 5p. This is always a well attended service featuring traditional Christmas music and elements specific for all age groups. Bring your friends and family to one of these fantastic candle light services.

Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
Address *
Address
Which Service *
Do you plan on coming to the 3:30p or 5p service?
Including yourself, how many people are you bringing?
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Aug
30
to Sep 1

CR-19

Camp Riverside is August 30 - September 1. You are invited to join the Riverside family for an amazing weekend of fun and worship as our entire church gathers at Camp Riverside in Grand Lake. Various options are available for lodging and all meals will be on the campgrounds. This has become an incredible tradition for our church and a huge blessing to all who attend.

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Oct
5
to Oct 7

Students - High School: Guys Weekend

Guys Retreat is a High School 'guys only' retreat, October 5-7.  We will head up to the mountains to see the beauty of God's creation. Hiking, camping, doing manly stuff is all on the agenda but most of all, we want to see how God has created us to lead as men of God. 

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Sep
30
12:00 PM12:00

Middle School Launch

We are happy to announce the launch of our Riverside Middle School Ministry. For the first time at Riverside Church, we will offer a ministry that is tailored to the developmental and spiritual needs of 6th – 8th graders. By launching the middle school ministry, we will have a greater opportunity to move students from “inherited faith” to “intrinsic faith.”  In short, this structural move will allow us to capitalize on a brief window of opportunity to move students to take ownership of their faith.

The middle school years (6th – 8th grade) are one of the most misunderstood and underappreciated developmental periods of human life. They’re misunderstood by some adults in general and misunderstood by churches more often than not. In the church, ministry with early adolescents has usually been an add-on ministry – seen as either an extension of the children’s ministry or as preparation for high school ministry.

Culturally, there has been a massive shift in the last 30 years. As the age of puberty drops and youth culture becomes the dominant culture in our world, young teenagers are no longer living the waning years of an innocent childhood. Decisions that used to be the stuff of high school – decisions that have enormous implications for the rest of life – are now played out daily in the lives of 11-14-year-olds.

High school ministry used to be the make-or-break space for critical formation. However, it has been my observation that high school ministry is “corrective” in nature, while middle school ministry is now the make-or-break space (or “preventive” in nature). We believe that if we take advantage of the middle school years, we can set up our students to spiritually thrive in High School, rather than merely surviving through it.

With that being said, current sixth graders will officially move up to Student Ministry on Sunday, September 30th.  They will join the current middle school small groups on that day (don’t worry, we have separate environments for both middle and high school students).  Small groups begin at 9 am on Sunday’s and we meet in the Lodge (put on the hiking boots and hike up the east side ramps until you reach the student room – you can also follow the music until you find us!).

To celebrate the launch of our new middle school ministry, we are throwing a middle school launch party on Sunday, September 30th after church.  This party is for all 6th - 8th graders and their families.  We will be having a cookout, games, giveaways, and we will end with shaving cream fight. If you’re feeling brave, come ready to join in that shaving cream fight with your student!  Make sure to bring a change of clothes (dark shirts and shorts) and a towel.  And as always, friends are always welcome.

While the students are out playing some fun games with their small group leaders, we will have a parent meeting. I will go over our middle school ministry in more detail and answer any questions or concerns you may have about this structural change.  We hope to see all of you there! 

We are excited to partner with you on this journey! I can’t promise that the journey through Middle and High School won’t be bumpy, but I can promise that our Riverside Student Ministry team will do our best to help navigate your son and daughter through the valleys, transitions, and challenges, so they can get a good view of what God created them to do…Glorify Him.

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Sep
28
to Sep 30

Students - High School: Release Weekend

Release Weekend is a High School 'girls only' retreat. We will head to the mountains September 28-30 to take in the beauty and wonder of God's creation. This weekend will focus on who Christ has made us, as women of God, and how the Gospel releases us from the false image to which our world holds us captive.

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Sep
28
to Sep 30

Release Weekend - High School Girls Retreat

Release Weekend is a High School 'girls only' retreat. We will head to the mountains September 28-30 to take in the beauty and wonder of God's creation. This weekend will focus on who Christ has made us, as women of God, and how the Gospel releases us from the false image to which our world attempts to hold us captive. 

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Sep
16
8:45 AM08:45

Financial Peace University

If you were not able to join us this summer, now is the time to make plans to be part of our fall session which will take place Sundays at 8:45a starting September 16th in FLC-145. This session will finish on November 11th before the holiday rush begins. Register now to reserve your place in this limited capacity class.  https://www.financialpeace.com/classes/1064941/registration

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Aug
31
to Sep 2

CR-18

Camp Riverside is August 31 - September 2. You are invited to join the Riverside family for an amazing weekend of fun and worship as our entire church gathers at Camp Riverside in Grand Lake. Various options are available for lodging and all meals will be on the campgrounds. This has become an incredible tradition for our church and a huge blessing to all who attend.

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Jul
27
to Aug 3

Mexico Mission Trip for Adults and Students

We are excited to announce our return mission trip to Saltillo, Mexico from July 27 to August 4, 2018.  We are returning to service along side a Women's shelter, to serve the children of the community with back to school supplies, to train local church leaders to minister to teach children, and we are adding an amazing opportunity to help with construction at a local church.  Sign up and pay online.  Deadline to signup, pay, and complete all the documents necessary is March 30!  The cost of this 9 day international trip is only $500.  This is all inclusive. Registration for this mission trip is closed.

