Ramapo Reformed Church
100 Island Road
Mahwah, NJ. 07430

     Church Announcements


Our Summer Children’s Program for ages 3 through 2nd grade ends Sunday, September 2nd.  Join us the following
week for our first day of Sunday School!

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 be starting
up again for the fall this coming Wednesday, September 5th.  If you would like to join, come out at 7:00pm
Wednesday evenings, 9:30am on Sunday mornings, or see Justin Dimbeng.


CLOTHING CLOSET – Will have a “Back to School” Bag Sale on Saturday, September 1st, from 9:30am-12:30pm.  
Come and fill a bag for $5 and get a FREE coat or jacket with each bag purchased.  Open to all!

HAPPY LABOR DAY! – The church office will be closed Monday, September 3rd, as we observe this national holiday.

CHOIR – will be starting up again for the fall this coming Wednesday, September 5th.  If you would like to join, come
out at 7:00pm Wednesday evenings, 9:30am on Sunday mornings, or see Justin Dimbeng.

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

COMMUNION – We will be celebrating the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper next Sunday, September 9th, along with
receiving a Deacon’s Fund collection.  

FALL WAFFLE FEST – This fun time of fellowship, featuring various breakfast dishes, and of course waffles, follows
worship Sunday, September 9th.  Bring your favorite fixings to celebrate the joy that is to be found in sharing a good

CONSISTORY - Will meet on Monday, September 10th at 7:00pm.

LADIES’ FELLOWSHIP – Our first fellowship lunch of the fall season is a Pot-Luck at the Parsonage on Sunday,
September 16th, following worship.  Bring a dish to share along with some warm fellowship and fun.  Ladies of all ages
and their friends are welcome.

MAHWAH DAY – will be held this year on Saturday, September 22nd.  Please sign up on the bulletin board to tell how
you can help out.  We need help in setting up, staffing our booth, and taking down.  Also, we could use contributions
of Oreos, bottled water, soda, frozen corn dogs, and baked goods.  Thanks!       

Our mission focus for September will be in support of “The River.”  This is a local ministry of help, healing,
and hope for the homeless in Bergen County.  It is sponsored by our Classis and hosted by the 2nd Reformed
Church in Hackensack.  

CHRISTIANITY’S & WORLD RELIGIONS – Our new six session video Bible study begins Tuesday, September 25th,
in the Coffee Room (at 7:30pm).  Join in as Adam Hamilton surveys four major faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam,
and Judaism and how they compare and contrast with our own faith of Christianity.  

Will be open on Wednesdays in September, 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 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.