Advent Giving

Each year we invite the church to participate in giving an extra gift during the season of Advent to a few of our ministry partners. This year, your generosity will support:

EvaSUE (The Evangelical Students and Graduates Union of Ethiopia) is the one non-denominational, multi-ethnic evangelical student ministry reaching the rapidly expanding public universities in Ethiopia. With just 60 young staff, EvaSUE supports over 50,000 students in its campus fellowships as they reach out on 30+ campuses. EvaSUE is a sister movement to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in North America and a member of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students. This has been an exciting and tumultuous season in Ethiopia - a time that calls for young leaders who are deeply rooted in God and able to lead from a Kingdom mindset. In the midst of severe challenges, EvaSUE is working to develop these kind of leaders for the future, while they reach and disciple students on campus in the present.

Reaching Out Center is a ministry focused on serving communities in the Bay Area. By providing food, basic life necessities, and job training, they typically serve 40,000 families annually. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of families coming to Reaching Out for support has tripled. Several River members actively volunteer during their two weekly distribution times to live out the organization’s mission of being the hands and feet of Jesus to a hungry community.

Shalom Iglesia del Pacto is our beloved sister church. The ministry of Shalom Iglesia focuses primarily on the Washington Neighborhood in San Jose.  Our partnership with them represents our commitment as a church to cross cultural ministry empowerment. This year has been particularly challenging for them as many members of their congregation have faced financial and health related hardships due to the pandemic.

How to Give:


You can give by credit card or through your bank. Select which organization you wish to support in the drop down list.

BY CHECK - Make check out to “The River” and write "EvaSUE", "Reaching Out Center" or "Shalom Iglesia" on the memo line. Mail to us at:
670 Lincoln Ave, Suite 200, San Jose, CA 95126

Please consider giving over and above your regular tithe.