The Riverside Church in the City of New York

Riverside Hawks 61st Annual Gala

From: 2022-12-13 6:30 PM
To: 2022-12-13 10:0 PM

Riverside BookClub- December

From: 2022-12-10 11:0 AM
To: 2022-12-10 12:0 PM

Cookies, Cocoa, and Caroling

From: 2022-12-11 12:30 PM
To: 2022-12-11 1:30 PM

The Annual Riverside Church Candlelight Carol Festival

From: 2022-12-18 4:0 PM
To: 2022-12-18 5:30 PM

Annual Riverside Church Candlelight Carol Festival

From: 2022-12-18 4:0 PM
To: 2022-12-18 5:30 PM

2022 Maranatha Christmas Party

From: 2022-12-10 6:0 PM
To: 2022-12-10 10:0 PM

Service of Hope and Consolation

From: 2022-12-04 2:0 PM
To: 2022-12-04 3:0 PM

Youth Brunch and Bag of Blessings Service Project

From: 2022-11-20 12:30 PM
To: 2022-11-20 2:0 PM

Thunderbird Annual Auction of Native American Items

From: 2022-11-27 2:0 PM
To: 2022-11-27 4:0 PM

Advent Fest

From: 2022-11-27 12:30 PM
To: 2022-11-27 2:0 PM

2022 Thanksgiving Worship & Brunch

From: 2022-11-24 10:30 AM
To: 2022-11-24 1:30 PM

Love & Light: An Afternoon of Song at Riverside

From: 2022-11-20 2:0 PM
To: 2022-11-20 3:30 PM

Without Buddha I Cannot Be a Christian

From: 2022-11-13 9:0 AM
To: 2022-11-13 10:30 AM

Prayer Vigil & Fauré: Requiem

From: 2022-11-08 7:0 PM
To: 2022-11-08 8:0 PM

Riverside Bookclub

From: 2022-11-12 11:0 AM
To: 2022-11-12 12:0 PM

March to the Polls Pre-Midterm Election Rally

From: 2022-11-06 2:30 PM
To: 2022-11-06 4:0 PM

Halloween Party and Dinner

From: 2022-10-30 6:0 PM
To: 2022-10-30 8:0 PM

2022 Riverside Harvest Festival

From: 2022-10-31 3:0 PM
To: 2022-10-31 5:0 PM

Fall 2022 Clothing Sale

From: 2022-10-29 12:0 PM
To: 2022-10-29 5:0 PM

Christ Chapel Chamber Series: Walker Jermaine Jackson

From: 2022-10-23 2:0 PM
To: 2022-10-23 3:0 PM

Exploring and Reclaiming Progressive Christianity

From: 2022-10-23 1:0 PM
To: 2022-10-23 2:30 PM

Dismantling Mass Incarceration: The Power of the People

From: 2022-10-22 11:30 AM
To: 2022-10-22 1:0 PM

Exploring and Reclaiming Progressive Christianity

From: 2022-10-16 1:0 PM
To: 2022-10-16 2:0 PM

Without Buddha I Cannot Be a Christian

From: 2022-10-16 9:0 AM
To: 2022-10-16 10:30 AM

Learn about Bills Supported by Equality NY in the NYS Legislature Impacting LGBTQIA Rights

From: 2022-10-15 11:0 AM
To: 2022-10-15 12:30 PM

Biblical Hebrew – Beginners

From: 2022-10-02 9:30 AM
To: 2022-10-02 11:0 AM

Riverside BookClub - October

From: 2022-10-08 11:0 AM
To: 2022-10-08 12:0 PM

2022 Biblical Hebrew – Graduates

From: 2022-10-05 5:0 PM
To: 2022-10-05 6:0 PM

Biblical Hebrew – Intermediate

From: 2022-10-02 1:0 PM
To: 2022-10-02 4:0 PM

Climate Justice: Beyond Denial and Despair

From: 2022-09-22 7:0 PM
To: 2022-09-22 8:0 PM

Erasure: The Otherization of Queerness (JusticeAid Fall Public Forum)

