Education Ministry: Summer Study Series
Riverside’s Education Ministry presents the Summer Bible Study Series, taking take place each Sunday from June 26 to August 21 at 9:30 a.m. in 430 MLK. Each session will be led by a member of the clergy and senior staff, and invite participants to reflect on the lectionary gospel text for the day. All are welcome to attend free of charge.

June 26: Rev. Michael Livingston
July 3: Rev. Kevin Wright
July 10: Rev. Bertram Johnson
July 17: Rev. Dr. Amy Butler
July 24: Rev. Debra Northern
July 31: Rev. Kevin Vandiver
August 7: Ms. Mandy Meisenheimer
August 14: Rev. Rachel Johnson
August 21: Ms. Christian Peele


Pastor Amy Butler, The Riverside Church of NY

November 9, 2016

Pastor Amy Butler, The Riverside Church of NY

“I want to say something to the Church this morning—churches, pastors, people of faith.

The time for toeing a politically correct line is long, long past. We’ve heard more than enough from politicians; our country needs voices of moral courage to speak up and out and on behalf of those among us who are vulnerable, excluded, and filled with pain…today and in the days ahead.

Now is the time for us to speak.

To be bold.

To name sin and injustice and to say we won’t stand by and watch it happen.

We cannot be silent.

We should not pretend that this will not cost us considerably. It will. But if we cannot find the courage to tell the truth, what does the Church have to offer the world? And what do our lives and our witness mean when it’s all said and done?

Be brave, Church. Be brave. Be brave.”


God and Guns

 The Riverside Church in the City of New York, along with a growing list of partners, will host an intensive training on gun violence for faith leaders of all traditions beginning the evening of October 6 through the evening of October 7, 2016. Designed for millennial faith leaders, a demographic with the capacity to shift our culture, the training is also open to ministry teams of any age that include a millennial attendee. Those who attend do not have to agree on the solutions to the epidemic of gun violence, only that something must be done.

Evangelicals and mainline Protestants make up 40 percent of the population, but own guns at higher rates than the rest of the country.  The power to change our culture is in our pews.

Attendees will gain concrete tools to educate, engage, and mobilize your congregations to enact change in your community. Each God and Guns 2016 participant will commit to taking concrete action in their circles of influence.

Space is limited.

Following the training, The Riverside Church will provide ongoing support, resources, and reporting mechanisms. This will help those who attend stay connected and share the work you are doing in your congregations.

The training begins with a free, open to the public screening of “The Armor of Light” on Thursday, October 6 at 7PM. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers Rev. Rob Schenck, Abigail Disney, and Lucy McBath.

God And Guns: Millennial Faith Leaders Address Gun Violence

American faith leaders can end the gun violence epidemic in our country. Whether we hunt on the weekends or have never held a firearm, FAITHFUL AMERICANS SHOULD AGREE THAT LOSING OVER 30,000 LIVES A YEAR, INCLUDING NEARLY 3,000 CHILDREN, TO GUN VIOLENCE IS UNACCEPTABLE.

Sign-Up for Riverside Freedom School Volunteer Opportunities

We reached our goal to raise $50,000 for Riverside Freedom School – now we need your volunteer help!

Vote for Pastor Amy's Aspen Ideas Entry on Gun Violence

Help Riverside combat gun violence! Pastor Amy was named a Fellow with the Aspen Institute and invited to compete for a grant to fund a project that responds to challenges of our time. Continuing the work of Riverside’s Gun Violence Task Force, Pastor Amy’s project is to train clergy across the country on best practices for educating and mobilizing their congregations on gun violence.

Education Ministry: Summer Study Series

The Summer Bible Study Series will take place each Sunday from June 26 to August 21.

Letter from Pastor Amy – Welcoming Rev. Ellen Robison to Riverside

With great excitement I am writing to announce that Rev. Ellen Robison will be joining our Senior Staff team as Riverside’s Minister of Worship and the Arts at the end of the summer.

Get Tickets to May 17 Nuns On The Bus MOVIE Sneak Peek with Sister Simone Campbell

Join Sister Simone Campbell and Sundance Award-Winning Filmmaker Melissa Regan for a fun and inspiring evening — and help finish the documentary film!

Riverside Freedom School Launches this Summer

This summer, The Riverside Church is hosting the first-ever Riverside Freedom School. With your support, we’ll serve 50 children and families.

Civil Rights Leaders Headline Events at Riverside on 48th Anniversary of MLK Assassination

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What Say You, Riverside?: Words from the Past to Guide our Future

Join Riverside’s Education Ministry for a new 7-week small group led by Rev. Kevin Wright, Ms. Charlene Wingate, and Union Seminary Intern Derrick Jordan. The classes will invite our community into dialogue with some of history’s greatest Christian thinkers and public theologians.

#TrendingAtTRC Conversation Series

#TrendingAtTRC is an ongoing conversation series hosted by The Riverside Church engaging insightful and provoking thought leaders from across disciplines on many of the most pressing questions facing our nation and the church.

Letter from Pastor Amy – Lent, Welcome Patrick O'Brien, Goodbye Carol Nixon

This past week began the season of Lent, a period of forty days in our liturgical calendar when we turn inward and reflect on the ways God might be calling on us to grow and change as we journey with Jesus toward the cross.

Holy Week at Riverside

Join us as we journey through Holy Week together at The Riverside Church.