The Parish Care Ministry has designated hours for any member who may need or wish to meet for pastoral counseling. In addition, there are upcoming events/activities specifically designed to promote healing during these days of challenge and uncertainty. These activities are important to our physical, emotional, and spiritual health, and we would love as many Riverside members as possible to attend. If there is an activity you have a particular interest in and it does not fit within your schedule, please contact the Parish Care office and we will attempt to make additional arrangements.
Parish Care Office Hours
To schedule an appointment with the Minister of Parish Care or the Minister of Older Adults, click on the corresponding button below to send an email or dial the corresponding phone number:
Rev. Dr. Debra Northern, Minister of Parish Care, Phone: 212.870.6741
Rev. Lynn Casteel Harper, Minister of Older Adults, Phone: 212.870.6753
Please email or call to schedule a time for a virtual meeting.
Clergy on Call
Pastoral Care is pleased to offer Clergy on Call when there is a life event or crisis which creates a need for pastoral care outside of regular office hours. Congregants may reach Clergy on Call by calling 212.870.6712, and a member of the clergy will respond as soon as possible.
Clergy on Call is specifically designated for Riverside members experiencing an emergency such as illness, death, accident, or hospitalization, as well as those who urgently require prayer. Please be aware that financial assistance and other social service related calls will not be responded to by Clergy on Call.
For pastoral emergencies during regular office hours, you may contact the Parish Care office at 212.870.6963.