Christmas Offering 2018

**Current Update on YOUR giving: 

$21,001 given as of 2 pm Tuesday, 12/11**


While most of us love the Christmas season for the music, decorations, special family gatherings, and great food, it's also a great time to reflect on what is really important and if we are engaged in things that matter.

There are people struggling this Christmas, and YOU can make a difference.

We have an opportunity to extend care and compassion to people who've been hit hard by unexpected turns in their life, and we're inviting you to be a part of it.  

From December 10-16, every gift given to Riverside will be reinvested in people beyond our campuses.  

All Fuel for Ministry gifts will directed to Local and National needs.

Locally we will be supporting under-resourced families in our communities through our local food shelves and local care organizations.


Nationally we will be sending a gift to CAMA services, the relief arm of the Christian and Missionary Alliance (our denomination), to support our brothers and sisters in two areas:

  • Partnering with Alliance churches in Paradise and Chico, CA, devastated by wildfires

  • Partnering with Alliance churches in Florida who've suffered severe damage from Hurricane Michael.


You can learn more about CAMA services, see the most recent updates on disaster relief and learn more about our past partnerships with them here.


All Fuel for Missions gifts will directed to Global needs via additional donations to the Great Commission Fund.

The C&MA is ready to send 60 new workers, fully trained and ready to serve around the world, who are waiting for the financial resources to GO.  Your gifts help send them to some of the world's most spiritually desolate places.

Are you ready to be a part?  You can bring your gift in an offering envelope to our services on Sunday, December 16, or participate digitally in one of these ways:


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 Other Ways to Give:

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ONLINE:  Already have an account set up in The Current?  Add a one time special gift or consider adding or increasing a recurring gift.  Automating your giving is easy, saves you time and helps keep you stay accountable.  You can give using your checking or savings account information, or with a credit card.
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GIVING KIOSK:  Intend to give but forget until you arrive on Sunday?  Use one of the secure giving kiosks onsite to donate the amount of your choosing; just log in and swipe your debit or credit card.  Select the line that says Fuel for Ministry to give to the local or national needs, or Fuel for Ministry to give to the global initiative.
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In order to be included in this special Christmas outreach, your gift must be received the week of December 10-16.