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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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Women's Thrive Conference in St. Cloud

September 30th - October 1st, 2016



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

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



October 7th, 2016

Join us for a fun double-feature movie night. Come for one movie and stay for the second if you'd like.

We will provide popcorn and movie concessions including beverages for the movie so the Date Night Experience is FREE this month - on us!

WHEN: Friday, Oct 7th from 7 pm - 11 pm

WHERE: Register and you will be sent the address of the host/hostess.

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Women's Fall Craft Day

October 15th, 2016


Come join us for a fall craft that you will be able to take home with you and enjoy for the upcoming holidays. Materials and directions will be provided. Everyone is welcome... We will have apple cider, coffee and snacks too.

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Minnesota Youth Convention 2016

October 20th - October 22nd, 2016


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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Riverdale 101 - November 13, 2016

November 13th, 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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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.