From: 2022-09-18 4:0 PM
To: 2022-09-18 6:0 PM

Discussion: Developing Anti-Racist Identity & Voice in Faith Communities

From: 2022-09-23 6:30 PM
To: 2022-09-23 7:30 PM

Rev. Livingston Retirement Celebration

From: 2022-09-16 6:30 PM
To: 2022-09-16 10:0 PM

Youth Gamer Night

From: 2022-09-16 6:30 PM
To: 2022-09-16 8:0 PM

Faith Formation Ministry Lunch and Lecture with Dr. Keri Day

From: 2022-09-11 1:0 PM
To: 2022-09-11 2:30 PM

Tower League Thursday

From: 2022-09-08 2:0 PM
To: 2022-09-08 3:0 PM

Riverside BookClub - September

From: 2022-09-10 11:0 AM
To: 2022-09-10 12:30 PM

Riverside Church Homecoming 2022

From: 2022-09-18 10:45 AM
To: 2022-09-18 2:0 PM

Summer Open Bible Study

From: 2022-08-07 9:30 AM
To: 2022-08-07 10:30 AM

4th Justice Writing Series: Writing Memoir & Justice Small Group

From: 2022-08-11 6:30 PM
To: 2022-08-11 7:30 PM

Summer Open Bible Study

From: 2022-07-31 9:30 AM
To: 2022-07-31 10:30 PM

Introducing Christian Ethics Book Talk With Author David Gushee

From: 2022-08-28 9:30 AM
To: 2022-08-28 6:0 PM

Summer Organ Series: Raúl Prieto Ramírez

From: 2022-08-02 7:0 PM
To: 2022-08-02 8:30 PM

Summer Organ Series: Aaron David Miller & “The Cameraman” Film

From: 2022-07-19 7:0 PM
To: 2022-07-19 9:30 PM

Summer Organ Series: Christopher Creaghan

From: 2022-07-26 7:0 PM
To: 2022-07-26 8:30 PM

Summer Organ Series: Peter Richard Conte

From: 2022-07-12 7:0 PM
To: 2022-07-12 8:30 PM

Lunch and Learn: Dr. Obery Hendricks and the Meaning of Pro-life

From: 2022-07-10 12:30 PM
To: 2022-07-10 2:0 PM

Riverside Book Club - July

From: 2022-07-09 11:0 AM
To: 2022-07-09 12:0 PM

The Annual Riverside Pride Sunday Breakfast hosted by Maranatha

From: 2022-06-26 9:0 AM
To: 2022-06-26 10:30 AM

Alan Montgomery Organ Recital

From: 2022-06-28 7:0 PM
To: 2022-06-28 8:30 PM

B&P’s Spring Luncheon in Celebration of Juneteenth

From: 2022-06-12 1:0 PM
To: 2022-06-12 2:30 PM

Riverside Book Club- June

From: 2022-06-11 11:0 AM
To: 2022-06-11 12:0 PM

The Annual Riverside Choir Benefit Tea: Together: A Little Help From My Friends

From: 2022-06-05 2:0 PM
To: 2022-06-05 3:0 PM

Spring 2022 Clothing Sale

From: 2022-06-04 12:0 PM
To: 2022-06-04 5:0 PM

The Insight and Continuing Relevance of Howard Thurman

From: 2022-06-02 7:0 PM
To: 2022-06-02 8:0 PM

The Nine O’Clock Whistle: Film Screening & Discussion

From: 2022-05-24 7:0 PM
To: 2022-05-24 8:30 PM

Sunday Afternoon Carillon Recital

From: 2022-10-02 3:0 PM
To: 2022-10-02 3:30 PM

Luncheon Banquet in Honor of Older Adults Month

From: 2022-05-12 12:0 PM
To: 2022-05-12 2:0 PM

Black Manifesto Sunday

From: 2022-05-15 9:30 AM
To: 2022-05-15 10:30 AM

Theatre of the Oppressed

From: 2022-10-09 1:0 PM
To: 2022-10-09 4:0 PM

Riverside Book Club-May

From: 2022-05-14 11:0 AM
To: 2022-05-14 12:0 PM

Day Retreat on Aging & the Spiritual Journey

From: 2022-05-07 10:0 AM
To: 2022-05-07 3:0 PM

Writing Environmental Justice with Dr. Beronda Montgomery

From: 2022-04-21 6:30 PM
To: 2022-04-21 7:30 PM

Olmsted 200 Carillon Concert

From: 2022-04-26 12:5 PM
To: 2022-04-26 1:0 PM

RDC Presents: Food Justice: A Potential Riverside Discount Grocery Store

