Our goal is to provide volunteers and financial aid to ministries, missions and organizations in our surrounding community; and to support those ministries and programs we feel provide the best and largest impact for the areas in which they serve.

  • Downtown Ecumenical Services Council

    DESC Defenders LIVE! Presentation

    FREE Online Event

    Thursday, August 20, 2020

    6:00 - 7:00 pm

    www.descdefenders.org


    The DESC Defenders are uniting to wipeout poverty, and they want you to join the fight! 

    Since the start of the pandemic, there‚Äôs been a dramatic rise in individuals and families needing help. The loss of jobs, the challenge of home-schooling and the loss of school meals has pushed many families living on the edge into serious financial need. 


    You can help fight poverty by logging on to DESC DEFENDERS FACEBOOK LIVE event to learn about those in need and enjoy local talent. You can also create a team, become a sponsor or make a team donation. 

      

    Learn more about DESC Defenders LIVE here!

    or call 358-7955 for more information.

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  • SAVE THE DATE

    Facebook Live Virtual Gala

    Friday, August 21, 2020

    6:30 pm


    Support Angelwood of Jacksonville which serves people of all ages with intellectual and developmental differences. 


    For full details, to view and bid on auction items, enter for your chance to win prize drawings, or to make a donation click the button at the bottom of this section. Registration is FREE!


    By registering for the gala, you will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card. The winner will be announced during the virtual gala on Facebook on August 21st. You do not need to participate in the virtual gala to win.

    Register Here!

    For sponsorship opportunities please contact Damara Farwell, Chief Development Officer, at [email protected]

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  • We are collecting School Office Supplies for local elementary schools! 

    Click for our Amazon Wishlist

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  • Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation and Empowerment

    Give voice and vote to your concern and hope for Jacksonville. Help set the agenda for ICARE as we work to improve our city.

    Contact Mike Fisher.  Click here for more info.

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  • Cook / Serve Dinner at the Sulzbacher Center

    On the 2nd Thursday of each month volunteers from our church cook and/or serve dinner at the Sulzbacher Center in downtown Jacksonville. 

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  • Be a Lunch Buddy

    Do you have a lunch break? Do you work downtown or in Riverside? For 30 minutes a week you can be a friend to a student at West Riverside Elementary. Play games, read books and talk with the student.  Interested? Contact  Bud Para or Jean Grant-Dooley.

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  • Meals on Wheels

    Interested in helping to deliver meals? Contact Regina Boone.

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  • Earth Care Congregation

    Riverside is an Earth Care Congregation. Want to get involved? Contact Lisa Williams.

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