Supporting Our Life as The Riverside Church

The work of Riverside and our witness to the world is made possible by you and your generosity. As our worship services have moved online in response to COVID-19, there has been a decrease in giving. Without your ongoing financial support, the work of The Riverside Church is at risk.

The need is tremendous and the time to act is now

We urge you to continue your regular plate offerings by giving online:

Checks by mail are also accepted but will take longer to process as our staff is currently unable to come into work with regularity due to a state-wide mandate on non-essential staff. If you do mail a check, please write 2020 COVID-19 Response in the memo line.

Right now, our community needs you more than ever

That’s why we are responding together by reinforcing our commitments of compassion and service to you and our community. Though this crisis may be daunting in its unpredictability, we will remain steadfast in our dedication to our community through love and faith. Your giving helps Riverside provide:

  • Direct Aid: Riverside’s social services ministry provides direct aid for people in our community who need help with food, clothes, rent, medical bills, and more. Our direct aid programs will continue to provide for the duration of this crisis.
  • Employee Support: During this time of crisis, Riverside is supporting its employees by abiding by the statewide mandate on non-essential staff staying home, and we are actively working to help them maintain their financial security.
  • Bring Our Community Together via Online Services: We are dedicated to ensuring our Riverside community feels connected, supported, and spiritually fed during this time of social isolation. You are invited to participate in Sunday Worship Online, engage with podcasts like Be Still and Go and other digital content, attend online Bible Study and other small group classes, virtual coffee hour, and more. You can find the latest updates as we respond to this crisis by clicking here.

Responding together

Your gift – especially signing up for monthly giving – allows Riverside to continue to offer direct aid to those in need through our social service ministries, continue to offer the vibrant worship services online, and continue to support our staff and community at a time when it’s most needed. Your support helps us sustain the beautiful ministry of the church and reinforce our commitments of compassion and service to you and our community throughout this pandemic.

We are in this together, and we will get through this together. Now more than ever is the time for us to practice Christian stewardship and respond together.

Wishing good health to each of you, your friends, and your families.