422 West 57 Street
New York, NY 10019
Our Mission Life
The Trinity and Rauschenbusch congregations carry on mission activities focused on the Kerygma -- proclaiming the Gospel, Kononia -- building Christian community, and Diaconia -- service in the world. This Mission encompasses:
Weekly Sunday morning worship -- a simple but feeling service that includes contributions of talented singers and musicians, shared prayer concerns and testimonies, lectionary scripture readings, and preaching that both teaches and inspires.
Homeless shelter in cooperation with Partnership for the Homeless.
Food pantry open two afternoons a week that distributes more than 2,500 cartons of food to the needy each year.
Senior club, a Saturday evening social group.
Youth ministry including a Sunday School, an afternoon children's program providing tutoring/music lessons, recreation, a Summer day camp Bible School.
Arts ministry. Trinity is home of Looking Glass
Theater which specializes in new productions and classical drama with new
twists. Rauschenbusch Memorial United Church of
Christ focuses his ministry on persons engaged in the arts..
In addition to its own program life, Trinity-Rauschenbusch provides space for two Spanish-language congregations. In total, more than 500 people worship at Trinity-Rauschenbusch every week. The congregations also open their doors to self-help groups -- Narcotics Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous. The congregations also participate in the Clinton Planning Association and Clinton Housing Association in its neighborhood.
|Trinity-Rauschenbusch depends heavily on volunteers to carry on its wide-ranging ministry. A major source of volunteers over the years has been the Action Reconciliation program of the German Evangelical Church. For over two decades, the Peace Corps-like program has sent German youth and young adults to assist Trinity-Rauschenbusch for two-year periods of service. Following World War II, Action Reconciliation started helping the German people reconcile with its former enemies. The Volunteers in Mission program the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) also provides people for service at Trinity-Rauschenbusch.