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Mark your calendar and plan to visit the Cloister Lounge Gallery to see Portraits of Immigrants by Betsy Ashton, a special art exhibit for Lent.
Christian stewardship is not just about how we use our money, it’s about how we live our lives in communion with God and each other. Using learning tools like worship, education, and dialogue, Stewardship and Development supports and shapes people of faith as they strive to show generosity in every aspect of their lives and better understand the connection between faith and giving.
Together, let’s join in another year of grateful giving, serving, fellowship, and learning as we deepen our spiritual practice of Christian stewardship.
Click here to find out more about the Grateful campaign.
Click here to complete a digital committment card for the new year.
Stay tuned for regular updates from the Stewardship & Development ministry about this year’s Grateful Gatherings, special workshops, Grateful Days of Service, and more.
Click here to complete a digital commitment card for the year. Printed commitment cards are available in the Visitors Center. Email
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Visit your donor page any time to see a record of your giving to date or to update your contact information.
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BLACK CITIZENSHIP IN THE AGE OF JIM CROW
Sunday, February 10 | 1:30 pm | New York Historical Society
Join the Riverside community for a free private, one-hour guided tour of Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow at the New York Historical Society (170 Central Park West). This exhibition explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years following the Civil War. Free; RSVP is required as space is limited. Recommended age is 12 and up. Participants should meet at 1:30 pm at the New York Historical Society rotunda (77th St. entrance) for the tour.
Click here to RSVP.
AN AFTERNOON OF SONG
Sunday, February 17 | 1:00 pm | Christ Chapel
Maranatha, Riverside’s historic LGBTQ ministry, presents the a concert fundraiser to benefit The Edgar Richards and John Robson LGBT Scholar Awards. A reception in 9T will follow the concert.
MOVIES AT RIVERSIDE
Sunday, Feb 24 | 1:00/3:00 pm | Multipurpose Room
Join us for a viewing and discussion of the film “Hidden Figures.” Light refreshments will be provided.
Sunday, February 24 | 12:30 pm | 9T
In order to bring change to our community and to our world, we need power. This leadership training will explore how leaders can advance Riverside’s legacy of social justice and change through organizing our relationships inside and outside of the church. This training will be facilitated by Gabriel Strachota, Lead Organizer at Community Voices Heard.
NY STATE COUNCIL OF CHURCHES ECUMENICAL ADVOCACY DAY
Wednesday, February 27 | Albany, New York | $25
Are you interested in connecting your faith to issues of social justice and building a more equitable society? Join churches from across New York State and other secular and religious partners for a day filled with spiritual grounding, basic advocacy training, workshops on issues including care for creation, immigration, mass incarceration and poverty alleviation, and visits to the offices of our elected officials.
Click here to register or contact Rev. VanHook for more information.
CLIMATE CHURCH, CLIMATE WORLD
Sundays, Jan 27 - April 7 | 9:00 am | 320 MLK
DISCOVERING THE NEW TESTAMENT
Sundays, Feb 3 - May 19 | 9:00 am | 316 MLK
OPEN BIBLE STUDY
Sundays | 9:30 am | 330 MLK
BIBLICAL HEBREW: BEGINNERS
Sundays, Jan 27 - Jun 16 | 1:00 pm | 321 MLK
BIBLICAL HEBREW: INTERMEDIATE
Sundays, Jan 27 - Jun 16 | 1:00 pm | 314 MLK
WOMEN OF THE BIBLE
Sun, Jan 27 - June 16 | 1:00 pm | Med. Chapel
OUR IMPACT, OUR CHOICES
Sundays, February 17 - March 17 | 1:00 pm
I SAID I WASN’T GONNA TELL NOBODY
Sundays, February 3 - 24 | 1:00 pm
BELOVED COMMUNITY SMALL GROUP
Sun, Feb 3 - Mar 24 | 1:00 pm | Med Chapel
RIVERSIDE BOOK CLUB
BECOME A MEMBER OF THE RIVERSIDE CHURCH
New Member Orientation
Sunday, February 3 & Sunday, March 3 | 9:00 am | 321 MLK
New Member Joining
Sunday, February 17 & Sunday, March 17 | 11:00 am | Nave
RIVERSIDE FAMILY WORSHIP
Sunday, February 3 | 11:00 am | Christ Chapel
Join families and people of all ages for an intergenerational worship and communion service. All ages are welcome! Contact Amanda Meisenheimer for more information.
Sundays | 9:30 am | 321 MLK
Join other parents for a weekly group that explores various aspects of raising children in our world today. Join us on February 3 and 10 as we conclude our “Parenting and the Bible” series. Join us on February 17 and 24 for a new series, “Fortnight, Phones, and Friends,” where we talk about technology, limits, social media, and cultivating friendships in the midst of it all.
YOUNG ADULT BRUNCH
Sunday, February 3 | 12:30 pm | 9T
Young adults are invited to join one another for brunch following worship on Super Bowl Sunday for a time of food and fellowship with bacon, eggs, avocado toast, and more. Contact Rev. Bruce for more information and to register.
YOUNG ADULT WINTER BIBLE STUDY
Tuesday, February 5 | 7:00 pm
Join other young adults for a Bible study on the book of Ruth. The group will meet at Mattieu Rollack’s apartment. Contact Rev. Bruce Lamb to RSVP and for directions.
RIVERSIDE YOUTH LOCK IN:
DRY BONES 2019
Friday, February 8 | 7:00 pm | 330 MLK
Riverside youth are invited to a youth group winter lock in. The event will begin at 7:00 pm and last until 7:00 am the following morning. The lock-in will include a scavenger hunt, karaoke, worship, Bible study, and more. This event is a great way for Riverside youth to connect with one another, learn more about God, and have a safe and fun night on a cold winter weekend. Contact Rev. Bruce for more information.