Please download and fill out the following:

Student DOTR Form 2

Student DOTR Form 1

KidZ Traveling with a minor form

DOTR Student Parent Consent

Adult DOTR Form 2

Adult DOTR Form 1

Adult DOTR Assumptioon of Risk

These are online links that need to be completed.
Kidz at Heart Travel Form (passport and insurance card needed)
https://form.jotform.com/61215986118156

Returning team member application (if you went last year and at the end choose pay later)
https://kidzatheart.z2systems.com/np/clients/kidzatheart/survey.jsp?surveyId=3&

New team member application (at the end choose pay later)
https://kidzatheart.z2systems.com/np/clients/kidzatheart/survey.jsp?surveyId=4&

Adults need to complete this Background Check – 18 years old and up.
https://www.ministryopportunities.org/Application.aspx?oid=22484

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Jul
23
to Jul 26

Sports & Crafts Camp

We are excited for Sports & Crafts Camp this year! This FREE Sports and Crafts Camp hosted by Riverside gives your kids the opportunity to develop their skills in Crafts, Soccer, T-ball, Flag Football and Basketball. 4's and pre-K through 6 grade. We are looking forward to seeing you there!


VOLUNTEERS

If you would be able to volunteer - please fill out the application below. Sports and Crafts Camp is one of Riverside’s most engaging event of the year. Plan to come and serve our community through various sports and crafts.  Sports and Crafts Camp will take place at Jefferson Park, July 23 - 26. Elementary kids at Jefferson Park. 4-year-old and Pre-Kindergarten kids will meet in classrooms at Riverside church (2401 Alcott Street, Denver, CO 80211).

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Jul
20
to Jul 21

Ladies Retreat

Women of Riverside, plan to come to Camp Riverside in beautiful Grand Lake for a time to get away, intentionally spend time with other women and deepen your walk with the Lord. This very special Ladies Retreat begins with dinner at 6:30p Friday, July 20 but you can check in any time after 4p. The retreat will end at 3p Saturday, July 21. Heather Legrani will be leading this two-­day journey and the cost is only $30 which includes lodging and three meals. If you have special dietary needs, you are welcome to bring your own food. Register on Riverside’s website, riversidedenver.com. If you have questions, contact Sherry Lambert at
sherryplambert9@aol.com

 

 

Ladies Retreat Schedule

FRIDAY, JULY 20
4p    Arrive
6:30p    Dinner
7:30p    SESSION 1
8:45p    Ride in RMNP
10p    Snack & Share Time
????    Bedtime

SATURDAY, JULY 21
6a    COFFEE!!!!
8:30a    Breakfast
9:30a    SESSION II
10:30a    REFIT(30 minutes)
11a    Free Time
NOON    Lunch
1p    SESSION III
2p    “Special Secret Surprise”
3p    Back to Denver or “Free” Time

MENU
Friday Dinner -  grilled chicken, sweet potato,
green beans, coleslaw, tea & dessert
Saturday Breakfast - fruit, yogurt, quiche, breakfast casseroles, etc.
Saturday Lunch - Baked Potato Bar, Dessert

ITEMS TO BRING
Bedroll, sleeping bag, blanket
pillow
towel
personal toiletry items
flashlight
Bible, notebook, pen
light sweater/jacket
water bottle
sunglasses, hat, bug spray, sunscreen
snack/snacks to share

Directions to Camp Riverside
I-70 West to HWY 40, Exit 232
HWY 40 to Granby; as you are leaving Granby, turn off on HWY 34 (right) to Grand Lake/Rocky Mtn. Nat. Park.
About 1/2 mile past Grand Lake, take the 2nd left at the brown wooden sign that reads “Winding River Ranch”.
At Winding River Ranch, bear left onto the dirt road and continue approximately one mile. Cross the river bridge, bear left up the hill and you will come to the Camp Riverside gate.

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Jul
8
to Jul 13

Camp Highside

Calling all those kids from 3rd - 5th grades. Come experience the fun of camp through games, friendships, worship, play and much more! Invite a friend and make plans to attend.

Cost for the week of Camp Highside which is located at Camp Riverside near Grand Lake, Colorado is only $195.00 by May 31. Registrations submitted on June 1 or after will be $215.00.

Scholarship aid is available on a limited basis upon review of requests submitted to our Children’s Ministry staff.

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Jun
30
9:00 AM09:00

Sewing Seeds

Sewing Seeds - June 28 and 30
Would you like to be part of an international mission team? You can be and you don’t even need a passport!! Riverside’s Indonesian mission team will be sharing the gospel this fall and distributing 100 handmade pillowcases to the children at Chloe House orphanage and the Elsafan School for the Blind in Jakarta. Put your skills to use sewing seeds for the Kingdom by helping to make these pillowcases 9a-noon, in Riverside’s Gym, Thursday, June 28 or Saturday, June 30, or come both mornings! And bring a snack to share! A limited number of sewing machines will be available so if you have a sewing machine or serger, please bring it for your use. Even if you don’t sew, there are many other ways you can join this team effort by pinning, folding, ironing, encouraging and enjoying great fellowship with others who are mission-minded! If you’d like to donate bright and happy kids’ fabric or a spool of thread to help these efforts, please drop these off at the Resource Center. Questions? Contact Karyn Suppes at the church office or ksuppes@riversidedenver.com

 

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