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:

Healing Grove Health Center (HGHC) was borne of a prophetic prayer vision by Jairo & Lourdes Sarmiento one year ago. The center will provide holistic health care, soul care and culture care in the name of Jesus. They are currently securing a facility at 226 W Alma Ave in San Jose. They need your help as they launch this endeavor in June 2020. Your gifts will cover legal fees, construction costs and startup costs.

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!

Champions Club (CC) is a ministry located in Mafraq, Jordan. This ministry serves Syrian refugee and local Jordanian children who have physical and developmental disabilities by providing physical and occupational therapy, sensory stimulation and spiritual care. Your gifts will help expand the services of this program. 10 kids are enrolled, and the program started in early November, 2019.

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 HGHC, FTB, or CC 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.