A Note from Tony

Note from Tony  
There’s nothing sweeter than watching a younger generation make much of Jesus. That is what happened this weekend at Riverside as about 500 students and student leaders gathered together on our campus to be encouraged to be AWAKENED. “Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.” (Revelation 3)
A gentleman from San Diego on a business trip got lost exploring Denver. It “just so happened” that he saw our Riverside tower and came in to see what was going on. He came into our worship center, sat down and heard the gospel – and yes, I bet you know what happened next! He gave his life to Christ! YES!
Students and student leaders celebrated Jesus…and heaven celebrated as one man surrendered his life to Jesus!
This past week, our Seniors had another great time at their annual Winterfest…I really wished I had not been out of town as I heard there was all kinds of talent on display!
March is quickly coming upon us and we will spend special time focusing on the Lord’s Supper….you will not want to miss the weeks leading up to Easter! Speaking of Easter…we’ll have our pancake breakfast at 9am (No Small Groups) and worship will be at 10:30. Who are you bringing with you?!?!
Here are a few other things to make sure are on your radar:
March 1-3 – Snowshoeing trip to Francie’s Hut. Do you enjoy snowshoeing and backpacking? A group of adults are headed to the backcountry to enjoy some winter yurt camping. If you are interested, sign up at www.riversidedenver.com/new-events/ - Limited availability. This is a strenuous activity so some backpacking experience is required.
March 4-6 – THRIVE…a student ministry event. For more information, visit www.riversidedenver.com/new-events/2016/3/4/thrive
March 13 – Pre-Teen Skating Trip. A fun outing for our pre-teens right after church. See Karen Bransgrove for more details.
March 23 – The Trailhead is Moving…to the Chapel! I cannot say thank you enough for all of you who made our chapel renovations possible. Please stop by and see the great progress that has been made. Because of this, we are able to move the Trailhead into a much more intimate setting!
These are just a few highlights…you can see our entire calendar online at riversidedenver.com!
If you have been on the south end of our campus, you will see the improvements on the garden level around the children’s area! I’m so happy to say that we’ve been able to begin to make the necessary improvements for our weekday preschool. This new egress for the preschool area is a part of the improvements and it is great to be able to say that a majority of those costs were
funded through outside grants we received! Our next steps will be to make the necessary improvements to our fire detection system. This is something that is not only a must have for the preschool area, but the entire worship center facility. This project will take a significant amount of time. As soon as we have a better idea of the timeline, we will have a better understanding of
when we can project the opening of a preschool. For those of you who may not know, this is a critical piece for us in our overall strategy to serve, and reach, our community around us!
Finally, our Israel discipleship trip is quickly coming and I cannot wait to have this time with so many of you! Pray for us as there will be almost 40 people from Riverside going to explore the places Jesus walked!
Love you all!

Pastor Tony