Riverside Prayer List

Persons or concerns to be held in prayer may be called in to the Parish Care office, 212.870.6909, or submitted via the form below. If you must leave a message, please include specific information, your own name and phone number, and whether the person for whom prayer is being requested is a Riverside member. Names are lifted up in the Sunday service for three weeks (unless the situation indicates otherwise), and then added to the Chain of Prayer. Names are retained on the Chain of Prayer for two months, unless further instructions are received.



October 25, 2020

We pray for:

  • Anthony Bland Ashe, Sr.
  • Vincent Alexander
  • Barbara Butler
  • Salone Clary
  • Barbara Cunningham
  • Gladys and Morrell Dooley
  • Davinna Gallimore
  • Elaine Goode
  • Arwilda Haynes
  • Tara James
  • Dr. Beatrice Bright-Johnson
  • Janice Burnett-Jones
  • Margaret Madden
  • Dr. Shearwood McClelland
  • Jocelyn Patterson Mosley
  • Meagan Pell
  • Mitzie Prince
  • Bernice Cosey Pulley
  • Joan Ricketts
  • Ana Tavarez

We grieve with:

  • Lle-Anne McKenzie and her family upon the death of her cousin, Cecil Corbin-Mark
  • Thomas and Burnadette Morton-Johnson upon the death of their aunt, Margaret Patterson Reed; and their friend, Walter Winfree
  • Riverside’s Mathew 5:4 Grief Support Group upon the sudden loss of their beloved brother and friend, Bob Ellison

September 20, 2020

We pray for:

  • Karen Anderson
  • Cecelia Artis
  • Jesse Barlow
  • Barbara Butler
  • Gary Cummings
  • Gladys and Morrell Dooley
  • Janice Burnett-Jones
  • Margaret Madden
  • Dr. Shearwood McClelland
  • Meagan Pell
  • Mitzie Prince
  • Bernice Cosey Pulley
  • Joan Ricketts
  • Libby Turnock

We grieve with:

  • The family of William Regis
  • Elaine Goode upon the death of her cousin, Pat Beckwith

We celebrate with:

  • Edmonia Hallingsworth upon her 100th Birthday

September 13, 2020

We pray for:

  • Cecelia Artis
  • Jesse Barlow
  • Pat Beckwith, cousin of Elaine Goode
  • Barbara Butler
  • Gary Cummings
  • Gladys and Morrell Dooley
  • Janice Burnett-Jones
  • Margaret Madden
  • Dr. Shearwood McClelland
  • Meagan Pell
  • Mitzie Prince
  • Bernice Cosey Pulley
  • Joan Ricketts
  • Libby Turnock

We grieve with:

  • Mrs. Aline Fertil-Monroe upon the death of her husband, Demetrius Monroe

September 6, 2020

We pray for:

  • Leslie Anderson
  • Cecelia Artis
  • Jesse Barlow
  • Barbara Butler
  • Gary Cummings
  • Gladys and Morrell Dooley
  • Yvonne Garvin
  • Janice Burnett-Jones
  • Margaret Madden
  • Meagan Pell
  • Mitzie Prince
  • Joan Ricketts
  • Libby Turnock
  • Lee Steinmetz and Vanessa Kuemmerle
  • Frank Verdejo
  • Michelle Williams

We grieve with:

  • Dr. Challon Perry upon the death of his uncle, Howard Boone
  • Rose Ella Ferguson upon the death of her niece, Deborah Friedman
  • The entire Riverside Church community and Yvonne Harris upon the death of beloved brother, Dr. Ronald Lonesome
  • Carrie Quarquesso upon the sudden death of her brother, Jackson

August 30, 2020

We pray for:

  • Leslie Anderson
  • Cecelia Artis
  • Jesse Barlow
  • Derrick Biney-Amissah
  • Barbara Butler
  • Gary Cummings
  • Jeremiah Drake
  • Samuel DuBose
  • Janice Burnett-Jones
  • Margaret Madden
  • Meagan Pell
  • Mitzie Prince
  • Joan Ricketts
  • Dr. Cassandra Simmons
  • Libby Turnock
  • Lee Steinmetz and Vanessa Kuemmerle
  • Frank Verdejo
  • Michelle Williams

