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The Third Reconstruction (Session 4)
Feb
18
9:30 AM09:30

The Third Reconstruction (Session 4)

The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear

Sundays, Jan 28th – Feb 18th, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
The Riverside Church in the City of New York

This small book study group serves as a primer, examining the motivation behind Rev. Dr. William Barber's mission to hold our nation's government officials accountable for inciting moral violence while failing to uphold those rights of freedom, dignity and equality as basic human rights that our country purports to guarantee.

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The Third Reconstruction (Session 3)
Feb
11
9:30 AM09:30

The Third Reconstruction (Session 3)

The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear

Sundays, Jan 28th – Feb 18th, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
The Riverside Church in the City of New York

This small book study group serves as a primer, examining the motivation behind Rev. Dr. William Barber's mission to hold our nation's government officials accountable for inciting moral violence while failing to uphold those rights of freedom, dignity and equality as basic human rights that our country purports to guarantee.

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The Third Reconstruction (Session 2)
Feb
4
9:30 AM09:30

The Third Reconstruction (Session 2)

The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear

Sundays, Jan 28th – Feb 18th, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
The Riverside Church in the City of New York

This small book study group serves as a primer, examining the motivation behind Rev. Dr. William Barber's mission to hold our nation's government officials accountable for inciting moral violence while failing to uphold those rights of freedom, dignity and equality as basic human rights that our country purports to guarantee.

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The Third Reconstruction (Session 1)
Jan
28
9:30 AM09:30

The Third Reconstruction (Session 1)

The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear

Sundays, Jan 28th – Feb 18th, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
The Riverside Church in the City of New York

This small book study group serves as a primer, examining the motivation behind Rev. Dr. William Barber's mission to hold our nation's government officials accountable for inciting moral violence while failing to uphold those rights of freedom, dignity and equality as basic human rights that our country purports to guarantee.

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The Color of Whiteness (Session 4)
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

The Color of Whiteness (Session 4)

The Color of Whiteness: Engaging White Privilege and Identity in Faith and Society

Date: Thursdays, Oct 26th – Nov 16th,  7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: The Riverside Church in the City of New York

Facilitator: Rev. J.C. Austin, Vice President, Christian Leadership Formation, Auburn Seminary

White people in the United States often struggle to engage the dynamics of race in our culture, and particularly the unique identity and privileges that white people hold in society. This class will create a positive and brave space in which to unpack why this is such a struggle; provide resources for overcoming that challenge and engaging the realities of white racial identity and privilege in America; and consider how Christianity can and must play a positive role in this work.

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The Color of Whiteness (Session 3)
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

The Color of Whiteness (Session 3)

The Color of Whiteness: Engaging White Privilege and Identity in Faith and Society

Date: Thursdays, Oct 26th – Nov 16th,  7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: The Riverside Church in the City of New York

Facilitator: Rev. J.C. Austin, Vice President, Christian Leadership Formation, Auburn Seminary

White people in the United States often struggle to engage the dynamics of race in our culture, and particularly the unique identity and privileges that white people hold in society. This class will create a positive and brave space in which to unpack why this is such a struggle; provide resources for overcoming that challenge and engaging the realities of white racial identity and privilege in America; and consider how Christianity can and must play a positive role in this work.

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The Color of Whiteness (Session 2)
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

The Color of Whiteness (Session 2)

The Color of Whiteness: Engaging White Privilege and Identity in Faith and Society

Date: Thursdays, Oct 26th – Nov 16th,  7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: The Riverside Church in the City of New York

Facilitator: Rev. J.C. Austin, Vice President, Christian Leadership Formation, Auburn Seminary

White people in the United States often struggle to engage the dynamics of race in our culture, and particularly the unique identity and privileges that white people hold in society. This class will create a positive and brave space in which to unpack why this is such a struggle; provide resources for overcoming that challenge and engaging the realities of white racial identity and privilege in America; and consider how Christianity can and must play a positive role in this work.

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The Color of Whiteness (Session 1)
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Color of Whiteness (Session 1)

The Color of Whiteness: Engaging White Privilege and Identity in Faith and Society

Date: Thursdays, Oct 26th – Nov 16th,  7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: The Riverside Church in the City of New York

Facilitator: Rev. J.C. Austin, Vice President, Christian Leadership Formation, Auburn Seminary

White people in the United States often struggle to engage the dynamics of race in our culture, and particularly the unique identity and privileges that white people hold in society. This class will create a positive and brave space in which to unpack why this is such a struggle; provide resources for overcoming that challenge and engaging the realities of white racial identity and privilege in America; and consider how Christianity can and must play a positive role in this work.

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Grateful Day of Service
Jul
29
9:00 AM09:00

Grateful Day of Service

Saturday, July 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Riverside Church is partnering with the Riverside Park Conservancy to create a day of community service at Grant’s Tomb. Join us for a fun morning of painting, weeding, and mulching at Grant’s Tomb as a way of giving and serving while building community with one another and learning more about the history of our very own neighborhood.

