"The Church of the United Nations"

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Sunday Services

The congregation will gather at 310 East 42nd Street, NY, NY 10017. Praise music will begin at 10:50 a.m. EST, followed by the Worship Service at 11:00 a.m.

About the Church

Welcome to the Church of the Covenant, a historic and vibrant Presbyterian congregation located at 310 E 42nd St, New York City. Our church, often called “the church of the United Nations,” stands just a stone’s throw away from the UN headquarters, embodying a spirit of unity and inclusivity.

“The church of the United Nations”

Our vision and mission is to help connect people to faith

Committed to Community

We believe in making a positive impact on our local community. Through our worship services, youth groups, concerts, classes, and counseling, we strive to be a beacon of hope and support for all who walk through our doors.

A Rich History

Founded in 1860 by the Rev. Dr. George L. Prentiss, the Church of the Covenant has a storied past marked by growth and transformation. Originally established on 42nd Street, the church expanded its mission with Covenant Chapel in 1870. By 1893, the chapel had become self-supporting and adopted the name “Church of the Covenant.” Over the years, we’ve welcomed many into our community.

Open to Everyone

The Church of the Covenant is a place where everyone is welcome. Our close proximity to the United Nations symbolizes our commitment to inclusivity and global unity. No matter who you are or where you come from, you will find a welcoming and supportive community here.

Visit Us

Come and experience the warmth and hospitality of the Church of the Covenant. Join us for a worship service, participate in one of our programs, or simply stop by to learn more about our rich history and community involvement. We look forward to welcoming you!


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What people are saying…

16:11 28 Apr 24
Historic church on East 42nd Street sandwiched between the Westgate hotel and Tudor City Greens, directly opposite the Ford Foundation. It has a small Presbyterian congregation with many people joining on Zoom from around the country. The music for service is usually prerecorded music of different genres, and they have a powerful organ with an auto-play feature. Pastor and Mrs. Edmonds are very warm and passionate people, and they both deliver excellent sermons. The church is very active throughout the year hosting private events for different groups, including subsets of the U.N.
home sweet home peoplehome sweet home people
20:11 09 Jun 20
great bible study and sunday worship
Imre SzabóImre Szabó
19:40 14 Mar 20
Charles MarshallCharles Marshall
01:50 25 Feb 20
This church ⛪ is over a 100 years old once located in the poorest part of Manhattan now located in the same area that's one of the richest part of Manhattan
Jon McFarlaneJon McFarlane
07:35 28 Dec 19
Nice space for large public gathering
J YumJ Yum
16:53 27 Oct 19
I love this church. The people here are so welcoming and caring. Coming here has given me a sense of community. We have coffee and refreshments after service and bible study. Sometimes we have dinner here too. The food is always really good. LGBT friendly. Please come!
Richard Tag . . .Richard Tag . . .
11:47 20 May 19
.Generally speaking, Houses of Worship can and are very special places..The Church of the Covenant is a very good destination for Christian prayer, prace and solace..A quiet oasis near the United Nations Buildings and across the street from the iconic Ford Foundation's Headquarters, this House of God is most certainly well worth a look see❗❗❗.Recommended . . . ..
Jared GrabowJared Grabow
16:18 27 Jan 16
This is a small and intimate but growing congregation in between Grand Central Station and the United Nations. The congregation is diverse, and there is a unique community aspect to it as after church has many receptions and food gatherings after the service. If you are looking for a place to build some christian based relationships and grow with a community, you should definitely check this place out. And the after church BBQ and coffee are the best in town!
Joseph BoscoJoseph Bosco
13:28 11 Dec 15
The people of the Covenant are very friendly and most important Jesus Christ is there When you go to a church the most important person you meet should be Jesus Christ

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Church Organ

Church Organ

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Barbara and Cornell Edmonds

Barbara and Cornell Edmonds

Faith, Law, Labor, and Love Over the hum of a car engine, Barbara Edmonds greeted me by phone. Her pleasant, upbeat voice belied the length of her nearly 12-hour (thus far) day. Barbara and her husband Cornell had squeezed our interview into their commute from New...

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