RDC Next 90 Speaker Series: Faith & Environmental Sustainability

Zoom https://zoom.us/, NY

Peggy Shepard, executive director of Harlem’s WEACT, Mary Nelson founder of Life, Carl Anthony and Dr. Paloma Pavel, co-directors of the Breakthrough Communities Project discuss how we achieve environmental sustainability. Mary Nelson is President Emeritus of Bethel New Life a faith rooted community development corporation, where she served for 26 years. Bethel pioneered in creative community based efforts […]

Virtual Advent Retreat

Zoom https://zoom.us/, NY

Join us as we prepare our hearts for advent looking at how the Gospel narratives connect to the Old Testament; highlights the role of women in first-century Jewish culture; and emphasizes the importance of Mary’s visitation, the census, the stable, the star of Bethlehem, and the flight to Egypt. This 2.5 hour online will be […]

9th Annual Literacy Across Harlem Holiday Book Drive

The Riverside Church 490 Riverside Drive, New York

Benefitting children and families in Harlem shelters. Drop off new/like-new reading treasures at the community minded locations below. Remember to wear a mask!

The Riverside Book Club

Zoom https://zoom.us/, NY

Monthly – Second Saturday | 11 am | Via Zoom  (Please register by the Friday before) Thank you for your registration for Riverside Book Club. You will soon receive a Welcome email from Riverside Book Club’s co-convener, Mary Biggs, to which your RSVP is required. Only those who have RSVP’ed will be admitted into the […]

Doing Business with NYC Government | Riverside Men’s Class

Online online, New York

Saturday, December 12 • 11:00 am ET Join The Riverside Church Men’s Class for a virtual presentation on Doing Business with New York City Government with Jennifer Geiling, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services. This class will share information on how to participate in the billions of dollars of contracts given out every […]

Where is the Accountability? The COVID-19 Crisis in New York’s Prisons

Online online, New York

The Riverside Church and Common Cause/NY are sponsoring a virtual panel discussion on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 15 on the alarming impact of COVID-19 on incarcerated people and their families. Panelists include justice-involved individuals who survived COVID while incarcerated, community activists who are active in the fight for a more just reentry process, and family members […]

Virtual Candlelight Carol Festival 2020

The Riverside Church 490 Riverside Drive, New York

Sunday, December 20 | 4:00 pm | Online – Registration Required This longstanding tradition at The Riverside Church has become an essential part of Christmas in New York City. Our virtual […]

Christmas Grab & Go Meals

The Riverside Church 490 Riverside Drive, New York

As during Thanksgiving, we want to continue to celebrate the holiday season safely, so consider purchasing a hot festive meal prepared by our preferred caterers. These Christmas meals will be available […]

New Year’s Eve Watchnight Service

Zoom https://zoom.us/, NY

Click here to register Start:December 31 @ 11:00 pm End:January 1, 2021 @ 12:00 am Event Category:Worship

The Riverside Book Club

Zoom https://zoom.us/, NY

Monthly – Second Saturday | 11 am | Via Zoom Join in the conversation as RIVERSIDE BOOK CLUB celebrates our 10th year anniversary and comes together to share our responses to the book “How To Be An Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendio. The discussion will be led by Dr. Emily Anderson and Rev. Kevin Van […]

Maranatha Fellowship Meeting

Zoom https://zoom.us/, NY

Maranatha is a community of LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies who seek to foster greater understanding and equity for people of diverse sexual and gender identities. Whether you have been out for decades, love someone who is LGBTQ+, or are questioning, you are welcome to join us! The convener of Maranatha is Lisa Cooke.

Race to Action Lab

Zoom https://zoom.us/, NY

America: Is This Who We Are? Do the events in Washington, D.C., this past week reflect who we are as a nation, or not? Join the next Race to Action Lab this Thursday, January 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. to engage in a session of listening and sharing planned by Riverside’s Antiracism Taskforce. To […]

Welcoming the Stranger: The Impact of Race on U.S. Immigration Policy and the Call of the Church

Zoom https://zoom.us/, NY

Riverside’s Sojourners Ministry and Antiracism Taskforce are preparing this study of racism and the history of immigration policy which create our current crisis. In her book, Illegal, political scientist Dr. Elizabeth F. Cohen explains how the American immigration system ran off the rails — and proposes a bold plan for reform. She reveals that our […]

Theatre of the Oppressed

Zoom https://zoom.us/, NY

This ministry uses theatre as a means of empowering participants to become actors in movements for social and political change. Originating in Brazil, this technique teaches participants about their power and agency within institutions and systems. Meets on Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00 p.m. each week via Zoom, and every Monday from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in partnership with […]

RDC Next 90 Speaker Series: Housing and Financial Sustainability

Zoom https://zoom.us/, NY

Rev. Mark Elsdon & Rev. Erica Liu discuss Pres House, a combination church, campus ministry, and seven-story apartment building located near the heart of the University of Wisconsin – Madison campus that provides student housing while also generating funds to support the ministry. Rev. Mark Elsdon is the Executive Director and Co-Pastor At Pres House, a […]

RDC Next 90 Speaker Series: Purpose Driven Ministry in Practice: A Conversation with Rev. Patrick O’Connor

Zoom https://zoom.us/, NY

Purpose Driven Ministry in Practice: A Conversation with Rev. Patrick O’Connor Sunday, February 7 | 1:00 p.m. | Online – Click Here to Register Rev. Patrick Hugh O’Connor is the lead pastor and chief visionary of the First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, a multicultural, purpose driven congregation in Jamaica, Queens, New York. He has served this […]

Special Program: Lift Every Voice and Swing: Black Musicians & Religious Culture in the Jazz Century

Zoom https://zoom.us/, NY

Special guest Vaughn A. Booker, author of Lift Every Voice and Swing (NYU, 2020), will explore the role of jazz celebrities like Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Mary Lou Williams as representatives of African American religion in the twentieth century. Dr. Booker is Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion and the Program in African […]

Breaking White Supremacy: Martin Luther King and the Black Social Gospel

Zoom https://zoom.us/, NY

w/Author Dr. Gary Dorrien and Dr. Colleen Birchett Class starts February 21 and last 5 weeks | 1:30 pm | Zoom  The civil rights movement was one of the most searing developments in modern American history. It abounded with noble visions, resounded with magnificent rhetoric, and ended in nightmarish despair. It won a few legislative […]

Grace Notes

Zoom https://zoom.us/, NY

Join us every Wednesday at 7:00 pm ET for Grace Notes, a midweek online gathering for inspiration, renewal, introspection, and reflection. Click here for the link to join

Virtual Lent Retreat: An Introduction to Centering Prayer

Zoom https://zoom.us/, NY

Join the Riverside Church’s Virtual Lenten Retreat looking at Centering Prayer. We will be led by Leslee Anne Terpay, a Contemplative Outreach, Ltd, Commissioned Presenter of Centering Prayer, and Lectio Divina. Our day will begin learning the method of Centering Prayer including time exploring the kinds of thoughts that may arise during the prayer time. […]