The Riverside Church
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.
Approved by the Religious Society of The Riverside Church on May 17, 1992
The Rev. Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick, 1930 – 1946
The Rev. Dr. Robert James McCracken, 1946 – 1967
The Rev. Dr. Ernest T. Campbell, 1968 – 1976
The Rev. Dr. William Sloane Coffin, Jr., 1977 – 1987
The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr., 1989 – Present
Riverside Church is known for its ministry and its Senior Ministers are known for their leadership,preaching and writings.
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