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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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Ongoing

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 15 @ 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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9:00 am

New Member Joining Sunday

December 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Interested in joining The Riverside Church? Come check out our New Member Orientation Class and learn what it means to be a member of Riverside. We’ll look at Riverside’s theology, the history of Riverside, how to get connected with different ministries and more! Did you know that Riverside is a congregational church connected to the […]

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9:30 am

Open Bible Study

December 15 @ 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 15 @ 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 15 @ 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 15 @ 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 15 @ 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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10:45 am

Sunday Morning Worship

December 15 @ 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 15 @ 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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12:30 pm

Young Adult Ministry Christmas Brunch

December 15 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

We all love brunch. All Riverside young adults are invited to join together worship as we kick off our first young adult community brunch of the semester. Get to know new young adults and catch up with old friends over some yummy bacon and eggs and don’t forget the avocado toast. This event is free […]

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1:00 pm

Latino Ministry

December 15 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

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Men’s Class

December 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

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Latino Ministries Fellowship

December 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
20T

Latino Ministries brings together Latino/as and their allies in the congregation and community for education and activism around the political, cultural, and spiritual issues facing Latino/communities. We celebrate the diversity of Latino/a culture and life through spiritual fellowship, education, and the arts. Please contact Arelis Figueroa at afigueroa@trcnyc.org for more information.

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Men’s Class

December 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Men’s Class serves the members, congregation, and community of Riverside through spiritual, educational, and fellowship programs that encourage a more just and equitable society. The current chair of Men’s Class is Tunde Aboyoyade-Cole.

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Theatre of the Oppressed

December 15 @ 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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Business & Professional Women’s Group Annual Christmas Tea

December 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
9T

The B’s & P’s warmly invite the community to this annual celebration of the Christmas season with festive refreshments and decorations, warm fellowship, and ample holiday cheer!

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4:00 pm

Candlelight Carol Festival

December 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$25 – $35

This longstanding tradition at The Riverside Church has become an essential part of Christmas in New York City. This service of music and light combines carillon, organ, harp, and all of the choirs of The Riverside Church, culminating in a ritual sharing of candlelight illuminating the Nave. Musical prelude begins at 3:30 p.m. Purchase tickets […]

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