Sunday Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.  Masks are optional within the church building.  If desired, you may attend in the privacy of your car parked in our parking lot.

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.


In March of 2015, we closed on a 15-year loan of $283,103 to finance renovations to the church building.  Early this May, we paid off the loan in its entirety, 5 years and 10 months ahead of schedule!  A super big "Thank You!" to EVERYONE who contributed to the "Renovation" fund!


THANK YOU EVERYBODY!


Please give Ron Williams a SUPER big Thank You!”


We received a $50,000 donation in memory of Madeline Dixie” Trianni from Ron Williams!  Very few people exemplified the virtue of “servant leader” like Dixie, and Ron wants to ensure that Dixie lives on in our memory! Thank You Ron Williams!

 

The FRCB stained glass restoration is underway!

April 23, 2024 - All three Rose windows have been removed and are at the studio being cleaned and the lead work refurbished. The wood frames have been repaired as needed, primed, painted and readied for the return of the stain glass sections once completed. In the interim, there will be several weeks where nothing will get done until the Rose window sections get refurbished and the weather consistently stays warmer. More to come!

Thank you all for your cans and bottles.


The bottle and can drive continues. Please remember to place cans and/or bottles in the large garbage bin in the fellowship hall near the crop walk pictures or take them to “cents for cans” in Ravena, located on the right just before the first traffic light in Ravena. Please tell them that they are for “The First Reformed Church of Bethlehem” and the donation will get credited to our account.

Primary Election Day Bake Sale - Mark your calendars for Tuesday, June 25th, as FRCB will be a polling spot for the primary election, and during that till we will be hosting a bake sale fundraiser. We will be selling the baked goods the whole day while the polling station is open. All funds raised from the bake sale will go to the church's general fund.


We are asking everyone to sign up to bake and donate homemade breads, cookies, and brownies for the bake sale. Please use the sign up sheets on the blue bulletin board in the fellowship hall so that we have an understanding of what is being donated for the sale ahead of time.

  

We ask that you drop off the baked goods at the church on Monday, June 24th, from 4pm-7pm (dropping off this day is helpful because it assures we open up the bake sale with baked goods), but you also can drop off baked goods throughout the day on Tuesday, June 25th, too.


Other fundraising ideas:

  • A wall plaque will be created listing donor names making contributions in memory of loved ones.
  • Do you have additional suggestions?? Maybe a rummage sale, outdoor concerts, more church dinners??

Please share your ideas with a consistory member!

The Roses are inviting you to come visit the Labyrinth!