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Sunday Service for May 24 is Available

The service for May 24, 2020 is now available here. You can also view a list of past Sunday services here.

To balance the spiritual needs of church-goers with the physical health risks from gatherings and COVID-19, Riverside Baptist Church is offering online Sunday services. In today’s service, Rev. Tonetta Landis-Aina shares the word of God and discusses the miracle of Jesus feeding the crowds. A bulletin guides you through the service. Through this online resource, you can continue to connect with God and the Riverside community.

Please remember to join the online prayer meeting at 11:00 am after the Sunday service.

Sunday Service for May 17 is Available

The service for May 17, 2020 is now available here. You can also view a list of past Sunday services here.

To balance the spiritual needs of church-goers with the physical health risks from gatherings and COVID-19, Riverside Baptist Church is offering online Sunday services. In today’s service, Rev. Tonetta Landis-Aina shares the word of God and discusses the miracle of Jesus feeding the crowds. A bulletin guides you through the service. Through this online resource, you can continue to connect with God and the Riverside community.

Please remember to join the online prayer meeting at 11:00 am after the Sunday service.

Sunday Service for May 10 Now Available

The service for May 10, 2020 is now available here. You can also view a list of past Sunday services here.

To balance the spiritual needs of church-goers with the physical health risks from gatherings and COVID-19, Riverside Baptist Church is offering online Sunday services. By providing a video of Rev. Nick leading the service and a bulletin guiding you through the service, you can continue to connect with God and the Riverside community.

Please remember to join the online prayer meeting at 11:00 am after the Sunday service.

Sunday Service for May 3 Now Available

The service for May 3, 2020 is now available here. You can also view from a list of past Sunday services here.

To balance the spiritual needs of church-goers with the physical health risks from gatherings and COVID-19, Riverside Baptist Church is offering online Sunday services. By providing a video of Rev. Nick leading the service and a bulletin guiding you through the service, you can continue to connect with God and the Riverside community.

Please remember to join the online prayer meeting at 11:00 am after the Sunday service.

Sunday Service for April 26 is Now Available

The service for April 26, 2020 is now available here. You can also view from a list of past Sunday services here.

To balance the spiritual needs of church-goers with the physical health risks from gatherings and COVID-19, Riverside Baptist Church is offering online Sunday services. By providing a video of Rev. Nick leading the service and a bulletin guiding you through the service, you can continue to connect with God and the Riverside community.

Pastor Search Suspended

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, church leadership has temporarily suspended the search for a full time pastor. This is not an appropriate time to introduce new leadership. Leadership will instead focus their energies on the current needs of the church.

Fortunately, interim pastor Rev. Nicolas Mumejian is committed to serving Riverside throughout this period. The church will resume the search for a full-time pastor once members are able to return to the sanctuary and precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are relaxed.

Remembering Rev. Paul Clark

Photo of Rev. Paul Clark

Riverside Church family,

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Rev. Paul Clark who went to be with the Lord on April 3, 2020 after a long battle with ALS.  Please pray for his wife Brenda and his family.

Rev. Clark was instrumental in our pastoral selection process, acting as consultant and spiritual leader to our church during the transition from full-time Pastor to interim Pastor. Our church has been enriched by his faith and wisdom and he will be missed by all who knew him.

A funeral service will be held at The First Baptist Church of the City of Washington DC sometime in the near future.

God bless you,

Deacon Laurel

Fellowship Amid COVID-19

Dear Church,
I hope and pray this message finds you doing well.

With the continued recommendation from the CDC and local authorities, Riverside’s building will remain closed until further notice. Please do not hesitate to contact our staff should you need anything.

We are continuing to offer our Sunday service virtually. The service will be posted online Sunday morning at 10:00 am along with the bulletin for you to follow along at home.

I wish to share with you an invitation to virtually join together each Sunday at 11:00 am though Zoom. Our hope is that this prayer meeting will allow us to connect, see, and pray with each other. The format of the meeting will allow each person the opportunity to share a bit about how they are doing and how we can pray for them. This format does not allow for multiple individuals to speak at the same time, so I kindly ask you respect the time and one another’s turns. I also encourage you download and register for the Zoom application before Sunday to make sure you have as little difficulty joining as possible.

On Sunday morning, to join the prayer meeting via Zoom please go to the link – https://zoom.us/j/766901652 a little before 11:00 am. Again, please allow yourself enough time to register and launch the Zoom application.

Additionally, if you already have the Zoom application you can find our meet through the meeting ID: 766 901 652

If you do not have a smart phone or video capabilities through your computer, you can dial one of the following numbers and then enter the meeting number when prompted.

  • +13017158592, meeting number 766901652#
  • +13126266799, meeting number 766901652#
  • +16465588656, meeting number 766901652#

As this is our first attempt at such a meeting please be patient with us as we begin this process. It is our hope to continue to meet virtually through Zoom each Sunday at 11:00 am until we are back in person.

With appreciation,

Rev. Nick

Challenging Times

Dear Riverside Family,

I am reaching out today to extend my love and prayers for you and your family during these unprecedented and challenging times. I know many of you are worried about your jobs, your income, and your health. These are scary times for all of us.

Now, perhaps more than ever before, we have an opportunity to trust in God in a new and different way. Won’t you join me in praying for our church community and for our world? If each of us prayed just ten minutes more each day, what an impact our prayers would have on our world!

Let the words of Jeremiah 29:11 comfort you:

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.

When anxieties begin to rise, turn off the noise and rest in the promise of God’s word. He is faithful. He is true. And he has your best interests at heart.

This is our promise, and today is our opportunity to live it. As we adjust to our new realities, and the temporary closure of our church home, let’s love and serve one another well through this season. Reach out to those around you who may be alone and fearful. Spend a few minutes on the phone reassuring a neighbor or a friend that God loves and cares for them.

If you need prayer or assistance, please feel free to call our church office at (202) 554-4330. Someone from our pastoral care team will get back in touch with you.

Praying God’s continued blessings over you.

In Christ,

Deacon Laurel