Community Life

Business & Professional Women’s Club

Organized in 1930 with a charter group of 38 women, the “B’s & P’s” create fellowship and promote cultural, recreational and social activities, along with serving as a channel for service to the church. Club members offer support to the Library, Visitors Center, Sunday Fellowship, Youth Tutoring, Career Day, wellness programs, and more. Click here or call 212.870.6909 for information on upcoming activities, programs and volunteer opportunities.

Tower League

The Tower League was established to provide fellowship, education and community for retired persons. It meets weekly on Thursdays for Bible Study and Meditation, other program activities, lunch, large-group program and refreshments. Call 212.870.6909 for a brochure with activities scheduled for the current season.

Matthew 5:4 Grief Support Group

A Grief Support Group for recently bereaved persons meets twice monthly; call 212.870.6909 for schedule and further information. 

Clergy on Call

Pastoral Care is pleased to offer Clergy on Call when there is a life event or crisis which creates a need for pastoral care outside of regular office hours. Congregants may reach Clergy on Call by calling 212.870.6702, and a member of the clergy will respond as soon as possible.

Clergy on Call is specifically designated for Riverside members experiencing an emergency such as illness, death, accident, or hospitalization, as well as those who urgently require prayer. Please be aware that financial assistance and other social service related calls will not be responded to by Clergy on Call.

Pastoral emergencies during regular office hours may contact the Parish Care office 212.870.6909.

Prayers of the People

Persons or concerns to be held in prayer may be called in to the Parish Care office, 212.870.6909. If you must leave a message, please include specific information, your own name and phone number, and whether the person for whom prayer is being requested is a Riverside member. Names are lifted up in the Sunday service for three weeks (unless the situation indicates otherwise), and then added to the Chain of Prayer. Names are retained on the Chain of Prayer for two months, unless further instructions are received.