This opportunity is family friendly, and all supplies will be provided.

When to meet? Meet at Grant’s Tomb by 9:45 a.m.

What to wear? Please wear clothes that can get and stay dirty (the paint is oil-based and will not wash out of clothing), sneakers.

What to bring? Bring a reusable water bottle – water will be provided. You may also bring a bag lunch or a lunch to share for our fellowship time following the service project.

What’s the cost? $7 per person, which helps to offset the service project registration costs (scholarships available*).

*For scholarship information email Stewardship or call 212-870-6856.

Following our time at Grant’s Tomb, we will open South Hall for lunch and fellowship. Please bring your lunch and a laugh as we recap our time together.

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Jun
25
9:00 AM09:00

The Fierce Urgency of Now (Session 4)

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Fifty years after Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, we find ourselves still confronting the challenges of materialism, racism, and militarism. You’re invited to study Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, delivered at The Riverside Church fifty years ago, along with our three expert facilitators: Regina Tate, Alan Bentz Letts, and Steve Knight. This class will offer you the opportunity to read King’s famous speech in detail and reflect on the truths his prophetic words have for us today. This class is open to all. Participants must purchase a study guide for $5. Each session of the class will be offered twice a week so that you may choose whichever session fits your schedule.

Session 1: Thursday June 1 at 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 4 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 2: Thursday June 8
7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 11 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 3: Thursday June 15 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 18 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 4: Thursday June 22 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 25 at 9:00 a.m.

All classes will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room. To register for the class, contact Lennith Santos-Santana at lsantana@trcnyc.org or 212-870-6833.

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Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Fierce Urgency of Now (Session 4)

Fifty years after Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, we find ourselves still confronting the challenges of materialism, racism, and militarism. You’re invited to study Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, delivered at The Riverside Church fifty years ago, along with our three expert facilitators: Regina Tate, Alan Bentz Letts, and Steve Knight. This class will offer you the opportunity to read King’s famous speech in detail and reflect on the truths his prophetic words have for us today. This class is open to all. Participants must purchase a study guide for $5. Each session of the class will be offered twice a week so that you may choose whichever session fits your schedule.

Session 1: Thursday June 1 at 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 4 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 2: Thursday June 8
7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 11 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 3: Thursday June 15 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 18 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 4: Thursday June 22 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 25 at 9:00 a.m.

All classes will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room. To register for the class, contact Lennith Santos-Santana at lsantana@trcnyc.org or 212-870-6833.

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Jun
18
9:00 AM09:00

The Fierce Urgency of Now (Session 3)

Fifty years after Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, we find ourselves still confronting the challenges of materialism, racism, and militarism. You’re invited to study Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, delivered at The Riverside Church fifty years ago, along with our three expert facilitators: Regina Tate, Alan Bentz Letts, and Steve Knight. This class will offer you the opportunity to read King’s famous speech in detail and reflect on the truths his prophetic words have for us today. This class is open to all. Participants must purchase a study guide for $5. Each session of the class will be offered twice a week so that you may choose whichever session fits your schedule.

Session 1: Thursday June 1 at 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 4 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 2: Thursday June 8
7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 11 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 3: Thursday June 15 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 18 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 4: Thursday June 22 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 25 at 9:00 a.m.

All classes will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room. To register for the class, contact Lennith Santos-Santana at lsantana@trcnyc.org or 212-870-6833.

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Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

The Fierce Urgency of Now (Session 3)

Fifty years after Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, we find ourselves still confronting the challenges of materialism, racism, and militarism. You’re invited to study Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, delivered at The Riverside Church fifty years ago, along with our three expert facilitators: Regina Tate, Alan Bentz Letts, and Steve Knight. This class will offer you the opportunity to read King’s famous speech in detail and reflect on the truths his prophetic words have for us today. This class is open to all. Participants must purchase a study guide for $5. Each session of the class will be offered twice a week so that you may choose whichever session fits your schedule.

Session 1: Thursday June 1 at 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 4 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 2: Thursday June 8
7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 11 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 3: Thursday June 15 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 18 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 4: Thursday June 22 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 25 at 9:00 a.m.

All classes will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room. To register for the class, contact Lennith Santos-Santana at lsantana@trcnyc.org or 212-870-6833.

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Jun
11
9:00 AM09:00

The Fierce Urgency of Now (Session 2)

Fifty years after Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, we find ourselves still confronting the challenges of materialism, racism, and militarism. You’re invited to study Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, delivered at The Riverside Church fifty years ago, along with our three expert facilitators: Regina Tate, Alan Bentz Letts, and Steve Knight. This class will offer you the opportunity to read King’s famous speech in detail and reflect on the truths his prophetic words have for us today. This class is open to all. Participants must purchase a study guide for $5. Each session of the class will be offered twice a week so that you may choose whichever session fits your schedule.

