Hello, Riverside family,
Happy New Year! We hope you have been blessed with rest, peace, and love this holiday season. A new year brings new opportunities to connect, contribute, and enjoy what's going on at RCC. We hope you will join us for a movie night out and in prayer and fasting this month to kick off another fantastic year ahead!
SERVICE TIME CHANGE: Sunday, January 1 there will be one service at both campuses at 10 am.
BENEVOLENCE OFFERING: Every year we receive a special benevolence offering at our Christmas Eve Services to help those in need at this time of year. This is above and beyond our regular giving. If you’d like to give online to benefit others and express your love and compassion, you can give HERE under Community Care & Benevolence. Of course, you can give in person or send in your offering by mail. However you feel led to respond, we’ll make sure it goes to help our brothers and sisters in need.
C-GROUP SIGN-UPS: Connect and Contribute Groups online sign-ups will be available beginning January 1.
Sign-ups will also be available at both Oakmont and the Pittsburgh Mills campuses January 1, January 8, and January 15. Groups start the week of January 15!
21 DAYS OF PRAYER AND FASTING: Starting January 9, we will begin a three week journey to seek the Lord through prayer and fasting. It is our belief that He has the power to move mountains within us, our communities, and our church. We will study through a YouVersion Bible Plan that will be released January 8 to help direct our hearts during this time.
Open Prayer Times will be offered at our Oakmont Campus:
PIZZA WITH THE PASTORS - SPIRITUAL BEINGS IN THE HEAVENLY REALMS: Wednesday, January 11, 6:00-9:00 pm at the Pittsburgh Mills campus. This evening together will include a meal, a study, and a time of Q & A. We’ll explore topics such as angels, demons, spiritual warfare, and the armor of God. There is a fee of $5 to help cover the cost of food. You may also register to attend without eating at no cost. Please register before January 9 HERE.
RCC KIDS FAMILY EVENT- WINTER OLYMPICS: Wednesday, January 11 at 5:30 pm in the Oakmont sanctuary, join in on some Amazing Race style fun for the whole family. Come for pizza from 5:30-6:30 pm, with Olympics starting at 6:30 pm! Please register HERE.
NEXUS WINTER RETREAT: Remember to pray for the Nexus staff and students who are going to Peek’n Peak Resort in New York the weekend of January 27 - 29 for the annual Winter Retreat. Please pray that they have a wonderful and safe time while growing in the Lord and making lasting friendships.
COMING IN FEBRUARY 2023
READY-TO-GROW: What does it look like to be a committed follower of Jesus? And how do we live out the mission of the Gospel in our everyday life? In Ready-to-Grow, we will share and discuss the answers to these important questions and, in the process, prepare you for an exciting journey of growing closer to God. On Sunday, February 12, we invite you to our Ready-to-Grow sessions at either campus. These sessions start at 9 am and last approximately an hour and a half. Also, we offer childcare through the nursery and Kids Church. Register HERE.
LOVE YOUR COMMUNITY FOOD AND TOILET PAPER DRIVE: Sunday, February 12 and Sunday, February 19. RCC is kicking off the annual winter food and toilet paper drive. Pick up a list of needed items at both locations on February 5. Please bring your donations of non-perishable foods to benefit those in need from within our communities. You will also have the opportunity to give a monetary donation through online giving.
BAPTISM SERVICE: Sunday, February 26 at 9 and 11 am at the Mills and Oakmont. To take advantage of this opportunity to be water baptized, please sign up online at HERE or on the Info Card.
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LIVESTREAM INFORMATION: We are meeting in person at our Oakmont and Mills campuses. If you cannot join in person, we are also livestreaming our service on the RCC app, at rccconnect.org/live, on Facebook, and YouTube. If you would like to join us online, you can join our livestream at 9 am or 11 am on Sundays, or watch the 9 am video podcast after service has ended on our website at riversideconnect.org, our Facebook page at facebook.com/riversideconnect, or on our YouTube channel at https://rccconnect.org/youtubelivestream.