Summer Reflections

Riverside Café Pay It Forward Scheme

‘Pay It Forward’ is a nationwide scheme where you can choose to pay in advance for someone else’s meal or hot drink so that anyone who is in need - whether they are struggling with life, have lost their purse, are out of work or even homeless - can access a meal and a drink and some comfort for a while.

At the moment we give away approximately £80 worth of food every week but only receive £15 a week average in donations. Riverside’s welfare fund makes up any shortfall and pays the rest.

When you buy a coffee or your lunch, can you afford to contribute towards paying for someone else?

The café can take card payments or cash for the scheme; even if you can only afford to give your change it all helps.

Pay It Forward expresses our heart to be an extravagantly generous church and we hope that you will continue to partner with us in this wonderful opportunity to bless people in our community.

Do chat to Jackie King or any of our café staff if you want to know more about how you can help. Thank you in advance.

Welcome to Jacob

Jacob Perrins is moving to Whitstable this week (beginning of July) and will start his job as Assistant Pastor on Monday 8 July.

We are so excited to have him join the staff team and pray God’s very best for him as he settles into his new life.

If you are away over the summer months then have a super time. We have a couple of weeks break in August and look forward to seeing everyone again on Sunday 1st September for our Family Service.

Every blessing

Simon & Keely