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:


Heifer International

Heifer International
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.

Refugee Assistance

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 and the Islamic Center through Catholic Family Services.   To date Riga Church with a shared ministry     with Union Church has collected 4,500 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 Refugees helping Refugees and Cold Water House


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.
Items for Christmas baskets:
1   fruit cocktail; or canned fruit 
2 soups
1  large fruit drink
1 Instant potatoes
2 regular or 1 large sweet potatoes or Yam
3 canned vegetables
1 cranberry sauce
1can gravy
1  bag or box of stuffing
1 box dessert
Please add $10 cash or check donation ( SWEM) to cover the cost of meat eggs butter or other SWEM costs for this Ministry