Our ministry is a radically inclusive multicultural congregation of predominantly same-gender loving individuals who are people-friendly and bapti-metho-costal in our style of worship. We love GOD and know GOD loves us.
Rivers of Living Water is a Christ Centered, Radically Inclusive, Open & Affirming Spiritual Family. Our Mission is to build up the body of Christ by spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all people in our immediate community, state and all nations, bringing healing, wholeness and liberation through the dynamic ministry of the Holy Spirit.
Our membership is growing at a steady pace. With this growth, we are being enabled to expand our ministry and develop programs and services that will provide a great impact throughout our community.
We welcome you with open arms to inquire and become a cherished part of our family.
Love & Light!
Rev. Dr. Vanessa M. Brown, Bishop Elect TFAM Northeast Region (ME-DMV)
To reach a community by building a community.
We endeavor to meet the needs of our community as well as the needs of those God directs to our church.
The mission of Rivers of Living Water Ministries UCC is to enrich the lives of all we encounter by approaching social justice through a Jesus lens, coupling the practice of radical inclusivity with sound theology and providing a worship environment that fosters a loving, welcoming, safe and resource-rich community.
Today we recommit ourselves to learning, serving, and worshiping together as Rivers of Living Water UCC. Today we renew our promises with God and with one another.
We recommit ourselves to walking together as the beloved people of God.
We recommit ourselves to God’s work of justice in a deeply divided world. We are called to know and love God, nurture each other, and welcome all people.
Today we reaffirm our hope for our church—a loving, welcoming community, a community resource, a safe space where people can be their authentic self, a progressive forward-thinking ministry, a place that raises leaders, a ministry that is inclusive-for the good of all and the glory of God.
As individuals, we make these promises to Rivers of Living Water UCC as a whole:
I commit to participate regularly, because my presence here matters. I promise to share in service to our community and our world because the world needs a sign of God’s hope. I promise to support the congregation through my gifts of time and money because my gifts make a difference. I promise to love my neighbors, even when we don’t agree because we all have a place at the table.
Together as a congregation, we make promises to each individual member:
We promise to be a church where all are welcome. We promise to use our gifts wisely. We promise to create safe spaces where we can wrestle with the hard questions of life. We promise to provide opportunities to worship, learn, and serve. We promise to bear witness to God’s love for this world.
Together with the prophet Jeremiah we proclaim with one voice:
The Lord will be our God, and we will be God’s people!
Together we will “build a community to reach a community”!
OUR SERVICES DURING COVID-19
Weekly Celebration - Sundays @ 2 pm EST
Meeting ID: 394 509 7514 or 929-436-2866
Noonday Prayer - Monday-Saturday @ Noon EST
FB Live @RIVERSNYNJUCC
OUR STANDARD SERVICE TIMES
(SUNDAYS @ 2PM)
Rivers NY @ Saint Paul and Saint Andrew (SPSA) United Methodist Church
263 West 86th Street
(btwn. Broadway & West End Aves.)
New York, NY 10024
(SUNDAYS @ 10AM)
Rivers NJ @ North Jersey Community Research Initiative (NJCRI)
393 Central Avenue
Newark, New Jersey 07103
These are unprecedented times that we are living in and it calls for us to reach out in new ways. Minister TD Jackson-Pressley (Tonya) has come up with a way for us to show up although we cannot be physically present.
A TIME FOR YOU: Virtual Chaplaincy Ministry offers compassionate, judgement free, one on one spiritual care that appreciates the beauty of diversity. We are here to listen, to pray or to simply be present with you. If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our chaplains, please follow the instructions below. Please share with your community, network, family and friends.
TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT:Email: firstname.lastname@example.org