Ramapo Reformed Church 100 Island Road Mahwah, NJ. 07430
CHILDREN / YOUTH
Our Summer Children’s Program for ages 3 through 2nd grade starts now and will continue through Labor Day. We will have videos available in the room next to the nursery, and children may leave during the middle hymn.
The Church also provides a Nursery service for infants and children through age 5 during the Worship Service. It is located through the left door off the coffee room
MAKE A JOYFUL HARMONY by adding your vocal talent to our choir. All are welcome. Rehearsals will pick back up in September, on Wednesday nights at 7 pm and Sunday mornings at 9:30 am in the church.
ACTIVITIES \ EVENTS
FOURTH OF JULY – The church office and clothing closet will be closed on July 4th in honor of the holiday.
BACKYARD BBQ & MOVIE – It will be “Christmas in July” as we are planning the first informal summer fellowship gathering for Friday evening, July 13th, around 6:30PM in the backyard of the manse. Please bring something to grill or a salad or dessert to share. Even if you cannot be there for dinner, join us to watch the digitally animated story of the Nativity from the Donkey’s perspective, “The Star!”
GUY’S BREAKFAST OUT – Our next gathering is scheduled for Saturday, July 14th. Meet at the Ramsey IHOP at 8: 00am for a time of fellowship and good food.
ROCKLAND BOULDERS – Celebrate summer as we cheer on the Rockland Boulders baseball team on Thursday, July 19th for “Conservation Awareness Night, sponsored by Suez” (we are not sure at all what that is). Tickets are $12 each and include a hot dog, chips, and soda. Please see the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board to reserve one of the 20 infield box seats. See Roger Knauss for more information. Play ball!
MISSION – This month’s mission, which will be on Sunday, July 22nd, will be in support of Project Backpack, a ministry of Star of Hope Ministries, who is looking to distribute 1500 backpacks to school children in the greater Paterson area. Each backpack is filled with 30 essential educational supplies that will help children in the classroom. This is our fourth year of support.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL – Here’s the scoop! We are planning a summer night of fun and fellowship at the parsonage coming up on Tuesday, July 24th, from 7:00 – 8:30PM. Make your own sundaes, backyard games & crafts for the kids (of all ages), and more. Bring your friends as all are welcome. If it rains, we will take cover on the porch. For more information, see Sharon Pike or Pastor Bill.
CONSISTORY GATHERING & DINNER – will be gathering on Thursday, July 26th, at 6:30pm, at the parsonage for an informal time of fellowship and planning for the fall.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM – Join us as we again read though the Bible each day during the summer. Summer reading guides are available in front of the church or by calling the church office. You may also print a copy here.
CHOIR – Wednesday evening and Sunday morning choir practices will resume in September.
CLOTHING CLOSET – Will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th. It will be open the following Wednesday in July, from 9:30am-12:00pm, to accept seasonal clothing. Please hold fall and winter items until October.
ONLINE GIVING - We are pleased to announce a convenient new way to make your regular offerings. With our new electronic giving program, you can easily set up a recurring giving schedule or make one-time contributions. At NO COST to you! We encourage you to set up a schedule of recurring contributions. It’s convenient for you and provides much needed consistency for our church. If you are currently giving on a weekly basis, you will no longer need to write out 52 checks a year or prepare 52 envelopes. Even when travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, our church will continue to receive your contributions on an uninterrupted basis. To become an electronic giver, contact Roger Knauss or call the church office.
The CENTER FOR FOOD ACTION can always use your help! If you can donate canned or packaged goods, please do so in the boxes located in the foyer and the coffee room.
NEW MEMBERS: If you are interested in joining our church and would like to learn more, please see Pastor Bill for details.
The CLOTHING CLOSET MINISTRY accepts donations of seasonal clothing any Wednesday between 9:30am and noon. Please click here for more information.
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RECYCLE: We have started an Inkjet cartridge recycling program that will benefit the church. If you have used inkjet cartridges to donate, please drop them in the box in the coffee room.
COFFEE HOUR: If you would like to host a time of fellowship following worship, please sign up on the board leading into the coffee room.
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FRESH FLOWERS for the sanctuary in honor of a special occasion or in memory of someone may be arranged through the church office.