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.
Monday Night Study led by Reggie Shouse
Book based study group.
Studies books typically 6 to 8 weeks long.
Starting: # Living as United Methodist Christians: Our Story, Our Beliefs, Our Lives Plenty of people bring their children (and dinner).
Mondays at 6:30 PM in the conference room.
Open to all
Normally takes a break in the summer.
Rejoicers led by Kristin Downey
Meets on Thursday afternoons at the church
rear of the fellowship hall.
Primarily focused on the older members of the church,
but anyone will be welcomed.
Bible study themed and prayer.
Women's Group led by Ann Orchard
A variety of ages.
Follows the Pinellas County School Board calendar, so if school is out they do not meet. Zoom capable.
Studies are currently using resources from RightNow media.
Riviera Book Club led by Paula Miklos.
Currently meets on the playground (bring a chair and many bring their coffee/breakfast) year around, generally on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Women of all ages and stages gather to chat about our assigned book (various genres - faith based, historical fiction, current topics of interest, devotional, etc.).
Very relaxed, welcoming and friendly atmosphere of discussion and great fellowship!
Sunday Night Bible Study and Faith Formation
organized by David Holton
General study of the Bible
Short discussion of spiritual practices and disciplines
Those who want to share can do so.
Currently working through Acts For Everyone Part 1 by Bishop NT Wright usually includes video by Bishop Wright.
Other commentaries of Acts are welcome.
Open to anyone
Join any time.
Remote attendance available via Google Meet