West St Paul Community Volunteer Opportunities
Angel Tree is a ministry of Prison Fellowship and provides gifts to the children of those incarcerated. An incarcerated parent requests both a "fun" gift and a gift of clothing for his/her child which is delivered right before Christmas. The Angel Tree will be on display in the foyer in late November. Wrapped gifts will need to be turned in to the office by mid-December. Click here for more information about Angel Tree.
Cornerstone Jail Ministry
Riverview partners with six other local churches to form the Cornerstone Jail Ministry under the leadership of Pastor James Bzoskie, to bring the gospel to men and women in the Dakota County Jail. Riverview leads a Sunday morning worship service at the jail every six weeks and also provides support for a weekly Bible studies at the jail on Wednesday mornings.
Riverview partners with Neighbors Inc. to provide clothes and food to those in need. We have a monthly "food shelf focus" and a drop off bin for gently used clothes to be given to those in need. Donations can be left at boxes and shelves on the church campus. Riverview also participates in the Neighbors Summer Feeding Program at Henry Sibley High School. In 2012, Riverview helped serve almost 2,500 meals during the Summer Feeding Program. Click here to learn more about Neighbors, Inc.
Operation Christmas Child
Riverview is an official drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child in St. Paul. We also pack shoeboxes with gifts for children in other countries who would otherwise not receive gifts from parents or family. Click here to learn more about Operation Christmas Child.
Members of the congregation serve families who are temporarily homeless through this ministry administered by the St. Paul Area Council of Churches.
Village Creek Bible Camp
Riverview is a supporter of Village Creek Bible Camp. Groups of adults and children regularly attend camp sessions and retreats using the camp's facilities tucked away in the northeast corner of Iowa. Members and friends of Riverview also regularly help with the staffing and physical maintenance of the camp. Click here for more information about Village Creek.
In 2012, Riverview sent 33 pounds of baby jackets, diapers, rolled bandages, and absorbent squares as part of 27 tons of materials White Cross sent to Cameroon and Nigeria. White Cross items support in these areas. Meeting physical needs allows medical staff to share Christ with those in their care. Sewers are always needed (pattern and fabric provided). Volunteer to tear sheets, roll bandages, and cut squares. Contact the church office to volunteer.