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Riverdale 101 - September 11, 2016

September 11th, 2016

This is the next step to finding your place here at Riverdale Church.Riverdale 101 will help you get better acquainted with our church. Every church has a story and we want you to hear ours! In our time together, you will learn about the history of our church, where we are today, and where we are going. You will also learn how you can be a part of where our future is! Snacks, coffee, and water will all be provided to create a fun atmosphere.

**After you register, please look for an additional e-mail that will include location details!

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Alpha

September 12th - October 31st, 2016

Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open, and informal environment. Alpha guests come for all sorts of reasons… new to faith, exploring what you believe, want to go deeper with God, or want to make connections with others within our community. It runs for 8 sessions, and includes food, a short talk and a discussion at the end where you can share your thoughts.

**Please be sure to register your child(ren) if you are in need of child care during the event

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Date Night Experience - Games & Grub

September 17th, 2016

All dating, engaged, and married couples are invited to join us for the Games & Grub Date Night Experience.

We are going to share a meal together and enjoy some backyard fun time playing games and hanging out. You'll get to enjoy the wonderful bonfire too!

Meat and beverages will be provided for you by the Marriage Leadership Team. It's our way of saying thanks for participating.

WHERE: Travis and Joy Heifort's place 16041 Ramsey Blvd NW Ramsey, Minnesota 55303

WHEN: Sat., Sept. 17th from 4 pm -8 pm

COST: FREE

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a side dish to share, lawn chairs for yourselves, and a yard game to share.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Wed., Sept. 14th.

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Women's Thrive Conference in St. Cloud

September 30th - October 1st, 2016

$102

Choices.

Each of us is faced with thousands of choices every day that, over time, define our thoughts, our behavior, and who we are to the world. Do we choose faith over fear, gratitude over grumbling, love over selfishness?

Join us for the 2016 Thrive Conference “I Choose…” as we seek to frame the way in which the choices we make hold power and provide opportunities that influence ourselves, others, and how we see God.

Some of us will carpool to be up there at noon, while others of us will leave after the workday. Main Session Speakers include Bianca Juarez Olthoff, Stasi Eldredge, Meredith Andrews, Susie Larson, and Dr. Jolene Erlacher. There will also be two Breakout Session Times with the option of attending one of four breakouts, with one of those being geared specifically to Teen Girls! For more information visit www.mnbtg.org/conference.

*$102 per person includes ticket and lodging, space is limited, money due by September 4th.

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Minnesota Youth Convention 2016

October 20th - October 22nd, 2016

$140

Minnesota Youth Convention is one of our biggest events of the year! Join us as we travel down to Rochester with over 5,000 other students from across the state to worship God and hear from some amazing speakers on this year's theme, "Beyond: Brave the Unknown". Early Bird cost is $140 (plus extra money for food) if you sign up before September 28th, otherwise it's $155. Get signed up ASAP before all the spots are filled!

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Water Baptism

November 27th, 2016

Water Baptism does not make you a believer, it shows that you already are one! Baptism does not "save" you, only your faith in Christ does that — it’s the outward symbol of the commitment you made in your heart.