Ramapo Reformed Church
100 Island Road
Mahwah, NJ. 07430

Church Announcements


Our Summer Children’s Program for ages 3 through 2nd grades continues 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.  If you would like to
join, come out at 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings, 9:30 am on Sunday mornings, or see Justin Dimbeng.  
Please join in!


CHILDREN IN WORSHIP – Our Summer Children’s Program for ages 3 through 2nd grades continues through Labor
Day.  We will have videos available in the room next to the nursery, and children may leave during the middle hymn.

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

SUMMER SERIES – This summer, Pastor Bill will be preaching on Jesus’ seven “I Am” sayings found in the gospel of
John.  With each saying, Jesus is seeking to convey a truth of his divinity as it relates to our everyday humanity, even
and especially for today!

THE NURSERY – needs you!  We are setting up a volunteer list to cover the nursery beginning in mid-August-ish for
when Diane France has her baby.  For more information and to sign-up, please see Pastor Bill.  

BACKYARD BBQ & MOVIE – Our second BBQ of the summer is coming up this Friday, August 2nd, at the
parsonage starting around 6:30PM.  Our movie selection for the evening is “The Lego Movie 2.”  Please bring
something to grill or a salad or dessert to share or just come for the movie!  

GUY’S BREAKFAST OUT – Our next gathering is scheduled for Saturday, August 3rd.  Meet at the Ramsey IHOP at
8:00am for a time of fellowship and good food.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL – Our second gathering of fun and fellowship at the parsonage is scheduled for Tuesday,
August 13th, from 7:00 – 8:30PM.    Make your own sundaes, backyard games & crafts for the kids (of all ages), and
more.  Bring your friends, and if it rains, we will take cover on the porch.  For more information, see Pastor Bill.

CLOTHING CLOSET – is still seeking summer items 9:30AM – noon on Wednesdays.  They will be closed for vacation
on Wednesday, August 14th, and re- open on Wednesday, August 21st.  Questions?  Call Joan at 201-529-4329 or
the church office.

CONSISTORY DINNER & GATHERING – will be gathering on Thursday, August 15th, at 6:30pm, at the parsonage
for an informal time of fellowship and planning for the fall.

MISSION – Our mission focus for Sunday, August 18th, will be in support of our RCA Partners in Mission, Shelvis and
Nancy Smith-Mather, who serve with RECONCILE (Resource Centre for Civil Leadership) as they seek to help bring
healing to the war-torn region of the South Sudan.  Our pledge for 2019 is $1675, and to date, we have collected

CHOIR – Wednesday evening and Sunday morning choir practices will resume in September.

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 (coffee hour will resume in September).

EMAIL NEWSLETTER: To receive a monthly email listing of church announcements, events and more, send an email
to 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.