Relive Homecoming 2020

We celebrated Riverside’s 90th anniversary with our annual Riverside Church Homecoming, a celebration of the strength of our community, on Sunday, October 4, 2020 – nearly 90 years to the day of our first service held on October 5, 1930. While this year was definitely different – due to COVID-19 we gathered and celebrated virtually – we still had many fun experiences and reflections to make the day special for all!

Homecoming Worship & Virtual Coffee Hour

Sunday, October 4 | 10:45 am | Online

Join us for a special 90th Anniversary worship with interim senior minister, Rev. Michael Livingston, preaching. Afterwards, join us for a special celebratory Virtual Coffee Hour with shared stories and reflections, games, a toast, and more.

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Sign Our Digital Kudoboard Yearbook!

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Virtual Festival of Lay Ministries

While we won’t be in South Hall this year on Homecoming Sunday, we’re pleased to offer a video collage showcasing the many Riverside ministries and programs!

MSJ’ Anti Racist Taskforce

Lean more about Riverside’s Antiracist Taskforce initiatives

MSJ Slides for Festival of Lay Ministries

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History of Riverside Small Group Class

September 27th – November 22nd | 1:00 pm | via Zoom
Facilitated By Riverside Archivists Diane Russo and Vince Kelley

In honor of Riverside’s 90th Anniversary, this survey-style course discusses key points in Riverside’s history in the past 90 years, with each class centered around a specific theme. Additionally, for each class, we will bring archival materials to pass around/examine. Vincent Kelley and Diane Russo will likely co-teach the class, with some special guests for different topics. We’ll explore themes such as: MLK at Riverside and Civil Rights, Harry Emerson Fosdick, Riverside’s Building, art and architecture, Maranatha and LGBTQ history at Riverside, William Sloane Coffin and Vietnam/Disarmament and Sanctuary and more!

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Give a Gift in Celebration of Riverside’s 90th Anniversary

Join in the celebration of Riverside’s 90th anniversary by making a generous gift to help launch our next 90 years!  All gifts go directly to the work of the church, our ministries, social services, and community support.