Life of the Community

Stay up to date with the latest info on all your favorite Riverside ministries and activities with our online monthly newsletter:  The Life of the Community.

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The Annual Riverside Church Candlelight Carol Festival

Dec 18: Join us for this longstanding NYC Christmas tradition in-person or online.

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Service of Hope and Consolation

Dec 4: Join us for this annual service, a space to hold our grief and loss ...

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2022 Advent &
Christmas at Riverside

Explore all our Advent programming: This is the season of expectation, and we are expecting Jesus!

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Cookies, Cocoa, and Caroling

Dec 11: Join us for this community-wide, fun holiday gathering! All are welcome!

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Riverside Hawks 61st Annual Gala

Dec 13: Join the Hawks in celebrating 61-years of service at their annual fundraising gala.

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The Riverside Church School Christmas Pageant

Dec 11: The Riverside Church once again offers an impressive production for its annual Christmas Pageant, ...

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Be Still and Go

Listen to Riverside’s popular devotional podcast.

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Make Your 2023 Annual Giving Pledge Today

The 2023 Annual Giving Pledge Card is now available - help us celebrate New Beginnings!

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Honor Loved Ones & Support
The Worship Ministry’s Christmas Decor

Honor a loved one in the Sunday bulletin and support Riverside's Flower Ministry with your gift.

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2022 Maranatha Christmas Party

Dec 10: COST: $30.00 per person 6pm Cocktail & Social Hour 7pm Dinner 8pm Entertainment & ...

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CBS New York: Harlem’s Riverside Hawks create champions on and off the court

On November 14, The Riverside Hawks were featured in CBS New York's Community Journalism series.

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The Word Made Fresh

The Word Made Fresh is a weekly video Bible study that explores an upcoming lectionary text ...

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Rev. Thorne Podcast Conversations

Listen to Rev. Thorne in conversation on several national podcasts.

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Digital Ministry at The Riverside Church

If the pandemic taught us one thing it is that Digital Ministry is here to stay, ...

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Exploring and Reclaiming Progressive Christianity

Sundays Oct 16-Nov 13, and Nov 27 Dec 11: There is widespread concern among Progressive Christians ...

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Without Buddha I Could not be a Christian

Oct 16- Dec. 11: Online (Zoom) and in-person book study and discussion group. Union Theological Emeritus ...

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2022-23 Music at Riverside Season at a Glance

Explore the Music at Riverside 2022-23 season.

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Get to Know Rev. Adriene Thorne

Get to know Riverside's new senior minister Rev. Thorne in this video series.

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Explore Small Group Classes

Join an online small group class to engage in theological reflection and deepen your faith.

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Download The Riverside Church App

Take Riverside with you, wherever you go. Text TRCNYC to 833.833.4035 to download the app and stay ...

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Facility Updates: Stained Glass Restoration & Local Law 11 / FISP Work

Bookmark this page for the latest Riverside Church facility updates on stained glass restoration, Local Law ...

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Worship, Music & The Arts

Worship of God is at the center of our life at The Riverside Church and our services reflect the diversity of who we are as the body of Christ. All are welcome as we seek to create a beloved community, nourish faith, and transform our world.

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Upcoming Worship

Fresh Start

Sunday, December 4

8:30 AM

Via Zoom

Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday, December 4

10:45 AM

Online

Virtual Coffee Hour

Sunday, December 4

12:00 PM

Online

Service of Hope and Consolation

Sunday, December 4

2:00 PM

Christ Chapel

Sunday Afternoon Carillon Recital

Sunday, December 4

3:00 PM

Grace Notes

Wednesday, December 7

7:00 PM

Zoom

Fresh Start

Sunday, December 11

8:30 AM

Via Zoom

Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday, December 11

10:45 AM

Online

Virtual Coffee Hour

Sunday, December 11

12:00 PM

Online

Sunday Afternoon Carillon Recital

Sunday, December 11

3:00 PM

Grace Notes

Wednesday, December 14

7:00 PM

Zoom

Fresh Start

Sunday, December 18

8:30 AM

Via Zoom

Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday, December 18

10:45 AM

Online

Virtual Coffee Hour

Sunday, December 18

12:00 PM

Online

Sunday Afternoon Carillon Recital

Sunday, December 18

3:00 PM

The Annual Riverside Church Candlelight ...

Sunday, December 18

4:00 PM

Nave & Online

Mission & Social Justice

Mission & Social Justice

Mission & Social Justice

“Justice is love correcting that which revolts against love.” -Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Upcoming Mission & Social Justice Events

1:00 PM

6:00 PM

1:00 PM

Theatre of the Oppressed

Sunday, December 11

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1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Latino Ministry

Sunday, December 18

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1:00 PM

Theatre of the Oppressed

Sunday, December 18

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1:00 PM

Theatre of the Oppressed

Sunday, December 25

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1:00 PM

1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Latino Ministry

Sunday, January 15

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1:00 PM

1:00 PM

1:00 PM

1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Theatre of the Oppressed

Sunday, February 12

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1:00 PM

Latino Ministry

Sunday, February 19

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1:00 PM

Theatre of the Oppressed

Sunday, February 19

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1:00 PM

Theatre of the Oppressed

Sunday, February 26

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1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Education & Faith Formation

Education & Faith Formation

The Riverside Church exists to nourish and grow the faith of everyone who comes to us seeking to know God. The programs of our Faith Formation ministry will help you explore your faith, ask challenging questions about life, and grow closer to God and one another.

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Upcoming Faith Formation Events

9:30 AM

Advent Open Bible Study

Sunday, December 4

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9:30 AM

10:30 AM

Church Nursery Open

Sunday, December 4

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10:30 AM

Limitless

Sunday, December 4

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12:00 PM

Virtual Coffee Hour

Sunday, December 4

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1:00 PM

8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Monday, December 5

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Tuesday, December 6

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6:30 PM

Young Adult Bible Study

Tuesday, December 6

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Wednesday, December 7

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5:00 PM

8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Thursday, December 8

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Friday, December 9

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11:00 AM

9:30 AM

Advent Open Bible Study

Sunday, December 11

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9:30 AM

10:30 AM

Church Nursery Open

Sunday, December 11

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10:30 AM

Limitless

Sunday, December 11

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12:00 PM

Virtual Coffee Hour

Sunday, December 11

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12:30 PM

1:00 PM

Parish Care & Social Services

Parish Care offers pastoral support to the congregation and community, including our Social Services programs, Tower League programs and events, weddings, funerals, and more.

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Upcoming Parish Care Events

2:00 PM

8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Monday, December 5

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Tuesday, December 6

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Wednesday, December 7

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Thursday, December 8

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2:00 PM

Tower League

Thursday, December 8

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Friday, December 9

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Monday, December 12

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Tuesday, December 13

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Wednesday, December 14

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Thursday, December 15

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2:00 PM

Tower League

Thursday, December 15

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Friday, December 16

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1:30 PM

8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Monday, December 19

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Tuesday, December 20

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Wednesday, December 21

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Thursday, December 22

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2:00 PM

Tower League

Thursday, December 22

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Friday, December 23

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Monday, December 26

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Tuesday, December 27

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Wednesday, December 28

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Stewardship & Development

Stewardship & Development

Christian stewardship is not just about how we use our money, it’s about how we live our lives in communion with God and each other.

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Online Ministries & Digital Media

When we can’t gather in person, we gather online. Join an online ministry or small group, watch our original video content, and listen to our latest podcasts to connect with others and cultivate faith and justice in your life.

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Community Initiatives