Compassion and Justice

The River Compassion and Justice Ministries

At the River Church Community we are a people on mission, and our focus initiatives this year are in the areas of Food and Shelter.

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P.A.C.T Beloved Community Team Meeting 

3rd Tuesday, 5:45pm


Join P.A.C.T. San Jose Beloved Community Team 



Volunteer at Reaching Out Center Food Pantry

Thurs, 9am


2nd & 4th Tuesdays

Grocery Deliveries to families part of Shalom Iglesia and The River Church signup to receive groceries, or help with deliveries!

Tuesdays, 8:30-10 am.



Grocery Deliveries to families living at Willows Apartments, 4th Wednesday, 6:45 -7:30 pm.


More information about other upcoming events can be found on our flowpage














Ministry Spotlight


May 5th is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered
Indigenous Women. We are highlighting and hosting events to learn more and provide ways to engage this justice topic.


Friday May 5th - Join local organizations in observing Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women’s Day. MMIW. 6:15 PM San Jose City Hall, Please wear Red in solidarity.


Saturday May 6th - 5:30 pm at The River Church Community, Compassion & Justice Ministries will host a viewing of Murder in Big Horn, followed by a facilitated  discussion on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIWGS2, MMIP) Awareness crisis. RSVP today!


Sunday May 7th -11:30 am - 2pm at Hellyer County Park- Shadow Bluff reservation site on Velodrome side of park. Kathy Napoli of the Susanville Indian Rancheria will share information about the MMIW crisis and how it has been impacting the community in Northern California. There will also be a live art exhibit hosted by Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley.  Fundraising raffles, snacks, and an opportunity to build community and learn together! Please wear red in solidarity! Park parking pass is $6 so carpooling is encouraged.

Check out our MMIW Flowpage for more learning & justice opportunities.


Coming Soon


Middle Talk

Middle Talk fulfills the compassion & justice objective to equip the community to engage thoughtfully and gracefully the conversations of our day with theological depth and understanding. Middle talk is a facilitated sharing dialogue for small to medium/large groups of people on one of the following topics: Race & Ethnicity, politics, life in silicon valley, wealth, gender and sexuality, housing. We are currently looking for two facilitators to be able to offer each small group at the River the opportunity to have at least 1 facilitated conversation a year. Talk with Iheoma for more information.

Sustainability Cohort

A majority of Compassion & Justice initiatives are outward focused, this one is inward focused, helping the River practice creation care and increased ecological sustainability. Members of the cohort will ideate and implement ways that the River Church and its programs can be ecologically sustainable. Talk with Iheoma for more information.

Resources and Church Collaborations

How to Fight Racism with Jemar Tisby

Reading While Black | A Public Conversation with Dr. Esau McCaulley

The River Church Community Disaster Response Website & Resources

Anti-Racism & The Church Webinars |  Moving towards True Repentance | Dismantling Systemic Racism

The Color of Compromise with Jemar Tisby

Austin Channing Brown "I'm Still Here" 

Oriented to Love Fishbowl Dialogue on Sexual/Gender Diversity in the Church

Compassion & Justice Call to Action

Stay tuned for our next call to action


Contact the Director of Compassion & Justice Ministries
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