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 beloved community, nourish faith, and transform our world.
The Riverside Church in the City of New York is an inter-denominational, interracial, international, open, welcoming, and affirming church and congregation. We are affiliated with the United Church of Christ and American Baptist Churches USA.
The Riverside Church in the City of New York seeks to be a community of faith. Its members are united in the worship of God known in Jesus, the Christ, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The mission of the Church is to serve God through word and witness; to treat all human beings as sisters and brothers; and to foster responsible stewardship of all God’s creation.
COVID-19 Update as of July 22, 2020:
The Riverside Church in the City of New York takes the COVID-19 virus threat seriously and our top priority is to safeguard the health and safety of each member of our congregation and staff, tenants, visitors, and guests. Riverside is committed to following the benchmarks, guidelines, and recommendations from the State of New York, New York City, CDC, and other experts in all re-opening decisions. With that in mind, Riverside will remain closed for in-person worship through the duration of 2020. In approaching re-opening in 2021, we will continually evaluate new information as it comes to light, while prioritizing the needs of our community and adherence to all governmental and public health restrictions and best practices. In the meantime, we will continue to provide robust online content that fosters connection and strengthens faith in these uncertain times, while also providing critical social services to our local communities in the safest ways possible.