A justice-forward movement for worship, wholeness and hospitality.

All are welcome.

A New Vision for Church is Rising!

Avenue Church NYC is a new spiritual sanctuary in the heart of the Yorkville neighborhood. We attend to the spiritual and educational needs of a diverse community longing for unity and strength. 

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When’s Worship?


Our regular worship service is being held virtually.

We will begin to worship with a very few people, a lot of distance between chairs :-), no singing :-( and limited contact in our new sanctuary beginning November 29, 2020.

Sunday at 10:00 am

Livestream on Sundays

After the COVID-19 Crisis has passed, our services will be a carefully curated month of justice-inspired worship to help you process the past and get set for the future, including: all-family services, dinner parties, recovery worship, traditional services and conversation sermons.

Neighborhood Esperanza

Until the COVID-19 crisis has passed, join us Tuesdays at 7pm on Facebook Live!

Community Offerings in the style of Esperanza. Bring your joys, concerns, and special requests to prayer.


God's Got This!

Avenue Church
NYC’s 2020 Vision

Opening soon, our new building on First Avenue is a multifunctional space, including a sanctuary for people from any faith tradition to worship.

Doing Justice

Beyond worship, our justice-centered approach focuses on recovery, education, outreach and retreats.

Outreach, Mission, and Retreats

Social Justice Immersion 

Looking for a place to stay and volunteer for your mission trip in NYC? The Mission Center will re-open at our new facility once COVID-19 concerns are behind us..


Tuesdays at 5:30pm

The Urban Outreach Center serves a nutritious and delicious meal to as many as 300 hungry New Yorkers every Tuesday evening. They also offer: Mail Distribution, Clothing, a Resource/Jobs Center and Food Pantry.


Book Our Facility

Mission and service groups of up to 50 people can stay for up to 14 nights in our church building. We offer volunteer opportunities and customizable social justice or spiritual immersion experiences.


Book Our Facility

Individuals or smaller groups seeking time away to meditate, pray or practice a spiritual or service-based discipline may stay in our retreat house for shorter or more extended stays. We offer volunteer opportunities and customizable social justice or spiritual immersion experiences.


As soon as it is COVID-safe, we will once again offer culturally relevant, topical educational experiences to nurture the diversity of Yorkville.

Just Kids


Wednesdays at 5:30pm

Midweek jam for kids to get into what’s going on in the world through the lens of faith and ethics. More.



Sundays 10:45am - 12pm

Education at the intersection of faith and the world. Three sections: young children; older kids; adults. More


Beginning December 2nd 

Wednesdays at Noon

Conversation about the next Sunday’s sacred text. Video conference connection available. More.

Center for Recovery

ASAP after the COVID-19 crisis, we will once again facilitate holistic wellness for those recovering from addictions. We offer an advisory board, conferences and worship services in celebration of and the striving for recovery.


Find a 12-step group that suits you best. 



Cafe for connecting mentors with mentees.



Offering materials to facilitate your recovery.

“I came to the Church years ago, looking for a community that was progressive, justice-minded, and open to creative worship.  I stayed because I've felt loved and supported by the community:  through good times (my wedding) and bad (the loss of several family members).  I'm proud that our community has evolved over time to meet new needs, from serving Czech immigrants over a century ago, to our homeless outreach program today.” 

—  Debbie

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1745 1st Avenue  New York, NY 10128

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info@avenuechurchnyc.org  |  Phone:  212.288.7724 

Endowed by Jan Hus Presbyterian Church.