We grieve with:

  • Dr. Challon Perry upon the death of his uncle, Howard Boone
  • Rose Ella Ferguson upon the death of her niece, Deborah Friedman
  • The entire Riverside Church community and Yvonne Harris upon the death of beloved brother, Dr. Ronald Lonesome

August 23, 2020

We pray for:

  • Leslie Anderson
  • Cecelia Artis
  • Jesse Barlow
  • Derrick Biney-Amissah
  • Barbara Butler
  • Gary Cummings, the brother of Ken Cummings
  • Jeremiah Drake
  • Samuel DuBose, the uncle of Carla DuBose
  • Margaret Madden
  • Meagan Pell, the daughter of Pat Pell
  • Mitzie Prince, daughter-in-law of Kate Ellis
  • Dr. Cassandra Simmons
  • Libby Turnock, the sister of Judy Turnock
  • Lee Steinmetz and Vanessa Kuemmerle, relatives of Clyde Kuemmerle
  • Frank Verdejo, the brother of Petra Baskett

We grieve with:

  • The family and friends of Levi Brisbane

We celebrate with:

  • Rev. Jim Keat and his wife, Chelsea, upon the birth of their baby boy, Loren James Keat

August 16, 2020

We pray for:

  • Leslie Anderson
  • Cecelia Artis
  • Jesse Barlow
  • Levi Brisbane
  • Barbara Butler
  • Laura Copeland, the friend of Sammie Harris
  • Gary Cummings, the brother of Ken Cummings
  • Jeremiah Drake
  • Dr. Ronald Lonesome
  • Margaret Madden
  • Meagan Pell, the daughter of Pat Pell
  • Mitzie Prince, daughter-in-law of Kate Ellis
  • Dr. Cassandra Simmons
  • Ana Tavarez, the grandmother of Eva Cordero
  • Libby Turnock, the sister of Judy Turnock
  • Lee Steinmetz and Vanessa Kuemmerle, relatives of Clyde Kuemmerle
  • Frank Verdejo, the brother of Petra Baskett

We grieve with:

  • Carla Dubose Simons upon the death of her cousin, Carmen Jones.
  • David Vaughn upon the death of his niece, Bernice Banks

We celebrate with:

  • Joy and gratitude the 100th birthday of our beloved, Mabel Campbell

August 9, 2020

We pray for:

  • Leslie Anderson
  • Cecelia Artis
  • Jesse Barlow
  • Barbara Butler
  • Johnny Chamness
  • Laura Copeland, the friend of Sammie Harris
  • Dr. Ronald Lonesome
  • Margaret Madden
  • Meagan Pell, the daughter of Pat Pell
  • Mitzie Prince, daughter-in-law of Kate Ellis
  • Dr. Cassandra Simmons
  • Ana Tavarez, the grandmother of Eva Cordero
  • Libby Turnock, the sister of Judy Turnock
  • Lee Steinmetz and Vanessa Kuemmerle, relatives of Clyde Kuemmerle
  • Frank Verdejo, the brother of Petra Baskett

We grieve with:

  • Dyana Glasgow upon the death of her mother, Donna Jean Cocchia (pronounced like Coke-ia)
  • Gladys Gonzalez upon the death of her husband, Jose Luis Gonzalez
  • The Onyeukwu family upon the passing of their beloved mother and grandmother, Faustina Iroezunma Uzoegbu 
  • Carla Dubose Simons upon the death of her cousin
  • David Vaughn upon the death of his niece, Bernice Banks

August 2, 2020

We pray for:

