The Riverside Church Turns 85

With roots dating back to 1841 at the Norfolk Street Baptist Church, through our first Worship Service in October, 1930, to the present day, The Riverside Church in the City of New York has played a valuable role in the lives of New Yorkers, and the world at large, in helping shape progressive Christianity, social change, and community. Our legacy of being an Interdenominational, Interracial, International, Open, Welcoming, and Affirming congregation has truly been a blessing worth celebrating.

As we celebrate our 85th anniversary on November 8, we invite you to take part in a myriad of ways, from displays around the church featuring photos, documents, and artifacts covering all aspects of our rich history.

We’re also pleased to unveil this fall the Riverside Community Services Corporation (RCSC), a non-profit, non-religious 501(c)3 is dedicated to building stronger and sustainable communities through social service, direct aid, and programs rooted in justice.

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