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Black Lives Matter: Total Equity Now Book Drive

December 1 - December 19

Our Black Lives Matter Committee is partnering with Total Equity Now (TEN) for the 8th Annual Literacy Across Harlem Holiday Book Drive from December 1 through December 19. Each year, in partnership with small businesses, local organizations, and students and faculty at Harlem-based institutions of higher education, this Holiday Book Drive collects thousands of new […]

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Advent Small Group: Renewing the Spirit of Advent through Jesus

December 1 @ 9:30 am - December 15 @ 10:30 am

Through small group discussions, this three-week series seeks to help us renew the spirit of Advent. Through interrogating the Scriptures, music, paintings and other forms of art centered upon Advent, we seek to reimagine the anticipation of the birth of Jesus in the first century. We explore how the Holy Spirit working through us in […]

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8:30 am

Morning Light Worship

December 8 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

An intimate early Sunday morning service incorporating meditation, Scripture reading, and weekly communion.

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9:30 am

Open Bible Study

December 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Bible Study Classes

A weekly group that studies the lectionary Scripture passaged used in worship each week. Get a head start on the sermon by studying the Bible together in a relaxed and conversational atmosphere.

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Parent Connect Small Group

December 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Parents of children through 12th grade are invited to join Amanda Meisenheimer for a weekly Parents small group where we discuss faith and parenting topics. ParentConnect offers parents and guardians an opportunity to get to know each other and discuss parenting topics through a theological lens. All parents and guardians are welcome.

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Pageant Rehearsal

December 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

In collaboration with the Riverside Music Ministry, the children will be rehearsing for the annual Christmas pageant on Sunday mornings.  An extended rehearsal of the script will take place on Nov 17th after church in 311MLK.  

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Cherub Choir

December 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Ms. Sharon Prichard leads our preschoolers through first graders in an age-appropriate choir experience. Our young friends learn to sing, to play bells, and to worship God through music. For more information, email Amanda Meisenheimer.

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10:00 am

Join The New Riverside Youth Choir

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Calling all 7th-12th graders to join the launch of our new Riverside Youth Choir under the direction of Mr. Josh Elson. The choir will perform in Sunday worship, Space For Grace and perform an annual concert. Rehearsals are Sundays at 10 am in 323 MLK after youth Let’s Talk Sunday School. Register for the youth […]

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10:30 am

Children’s Christmas Pageant

December 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 pm

In partnership with the Rising Voices, the Riverside Children’s Ministry brings a pageant of hope and inspiration to the second Sunday of Advent. This year our pageant will follow Ebenezer Scrooge as he returns to the Christmas Story to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas.

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The RIVERSIDE CHURCH SCHOOL CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

December 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The Riverside Church once again offers an impressive production for its annual Christmas Pageant, presented by Riverside’s Rising Voices and Cherub Choir during worship on the Second Sunday of Advent. Each year, the children, parents and directors spend many months rehearsing the music, dancing, and acting for the pageant. Our talented youth will delight you […]

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10:45 am

Sunday Morning Worship

December 8 @ 10:45 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:45am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Our traditional Sunday service, held in the beautiful Nave, follows the lectionary and liturgical calendar and is centered around Scripture, preaching, music, and prayer. Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month.

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12:00 pm

Grateful Gift Markets

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Love the season of Advent and the gift market from last year? Well, good news! The Grateful Gift Markets are back! Come out and wander through the gift market in support of the different ministries powered by The Riverside Church through an interactive gift market every Sunday during the Advent season. All proceeds from every […]

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1:00 pm

African Fellowship Group

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

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The Digital Cathedral: Tutoring for Technology

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 15, 2019

Join Rueben Martinez and Rev. Jim Keat for The Digital Cathedral, a class where you will learn about a specific aspect of technology or digital media that will help you engage more with The Riverside Church and the world around you. Half of the sessions spend time focusing on a specific topic or theme (see […]

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Maranatha Fellowship Meeting

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Maranatha is a community of LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies who seek to foster greater understanding and equity for people of diverse sexual and gender identities. Whether you have been out for decades, love someone who is LGBTQ+, or are questioning, you are welcome to join us! The newly elected convener of Maranatha is Lisa […]

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African Fellowship

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

African Fellowship is a community of Africans and friends of Africa who gather monthly to celebrate African heritage, have spiritual fellowship. And discuss issues that impact Africans on the continent and in the diaspora. The current chair of African Fellowship is George Filie-Faboe.

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Theatre of the Oppressed

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

This ministry uses theatre as a means of empowering participants to become actors in movements for social and political change. Originating in Brazil, this technique teaches participants about their power and agency within institutions and systems. For more information, please contact Jeremiah Drake at theatreoftheoppressedtrc@gmail.com.

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2020 Budget Forum

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on December 29, 2019 at 1:00pm

These informative gatherings provide you a space to discuss the proposed 2020 budget with congregants and staff. Join us to learn more about the church budget and ask questions.  We will vote on the 2020 budget on January 5.

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2:00 pm

Service Of Hope & Consolation

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The holidays can be a difficult time for people who are grieving over the loss of a loved one, struggling with illness, loss of a job, a relationship, or even hope itself. Those looking for comfort, hope, and wholeness are invited to join us for a time of reflection, Scripture, and music.

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6:30 pm

Riverside Sunday Suppers

December 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Riverside Sunday Suppers are an opportunity to sit across the table from people whose faces you may only recognize from the passing of the peace, share a meal, and make our church feel just a bit smaller, a little more tightly knit together. Dinners will be offered once a month. RSVP’s on a first come […]

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