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Mark your calendars! All are welcome to join us in person or online for our annual Homecoming Celebration happening on Sunday, September 18, as we celebrate this year’s theme of “New Beginnings” in anticipation of the beginning of Rev. Adriene Thorne’s tenure and a new chapter unfolding for The Riverside Church.
Join us for worship in-person or online at 10:45 a.m. ET with Rev. Michael Livingston preaching for the final time, and stick around afterwards for fun and fellowship on Claremont Avenue with box lunches (distributed in the Cloister Lounge), a caricature artist, ice cream truck, and more! Additionally, a preview booklet of upcoming fall ministry highlights will be distributed along with a special Riverside Homecoming gift.
As usual, the day is certain to be filled with joy and gratitude as we celebrate our life together.
Join us online for a special Homecoming Sunday Virtual Coffee Hour as we celebrate this year’s theme of “New Beginnings” in anticipation of the beginning of Rev. Adriene Thorne’s tenure and a new chapter unfolding for The Riverside Church. We will spend time reflecting on where we have been over the past years and where we hope to go in the years ahead.
We are using a new platform for this gathering which will require you to set up a free account to join.
JusticeAid Fall Public Forum
Sunday, September 18, 2022, 4:00 p.m. | Nave & Livestream | Free
These are perilous times for people who identify as LGBTQ. Twenty-three states have signed anti-LGBTQ bills into law so far in 2022. For people who identify as queer and trans, and especially for children and youth, discrimination is setting in motion an arc of intolerance that can cause depression, anxiety, and isolation from their families, schoolmates, and society at large. LGBTQ youth are 4x more likely to experience homelessness and attempt suicide than their non-LGBTQ peers, and are targeted and punished in the criminal legal system because of their identity and sexual orientation. How can we push back against this hate?
Join us to learn the issues confronting the LGBTQ community. Emmy and Peabody award-winning journalist/media creator and LGBTQ activist, Imara Jones, will set the stage for a panel discussion, Freedom to Be Queer: Overcoming Marginalization, Criminalization, and Erasure. The Resistance Revival Chorus will perform and help us celebrate openness, acceptance, and tolerance.