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The Flower Guild    
The Flower Ministry compliments and enhances the beauty of The Riverside Church. Sitting quietly in the Nave, viewing altar flowers gives a sense of spiritual peace and emotional wellbeing to members and visitors. The Flower Ministry provides an opportunity to give honor and glory to God. The Flower Ministry acquires and arranges flowers throughout the Church for special occasions, such as Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


We're rolling out a new form to ensure your flower honoree messages are accurately included in documents and bulletins.

Please complete this form so we can include your honoree message and/or your name.

Submissions must be received 10 days before being published in a particular document or bulletin.

Once you have completed this form, please visit Riverside's Secure Donation Page to make your donation - be sure to select 'other' in the Designation dropdown and type Flower Fund.

Flower Designs
Riverside’s Florist, Vera Smith, along with other members of The Riverside Church Flower Guild, are responsible for the floral designs that adorn the church. To volunteer for the Flower Guild, contact Vera Smith at 212.870.6817.

Donate flowers for special occasions
If you wish to donate flowers for the altar on Sundays to commemorate a special occasion, please contact Vera Smith at 212.870.6817 to make arrangements. Requests for particular dates are honored on a first come, first served basis.

Opportunities to contribute time to decorating
Volunteers assist the Flower Guild to create a floral wonderland in the Nave at Christmas and Easter. Anyone interested should call 212.870.6817.