Sunday Service for October 17 Is Streamed Online

The Sunday service for October 17, 2021 is available here. You can also view past Sunday services here. Riverside welcomes congregants back to the church sanctuary for Sunday services, but is also providing a live stream of the service beginning at 10:00 am EDT. The service is recorded and available after the live service has ended.

We welcome visitors joining us online and ask that you go here to let us know you were here today. There is also an option to sign up for our weekly newsletter at that link so that you can keep up with the activities of our church.

Rev. Mumejian shares the word of God and a bulletin guides you through the service for those unable to join in person. Through these online resources, you can continue to connect with God and the Riverside community.

Sunday Service for October 10 Is Streamed Online

Job, a wood carving, probably from Germany , 1750-1850.
Job, a wood carving, probably from Germany , 1750-1850.

The Sunday service for October 10, 2021 is available here. You can also view past Sunday services here. Riverside welcomes congregants back to the church sanctuary for Sunday services, but is also providing a live stream of the service beginning at 10:00 am EDT. The service is recorded and available after the live service has ended.

We welcome visitors joining us online and ask that you go here to let us know you were here today. There is also an option to sign up for our weekly newsletter at that link so that you can keep up with the activities of our church.

Rev. Mumejian shares the word of God and a bulletin guides you through the service for those unable to join in person. Through these online resources, you can continue to connect with God and the Riverside community.

Sunday Service for October 3 Is Streamed Online

Job in Despair, by Marc Chagall
Job in Despair, by Marc Chagall – 1960

The Sunday service for October 3, 2021 is available here. You can also view past Sunday services here. Riverside welcomes congregants back to the church sanctuary for Sunday services, but is also providing a live stream of the service beginning at 10:00 am EDT. The service is recorded and available after the live service has ended.

We welcome visitors joining us online and ask that you go here to let us know you were here today. There is also an option to sign up for our weekly newsletter at that link so that you can keep up with the activities of our church.

Rev. Mumejian shares the word of God and a bulletin guides you through the service for those unable to join in person. Through these online resources, you can continue to connect with God and the Riverside community.

Sunday Service for September 26 Is Streamed Online

The Sunday service for September 26, 2021 is available here. You can also view past Sunday services here. Riverside welcomes congregants back to the church sanctuary for Sunday services, but is also providing a live stream of the service beginning at 10:00 am EDT. The service is also recorded and available after the live service has ended.

We welcome visitors joining us online and ask that you go here to let us know you were here today. There is also an option to sign up for our weekly newsletter at that link so that you can keep up with the activities of our church.

Rev. Mumejian shares the word of God and a bulletin guides you through the service for those unable to join in person. Through these online resources, you can continue to connect with God and the Riverside community.

Sunday Service for September 19 Is Streamed Live Online

Nannie Helen Burroughs, early 1900s
Nannie Helen Burroughs, early 1900s

The Sunday service for September 19, 2021 is available here. You can also view past Sunday services here. Riverside welcomes congregants back to the church sanctuary for Sunday services, but is also providing a live stream of the service beginning at 10:00 am EDT.

We welcome visitors joining us online and ask that you go here to let us know you were here today. There is also an option to sign up for our weekly newsletter at that link so that you can keep up with the activities of our church.

Rev. Mumejian shares the word of God and a bulletin guides you through the service for those unable to join in person. Through these online resources, you can continue to connect with God and the Riverside community.

Sunday Service for September 12 Is Streamed Live Online

WISDOM, by Olusola David, Ayibiowu
WISDOM, a painting by Olusola David, Ayibiowu

The Sunday service for September 12, 2021 is available here. You can also view past Sunday services here. Riverside welcomes congregants back to the church sanctuary for Sunday services, but is also providing a live stream of the service beginning at 10:00 am EDT.

We welcome visitors joining us online and ask that you go here to let us know you were here today. There is also an option to sign up for our weekly newsletter at that link so that you can keep up with the activities of our church.

Rev. Mumejian shares the word of God and a bulletin guides you through the service for those unable to join in person. Through these online resources, you can continue to connect with God and the Riverside community.

Masks Will Be Required in the Church Starting August 1

To combat the rising prevalence of COVID cases in the area, the District of Columbia is requiring masks to be worn indoors beginning Saturday July 31. To be compliant, Riverside will require all attendants to church to wear a face mask during the entire service starting August 1.  Please be prepared to do so Sunday if you will be there in-person.

We will get through this together safely with the help from our Heavenly Father.

Sincerely,

Rev. Nick

The Doors of the Church Are Open

“We are God’s house, if we hold fast the confidence and the pride that belong to hope”

Hebrews 3:6

March 22, 2020 was the first Sunday service we went virtual. 68 weeks later and, God willing, we’re upon our last virtual Sunday service as we eagerly look forward to regathering on July 18. Something I shared at the start of the pandemic and bears repeating is God is still God. God is still loving, merciful, faithful, omnipotent, and everlasting. Though our community, country, world are still going through a circumstance that is fluid and still has many uncertainties, God is still God.

As we prepare a return to our sanctuary, I wish to remind you as the author of Hebrews says, “we are God’s house.” God’s people make up the church and we do not cease being the church even if we are not physically able to meet in our sanctuary. I know many will not be in a rush to come back and for that we will do our best to provide a streamed live service and then place the recorded video on the website. Even if you are not physically present with us, you are still part of God’s house.

During this time, we can continue to live out our calling by loving our neighbors as Jesus taught in Matthew 22:39. Part of loving our neighbors is seeking their health and wholeness. There are still certain populations who are especially vulnerable to the virus, particularly now with the new and more contagious variants. With all this in mind, we at Riverside Baptist Church seek to love our neighbors by taking reasonable steps to limit the spread of this pandemic. We ask that if you are not vaccinated to please wear a mask in church. We also ask that you are patient with us during these initial services as the offering and communion will be celebrated in as such way to ensure safety for all in attendance.

We personally invite you to come, gather in person, and worship with us on Sunday July 18 at 10:00 am. We look forward to seeing you, enjoying fellowship, and praising God from whom all blessing flow.

Rev. Nick

Take Pride!

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.

Psalm 139:14

Dear Riverside Family,

As we enter into the month of Pride I wish to extend to you and yours all the love and support your church can offer. We have events planned beginning with our guest preacher this Sunday, Rev. Hannah Bonner, with her sermon “The Family That Finds Us.” 

Rev. Hannah will also lead a discussion on Wednesday June 9 at 7pm. Deacon Jonathan is planning an in- person celebration on June 19 with details to come. We look forward to worshiping, fellowshipping, and seeing you throughout the month. 

God Bless, 

Rev. Nick