From: 2022-04-28 7:0 PM
To: 2022-04-28 8:30 PM

American Guild of Organists Gala honoring Karen McFarlane

From: 2022-04-29 7:30 PM
To: 2022-04-29 9:0 PM

The Riverside Church Career Day for High School Students

From: 2022-05-14 10:0 AM
To: 2022-05-14 1:0 PM

Easter Egg Hunt

From: 2022-04-17 12:45 PM
To: 2022-04-17 1:15 PM

Christ Chapel Holy Saturday Worship

From: 2022-04-16 4:0 PM
To: 2022-04-16 5:0 PM

Good Friday Worship: Seven Last Words

From: 2022-04-15 12:0 PM
To: 2022-04-15 1:0 PM

Maundy Thursday Worship

From: 2022-04-14 7:30 PM
To: 2022-04-14 8:30 PM

American Guild of Organists Gala honoring Karen McFarlane

From: 2022-04-29 7:30 PM
To: 2022-04-29 9:0 PM

RDC Presents: Food Justice: A Potential Riverside Discount Grocery Store

From: 2022-04-28 7:0 PM
To: 2022-04-28 8:30 PM

43rd Annual English Handbell Festival

From: 2022-04-24 4:0 PM
To: 2022-04-24 5:30 PM

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Small Group Class

From: 2022-04-24 2:0 PM
To: 2022-04-24 3:0 PM

Understanding Spiritual Gifts Small Group Class

From: 2022-04-24 1:0 PM
To: 2022-04-24 2:0 PM

Riverside Poetry Group

From: 2022-04-24 1:0 PM
To: 2022-04-24 2:30 PM

Poor People’s Campaign: Moral March on Wall Street & To Washington

From: 2022-04-11 4:30 PM
To: 2022-04-11 7:0 PM

Riverside Book Club – April

From: 2022-04-09 11:0 AM
To: 2022-04-09 12:0 PM

We Cry Justice: Reading the Bible with the Poor People’s Campaign

From: 2022-04-09 2:0 PM
To: 2022-04-09 4:0 PM

Christ Chapel Chamber Series: Instruments of the People

From: 2022-04-03 2:0 PM
To: 2022-04-03 3:0 PM

55 Years Later: Will The Church Study War No More?

From: 2022-04-02 4:0 PM
To: 2022-04-02 6:0 PM

Open Bible Study – Lenten Series

From: 2022-03-27 9:30 AM
To: 2022-03-27 10:30 AM

Resurrection Hope: A Conversation with Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas

From: 2022-03-27 12:0 PM
To: 2022-03-27 1:0 PM

The Riverside Church Career Day

From: 2022-05-14 10:0 AM
To: 2022-05-14 1:0 PM

“Before The Morning Comes” By Riverside’s Athena Wilkinson Book Party & Talk

From: 2022-03-20 12:30 PM
To: 2022-03-20 1:30 PM

RDC Campus Update: Where We Are Now

From: 2022-03-24 7:0 PM
To: 2022-03-24 8:30 PM

Evensong for Women’s History Month with The Riverside Choir

From: 2022-03-20 4:0 PM
To: 2022-03-20 5:0 PM

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Spring Indoor Pow Wow

From: 2022-03-20 1:0 PM
To: 2022-03-20 3:30 PM

Space for Grace Returns March 16

From: 2022-03-16 7:0 PM
To: 2022-03-16 8:0 PM

Riverside Book Club - March

From: 2022-03-12 11:0 AM
To: 2022-03-12 12:0 PM

Prayer Vigil For Peace In Ukraine

From: 2022-02-28 6:0 PM
To: 2022-02-28 6:30 PM

Lenten Morning Prayer at Sunrise

From: 2022-04-01 6:40 AM
To: 2022-04-01 7:0 AM

An Inspirational Choir Retrospective

From: 2022-02-27 3:0 PM
To: 2022-02-27 4:30 PM

Prison Ministry

From: 2022-02-27 1:0 PM
To: 2022-02-27 3:0 PM
Riverside BookClub - October • Morningside Area Alliance
Riverside BookClub - October

Riverside BookClub – October

Join the Riverside Church Book Club with Dr. Smith to review her book, Rest for the Justice-Seeking Soul, published by Whitaker House.

