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.
Returning to In-Person Worship & Homecoming
Ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, Riverside’s top priority has been the health and safety of our entire community: congregation members and staff, tenants, visitors, and guests. As safety measures and increased vaccinations continue to bring tremendous progress in the fight against COVID, we are excited to share re-opening plans for in-person worship: Our official public Grand Re-Opening for in-person worship is Homecoming Sunday, September 19.