WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT ON SUNDAY
When and Where:
We have services at 10:30AM at the Leadership & Public Service High School (90 Trinity Place).
First and foremost, we hope you feel warmly welcomed!
Dress is casual and you won't be pressured in any way—you can be as anonymous as you wish. Both services are identical, but the Nursery, RiverKids, and RiverYouth programs are only offered during our first service at 10:30AM. On a typical Sunday we'll have a couple hundred adults and about 75 kids. Here's what happens:
Grab a program and a coffee, tea, or pastry:
As you enter the Lobby of 90 Trinity Place from the street one of our friendly greeters will offer you a Sunday program. The program describes all that's happening at the River and also contains our "Connection Card," which is your way of staying in touch. Before heading upstairs be sure to enjoy a complimentary treat from Au Bon Pain.
Our main services meet in the Auditorium on the 13th floor. As you enter, be sure to take a look at the materials on our Welcome Counter, especially our "New to the River" brochure, which will give a good feel for the church. (Got kids? You're welcome to keep them with you or, if you prefer, drop them off at RiverKids—more info here.) Grab any seat that looks comfortable. Our services last about 75 minutes and include the following:
Kickoff: We begin with a couple songs and some announcements about things that are happening at the River.
The Sermon, lasts about 30 minutes and explores different ways that faith can enhance our lives. (You can listen to recent sermons here.)
Response Time: After the talk we'll have about 15 minutes to think about and respond to what we've just heard with music, prayer, reflection, or communion.
On Your Way Out: Please be sure to fill out the "Connection Card" portion of your Sunday program. You can drop it into one of the black offering boxes at the back of the room or drop it by the Welcome Counter where you have the option of meeting one of our pastors.
More questions? Please email sara@riverNYC.org.