  • Leslie Anderson
  • Cecelia Artis
  • Jesse Barlow
  • Laura Copeland, the friend of Sammie Harris
  • Margaret Madden
  • Captain Jocelyn Patterson Mosely
  • Shearwood McClelland
  • Meagan Pell, the daughter of Pat Pell
  • Mitzie Prince, daughter-in-law of Kate Ellis
  • Dr. Cassandra Simmons
  • Libby Turnock, the sister of Judy Turnock
  • Lee Steinmetz and Vanessa Kuemmerle, relatives of Clyde Kuemmerle

We grieve with:

  • Jesse Wilkins upon the death of his friend, Elsa Rodriguez Preston

July 26, 2020

We pray for:

  • Carol Ann Lee
  • Jesse Barlow
  • Wilbur James Birchett, the brother of Colleen Birchett
  • Margaret Madden
  • Captain Jocelyn Patterson Mosely
  • Shearwood McClelland
  • Meagan Pell, the daughter of Pat Pell
  • Mitzie Prince, daughter-in-law of Kate Ellis
  • Lee Steinmetz and Vanessa Kuemmerle, relatives of Clyde Kuemmerle
  • Walter and Ruth Winfree

We grieve with:

  • Thomas & Bernadette Johnson upon the passing of their cousin, Andrea Smith-Hill
  • Jesse Wilkins upon the death of his friend, Elsa Rodriguez Preston

July 12, 2020

We pray for:

  • Jesse Barlow
  • Wilbur James Birchett, the brother of Colleen Birchett
  • Margaret Madden
  • Valentine Miller
  • Dr. Elvin Montgomery
  • Andre Smith-Hill
  • Shearwood McClelland
  • Meagan Pell, the daughter of Pat Pell
  • Mitzie Prince, daughter-in-law of Kate Ellis
  • Lee Steinmetz and Vanessa Kuemmerle, relatives of Clyde Kuemmerle
  • Sabrina Thomas, the niece of Patricia Washington
  • Walter and Ruth Winfree

We grieve with:

  • The family and friends of Vohn Hunter
  • Dr. Ronald Lonesome upon the death of his stepfather

July 5, 2020

We pray for:

  • Jesse Barlow
  • Jeremy Caba and the Urena family
  • Margaret Madden
  • Zenobia Mann, the daughter of Celia Hazzard
  • Valentine Miller
  • Dr. Elvin Montgomery
  • Andre Smith-Hill
  • Meagan Pell, the daughter of Pat Pell
  • Mitzie Prince, daughter-in-law of Kate Ellis
  • Lee Steinmetz and Vanessa Kuemmerle, relatives of Clyde Kuemmerle
  • Sabrina Thomas, the niece of Patricia Washington
  • Walter and Ruth Winfree

We grieve with:

  • The family and friends of Arthur Ansel
  • The family and friends of Vohn Hunter
  • Sharon Miller upon the death of her mother, Miranda Miller
  • Jesse Wilkins upon the death of his mother
  • Thelma Young upon the death of her sister, Delores Williams
  • The family and friends of former choir member, Dale Zurbrick

June 21, 2020

We pray for:

  • Cecelia Artis, the wife of Percy Artis
  • Jesse Barlow
  • Jeremy Caba and the Urena family
  • Margaret Madden
  • Zenobia Mann, the daughter of Celia Hazzard
  • Meagan Pell, the daughter of Pat Pell
  • Mitzie Prince, daughter-in-law of Kate Ellis
  • Ivan Santiago, the friend of Sharon Pope
  • Lee Steinmetz and Vanessa Kuemmerle, relatives of Clyde Kuemmerle

We grieve with:

  • Gregory Muniz upon the death of his brother, Luis Pagan
  • The family and friends of Henry Payne

Special Prayers:

  • We honor and celebrate all fathers and paternal figures on this day

June 7, 2020

We pray for:

  • Jeremy Caba and the Urena family
  • Margaret Madden
  • Zenobia Mann, the daughter of Celia Hazzard
  • Dr. Shearwood McClelland
  • Meagan Pell, the daughter of Pat Pell
  • Mitzie Prince, daughter-in-law of Kate Ellis
  • Ivan Santiago, the friend of Sharon Pope
  • Sabrina Thomas, the niece of Patricia Washington

