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

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


Wednesday, June 5: Space for Grace
7:00 PM in 9T & Online with Rev. Adriene Thorne.

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Saturday, June 8: Riverside Book Club
Join us online on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 11:00 AM for a meeting of the Riverside Book Club and Maranatha to discuss the award-winning novel “Giovanni’s Room” by James Baldwin. The discussion will be led by Reggie Evans.

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Saturday, June 15: Assotto Saint: His Life and Legacy
In the Theater of The Riverside Church at 1:00 PM Riverside Church artists, performers, and Assotto’s family members unite to commemorate his multifaceted contributions to literature, art, and social justice. Let’s reflect on his enduring impact and honor his legacy together


Sunday, June 30: Pride 2024 Scholarship Breakfast & Parade
Annual Pride Breakfast at 8:30 AM in 9T. Enjoy good food, music, great community, and awarding of the year’s scholar awards.

Worship Service at 11:00 AM in the Nave with guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey

New York Pride Parade
After worship, join Maranatha and the Riverside community on our float at the Pride Parade downtown

Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey

guest preacher

The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Harvey serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean at Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Prior to her time at Garrett, she served for nearly 20 years at Drake University as professor of religion, Faculty of the Crew Scholars Program and ultimately as Associate Provost of Campus Equity and Inclusion. She received her PhD in Christian Ethics from Union Theological Seminary in 2004. Dr. Harvey’s teaching and scholarship focuses primarily on racial justice and white anti-racism.

Dr. Harvey’s books include the New York Times Bestseller Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in Racially Unjust America and Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation. Her public intellectual work has been published in the New York Times, CNN and other publications and she has appeared on nationally syndicated televisions and radio programs, including Good Morning America and CNN’s Town Hall on Racism with Sesame Street and NPR’s “All Things Considered” with Michel Martin and “It’s Been a Minute” with Sam Sanders. Her forthcoming book Antiracism as Daily Practice: Refuse Shame, Change White Communities and Help Create a Just World will be published by St. Martin’s Press in summer 2024.

Dr. Harvey is ordained in the American Baptist Churches (USA).












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