WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 AT 1:30pm:

Our area continues to make preparations for Hurricane Irma, and our governor has encouraged everyone to take the situation seriously as we are officially under a state of emergency. We are aware that many families are making preparations and securing their homes and property. Therefore, in the issue of safety for attendees and volunteers serving in our ministry we have decided to cancel all activities tonight, Wednesday, September 6th.

We will make a decision regarding Sunday morning services no later than Friday at noon. As of right now, we are NOT cancelling Sunday morning services. However, if you are a volunteer planning to serve on Sunday morning and you need to evacuate our area, we fully understand and encourage you to make the decision that it is in the best interest of your family. Please notify a ministry leader if you will not be here for any services this Sunday.

First Riverview stands ready to deploy any and all resources at our disposal in order to serve our community in the event of a national disaster. We are not a government approved shelter. Government officials have instructed us to direct anyone seeking shelter to an approved facility at Hillsborough County Emergency Shelters.

First Riverview exists to influence others to become thriving followers of Christ. This certainly applies in all kinds of weather. We are here to serve our community. We will continue to post updates on our website and through social media as we monitor the changing situation.