We grieve with:

  • The family and friends of Gloria Dennard
  • Elza Sharpe upon the death of her cousin, Daniel Rowan
  • John Slorance upon the death of his mother

May 31, 2020

We pray for:

  • Jeremy Caba and the Urena family
  • Margaret Madden
  • Zenobia Mann, the daughter of Celia Hazzard
  • Dr. Shearwood McClelland
  • Hanifa Mohamed, the sister of Marilyn Mitchell
  • Meagan Pell
  • *Edith & Brian Valero, the family of Nakia Prileau
  • Mitzie Prince, daughter-in-law of Kate Ellis
  • Ivan Santiago, the friend of Sharon Pope

We grieve with:

  • Elza Sharpe upon the death of her cousin, Daniel Rowan
  • Sabrina Thomas, the niece of Patricia Washington

May 24, 2020

We pray for:

  • Jeremy Caba and the Urena family
  • Margaret Madden
  • Zenobia Mann, the daughter of Celia Hazzard
  • Dr. Shearwood McClelland
  • Hanifa Mohamed, the sister of Marilyn Mitchell
  • Meagan Pell
  • Mitzie Prince, daughter-in-law of Kate Ellis
  • Ivan Santiago, the friend of Sharon Pope

We grieve with:

  • Sherlyn Baker upon the death of her mother, Gladys Philips Ellis
  • The family and friends of Carol B. Cade
  • The family and friends of Salome Cook
  • Rita Pullium upon the death of her husband, Rush Pullium

May 17, 2020

We pray for:

  • Edward Hinds, the father of Lisa Hinds Salmon
  • Margaret Madden
  • Dr. Shearwood McClelland
  • Frank Mitchell
  • Hanifa Mohamed, the sister of Marilyn Mitchell
  • Meagan Pell
  • Mitzie Prince, daughter-in-law of Kate Ellis
  • Kim Salahuddin
  • Beverly Smith

We grieve with:

  • Miriam Antione upon the death of her father, Pierre E. Antione and nephew, Gregory Buteau
  • The family and friends of Carol B. Cade
  • The family and friends of Salome Cook
  • Gloria Griffith upon the death of her sister, Joyce Anne Patricia Purser
  • Rita Pullium upon the death of her husband, Rush Pullium

May 10, 2020

We pray for:

  • Catalina Fortino
  • Edward Hinds, the father of Lisa Hinds Salmon
  • Margaret Madden
  • Dr. Shearwood McClelland
  • Robert, the brother of Marilyn Mitchell
  • Hanifa Mohamed, the sister of Marilyn Mitchell
  • Meagan Pell
  • Mitzie Prince, daughter-in-law of Kate Ellis
  • Kim Salahuddin

We grieve with:

  • Gwen McIntosh upon the death of her sister, Linda Thomas, and her cousin, Clint Sobratti
  • Dr. Ronald Lonesome upon the death of his friend, Rodney Adams
  • Gloria Griffith upon the death of her sister, Joyce Anne Patricia Purser

Special prayers:

  • In recognition and celebration of all mothers and maternal-like figures who help to lead, instruct, and nurture the world.

May 3, 2020

We pray for:

  • Akeel Childs, the nephew of Emily Anderson
  • Catalina Fortino
  • Edward Hinds, the father of Lisa Hinds Salmon
  • Margaret Madden
  • Dr. Shearwood McClelland
  • Robert, the brother of Marilyn Mitchell
  • Meagan Pell
  • Mitzie Prince, daughter-in-law of Kate Ellis
  • Kim Salahuddin

We grieve with:

  • The family and friends of Shelley Anderson
  • The family and friends of Charlie E. Brown
  • Reginald Jenkins upon the death of his sister-in-law, Vilma Jenkins
  • Mary Sylvester upon the death of her son, Shawn Sylvester
  • The family and friends of James Taylor
  • St Christopher Wilkerson upon the death of his sister, Vermell McAllister-Walls and his mother, Carrie R. Wilkerson

