WHO WE ARE

ABOUT OUR CHURCH


Who We Are


OUR CHURCH FAMILY



Church of the Covenant, Presbyterian USA is part of the Tudor City Historic District, one of the only churches on 42nd Street and in the United Nations area. It is a quaint sanctuary in the midst of the hustle and bustle of midtown. The Municipal Art Society brings tours to see the Moller organ and the space that was started by the architect of the Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Opera House, J. Cleveland Cady. It’s congregation included some of the most famous lawyers in NY history.


SERVICE TIMES

Sunday
Prayer Service – 9:30 am
Worship Service – 11:00 am
Coffee Hour directly after worship

Thursday
Bible Study – 7:00 pm

LOCATION

We are located at
310 E. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10027


OUR MISSION

Our mission statement can be summed up in one word: LOVE

| Live out Jesus Christ’s “Great Commission”.

| Order ourselves under Jesus Christ’s lordship.

V | Vow to nurture all God’s creation.

E | Evangelize the gospel.


OUR VISION

A place where a person with no church background can come and feel comfortable and enjoy the service because the atmosphere is welcoming and friendly. The sermons are always practical, biblical and relevant. The music is a perfect blend of classical, contemporary and gospel.

A church that is fun for the entire family, a church where kids want to go because they have a great time experiencing God’s love. A church that builds families.

These dreams are being fulfilled because they are inspired by God!

A church that helps every member find their ministry and lets them use their gifts and abilities to meet other’s needs. We believe the church is at her best when the doors are open to all who have an interest in learning about the Christian faith. Wherever you are on your journey, regardless of where you fall on the deep questions of faith, our community is open to you.


HISTORY

The Church of the Covenant is a historic Presbyterian Church, located at 310 East 42nd Street, near Second Avenue. The church evolved Mission Sunday School organized in 1866 to serve the needs of the very poor immigrants living in the shanty town area known as “Goat Hill.” “After much search,” according to J. Cleveland Cady in an address given on Sunday, January 28, 1906, “a room in an industrial school above a stable at 206 East 40th Street was secured. The Sunday Mission School occupied its room above. The stable on East 40th Street from January 28, 1866 until December 23, 1871. Its current location at 310 East 42nd Street was dedicated on Christmas Eve 1971.

The church was originally designed by J.Cleveland Cady who was a young New York architect, best known for designing the southern wing of the American Museum of Natural History and the New York Opera House. Its parish house was “modernized” in the 1920s to mesh with the design of the newly constructed Tudor City. After the construction of the United Nations in the 1950s, the church because deeply involved in its mission, becoming known as “the church of the nations.” Over the years the Church of the Covenant has conducted a variety of ministries, and on any given Sunday it is blessed to have in worship persons representing the full diversity of the world.