Session 1: Thursday June 1 at 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 4 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 2: Thursday June 8
7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 11 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 3: Thursday June 15 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 18 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 4: Thursday June 22 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 25 at 9:00 a.m.

All classes will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room. To register for the class, contact Lennith Santos-Santana at lsantana@trcnyc.org or 212-870-6833.

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Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

The Fierce Urgency of Now (Session 2)

Fifty years after Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, we find ourselves still confronting the challenges of materialism, racism, and militarism. You’re invited to study Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, delivered at The Riverside Church fifty years ago, along with our three expert facilitators: Regina Tate, Alan Bentz Letts, and Steve Knight. This class will offer you the opportunity to read King’s famous speech in detail and reflect on the truths his prophetic words have for us today. This class is open to all. Participants must purchase a study guide for $5. Each session of the class will be offered twice a week so that you may choose whichever session fits your schedule.

Session 1: Thursday June 1 at 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 4 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 2: Thursday June 8
7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 11 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 3: Thursday June 15 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 18 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 4: Thursday June 22 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 25 at 9:00 a.m.

All classes will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room. To register for the class, contact Lennith Santos-Santana at lsantana@trcnyc.org or 212-870-6833.

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Jun
4
9:00 AM09:00

The Fierce Urgency of Now (Session 1)

Fifty years after Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, we find ourselves still confronting the challenges of materialism, racism, and militarism. You’re invited to study Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, delivered at The Riverside Church fifty years ago, along with our three expert facilitators: Regina Tate, Alan Bentz Letts, and Steve Knight. This class will offer you the opportunity to read King’s famous speech in detail and reflect on the truths his prophetic words have for us today. This class is open to all. Participants must purchase a study guide for $5. Each session of the class will be offered twice a week so that you may choose whichever session fits your schedule.

Session 1: Thursday June 1 at 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 4 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 2: Thursday June 8
7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 11 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 3: Thursday June 15 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 18 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 4: Thursday June 22 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 25 at 9:00 a.m.

All classes will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room. To register for the class, contact Lennith Santos-Santana at lsantana@trcnyc.org or 212-870-6833.

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Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

The Fierce Urgency of Now (Session 1)

Fifty years after Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, we find ourselves still confronting the challenges of materialism, racism, and militarism. You’re invited to study Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech, delivered at The Riverside Church fifty years ago, along with our three expert facilitators: Regina Tate, Alan Bentz Letts, and Steve Knight. This class will offer you the opportunity to read King’s famous speech in detail and reflect on the truths his prophetic words have for us today. This class is open to all. Participants must purchase a study guide for $5. Each session of the class will be offered twice a week so that you may choose whichever session fits your schedule.

Session 1: Thursday June 1 at 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 4 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 2: Thursday June 8
7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 11 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 3: Thursday June 15 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 18 at 9:00 a.m.
Session 4: Thursday June 22 7:00 p.m. / Sunday June 25 at 9:00 a.m.

All classes will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room. To register for the class, contact Lennith Santos-Santana at lsantana@trcnyc.org or 212-870-6833.

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The Armed Man
May
28
2:00 PM14:00

The Armed Man

Featuring Myers Park United Methodist Church chancel choir and instrumentalists, conductor James R. Jones, and organist Nicolas Haigh, this deeply moving and timely choral work charts the growing menace of humanity’s descent into war. With texts from diverse religious and historical sources, it echoes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s call for peace and the hope that “love will have the last word.”

On display that afternoon will be “Torpedoes into Plowshares,” a project of the Theater of the Oppressed from Jeremiah Dreake, Artistic Director. A 100 kg high explosive torpedo purchased in 2010 is being transformed by blacksmith Marsha Trattner. Later this summer, we will use those same shovels to plant seeds as part of the Grateful giving and serving campaign, as an expression of our community’s gratitude and commitment to peace.

Cost: $10

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Mayor's Weekend
Jan
14
to Jan 16

Mayor's Weekend

Partner with the Mayor’s Clergy Advisory Council on MLK weekend (1/13 - 1/15) and take 3 steps to share these resources that dignify the humanity of all New Yorkers: 

1.  Today, you can sign up for a resource toolkit you can share during your worship service. Agency resources will help your house of worship to: 

Promote Immigrant Inclusion 
Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs 

Reframe Religious Freedom to Include all Faith Perspectives
City Commission of Human Rights 

Destigmatize Mental Health and Connect New Yorkers to Resources
Thrive NYC

2.  On 1/13 - 1/15, you can share your resource toolkit at your worship service and connect with other faith leaders on social media by including #NowIsTheTimeNYC on any Facebook, Twitter or Instagram post. 

3.  Join us at Riverside Church on 1/15 at 6pm for an interfaith MLK service or watch live:

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