Supporting the Ministry at Riviera UMC

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Annual Giving...

Each year we ask members to complete an Annual Giving Commitment Card as we make plans for the coming year. Annual Giving supports the operating expenses of the church - our on-going ministries. Annual commitments serve several purposes.

  • This is a time for individuals and families to spend time in prayer, reflecting on God's blessings, and recommitting to loving God with your head, heart and hands.
  • On a practical level, this is a good time to review your financial budget and make sure it reflects your priorities.
  • Presenting our commitments to God is an act of worship we share as a community, as we ask God to bless and use our gifts.
  • For the church, annual giving commitments help us set ministry budgets for the coming year and make the most of the resources committed to God's work through us

At Riviera, the amount your give is a personal decision, but the Bible teaches us to give a tithe or ten percent to God. For many the tithe is just the beginning.