What to expect at the 10am service

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5 May, 2021

Our 10am service is a contemporary worship service built around worship, prayer and God's word.

We aim to make worship meaningful and intimate; our prayer times expectant and faith filled; and the word speak into our lives in relevant and authentic ways.

We follow the service with something we call the 'meeting after the meeting' where we gather in the Cafe and the grounds to chat and connect with each other. Riverside desires to be a community where all belong and all are accepted.

On the first Sunday of the month we join join together for something we call Riverside Together. This is a sausage sizzle that runs from 12noon and enables both congregations to meet together on the lawns. The Splash Church family join in after they finish at 12:30pm.

Questions you may have:-

How long does the service last?

  • The service generally lasts for about one and a quarter hours, finishing around 11:15am.

What version of the Bible do you use?

  • We appreciate the contemporary and easily read New Living Translation so that is what we use in Church but whatever version you are most comfortable with. We love it when people bring their own Bibles.

What is the worship like?

  • We are contemporary in our worship style but this is more to do with the musicians God has blessed us with at this point in time. Anyway our focus is on worship rather than style so we use whatever suits the atmosphere or the message. Our dream is to have worship of every shade and hue as we grow so all will bring honour to our Lord.

What about my children?

  • We provide activities for children to do alongside their parents at the 10am service and children remain the responsibility of their parents during this time. The cafe and sensory room are available during this service and as always we have facilities for nursing mums and a fully equipped change area.

Where do I park?

  • Parking is available on the Church grounds and we'd love new comers to park at the front where you'll be met by one of our friendly greeting team..

Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.

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