Ramapo Reformed Church
100 Island Road
Mahwah, NJ. 07430

                                      Church Announcements


Our Sunday school program meets in the Education Building, following the Message for Children, for children and
students ages 3 through 6th grade.  For more information, please see Debbie Grob or Marian Latz.   

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 are Wednesday
nights at 7:00pm and Sunday mornings at 9:30am in the church.

We also offer a Contemporary Music Group that performs monthly during Sunday Service.

Our Junior Choir, for elementary school age children also performs periodically in church. Please see Sanae Miyazaki
for more information.  


CLOTHING CLOSET – Will be open each Wednesday in October, from 9:30am-12:00pm, to accept fall/winter items.

CHRISTIANITY’S FAMILY TREE – Our new eight session video Bible study continues this Tuesday, October 3rd, in the
Coffee Room at 7:30pm.  Join in as Adam Hamilton presents a welcoming, inspiring vision of eight Christian
denominations and faith traditions and how each has a unique, valuable perspective to offer.  NO Bible Study on
October 31st.

CHOIR – 7:00pm on October 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.

GUY’S BREAKFAST OUT – Our next gathering is scheduled for Saturday, October 7th.  We meet at the Ramsey IHOP
at 8:00am.  

BLUE JEAN SUNDAY – is Sunday, October 8th.  We encourage everyone to wear work clothes to church and stay
after to help prepare the garden for winter, get some maintenance done, and spruce up around the church.    

CONSISTORY – Will meet on Monday, October 9th at 7:00pm

SOUP – It is time to welcome back our fall/winter soup fundraiser.  See the insert in the bulletin to order, or download
form, and place it in the office mailbox by Thursday, October 12th.  

RRCMGS – Our “RRC Member Garage Sale” is scheduled for Saturday, October 14th, from 9am – 2:30pm (inclement
weather, we will move inside).  Any “member” can reserve a table for $10 in order to bring their own “stuff” (and take
home the leftovers).  See Pastor Bill for details and the bulletin board to reserve a table/spot.   

– will next gather on Sunday, October 22nd, following worship where we will have our usual
"portable lunch" in Fellowship Hall. Ladies of all ages and their friends are invited out for a good time of fall fellowship.  

MISSION SUNDAY – The Sunday, October 22nd, mission will be in support of Hurricane Relief through the Reformed
Church in America’s disaster relief effort.

CONSISTORY PRAYER – Consistory will meet on October 23rd at 7:30pm for its quarterly gathering for a time of
prayer. If you have any prayer requests, please see Pastor Bill.

GOHLICH FAREWELL DINNER – Come help us celebrate with a delicious catered dinner and a fun evening!  Sunday,
October 28th at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall.  RSVP by October 12th to

COMMUNION – Sunday, October 29th.  Celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

FALL HAYRIDE – Join us at Sun Valley Farms for a hayride, potluck picnic and pumpkin hunting on Sunday, October
29th, at 4:00pm.

WREATHS – Even though it is early-October, now is the time to think about ordering a decorative Christmas wreath for
the upcoming season.  Orders need to be received by the end of the month for delivery around Thanksgiving.  Please
use the insert in the bulletin or download the
form from the website.

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.