Rev. Dr. Amy Butler First Woman To Lead Riverside Church

Rev Amy Butler (small)Marking a historical milestone, on Sunday, June 8, the congregation of The Riverside Church called the Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, “Pastor Amy,” as the seventh senior minister of the historic Church—making her the first woman to lead the church in its 87-year history.  Continue Reading →

Low Wage Workers And Clergy Walk To Riverside Church In Harlem

Wage-March-2More than 1,000 low-wage workers from around the city joined hands today with interfaith clergy members and labor officials for a historic “Faith and Justice” walk to Harlem’s Riverside Church, urging Albany to let cities around the state to set their own minimum wages. Continue Reading →

Riverside Church Celebrates Dr. King

“Distinguished Preacher Series” and “Realizing the Dream 2011” to Provide a Day of Programming Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the Site of his Famous “Beyond Vietnam” Speech

In celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to commemorate what would have been his 82nd birthday, The Riverside Church will honor his memory with two events on Sunday, January 16, ……first, with its popular Distinguished Preacher Series at 11:00 a.m. and at 3:00 p.m., Realizing the Dream, a tribute event featuring music, prayer and guest speakers. Both events will take place in the Nave of The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive (bet 120th & 122nd St.), Morningside Heights.

“Dr. King’s spirit will surely be felt by those in attendance for the Distinguished Preacher Series and Realizing the Dream events at Riverside,” said Riverside Church Interim Senior Minister, Rev. Stephen H. Phelps. Continue Reading →