Communion At Riverside
Communion At Riverside:

We do this every week here at Riverside.  Why?  It’s just the way we do it.  It’s our tradition.  Some churches do it once a month, others once a quarter, some only once a year.  We do it every week.  Anyone who considers themselves to be a follower of Jesus is welcome to join us.  While a video plays on screen a plate of crackers and a tray of small     cups of juice will get passed around.  Just take a cracker and a cup and pass the plates on.  You don’t need to wait for everyone else… just eat the cracker and drink the juice.  If you’re not sure what all of this is about, explaining the whole meaning behind communion/Lord’s Supper would take all day.  Suffice it to say that Jesus asked us to do this to remember Him.  So that’s what we do.  If you want to take this time to remember Jesus then we are delighted for you and your family to join us. 

If you’d rather not, just take the trays as they’re passed your way and pass them on.  Sometimes we have young men and women who help pass the trays, if they try to hand it back to you just shake your head and they’ll get the picture.  More than anything we want you to feel at home here. 

Kids & Communion

Sometimes we get the question, “what about my kids?  When should/can they take communion?" 

At Riverside we don’t have a policy on this (you’ll come to learn we don’t have too many policies on anything around here).  We let each family decide for themselves.  Some parents let their kids take communion.  Others have their kids wait til they get baptized.  It’s totally up to each family.  The way we tend to look at it is, communion is a family event at Riverside.  Our kids are part of the family.  So if they take part in remembering Jesus, that’s just fine with us.