THE DIGITAL CATHEDRAL:
TUTORING FOR TECHNOLOGY
Sunday, February 10 | 1:00 pm | 411 MLK
Join Rueben Martinez and Rev. Jim Keat for The Digital Cathedral, a class where you will learn about a specific aspect of technology or digital media that will help you engage more with The Riverside Church and the world around you. This is an open session for any technology related questions or problems you have and want help with. Laptops will be available for participants but you can also bring your own device!
YA ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
Saturday, February 12 | 6:30 pm | 9T Library
At The Riverside Church every voice matters. Riverside young adults are invited to participate in the upcoming advisory board meeting to share a light meal and discuss upcoming events, church wide reports, and share ideas. Contact Rev. Bruce Lamb for more information.
FOR THE LIVING OF THESE DAYS
Thursdays, February 21 - May 16 | 7:00 pm | offsite
What does it mean to call ourselves part of The Riverside Church? How did we come to uphold values of faith and social justice? This young adult small group looks to our shared past to examine who we are as a community by studying sermons delivered from Riverside’s pulpit. In each session the group will study a sermon from Riverside’s past, incorporating material from the Riverside Archives. The small group will meet every other Thursday and is led by Dr. Kurt Adams. Contact Rev. Bruce for more information.
CONFIRMATION: FAITH PASSAGE
Sunday, February 10 & 24 | 12:30 pm | 323 MLK
Faith Passage, Riverside’s confirmation class, is offered for youth in grades 7 and up. Join us as we learn about and discuss the fundamentals of our faith. Contact Rev. Bruce Lamb for more information.
YOUTH: “LET’S GO” ICE SKATING
Sunday, February 24 | 12:30 pm | South Hall
This month Riverside youth are going ice skating at Riverside State Park. The group will meet after worship at coffee hour in South Hall for pizza and then go to Riverbank State Park for an afternoon of ice skating from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Admission and skate rental is $7. Contact Linda Cole, Youth Ministry Intern, for more information and to RSVP.
Tuesday, February 19 | 6:30 pm
Join the first QTRC meeting of the new year (Queer + TRC). The group will gather for dinner and discuss Shameless by Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber. All are welcome. Contact Rev. Bruce Lamb for more information.
Sunday, March 3 | 12:30 pm | Location?
Riverside children, youth, and families are invited to join the Faith Formation team for a conversation about the future of our children and youth programming. Lunch will be provided.
RIVERSIDE SUNDAY SUPPERS
Sundays, February - June | 6:30 pm
Riverside Sunday Suppers are an opportunity to sit across the table from people whose faces you may only recognize from the passing of the peace, share a meal, and make our church feel just a bit smaller, a little more tightly knit together. Dinners will be offered every other week, rotating between Rev. Rachel Johnson’s house and the homes of current and new Riverside members. Space will be limited to host capacity. Visit trcnyc.org/SundaySupper to RSVP and for more information.
We all encounter God in different ways. In an increasingly digital world, that includes videos, podcasts, and online media. Engage the Riverside community wherever you are through our original digital content.
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For over 85 years the music program has drawn people from around the world to The Riverside Church. From our five choirs, to our carillon and four organs, to our renowned musicians, guests are certain to hear music that enlivens and nourishes the soul.
THE RIVERSIDE INSPIRATIONAL CHOIR: WHAT GOOD IS A SONG?
Sunday, February 24 | 3:00 pm | Nave | $15/$20
In the midst of all our trials and tribulations, our faith sustains us as it has so many of the generations that have come before us. Join the Riverside Church Inspirational Choir as we lift your spirits, inspire, and send you on your way renewed, singing praises to our awesome God.
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Parish Care offers pastoral support to the congregation and community, including our social services programs, Tower League programs and events, weddings, funerals, and more.
February 7: Rev. Rachel Johnson | February 14: Rev. Martha Wiggins
February 21: Farley Lord | February 28: Dr. Colleen Birchett
RIVERSIDE TOWER LEAGUE:
BLACK HISTORY MONTH FILM
Thursday, February 7 | 2:00 pm | 9T
Join the Tower League for a special film viewing and discussion in celebration of Black History Month.
RIVERSIDE TOWER LEAGUE: VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY
Thursday, February 14 | 2:00 pm | 9T
Enjoy group games, sweet treats, casual conversation, and more as we celebrate the many types and expressions of love.
LORRAINE HANSBERRY: SIGHTED EYES/FEELING HEART
Sunday, February 10 | 1:00 pm | 9T
The Business & Professional Women’s Group is hosting a viewing of a documentary on the life of Lorraine Hansberry, the first black woman playwright to have her work produced on Broadway, 1959’s “A Raisin in the Sun.” Like her writing, the film draws connections to some of the outstanding issues of the 20th century. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, February 21 | 2:00 pm | Christ Chapel
Portsmouth High School, an all-girls independent school on the south coast of England, will offer a special musical performance in Christ Chapel as part of their New York City tour. You won’t want to miss this special event!
RIVERSIDE TOWER LEAGUE:
BORN IN HARLEM 2.0
Thursday, February 28 | 2:00 pm | 9T
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem returns with an in-depth look at creativity and civil rights during the Jazz Age and beyond. Participants will actively engage with jazz music to explore the development and transformation of the social scene.
FALLS PREVENTION WORKSHOP
Sunday, February 24 | 1:00 pm | 20T
Falls are the leading cause of injury for adults of 65 years old. Riverside member and Physical Therapist, Mr. Galen Schram, will provide important information and strategies for preventing falls in this interactive workshop.