Ramapo Reformed Church
100 Island Road
Mahwah, NJ. 07430

          Church Announcements


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.


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
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!

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

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

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.

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.

EMAIL NEWSLETTER: To receive a monthly email listing of church announcements, events and more, send an email to
m and type the word "Subscribe" in the Subject line. Please include your name and home address. The
newsletter will be sent on the 1st of each month.

FRESH FLOWERS for the sanctuary in honor of a special occasion or in memory of someone may be arranged through
the church office.