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Weekly News:


IMPORTANT NEWS:  Our November 13 Sunday Worship Service will be held at the Camp Wabanna Conference Center, near Annapolis (101 Likes Road, Edgewater, MD, 20137).  An important part of preparing ourselves for relocation over the next couple of months is to hold Sunday worship services in locations different from where we are now. Many from our congregation will be at Camp Wabanna on November 13 and we hope that many more will join us for worship at 10:00 am on Sunday morning. Carpooling is encouraged.


Youth Worship today at 2:00 pm - Movie, “Paul the Apostle, Part II.” Room #206.


Handle with Prayer gathers every Sunday after Worship at 11:30 in Fellowship Hall for a short bible lesson, discussion and prayer time.  All ages welcome.


Prayer Warriors meet this Monday (November 7) at 8:15 am at Riderwood at the home of Linda Rawlings (3124 Gracefield Road, #KC-303).


How can we pray for you? Drop a note in the offering plate or send your joys and concerns to the confidential prayer email at (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Not on the prayer email? Contact Jean Kline. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Monday Night Bible Study – continuing our study of the Gospel of Mark, 7:30 pm – Room #1.


Reading Tutoring Monday evenings, 6:30-8:00 pm.


Bridge group meets on Thursdays, 9:00 am – Room #2.


Armor On! Join us every Sunday for a quick prayer gathering at 9:15 am. Ephesians 16-17:  16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.


All Church Family Retreat – "The Power of Stories." November 12-13. We have 28 families attending for the weekend (a total of 68 - adults, youth, and children). Information packets available this Sunday for all participants. See organizers Linda Gast and Joyce Korab. Can’t come for the weekend? Join us Sunday morning (10:00 am) on Nov 13 for worship.


God's Work: Riverdale provides many ministry and mission opportunities. We are blessed with generosity in our giving to God.  The weekly giving from last Sunday, with ___ in attendance, was $1,500 as pledge commitments and $450 in a special Thank offering provided in gratitude from our newly-elected elders and others joining in this contribution. This demonstrates commitment and expression of great appreciation of the opportunities offered for our community of faith. Giving is through Sunday offerings, special Thank offerings, or on-line at the website tab. Glory be to God!   (


Thanksgiving Baskets – Each year, the deacons prepare Thanksgiving baskets of canned goods and other non-perishable items for approximately 20 families in need.  Canned goods and monetary donations are welcome. Please bring your items to the church by Sunday, Nov. 20th or donate monetary contributions on-line. 


Looking Ahead:  Once again, RPC will co-host the Safe Haven shelter for homeless men from Jan. 15 – 21, 2017. Like last year, the shelter will be held at University Park Church of the Brethren on Tuckerman Street, and Riverdale will help staff it. Volunteers will be needed to prepare and serve dinners, do laundry and other chores, and spend nights at the Brethren church. A sign-up sheet will be posted soon. Contact Pete Pichaske: 301-395-0676.


Community Café of Hyattsville – the next Riverdale service day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Riverdale will partner with the College Park Rotary to prepare food and serve lunch. At least four volunteers needed, more are welcome. Youth can participate to earn community service hours (no school on Nov 8). Contact: Harry Korab (301-873-5483; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Bill Cammack (301-937-1438)


Day Center for the Homeless: The PG Plaza Day Center, sponsored by Churches United, is located at the University Christian Church on Adelphi Rd. The Day Center is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Volunteers welcome for afternoon shifts of 12:30 - 3:30 pm and 3:30- 6:30 pm. Or, just stop by. Donations of supplies and monetary contributions also needed. Thanksgiving Dinner will be served from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on November 24. Details at


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