"Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord." Romans 12:11
Crafting For Good
The congregation of Riga Church welcomes Crafting For Good, a growing local non-profit that raises money through the sale of crafting supplies (thrift-store prices!!!) to fund food and clean water efforts, as they are needed. Crafting For Good is also passionate about building community. feel free to stop by, introduce yourself, and learn more about this wonderful ministry. They are open most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00AM - 2:00PM. Please check the 'Events' calendar on this website, for scheduling. For more information: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Crafting-For-Good-450606745281404/about/?ref=page_internal
On May 5, 2019, the congregation of Riga church launched a new mission project: a fundraiser to support Heifer International. The fundraiser will continue through the end of June. Our donations will procure flocks of chicks that families living in poverty around the world can raise to provide an income and nourishment.
The congregation of Riga Church supports refugee families settling in the Greater Rochester area by several means:
Collecting pennies for PENNIES FOR RICE donates rice to local refugee ministries, such as Refugees Helping Refugees, the Islamic Center and Mary's Place. To date Riga Church with a shared ministry with Union Church has collected 4,000 pounds of rice to help refugees transition to our area. Every Penny Counts!!
Once a year much needed SCHOOL SUPPLIES are collected and given to one of the above groups.
SWEM is a community food cupboard serving the southwest region of Rochester/Monroe County. They provide emergency food bags at satellite sites through requests to a telephone Help-Line. Riga Church supports SWEM through food donations in the form of bulk food donations as well as holiday baskets. Some members of our congregation also volunteer to help deliver food bags to their elderly clients each month.