JUST LIKE new york.
Welcome! The River is a spiritually vibrant, fully-inclusive faith community located in downtown Manhattan. We believe Jesus is good news for everyone of every background!
Visit us this sunday!
Join us at 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM for our current series: "40 Days of Faith." RiverKids operates during the 10:00 AM service. The whole service lasts about 65-75 minutes.
We meet every Sunday at the Leadership & Public Service High School (90 Trinity Place), which is located on Trinity Place between Thames Street and Rector Street.
Listen to a sermon
Each Sunday, one of our pastors gives a sermon that explores how faith can make our lives richer and fuller. They offer relevant teachings and insights from the Bible, Christian theologians, and modern day philosophers. Each sermon is about 30 minutes long and includes practical suggestions that we can try out in our daily lives.
see how we became fully LGBTQ inclusive
We fully embrace and include the LGBTQ community as members, teachers, and leaders in our church. To learn why we left the evangelical movement and are now fully inclusive, we invite you to take a look at this video, "Faith Misunderstood."
Learn about our beliefs
The River is built on the great Christian statements of faith, including the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed. In addition, we have developed our own perspectives on growing a faith that works for you and are a part of Blue Ocean Faith—a network of like-minded church communities pursuing vibrant spirituality in secular settings.
watch member stories
On our Member Stories page, you'll find six short videos of people from the River whose lives have been meaningfully impacted by God and our faith community. These members come from a variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, orientations, professions, and experiences, but all have found a new way to look at God, faith, and community through the River.