The Riverside Church is an interdenominational, interracial, international, open, welcoming, and affirming church and congregation.

Whoever you are: You are safe here. You are loved here. You are invited into full participation in our life together.

Modeled after the 13th Century gothic cathedral in Chartres, France, and built by John D. Rockefeller Jr., The Riverside Church is situated at one of the highest points of New York City, overlooking the Hudson River and 122nd Street. It is 100 feet wide and covers two city blocks. Construction began in 1927 with the first service held on October 5, 1930. The Nave seats nearly 2,000 worshipers. The 20-floor tower, rising to a height of 392 feet, contains offices, meeting rooms, and the 74-bell Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Carillon. The carillon’s 20-ton bourdon bell is the largest tuned bell in the world. The smallest bell weighs just 10 pounds.

Today, Riverside remains one of the leading voices of Progressive Christianity, influential on America’s religious and political landscapes for more than 85 years. Currently led by Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, Riverside has long been a forum for important civic and spiritual leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, President Clinton, the Dalai Lama, and countless others.

490 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10027
Phone Number: 212-870-6700

Website: trcnyc.org

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Another week, another episode of The Word Made Fresh. Join @IdeasDoneDaily for a Bible study on the beach as we explore this Sunday's gospel text.https://youtu.be/DYjrIHgfruM 

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If you're near Standford, California you won't want to miss this historic event on January 16. Hear the newly discovered recording of Dr. King's prophetic speech, Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence. https://www.facebook.com/events/991473054571883/ …

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Hey @TheRock, what are you doing with @IdeasDoneDaily in this week's episode of The Word Made Fresh?https://youtu.be/DYjrIHgfruM 

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“We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.” -Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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“If you can do nothing else, do whatever is in your power to make the people in your life feel completely unashamed of who they are.” -Sam Killermann

The Riverside Church Events

Family Snowglobe Workshop

January 26, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Theatre of the Oppressed

January 26, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 26, 2020

Movies at Riverside: “The Hate U Give”

January 26, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on January 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Movies at Riverside: “The Hate U Give”

January 26, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on January 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm