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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What's Happening at Riverside

Returning to In-Person Worship

You are welcome to safely join us for in-person worship Sunday mornings at 10:45 a.m. ET.

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Candlelight Carol Festival

Dec 19: Join us for Candlelight, our longstanding NYC Christmas tradition.

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Advent Sunrise Service of Prayer & Fasting

Join the Riverside Church community for Sunrise Advent Prayer and Fasting Zoom Services.

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Dec 5: Service of Hope and Consolation

Join us in Christ Chapel for our annual Service of Hope and Consolation

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2021 Advent &
Christmas at Riverside

Explore our programming for this Advent season, where we seek hope, peace, love, and joy at ...

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Dec 7: Riverside Hawks 60th Anniversary Gala

Help support the Hawks and celebrate their 60th anniversary at their Annual Gala.

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Make Your 2022 Annual Giving Pledge Today

The 2022 Annual Giving Pledge Card is now available - fill Riverside with Joyous Generosity!

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Honor Loved Ones & Support
The Flower 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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Is God Calling You to Lay Leadership at The Riverside Church?

Nominations are now being received for lay leader elections in May 2022. The deadline for submitting ...

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Virtual Advent Retreat

Dec 11: Join us for our virtual Advent retreat with Union Theological Seminary professor Claudio Carvalhaes ...

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Be Still and Go

Listen to Riverside’s popular devotional podcast.

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2021-22 Music at Riverside Season at a Glance

Explore the Music at Riverside 2021-22 season.

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Small Group Classes

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

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Senior Minister Search Committee

News and updates on the search for Riverside’s next Senior Minister from the Senior Minister Search ...

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Riverside Tower Tours

Take a tour of the tallest church tower in North America and enjoy amazing NYC views!

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

October 25, 2021 Update: Beginning Wednesday, October 27, 2021 and continuing through March 1, 2022, work ...

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Riverside Campus Development

Bookmark this page for the latest updates on Riverside’s comprehensive two city block campus development plans. ...

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Monthly Notes from Rev. Livingston

Read weekly reflections from our interim senior minister, Rev. Michael Livingston.

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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

Grace Notes

Wednesday, December 8

7:00 PM

Zoom

Advent Sunrise Service of Prayer ...

Friday, December 10

7:09 AM

Zoom

Fresh Start

Sunday, December 12

8:30 AM

Via Zoom

The 3rd Sunday of Advent: ...

Sunday, December 12

10:45 AM

Online

Sunday Afternoon Carillon Recital

Sunday, December 12

3:00 PM

Sakura Park

Grace Notes

Wednesday, December 15

7:00 PM

Zoom

Advent Sunrise Service of Prayer ...

Friday, December 17

7:14 AM

Zoom

Fresh Start

Sunday, December 19

8:30 AM

Via Zoom

The 4th Sunday of Advent: ...

Sunday, December 19

10:45 AM

Online

Sunday Afternoon Carillon Recital

Sunday, December 19

3:00 PM

Sakura Park

Candlelight Carol Festival

Sunday, December 19

4:00 PM

Nave & Livestream

Grace Notes

Wednesday, December 22

7:00 PM

Zoom

Christmas Eve Service for Families ...

Friday, December 24

4:00 PM

Nave

Christmas Eve Service of Lesson ...

Friday, December 24

8:00 PM

Nave

Fresh Start

Sunday, December 26

8:30 AM

Via Zoom

Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday, December 26

10:45 AM

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

Latino Ministry

Sunday, December 19

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1:00 PM

Latino Ministry

Sunday, December 19

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1:00 PM

Men’s Class

Sunday, December 19

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2:00 PM

Theatre of the Oppressed

Sunday, December 19

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8:00 PM

Theatre of the Oppressed

Monday, December 20

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1:00 PM

Prison Ministry

Sunday, December 26

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2:00 PM

Theatre of the Oppressed

Sunday, December 26

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2:00 PM

Ecclesia Ministry

Sunday, December 26

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8:00 PM

Theatre of the Oppressed

Monday, December 27

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8:00 PM

8:00 PM

1:00 PM

Latino Ministry

Sunday, January 16

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8:00 PM

8:00 PM

8:00 PM

8:00 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

8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Thursday, December 9

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Friday, December 10

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7:00 PM

Family Check In

Friday, December 10

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11:00 AM

Riverside BookClub

Saturday, December 11

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1:00 PM

Virtual Advent Retreat

Saturday, December 11

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9:00 AM

Hebrew beginner

Sunday, December 12

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9:30 AM

Open Bible Study

Sunday, December 12

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9:30 AM

Youth Lets Talk

Sunday, December 12

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12:00 PM

Virtual Coffee Hour

Sunday, December 12

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12:30 PM

1:00 PM

Hebrew Intermediate

Sunday, December 12

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Monday, December 13

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Tuesday, December 14

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7:00 PM

Young Adult Bible Study

Tuesday, December 14

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Wednesday, December 15

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Thursday, December 16

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Friday, December 17

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7:00 PM

Family Check In

Friday, December 17

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9:00 AM

Hebrew beginner

Sunday, December 19

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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

8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Thursday, December 9

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2:00 PM

Advent & Christmas Sharing

Thursday, December 9

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Friday, December 10

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12:00 PM

Virtual Coffee Hour

Sunday, December 12

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Monday, December 13

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Tuesday, December 14

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Wednesday, December 15

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Thursday, December 16

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12:00 PM

8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Friday, December 17

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12:00 PM

Virtual Coffee Hour

Sunday, December 19

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Monday, December 20

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Tuesday, December 21

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Wednesday, December 22

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Thursday, December 23

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Friday, December 24

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12:00 PM

Virtual Coffee Hour

Sunday, December 26

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Monday, December 27

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Tuesday, December 28

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Wednesday, December 29

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Thursday, December 30

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Friday, December 31

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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