Baptisms & Dedications

At The Riverside Church, we love to celebrate new life!

Baptism is an outward and visible sign of God’s grace and the abundant life that Christ offers. God’s promise of new life extends to both children and adults. Baptism ushers us into the care of Christ’s church, affirms us, regardless of age, as children of God, and celebrates our nurture and growth toward mature faith and Christian discipleship.

The Riverside Church practices both infant baptism by sprinkling and believer’s baptism by sprinkling or immersion, reflecting our denominational traditions within the United Church of Christ and the American Baptist Church. Infant dedications are also offered as an option for parents wishing their children the choice to ultimately be baptized as believers. Those seeking baptism or dedication should be members of the church, and are required to attend a Baptism/Dedication Workshop prior to the baptism.

Upcoming Baptism/Dedication Workshop dates:

  • March 24 for baptisms on April 7
  • June 2 for baptisms on June 9
  • October 27 for baptisms on November 10

If you or child have not been baptized and desire baptism, please complete this form:

If you would like information about Baptism or Baby Dedication, please contact Amanda Meisenheimer at mmeisenheimer@trcnyc.org.