donating at RIVERSIDE crc

During our morning service, two bags are passed around to collect money for our church and its supported ministries. While we don't want people to feel obligated to give, we appreciate the dedicated generosity of our members and welcome all donations.

1st Bag (B) – CHURCH BUDGET – This offering is used to cover the day-to-day expenses of the church, church ministries, pastor’s salary, and ministry shares that we committed to as members of the CRC denomination.

2nd Bag – SPECIFIC MINISTRY – This offering is for a specific ministry the church has committed to support. It changes each week and is described weekly in the bulletin. A complete list can be found on the Offering Schedule page of this website.

Cheques written will be issued a tax receipt a the end of the year.

Vouchers are available for purchase in smaller amounts ($2/$5). They are small pieces of paper that represent the amount of money written on them, and can be placed in either offering bag. They have the same value as money. Tax receipts are issued for voucher purchases. Please see a deacon for more information or to purchase vouchers.

offering schedule

All supported ministries are linked to their websites so you can find out more about them.

Benevolent Fund: benevolence (kindness, compassion, generosity) is a quality of our life in Christ and not merely a matter of financial assistance. This fund has no budget for either income or expenses. It is designated for giving and is overseen by the Deacons, who assess needs, promote stewardship and hospitality, collect and disburse resources for benevolence and develop programs of assistance.

Jan 5 Olive Branch

Jan 12 Youth Unlimited

Jan 19 Benevolent Fund

Jan 26 Agassiz Cadet Club (Cadet Sunday)

Feb 2 CRCNA Race Relations

Feb 9 CRCNA Office of Social Justice

Feb 16 Tim & Charity Johnson

Feb 23 Pastor Church Resources

Feb 25 Unity Christian School

Mar 1 Centre for Public Dialogue (1st Sunday of Lent)

Mar 8 World Renew Canadian Food Grains Bank

Mar 15 Calvin Theological Seminary

Mar 22 GEMS & Cadets Headquarters

Mar 29 World Renew Refugee Sunday

Apr 5 Todd Statham Chaplain UBCO (Palm Sunday)

Apr 10 No 2nd Offering (Good Friday)

Apr 12 Resonate Global Mission

Apr 19 Agassiz GEMS

Apr 26 Unity Christian School

May 3 NewGround Diaconal Ministries Canada

May 10 World Renew (Mother's Day)

May 17 Tim & Charity Johnson

May 24 Back to God Min. International

May 31 Resonate Global Mission (Pentecost)

June 7 CRCNA Worship Ministries

June 14 CRCNA Candidacy Committee

June 21 CRCNA Indigenous Ministries (Father's Day)

June 28 World Renew

July 5 Vacation Bible School

July 12 Raise Up Global Ministries

July 19 Agassiz Christian School

July 26 Olive Branch

Aug 2 Tim & Charity Johnson

Aug 9 Benevolent Fund

Aug 16 Ruth & Naomi's Mission

Aug 23 CRCNA Faith Formation Ministries

Aug 30 M2W2 Association