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Finally, the Sexton’s House!

It is a miracle that our denomination still has a person like Paul Nulton to help churches like ours that are at times hard pressed with maintenance issues. Paul has been a guest for years in our midst, and we are blessed to have him.

Now, he is tackling the Sexton’s House. He started in September, but when hurricane Irene hit, many churches needed his emergency assistance – and so did our retreat center in Warwick, where Paul has his office. However, Paul keeps coming back faithfully.

This time he is painting the exterior of the Sexton’s House. Our architect, Margaret Westfield, provided the specifications as a gift to the church. Since then, Paul has been applying Victorian colors to the house!

We also want to thank Jaime Johnson, the new chair of our Invitation & Outreach Committee, because he, too, has been diligently involved with scraping and painting the house – besides his volunteering for “House of Manna” on many days.

Enjoy the picture of Jaime and Paul with Robert Longo, our sexton. They all are part of our family here at First Reformed Church. Continue reading

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Rally Day Sunday

This year, our children will be celebrating Rally Day on Sunday, Sep 18th. A special worship service kicks off the coming year of Sunday School for both Little Lambs and Big Lambs. Don’t miss the clever sketches prepared just for the enjoyment of our little ones. Can you imagine how the characters will appear, with names like The Flea Circus Director, Magician and Prince Henry?

Throughout the coming year, lessons will focus on stories from the New Testament. Specific lesson topics will include “compassion”, “forgiveness” and “patience”, among many other faith characteristics. The Big Lambs will have their first meeting on Sep 25th. For the remainder of the year, the Little Lambs will meet on the first and third Sundays, with the Big Lambs meeting on the second and fourth Sundays. The months of October, January and April incorporate five Sundays, which allows for a special activity for all children on each of the three fifth Sundays. Gary and Lauren Bernhofer, Norma Vande Bunte, Sandy Boyles and Emily Sena will return as teachers. Continue reading

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Warwick Was Different This Year!

It seems like we had a successful transition from our traditional camping retreat in Warwick to a seminar style class in the Warwick conference center. It was a first-timer, and it brought us many advantages: no wet tents, no cooking and no cleaning up, and additional participants who may not have joined us in the tents. Continue reading

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Warwick Retreat 2009

This year’s retreat will be one night shorter and will begin at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug 8th and continue until Sunday, Aug 9th, after morning worship. Continue reading

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Church Retreat to Warwick

On Apr 4th, a group of us gathered at the beautiful home of Cindy and Claude Betancourt in Doylestown, PA, in order to review our annual church retreat to our denominational retreat center in Warwick, NY. As you may know, … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss the “About 15 Years” Anniversary Camping Trip to Warwick

It’s been “About 15 Years” since our first camping trip to the Warwick Conference Center. We are inviting everyone who has ever been a part of this community building adventure to join us Aug. 8th – 10th this year for our annual … Continue reading

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Camping in Warwick, NY

Have you ever been to the RCA retreat center in Warwick? Our annual camping trip offers a great opportunity, and going camping is something very precious in our materialistic culture of consumerism. Why? Because the outdoors bring us back in … Continue reading

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