The Grateful Living Series

The Grateful Living Series speaks to the Office of Stewardship and Development’s double-emphasis on fundraising and formation.

This interactive learning experience is designed to deepen the congregation’s understanding of the tenets of Christian Stewardship and the five seeds of gratitude. Beginning in September and ending in December, this interactive journey will include book discussions, financial planning seminars, service opportunities, and moments of fellowship.

For more information on the Grateful Living Series contact Rev. Dustin Pickett.


A Web of Gratitude: Exploring Christian Stewardship

Farley Lord and Rev. Dustin Pickett will lead a workshop to kick-off the Grateful Living Series. This hour-long workshop will help illuminate the ways that our lives are connected to the various tenets of Christian Stewardship, using a creative and interactive activity.

Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Location: 10T
Time: 12:30-1:30p



Money Matters: Financial Planning Seminar Series

Smart Woman Securities, will teach a series of seminars on financial education. The goal of this series is to provide an introduction to basic financial concepts and to equip participants with knowledge to further investigate topics of need or interest on their own.

Session One: Problem Setting | Sunday, October 8 | Location: 15T
Session Two: Saving | Sunday, October 22 | Location: 10T
Session Three: Managing Accounts / Account Types |Sunday, November 12 | Location: 411

Time: 12:30 -1:30p



Living into Community Book Discussion: Grateful Book Club

Author Christine Pohl offers that there are four core practices that sustain healthy community: gratitude, promise-keeping, truthfulness, and hospitality. Together, participants will explore these core practices and how they are lived out at Riverside, during a three-month book club discussion.

Session One: Introduction & Embracing Gratitude as a Way of Life | Tuesday, October 10
Session Two: Making and Keeping Promises | Tuesday, October 31
Session Three: Living Truthfully | Tuesday, November 21

Location: 9T Library
Time: 6:30-7:45p


Session Four: An Evening with Christine Pohl | Friday, December 8

Join special guest and author of Living into Community. Dr. Christine Pohl, for the final session on Practicing Hospitality and Beyond.  This final session will take place in MLK 330 beginning at 7p. RSVP is required.


Grateful Day of Service 2.0

If you missed the last Grateful Day of Service or have been on pins and needles waiting for the next opportunity to roll around, this is the time. Join us for a day of service and fellowship in the community, followed by a fellowship luncheon in South Hall. More information if forthcoming.

Date: Saturday, October 14
Location: Sakura Park
Time: 10:00A-1:00P
Cost: $7


Sending Ahead: Creating our Legacies

Join the recently-launched Riverside Legacy Giving Ministry for a creative and interactive workshop to imagine what you will “send ahead” in the world after your lifetime. All ages are welcome!

Date: Sunday, November 5
Location: MLK 311
Time: 12:30 – 1:30p



An Evening with Christine Pohl: Practicing Hospitality and Beyond

Join Dr. Christine Pohl, author of Living into Community, as she speaks about her book and the ways that we can apply the four core practices that sustain healthy community to our lives.

Date: Friday, December 8
Location: MLK 330
Time: 7-8:30p