The book choice was inspired in part by the gradually escalating turbulence associated with American politics, — turbulence unheard of, since the violence that erupted near the end of the 1960’s – in spite of Dr. Martin Luther King’s calls for non-violence. Indeed, social science researchers have been noting that social justice activism has become an extremely stressful enterprise,  particularly for Progressives, who are “pushing back” against the “far right”, fearing tht they will reverse gains brought by the Civil Rights Movement.

For example, Kennith Smith, in “Politics is Making Us Sick” attempted to track the negative impact of political engagement on public health during the Trump administration, as the country moved toward the 2020 presidential election.  His team interviewed 800 people in 2017 and interviewed 700 of them again just before the 2020 election. They tracked stress indicators such as loss of sleep, suicidal thoughts, inability to stop thinking about politics and intemperate social media posts. They documented a statistically significant rise in such  stress indicators, particulary for young adults on the “political left”. K. Tutashinda, in “The Stress of Politics in Lifestyles in African American Development” also observed social activists from marginalized groups such as African Americans, the Latin X generations, members of the LGBTQIA community and called for “self care” for social activists.

Rest for the Justice Seeking Soul, by Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith in that tradition. However, while concerned about the “self care” of  social justice activists, unlike most writings on that topic, she focuses on the value of establishing an intimate relationship with God.  The book contains a three month supply of daily devotions. It is designed to become a companion that is accessible, even in the midst of “the struggle”. The book is available in both paperback and  can be ordered instantly.


Rev. Dr. Susan K Smith is Director of Clergy and Resource Development at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. (SDPC). She has been a past member of  its Board of Directors and is currently Secretary of the Board. Proctor is a social justice ministry that seeks to empower churches and ministers in urban settings as they deal with problems they face within that context. Dr. Smith assists with that at Proctor through training, resource development, acquisitions, and organized attempts to change public policy.

Additionally, she serves as co-chair of the Minority Outreach Subcommittee of the Nonpartisan Ohio Voter Outreach Committee (NOVOC) and is founder of Crazy Faith Ministries of Columbus, Ohio. For 22 years, she served as senior pastor of Advent United Church of Christ. She is also a national organizer and trainer for the African American Ministers Leadership Council (AAMLC), a division of People for the American Way. She was recently named the first Gordon G. Cosby Seasoned Voices Fellow by the SpiritHouse Project, an organization that has been on the forefront for social justice for decades.

She graduated from Occidental College in 1976, where she earned a BA in English literature, and is also a 1986 graduate of Yale Divinity School, where she earned an M.Div.  She also earned a D. Min. from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, studying under the late Rev. Drs. Samuel Proctor and Charles E. Booth. At Yale, she was awarded the Wolcott Preaching Prize and has since preached nationally and internationally. Moreover, she was recently inducted into the Martin Luther King Jr. College of Ministers and Laity.

She is the author of Crazy Faith: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives, and The Book of Jeremiah: The Life and Ministry about the work and ministry of Jeremiah Wright.  Her latest book, With Liberty and Justice for Some: The Bible, the Constitution, and Racism in the United States was released in October, 2020, and earned two awards: the 2021 Independent Press Award in the “Cultural and Social Issues” category and the 2020 Benjamin Franklin Award from the Independent Book Publishing Association (IBPA)

Regularly, she contributes to The Dallas Examiner, and to The Wilmington Journal. Her work has appeared weekly in The Washington Post and The Huffington Post. She has a blog, “Candid Observations,” that concentrates on the intersections of race, politics and religion. Additionally, she distributes a “Tuesday Meditation” nationally and internationally. She is the mother of two adult children, Caroline, a  certified music therapist, and Charles, a writer and performer of music throughout Ohio.

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