Join us for in-person Holy Week & Easter Services

  • Maundy Thursday (4/1) – 7 p.m.
  • Good Friday (4/2) - 7 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday (4/4) 11 a.m.

We're still observing safe COVID-19 practices: Masks are still required. Thanks for understanding and cooperating.

All Are Welcome!

Riverside is a is a welcoming, inclusive, progressive-minded Baptist church deeply rooted in the Riverside community of Jacksonville, committed to love, and laboring for justice.

Progressive Church in Jacksonville, FL

Riverside Baptist Church is a community of people seeking to be more human knowing that we are created in the image of God. Our community welcomes all: the certain and the doubtful; the excluded and the included; rich, poor and in between; divorced, partnered, single and widowed; atheist, agnostic, Buddhist, Catholic, Protestant, Islamic, Hindu, Jewish or Nothing; straight, LGBTQI; African-American, Asian, Latino, White; citizens and guests.

All are welcome and all means ALL.

 

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2650 Park Street

Jacksonville, FL 32204

 

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OUR Mission

Riverside’s mission is to embody the promise of God’s extravagant love. Loving God and loving our neighbors is at the heart of our mission. We seek to comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable. We stand for the poor, oppressed, marginalized, and those who have been disenfranchised by the church, the community, and the world.

SERVICE Times

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:45AM
(Sunday School currently on hiatus as we wait to get further past the pandemic)

SUNDAY WORSHIP: 11AM

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CHURCH NEWS & EVENTS

Beginning April 14th: B.Y.O.W. – “Bring Your Own Wednesdays”

Beginning April 14th: B.Y.O.W. – “Bring Your Own Wednesdays”

B.Y.O.W. – “Bring Your Own Wednesdays”

  • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • We’ll meet in the Courtyard (weather permitting)
  • Bring your own chair and light dinner

Attendees agree to:

  • Wear masks until seated
  • Masks cover both nose & mouth
  • Sit 6 ft. apart and maintain social distance from those with whom we don’t live in the same house

We’ll be reading and discussing the book, “Jesus and the Disinherited” by Howard Thurman. Order on Amazon or from your favorite bookseller or call the office and we’ll order a copy for you. Cost of the book is $15.

“The Warmth of Other Suns” – A Book Discussion on Zoom

“The Warmth of Other Suns” – A Book Discussion on Zoom

Beginning April 12th: “The Warmth of Other Suns” – A Book Discussion with Pastor Bruce via Zoom | Mondays 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of Black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities in search of a better life.

We will be using Zoom to host this program. You will need either a computer with a microphone and webcam, or a telephone for this event. Please register here. We will send the meeting link to participants before February 25. Registration is required for this program.