We continue to be back in the sanctuary for indoor Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m. Masks are now optional within the church building. If desired, you may continue to attend in the privacy of your car parked in our parking lot.
In the last few months, we had three special offerings for Lent, Easter, and Ukraine. The Lent special offering (for “The Innocence Project”) brought in $720. The Easter special offering (for “Fowler Camp and Conference Center”) brought in $1,755. And, with the help of our friends at the Jerusalem Reformed Church, the offering for the relief of the Ukrainian refugees brought in $2,320.50 (this offering is ongoing). Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
If you would like to receive a box of weekly giving envelopes, please call the office at 518-767-2243. Using these envelopes allows our treasurer to be able to credit your donations at the end of the year for tax purposes.
Online offerings may be made on-line via Tithe.ly and the Give button below. These donations will be deposited directly into the church bank account. You have the option to give to either the General or Renovation Fund. Both Tithe.ly and the church will record your donations.
Tithe.ly deducts a small fee per credit card transaction (2.65% plus $0.30). You have the option to cover these fees, if you wish. You may also choose to have Tithe.ly automatically donate for you weekly or monthly.
As always, thank you for your generosity.
Our response to the Ukrainian crisis continues through the RCA Global Missions. You may read their message here.
Your donations can be sent by mail, given during the offering, made online via the green “Give” button below, or placed in the sunflower can on the communion table. Checks should be payable to the The First Reformed Church of Bethlehem and please note on the check memo or envelope “Ukraine.”
The First Reformed Church of Bethlehem
Ukraine Refugee Aid
38 Church Road
Selkirk, NY 12158
If you are, you should think about Camp Fowler. It’s a beautiful camp in the Adirondacks with great fun planned for all who attend. Check it out! Also, our church offers a scholarship and the Classis of Albany offers additional scholarships, so a week at Camp Fowler can be very affordable. Mary Jane Brown can give you more information.