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

The Riverside Church News

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Come with love.The steadfast love of God never ceases.Come with curiosity.We are one body, one planet, one Church.Come with hope.As we gather with the bread and the cup, justice is served.

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"I can’t glide by the “slave” in today's text, the 'We are worthless slaves,' line without acknowledging that slavery isn’t being rejected here, it’s being normalized…it is ordinary, acceptable." -@MLivingstonTRC #SundayThoughts #SundayMorning #SermonTweets

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"It’s worse than illogical. The underlying omission is repulsive. Indicative of our continuing failure to deal with race in our church, even this church, our culture our society our world." -@MLivingstonTRC #SundayMorning #SundayThoughts #SermonTweets

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“Slavery is in our backyard. Rooted in our history. Uprooting our present and threatening our future.” -@MLivingstonTRC #SundayMorning #SundayThoughts #SermonTweets

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“Our shame is the litany of injustices that we take for granted, that, let me say hide within the word slave in our text—that will yet uproot our present and threaten our future.” -@MLivingstonTRC #SundayMorning [...]

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“What’s in the backyard of the world? What’s uprooting our collective future? Domination…colonialism…uber capitalism, endless war; and so poverty…planetary abuse…disease.” -@MLivingstonTRC #SundayMorning #SundayThoughts #SermonTweets

The Riverside Church Events

Medicare Open Enrollment

October 24
2:00 pm
- 3:00 pm
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Knitters & Crocheters at Riverside

October 26
11:00 am
- 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 2, 2019

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Jesus and Justice

October 27
9:00 am
- 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday, happening 5 times

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Theatre of the Oppressed

October 27
1:00 pm
- 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 27, 2019