Riverside Embarks on Lighting the Way Capital Campaign

On January 28, Riverside launched a capital campaign at its Annual Congregational Meeting. We passed out cupcakes with candles and sang, “This Little Light of Mine.” It was a joyous half-hour, but it wasn’t even the beginning of our efforts.

This campaign has been three years in the making, as we combed through our historic building and created a Capital Improvement Plan, crafted a strategic plan, re-wrote a decades-old mission statement, and set two mission priorities.

Let us make a case for this exciting, three-year endeavor. You can read about where we’ve been, and where we’re going right here.



Why Your Capital Campaign Gift is so Important

While we love our church, it suffers from years of deferred maintenance, as we put off big-ticket items such as the roof, new heating and cooling and basic repairs to masonry, stain glass windows, flooring and paint. Our many months of strategic planning led us to agree that staying right here on State Street is the best way to carry out our mission.

But time is slipping away. We need to prepare Riverside for the future.

We know that our campaign goal of $800,000 is a big number, but with the generosity of our congregation and broader community, and the love we all have for Riverside, we believe it’s achievable. It will take all of us. Here’s a brochure that lays out our plan, and how you can help.


Are You Ready To Give?

You can read all about the ways you can give right here. You can see a commitment sheet right here. Print it, fill it out and return it to Riverside Lighting the Way Capital Campaign, PO Box 656, Hood River, Oregon 97031. If you want to give by bank transfer or credit card, you can do it right now, right here at our web site. Just click here.

If you Have More Questions …

Here is a FAQ document that covers (we hope!) every question you might have. But if you want to speak to a real, live human on our Capital Campaign Committee, you will find contacts right in this document. We are happy to talk about the campaign and why we love Riverside.