We will be hosting the first Collaborative worship service at FRCB with Jerusalem Reformed Church on July 3rd. The service will be here at First Reformed Church and will begin at our usual time of 10:30 am. We hope to see many of you there so you can meet and mingle with members of our sister church!

We will be having an all-song service on Sunday, July17th. Please let Shirley or Donna know what your favorite hymns are and they will put them into that Sunday’s bulletin for all to sing!! You can also leave your suggestions on the church office phone - (518) 767-2243. Sing for joy and for Our God above! 

Diane and Gerri would like to heartily thank the crew that helped clean out most of the barn on Wednesday afternoon, June 29th. Keith Jordan, Lyn Farrell, Nancy and Guy Wyche and Gerri Roth did a spectacular job of ridding the left side of the barn of all unnecessary, old items that have been doing nothing more than collecting bat and mouse droppings and dust for years. We now have a place to store winter supplies and items needed for the pavilion. To add to the busy workday, Guy provided lunch for us and we enjoyed one of his many signature dishes, baked macaroni and meat sauce. Yumm!!!! Thanks again to a super, fun crew for all you have done!


We will be having more clean-up and gardening days in the future, so please consider offering your unique gifts to our church to further the glory of God!

On June 19, we honored our graduates during worship. We give high school graduates a small gift and honor our graduates of other schools/training programs by listing their names in the bulletin and newsletter. These are the graduates we recognized on June 19th:


High School:

  • James (Jimmy) Jordon (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk HS) 
  • Jayden McClellan (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk HS) 
  • James (JJ) Russell (Bethlehem Central HS) 
  • Michelle Norton (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk HS) 
  • Lindsey Waters (Bethlehem Central HS) 
  • Benjamin Nelson - son of Clifford Nelson and grandson of Donna & Glenn Lasher (Mohonasen HS)

Others:

  • Melissa Popp (RN from Maria College)

Although Sunday School is winding down, we are making plans for the fall. Mark your calendars with September 11 as our first day back to Sunday School. We have already booked Premo Designs again, so plan to be there for face painting and balloon twisting!


In addition, Carrie Brown will be visiting in August and early September and will speak during our worship service on September 11. She will update us on her work in Ghana and the progress that is being made creating an inclusive school. 

We continue to be in the sanctuary for Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m.  Masks are optional within the church building.  If desired, you may continue to 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.