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The Riverside Church

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490 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10027 United States

Located on the Upper West Side, on the edge of the Morningside and Harlem communities of New York City, the edifice is modeled after the 13th Century Gothic cathedral in Chartres, France. Its Gothic tower stands as a beacon to the world and continues to bring people with very different perspectives together.

The Church seeks to be a community of faith. Its members are united in the worship of God known in Jesus, the Christ, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The mission of the Church is to serve God through word and witness; to treat all human beings as sisters and brothers; and to foster responsible stewardship of all God’s creation.

The Church commits itself to welcoming all persons, celebrating the diversity found in a congregation broadly inclusive of persons from different backgrounds of race, economic class, religion, culture, ethnicity, gender, age and sexual orientation. Members are called to an individual and collective quality of life that leads to personal, spiritual and social transformation, witnessing to God’s saving purposes for all creation. Therefore, the Church pledges itself to education, reflection, and action for peace and justice and the realization of the vision of the heavenly banquet where all are loved and blessed.


Sunday: (live webcast)
8:15 am – Morning Light Gathering
10:45 am – Service of Worship
7:00 pm – Creating A Space for Grace
Assembly Hall
6:00 pm – Prayer & Meditation
Christ Chapel

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