2022 Thanksgiving Offering

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to be reminded of the blessings that we have experienced. This year our deacons have provided opportunities to give financially to a number of causes near and dear to the hearts of The River family.  On the Sundays in November envelopes will be made available that list a number of ministries. A separate poster in the foyer will give explanations of those ministries. You are invited to look over that list and make a decision about giving a special gift to one or more of those ministries. These gifts will be received during the month of November up to the Thanksgiving service on Wednesday evening, November 23. You are also able to give at our online giving portal, please click Thanksgiving Offering and specify which group(s) you would like to support in the memo. 


“Praise God from whom all blessings flow.”


  • BEautiful Gate, Lesotho, Africa

    For many years the people of The River have had a close relationship with this orphanage that ministers to HIV/AIDS infected children in Lesotho, Africa. 

  • Benevolence (The River Deacon Fund)

    Enables deacons of The River to provide for financial, physical & spiritual needs of church members. It also is used to empower the Giving, Generosity & Benevolence team to share the love of God in our community locally, nationally, and globally.

  • Care Portal

    Care Portal is an agency that brings the needs of children and families in our community to the attention of churches. Child welfare workers uncover the needs and Care Portal makes local churches aware (via email), giving churches a real-time opportunity to respond.

  • Christian Education Fund

    Provides tuition assistance to River families who send their children to local Christian schools.

  • Hands of MErcy

    Is a ministry that helps churches build loft houses in their parking lot and facilitate weekend and short-term, cross-cultural ministry opportunities in Mexico. Hands of Mercy encourages all members of the family to serve together and has no age restrictions. A loft house is prefabricated in church parking lots in the US and assembled in Mexico in a day. Though not luxurious by any definition, a loft house gives some basic protection and shelter from the elements

  • Lunch Bunch

    Lunch Bunch is ran by Ross and Sandy Cooper and welcomes those from the

    community who are hungry and in need of help. Everyone from infants to senior citizens are

    welcome. They come together for Sunday worship and a meal and hope that everyone

    experiences the love of Jesus while attending.

  • Mexican Christian Children's Aid

    MCCA is a ministry obedient to God's call to care for children in need by supplying those in Baja California with food, Scriptures and the opportunity to know the love of Christ.

  • River Life Fund

    Is approved at the annual congregational meeting in September. It makes it possible for The River CRC to do ministry locally, regionally and around the world.

  • River Missions Fund

    provides support to the missionaries that The River supports on a

    monthly basis

  • Safe Families

    Serves families who lack social networks and live in isolation without support of

    family and friends dealing with crises such as homelessness, unemployment, child abuse,

    domestic violence, medical emergencies and alcohol/drug rehabilitation.

  • San Bernardino Pregnancy Resource Center

    A Christ-centered ministry dedicated to the caring of women and families with pregnancy related issues by providing them with life affirming physical, emotional and spiritual support and resources.

  • Young Life

    A ministry focused on introducing students to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. Currently we are focused on the students at University of Redlands.