Hello and welcome to the website of Rutgers Presbyterian Church, which is located at 236 West 73rd Street (just west of Broadway) on New York City’s diverse and exciting Upper West Side.
All through the year, Rutgers Presbyterian Church celebrates God’s radically inclusive, affirming, unconditional love.
If you’re looking for a Christian spiritual home in this part of the Big Apple, we invite you to browse our site and then join us for our Sunday morning service of worship at 11:00 am and for the coffee hour that follows. In 1998, we celebrated our Bicentennial Year and completed a full renovation of our sanctuary. To the glory of God, we have rebuilt for another 200 years! Please share an experience of worship with us.
Whether you’re single or a family, gay or straight, younger or older, a seeker or a believer, you’ll find us to be a warm hospitable community of faith with the programs you’re looking for.
Our Church School has classes for both adults and children/youth aged 3–18 and meets Sunday mornings from mid September through May. Adult classes convene at 9:45 am and for ages 3 through 12 meet at 11:15 am, after the opening part of the worship service. Infant and child care up to age 12 is available every Sunday from 10:30 am (earlier by request) and for most special services during Advent and Holy Week.
Other programs for children and youth include the S.K.A.T.E. youth group, and Community Programs (which offer classes for children and adults of all ages, too). A.A. and Al-Anon groups meet here several times each week. Information about these and other programs plus our social justice ministries is given on this website. So please click the button of your choice and continue your journey of exploration with us.
When I was a teenager, I was always angry at the church. There were so many things that needed to be changed. Through the years I found that Rutgers was a place that let me say those things. They let me talk about what I thought needed changing, and they helped form me. I feel very grateful for that, and I like this place that takes seriously what we’re called to be as Christians, and we do struggle with it, and that’s what I like – the fact that we’re willing to change and grow and struggle.