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What is Christian Stewardship?

Christian Stewardship is using the gifts God has given us to do the work God is calling us to do. All that we have in this life is a gift from God: our time, our talent, our treasure. Part of being a good steward is giving back to God some of what we have been given, in loving gratitude for God's many gifts to us.

God calls us to share an abundant life that is marked by communion, communication and community. As good stewards of God's gifts, we nurture and share them with the community as we work for the greater good.

To support the missions and programs of The Riverside Church, please contact us at stewardship@theriversidechurchny.org or call 212-870-6782.


Planned Giving
Planned giving is a generous and effective way of making an intentional gift to The Riverside Church to ensure its future vibrancy.

It usually involves financial or estate planning; however it is not reserved for the wealthy. Planned giving is a means by which anyone concerned with the wise use of his or her personal resources makes a considered choice about their ultimate disposition.

Planned giving establishes a way for a donor to provide for family members while remembering the church as well. It often enables the donor to provide more for his or her heirs and to make a larger gift than thought possible. It often reduces taxes as well. You should consult with your financial advisor or attorney for guidance in determining the planned gift approach that is right for you and your family.

Planned gifts are usually made in one of several ways:

- A Bequest in a Will
- Designations of Retirement Plans or IRAs
- The Bequest of a Life Insurance Policy
- A gift plan that provides income to you

If you would like to explore these options, please contact Interim Director of Stewardship, Margery Whiteman at mwhiteman@trcnyc.org , 212-870-6782.


Leadership Gifts
You can take a leadership role at Riverside by making a major gift contribution, which is one way to help ensure that our core programs continue. In a time when so many have so little, we're asking those who can to give more. For more information about our leadership campaign, please contact Interim Director of Stewardship, Margery Whiteman at mwhiteman@trcnyc.org , 212-870-6782.


 

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RIVERSIDE SPEAKS

As Stewardship Season continues, we will be highlighting the words of a few members of our community:


Kendall Allen and Blake Rockwell
Media Executive; Nonprofit Cofounder
Riverside Members, 2012


Q. Why did you become members?
A. (K) Riverside resonated for me right away. The social agenda, the feel of the place.
I looked forward each week to nurturing my emerging spiritual needs. Riverside has a certain heft that I appreciated. During Advent, surrounded by family and friends, I was baptized. (B) I wanted a church like the one I grew up in, some place in which I could happily raise my daughter. I got involved in church activities.

Q. How do you give?
A. An annual commitment, plus we write a check for special occasions. But as a member of Riverside, you are expected to play big. There are no shortages of issues today, a whole menu to get involved in.

Q. And the future of Riverside?
A. Riverside focuses too much on its past. There's so much more that needs to be done today. Look at the needs in our own neighborhood, an increasing struggle to make it in the City. What is at our core today? That's the question.