NEWS

FEBRUARY


LOVE YOUR COMMUNITY FOOD AND TOILET PAPER DRIVE: Sunday, February 17. Please bring your donations of non-perishable foods to benefit those in need from within our communities.

 

CHURCH BY-LAW AMENDMENTS: In accordance with Article VII Section 2 of the RCC By-Laws, any active member of the assembly proposing amendment(s) for the 2019 Annual Members Meeting must submit the proposal(s) in writing no later than February 15. Any proposed amendment(s) must be publicly announced by the Lead Pastor or Secretary of the Board at each gathering on the two Sundays prior to the date of the members meeting. You can call the church office at 412.828.2488 for a copy of the Constitution and By-Laws; amendments to both may be submitted to the church office (800 3rd Street, Oakmont, PA 15139) to be directed to the Lead Pastor and the Board Secretary. 


DINNER MEET-UP: Do you like food? Do you like people? Would you enjoy getting to know friends from Riverside while sharing a meal? On Friday, February 22, Jim and Sharon Watterson would like to meet you at the Praha, 400 Corbet Street, Tarentum, at 6:30 pm for dinner. Space will be limited, so let Sharon know by February 20 if you want to be a part of the fun. Her email is waddy77@comcast.net, and her phone number is 724.274.0643.

 

WATER BAPTISMS are planned for Sunday, February 24 at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM at Oakmont and the Mills. 


To learn more about water baptism, click here


To take this opportunity to be water baptized, please click here to register online and watch your email for next steps.


MARCH


ASSISTING INDIVIDUALS IN CRISIS WORKSHOP: Saturday, March 2, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Parkside campus (800 3rd Street in Oakmont). Crisis intervention is often called "emotional/spiritual first-aid." This workshop is designed to teach participants the fundamentals and proper protocols for assisting individuals in the throws of crisis situations, and is especially helpful to those who participate in Connect/Contribute groups. The only cost is the willingness to “bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ” Galatians 6:2. If you have questions, please contact Chaplain Gary Evans at 856.430.0185 or chpgre13@gmail.com. Sign up at RccConnect.org/Assist


40 DAYS FOR LIFE: 40 Days For Life is a peaceful, prayerful, and proven effective pro-life campaign that has been embraced by more than a half million people worldwide. If you are interested in participating in the Pittsburgh campaign happening from March 6 - April 14, you may contact Julie Kern at kern517@gmail.com. For further information see 40DaysForLifePittsburgh.com.


DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS: Don't forget to turn your clocks AHEAD one hour before you go to bed Saturday night, March 9.


LUNCH BUNCH: Thursday, March 14 at 12 pm in the Cafe at the Oakmont campus. Anyone 60 years or older is invited to come and bring a bag lunch. For more information, please contact Bill Ellis at 412.828.2488.


NEW-TO-KNOW SESSION: Sunday, March 17. If you are new(er) to Riverside, we know there are things that you probably want to know. The “New-to-Know” sessions will provide a time for this following both services on Sunday, March 17. This is a great starting point for you to get to know what is going on here at Riverside! A short session will begin after each service (at approximately 10:15 am and 12:15 pm). Let us know you’re coming at RccConnect.org/New.


ANNUAL MEMBERS NIGHT: Sunday, March 17 at 6 pm at the Mills campus. Come for a time of fellowship and refreshments preceding the meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting; however, all Active Members are expected to come and review the reports and conduct the official business of the church. Two deacon positions are open for election to the Official Board. Nursery will be provided for children from birth through age 3.


NO NEXUS: March 17 due to Member's Night meeting.

MENS RETREAT - LEFT SIDE, STRONG SIDE: March 22-24 at Seneca Bible Camp. Gentlemen, join us as we dig into what it looks like when we start to hold each other accountable. We will study God’s word, enjoy some great fellowship, and just have a good time hanging out. The cost is $110 and includes food and lodging. Sign-ups start Feb 22. Please contact Joe Kuhel 412-444-8178 or Vince Mercuri 724-265-2231 with questions.   


THE BLESSING BOARD - FURNISHING HOMES WITH LOVE: Your partnership in volunteering and providing the Gospel and furniture, household goods, and financial support means more than you know. Please bless more families by donating your gently used furniture items, appliances, and household goods. The Blessing Board offers both drop off times at their Oakmont location (140 Pennsylvania Avenue) and residential pickups. Items can be dropped off Monday through Friday 9am – 3pm.   If you are interested in a residential pickup, please contact the donations coordinator at 412-828-1023 or donate@theblessingboard.org. For a detailed list of items accepted click here: https://blessingboard.org/furniture/donating-furniture/. Thank you for your continuing partnership in “Furnishing Homes with Love”.   


AMAZON SMILE: Riverside Community Church is an official Amazon Smile charity which means that when you click here to select us as your charity of choice, Amazon will donate 0.5% of all your purchases to Riverside! Remember to log on to smile.amazon.com for your purchases.


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