Special Christmas/Year End Offering

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.

someone is desperate for change and it will only happen because of you.

Each of us has different spheres of influence and different gifts, and they ALL matter.  Are you developing a spirit of generosity which allows God to empower you to change lives, and transform you as part of the process?  Your praying, inviting, and serving all make a difference.  And so does your giving.  As a matter of fact, it's critical.

Your investment in our Fuel for Ministry Fund so far this year has allowed unhindered ministry like this to happen:

 188 people have been helped by benevolence
52 families were helped through our free car care ministry
50,000 meals funded in our local food shelves
525 people benefited from free Thanksgiving baskets
2,366 kids & students engaged in regular ministry or special events
        681 people have taken a first step and said 'YES!' to Jesus
        Over 1400 adults and students are building relationships through Small Groups

In addition to regular ministry, your generosity will help us replenish our contingency fund used to pay for renovations to our first ever multi-site in Sauk Rapids; you can read more here.
During the month of December we will be receiving a Christmas offering.  There are special giving envelopes available for those who would like to use them, and we are encouraging everyone to declare 'I'm all in - my gift matters in making a difference!' and put feet to your faith by participating in the mission of Riverside Church to reach lost people and help them become fully devoted followers of God.



 Other Ways to Give:

 http://www.myriversidechurch.com/uploads/ChristmasOffer2015-Comp_100x100.jpg  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.
 http://www.myriversidechurch.com/uploads/ChristmasOffer2015-Kiosk_100x100.jpg Intend to give but forget until you arrive on Sunday?  Use one of the secure giving kiosks on site 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.
 http://www.myriversidechurch.com/uploads/ChristmasOffer2015-Cell_100x100.jpg  Want to give anytime using your mobile device?  Use Riverside's text to give option for quick, easy, secure donations.

All gifts must be postmarked or given before midnight December 31 to be processed as part of the 2017 tax year.  Your giving statements are always available online by accessing your personal profile in The Current, and we will also mail year end statements in January.