Category Archives: Events

Sunday of Blessings

Dear Members of First Reformed Church: I just want to remind everyone of the changed worship time. From this Sunday on, September 11th, we will return to the regular time of 10:30 AM. This Sunday will be special, because we … Continue reading

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Church Life Is Colorful

The accompanying pictures give you a glimpse how colorful and divers our life together as a congregation really is. All of these photos were taken in the relatively short time since we’ve moved into the new sanctuary. Continue reading

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Save the Date

Plan ahead and save the date for the 3 rd annual Jazzin’ For Funds event that is scheduled for Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 5 – 9 pm at the Old Bay. Tickets: $45 (at the door $50) per person. Continue reading

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Re-dedicating Our New, Old Sanctuary

After years of planning and construction, our new, old sanctuary radiates with new splendor. When built in 1812 it was the fourth in a sequence of outgrown sanctuaries that had previously housed our congregation. The building offered space to 1,100 worshippers and was the largest building in the state. Our new sanctuary offers space for almost 200, and it has come out very nice!
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Sunday School Finale

There are many advantages to a child’s upbringing in a small church. Here, the child will be exposed to many generations and not be confined more or less to his or her own age group. In fact, in a small church, everything is more accessible than in a larger one. It’s very family-like when young parents come to worship knowing that everyone surrounding them will know their children’s names. If you ever found truth in the saying that it takes a village to raise a child, then the small church is the answer. Continue reading

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Orlando Prayer Vigil

It is important to take note of some of the public witness of the houses of worship to which First Reformed Church belongs. On June 22, we followed a call from City Hall to join in a prayer vigil for the victims of the horrible massacre in Orlando. It was a wonderful event because it proved that terror will not have the last word. We sang and mourned and meditated, but we also expressed our resolve to disarm hate.
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From Pastor’s Desk

Our church is fortunate to have received several special donations that will cover much of the cost. But the rest is simply miraculous! While we continue with an almost 6-digit negative budget, we will have a fully renovated, air-conditioned and ADA-compliant sanctuary. Continue reading

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