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We're letting gratitude inspire our giving.

The theme of our 2017 giving and serving campaign is Grateful. We’re all grateful for the love, community, and prophetic ministry of our church – and we’re expressing how we feel by giving more than ever before. This year, we’re reaching higher and increasing our financial commitments to the church we love. And, we’re trusting God every step of the way.

If everyone who is able gives $400 more this year than last year, we reach our goal. That’s an extra $33 per month. Are you ready to reach with us?

Whether you call it a pledge, tithe, or contribution, every gift supports Riverside’s ministries in full: our Sunday worship, the children of the Riverside Freedom School, the fearless graduates of Coming Home, the elders of the Tower League, the vibrancy of our social services, and all of the programs that impact thousands of our neighbors every year.

Yes, I’m in for this year’s Grateful campaign. Together, let’s do this!

What is Christian Stewardship?

Christian Stewardship is using the gifts God has given us to do the work God is calling us to do. All that we have in this life is a gift from God: our time, our talent, our treasure. Part of being a good steward is giving back to God some of what we have been given, in loving gratitude for God's many gifts to us.

God calls us to share an abundant life that is marked by communion, communication and community. As good stewards of God's gifts, we nurture and share them with the community as we work for the greater good.

To support the missions and programs of The Riverside Church, please contact us at or call 212-870-6782.

Planned Giving

Planned giving is a generous and effective way of making an intentional gift to The Riverside Church to ensure its future vibrancy.

It usually involves financial or estate planning; however it is not reserved for the wealthy. Planned giving is a means by which anyone concerned with the wise use of his or her personal resources makes a considered choice about their ultimate disposition.

Planned giving establishes a way for a donor to provide for family members while remembering the church as well. It often enables the donor to provide more for his or her heirs and to make a larger gift than thought possible. It often reduces taxes as well. You should consult with your financial advisor or attorney for guidance in determining the planned gift approach that is right for you and your family.

Planned gifts are usually made in one of several ways:

- A Bequest in a Will
- Designations of Retirement Plans or IRAs
- The Bequest of a Life Insurance Policy
- A gift plan that provides income to you

If you would like to explore these options, please contact us at or call 212-870-6782.

Leadership Gifts
You can take a leadership role at Riverside by making a major gift contribution, which is one way to help ensure that our core programs continue. In a time when so many have so little, we're asking those who can to give more. For more information about our leadership campaign, please contact us at or call 212-870-6782.



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As Stewardship Season continues, we will be highlighting the words of a few members of our community:

Jerry Rahming
Coming Home Program
Riverside Member, 2010
Riverside Usher

Q. What drew you to Riverside?
A. I was in prison for a long time. When I came out, I met a guy who recommended Riverside - multidenominational, multicultural. I was in front of Grant's Tomb, everything was in bloom. Before I knew it, I was crying, and I knew the tears were about redemption. Just then, the Riverside bells began to ring. I've been a member ever since.

Q. What does Riverside give to you and what do you give back?
A. I got a reprieve. I want to give back in my own way. I am an usher. I pay my tithe. From the Coming Home Program, I've learned self-reliance. I know that a minister's sermon can transform me.
I keep coming back for reinforcement, to stay balanced. Riverside helped me navigate through my awakening. The law gave me another chance; Riverside made that chance happen.