Advent Giving

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

Child Hope International (CHI) is an organization serving abandoned and orphaned kids in Nepal since 1997. Because Nepal has no foster care system, CHI provides much needed care for these children by placing them in Christian families all over Nepal. CHI also funds their education, with some through college even! Without CHI, these children could possibly become victims of malnutrition, child labor, or other trafficking.

Foster the Bay (FTB) is a Bay Area coalition of churches aimed at addressing a crisis in our foster care system. Since 2015, this “faith alliance” has brought together 50 churches, seen 95 families step forward, and provided homes for over 100 children. They have also seen 250 individuals and families surround foster families with love and support. Some of these foster families and support families are in our church!

Heritage Home (HH) helps pregnant women overcome addiction, homelessness, and other hardships as they journey in motherhood. Heritage Home provides housing, meals, and other necessities. They also provide a structured program that includes mentorship, education, parenting classes, Bible studies, AA meetings, life transformation classes, and career workshops. Over the years, The River has seen many women graduate from Heritage Home with the tools necessary to provide stable new lives for themselves and their children.

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 CHI, FTB, or HH on the memo line. Place check in giving table during service or mail it to us at:
670 Lincoln Ave, Suite 200, San Jose, CA 95126

Please consider giving over and above your regular tithe.