Celebrate Pride at Riverside

Whoever you are: You are safe here. You are loved here.
You are invited into full participation in our life together.
We welcome, affirm, and celebrate all God’s children, LGBTQIA+.

The Riverside Church and our Maranatha LGBTQ ministry are pleased to invite you to participate in a variety of Pride Month activities.  All are welcome.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, June 4

Queering the Gospel Workshop with Shannon T.L. Kearns and Brian Murphy | 1:00 – 2:30 pm


Stacey Robinson’s Music in the Air: The Story, The Journey | 3:00 pm


Sunday, June 11

Bible Sunday: Rites of Passage for Children, Youth & Graduates | 11:00 am
Children, Youth and Families Picnic | 1:00 pm

Sunday, June 18

Juneteenth Sunday | 11:00 am
Lunch and Learn with Josef Sorett | 1:00 pm

Wednesday, June 21

Final Space for Grace (before summer break) | 7:00 pm

Sunday, June 25

Pride Breakfast | 9:00 am
Pride Sunday Worship | 11:00 am
Pride Parade

Pride Sunday Worship

Sunday, June 25 | 11:00 am ET | Nave & Online

Guest Preacher: Rev. Karmen Michael Smith

Born and raised in small-town Texas, Rev. Karmen is a Black queer theologian, cultural critic, and Lizzie Mae’s grandson. Karmen is the author of Holy Queer: The Coming Out of Christ and an advocate for Black and LGBTQ+ communities. He is also the founder and pastor at Poor Culture, an inclusive and affirming digital Black church experience. Karmen serves as Director of the Center for Community Engagement & Social Justice (CCESJ), at Union Theological Seminary, to advance the causes of social justice.














This “Made by God” design was created by Marshall P. Foltz , a Queer artist based in New York.