April 26, 2020

We pray for:

  • Akeel Childs, the nephew of Emily Anderson
  • Monica Felix, friend of Stephanie Williams
  • Catalina Fortino
  • Robert J. Goode, relative of Elaine Goode
  • Edward Hinds, the father of Lisa Hinds Salmon
  • Debra Harter, the cousin of Arvenetta Henry
  • Margaret Madden
  • Dr. Shearwood McClelland
  • Doug Miller
  • Meagan Pell
  • Mitzie Prince, daughter-in-law of Kate Ellis
  • Carla DuBose Simons
  • Patricia Snook

We grieve with:

  • The family and friends of Shelley Anderson
  • The family and friends of Charlie E. Brown
  • Virginia Dowd and family upon the death of her husband, Ed Dowd
  • Mace Anderson upon the death of his cousin, William Glover
  • Reginald Jenkins upon the death of his sister-in-law, Vilma Jenkins
  • Michele Ivy upon the death her brother, Donald Sorel
  • Mary Sylvester upon the death of her son, Shawn Sylvester
  • The family and friends of James Taylor

Special prayers:

  • For frontline health care workers during this pandemic, we thank you for their vocational call to serve. We also pray: for their health and wellbeing.

April 19, 2020

We pray for:

  • Alva Burchall
  • Akeel Childs, the nephew of Emily Anderson
  • Monica Felix, friend of Stephanie Williams
  • Michael Hart and Susan Ali, relatives of Davinna Gallimore
  • Robert J. Goode, relative of Elaine Goode
  • Edward Hinds, the father of Lisa Hinds Salmon
  • Monica Felix, friend of Stephanie Williams
  • Debra Harter, the cousin of Arvenetta Henry
  • Derrick Miller-Handley, the husband of Isaac Evans-Franz
  • Margaret Madden
  • Doug Miller
  • Meagan Pell
  • Carla DuBose Simons
  • Patricia Snook
  • Nelijah McDonel, Neice of Colleen Birchett 

We grieve with:

  • Virginia Dowd and family upon the death of her husband, Ed Dowd
  • Mace Anderson upon the death of his cousin, William Glover
  • Elizabeth Boone upon the death of her uncle, Lin Gibb
  • Raydale Blalock upon death of her sister, Patricia Blaylock
  • LeAnne McKenzie upon the death of her father, Reynold Corbin
  • The family and friends of Elinor Fosdick Downs
  • Michele Ivy upon the death her brother, Donald Sorel
  • Veronica Pena upon the death of her brother, Ginado Pena

Special prayers:

  • For frontline health care workers during this pandemic, we thank you for their vocational call to serve. We also pray: for their health and wellbeing.

April 12, 2020

We pray for:

  • Patricia Blaylock, sister of Raydale Blaylock
  • Alva Burchall
  • Michael Hart and Susan Ali, relatives of Davinna Gallimore
  • Debra Harter, the cousin of Arvenetta Henry
  • Derrick Miller-Handley, Isaac Evans-Franz Husband
  • Margaret Madden
  • Carla DuBose Simons
  • Patricia Snook
  • Ted and Judy White, the parents of Andrea White
  • Paul, brother of Martha Wiggins
  • Angel, niece of Martha Wiggins
  • Nelijah McDonel, Neice of Colleen Birchett

We grieve with:

  • Maribel Bryan Turner and Renee Blake
  • The family and friends of Donnie Briggs
  • Family and friends of Earl Graves Sr.
  • We grieve with Martha Wiggins upon the death of her uncle, R.D. McCormick
  • Jonathan Favors-Grimes upon the death of his great grandmother, Fannie Mae Orr
  • Aida Montero upon the death of her niece, Judith Lynn Rivera
  • Ted Vivian upon the death of his father, Donald R. Vivian

Special prayers:

  • For frontline health care workers during this pandemic, we thank you for their vocational call to serve. We also pray: for their health and wellbeing.