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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Rev. Adriene Thorne Voted Eighth Senior Minister of The Riverside Church

The Riverside Church votes Rev. Adriene Thorne to be its eighth senior minister.

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Homecoming 2022: New Beginnings

Join us on Homecoming Sunday, September 18 for a celebration of worship and our community life!

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Get to Know Rev. Adriene Thorne

Hear from Rev. Thorne in her own words in this weekly video series beginning August 7.

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Polls Need Souls: Defending Democracy, Preserving the Earth, Advancing Equity on the Road to the Midterms

A series of programs and calls to action on critically important election issues.

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Riverside BookClub- October

Oct 8: Join the Riverside Church Book Club with Dr. Smith to review her book, Rest ...

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What’s at Stake on 11/8: A Dying or Thriving Democracy

Sept 25: Join us for conversation with Andrea Miller and Rev. Michael Livingston on what is ...

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Ready to Thrive:
Lessons from Luke

In order for our faith community to flourish in upcoming seasons of change, we have to ...

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Discussion: Developing Anti-Racist Identity & Voice in Faith Communities

Sept 23: Join this Zoom discussion on faith communities developing distinct a Anti-Racist Identity and United ...

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Climate Justice: Beyond Denial and Despair

Thursdays September 22 – November 10 | 7:00 pm | Zoom As climate catastrophes happen everywhere, ...

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Youth Lock In

Sep 30: Join us as we fellowship and community with bible study, games and The Woman ...

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Fall 2022 Clothing Sale

Oct 29-Nov 3: Come shop at the annual Fall Clothing Sale, benefitting Riverside's social services.

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Exploring and Reclaiming Progressive Christianity

Sundays Oct 16-Dec 18: There is widespread concern among Progressive Christians about the impact that fundamentalist ...

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Young Adults Fall Retreat

Oct 21-23: Join us for College Students and Young Adults Fall Retreat at Crossroads Retreat Center! ...

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Be Still and Go

Listen to Riverside’s popular devotional podcast.

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Shall the Fundamentalists Win?
100 Years Later

Join us as we celebrate and commemorate the 100th anniversary of Rev. Harry Emerson Fosdick’s historic ...

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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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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

Fresh Start

Sunday, September 25

8:30 AM

Via Zoom

Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday, September 25

10:45 AM

Online

Virtual Coffee Hour

Sunday, September 25

12:00 PM

Online

Sunday Afternoon Carillon Recital

Sunday, September 25

3:00 PM

Grace Notes

Wednesday, September 28

7:00 PM

Zoom

Fresh Start

Sunday, October 2

8:30 AM

Via Zoom

Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday, October 2

10:45 AM

Online

Virtual Coffee Hour

Sunday, October 2

12:00 PM

Online

Sunday Afternoon Carillon Recital

Sunday, October 2

3:00 PM

Grace Notes

Wednesday, October 5

7:00 PM

Zoom

Fresh Start

Sunday, October 9

8:30 AM

Via Zoom

Sunday Morning Worship

Sunday, October 9

10:45 AM

Online

Virtual Coffee Hour

Sunday, October 9

12:00 PM

Online

Sunday Afternoon Carillon Recital

Sunday, October 9

3:00 PM

Grace Notes

Wednesday, October 12

7:00 PM

Zoom

Fresh Start

Sunday, October 16

8:30 AM

Via Zoom

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

Theatre of the Oppressed

Sunday, September 25

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1:00 PM

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1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Latino Ministry

Sunday, October 16

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1:00 PM

1:00 PM

1:00 PM

1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Theatre of the Oppressed

Sunday, November 13

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1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Latino Ministry

Sunday, November 20

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1:00 PM

Theatre of the Oppressed

Sunday, November 20

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1:00 PM

Theatre of the Oppressed

Sunday, November 27

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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

Open Bible Study

Sunday, September 25

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12:00 PM

Virtual Coffee Hour

Sunday, September 25

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Monday, September 26

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Tuesday, September 27

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7:00 PM

Young Adult Bible Study

Tuesday, September 27

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Wednesday, September 28

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6:30 PM

Young Adult Bible Study

Wednesday, September 28

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Thursday, September 29

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Friday, September 30

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6:00 PM

Youth Lock In

Friday, September 30

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9:30 AM

Open Bible Study

Sunday, October 2

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9:30 AM

12:00 PM

Virtual Coffee Hour

Sunday, October 2

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1:00 PM

8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Monday, October 3

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7:00 PM

8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Tuesday, October 4

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6:30 PM

Young Adult Bible Study

Tuesday, October 4

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Wednesday, October 5

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5:00 PM

7:00 PM

Young Adult Bible Study

Wednesday, October 5

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Thursday, October 6

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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

Monday, September 26

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Tuesday, September 27

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Wednesday, September 28

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Thursday, September 29

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2:00 PM

Tower League Thursday

Thursday, September 29

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Friday, September 30

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Monday, October 3

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Tuesday, October 4

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Wednesday, October 5

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Thursday, October 6

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2:00 PM

Tower League Thursday

Thursday, October 6

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Friday, October 7

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Monday, October 10

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Tuesday, October 11

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Wednesday, October 12

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Thursday, October 13

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Friday, October 14

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Monday, October 17

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Tuesday, October 18

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Wednesday, October 19

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Thursday, October 20

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2:00 PM

Tower League Thursday

Thursday, October 20

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8:00 AM

Morning Prayer

Friday, October 21

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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