A message from the pastor: 6/20


If you're staying in the know on what's happening in our nation, just when you're hearing it's getting better, it's actually getting worse. When we're again hoping for normal, the typical seems to elude us even more. Nothing is normal about more than 125,000 lives exterminated by a killer contagion. It's not normal to exist wearing mask that hides the smile and you can hardly breathe. Nothing normal wit challenged access to banking, grocery shopping, vacations, a walk in the park, and mandates to quarantine at home again. And this journey has more surprises and the worst is yet to come? right here and right now you're going to need to have your faith and confidence in something and someone higher that earthly and political leadership. this Sabbath, I invite you to worship with the South Atlantic Conference Camp Meeting, where you can hear the Word of God and gain "Strength for the Journey."  Now more than ever, it’s time to celebrate with our brothers and sisters around the conference.


Here's what you need to know for this week:

SAC WORSHIP SERVICES continue this evening at 7:00,  and will be available for your viewing on the First Riverdale church website or at All schedules and times for programming can be found here. Enjoy!



The Pastor and Elders Will Be At The Church: We will be at the church until 1:30pm for you to receive you New Sabbath School quarterlies, return your tithe and offering or get tithe envelopes or to accommodate other needed functions of the members and friends of the church.

NOW MORE THAN EVER IT'S TIME TO PRAY! Fasting and prayer every Wednesday from sunrise to noon and Prayer Meeting every Wednesday on ZOOM from 7:00-8:00p

Your Tithe and Offerings: Can be dropped off at the church during the time the pastor and elders are at the church, until approximately 1:15p. If you need tithe and offering envelopes, please let us know and we will bring them to you or send them to you in the mail. There are other ways to return your tithe and offerings.

(1) Online Giving

(2) Mailing it to P.O. Box 961779, Riverdale, GA 30296


(3) We will come pick it up from you, just call or text us. 

Thank you for your faithfulness. Stay strong in the Lord. Trust Him. His promises are real. I share this one with you this week. Joshua 9:9 "Have I not commanded thee" Be strong and of good courage: be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy god is with thee whithersoever thou goest."


Our Message magazine subscription drive is coming to a close. Thank you for your sacrifices and support. All names and funds should be in by June 27th. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Ruff ASAP.


Thank You For Your Prayers, calls and text to check on everyone and stay in touch. We're family! We love each and everyone of you, We are praying for you , and we are here for you. We want to hear for every member to know that you are alright and be sure you are not alone in this time of crisis.





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