Weekly Small Groups
*Note: Riviera’s Small Groups typically break for the Summer and will restart in late-August. Some groups do continue to meet. Please contact the Church office to check which groups are meeting during the summer.
We believe an important step in growing as a follower of Christ is to participate in a small-group. In these groups, we pray for each other, share our lives, and learn more about God through Bible study. Below are the adult classes currently offered. Our Small groups typically run through the school year and take off for the summer, but some are year round. Contact Riviera UMC for questions about small groups. Children's small groups meet on Sundays following worship (the same time as the Parent Group). Middle School meets on most Friday nights at 7:30pm, and High School meets Sunday evenings at 5:15pm.
Sunday | 11:15am | Parent Group | @ Riviera | Tracy and Chadd Newman
Monday | 12:00pm | Women's Group | @ Riviera | Ann Orchard
Monday | 6:30pm | Men's Group | BSF @ Faith Covenant (across the street)
Monday | 7:00pm | Adult Group | @ Riviera | Reggie Shouse
Wednesday | 10:00am | Senior Group | @ Riviera | Sandy Tinney & Sue Eidschun
Thursday | 7:00pm | Women's Group | @ Riviera | Kristen Downey
Thursday | 7:00pm | Adult Group | off campus | Sue Eidschun
Monthly Small Groups
Saturday Morning Book Club | 8:00am | Panera Bread | Paula Miklos 727.527.6466
Riviera's Book Club is a small group (all ages and stages!) that meet at 8:00 a.m. one Saturday morning a month at Panera (4th Street, North location) for fellowship and discussion of the current book selection. Our current group is all women, but men are welcome to attend as well. All books are faith based; recent selections have included: Reckless Faith; Magdalene; I Dared to Call Him Father; Mistaken Identity; Escape; Dreamers, among others. Members suggest books to be read that strive to educate and/or encourage us in our daily walk with Christ and in our desire to follow in the path He leads. Discussions serve to help us grow in our relationship to Christ and each other. Orders for the books are placed; participants purchase one for themselves or locate a copy at the library.