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.  Choir will resume Wednesday
evening practice, at 7:00pm, beginning May 9th, as well as continuing Sunday morning practice at 9:30am.  Please join


HALF TRUTHS – is a new DVD Bible study, hosted by Adam Hamilton, exploring popular cultural sayings that the Bible
does not say continues this Tuesday, May 1st, at 7:30pm, in the Coffee Room.  Our second session takes a look at
“God Helps Those Who Help Themselves.”  See the bulletin board for more information.   

MEET THE AUTHOR – Join in next Sunday, May 6th, as George Grimm chronicles his love of the New York Rangers in
his new book, “We Did Everything But Win,” a tribute to the Rangers of the Emil Francis era.  Please see the sign-up
sheet on the bulletin board.

CONSISTORY – Will meet on Monday, May 7th at 7:00pm.

CHOIR – Please note, choir practice will resume Wednesday evening practice at 7:00pm beginning May 9th, as well as
continuing Sunday morning practice at 9:30am.  Please join in!

GUY’S BREAKFAST OUT – Our next gathering is scheduled for Saturday, May 12th.  Meet at the Ramsey IHOP at 8:
00am for a time of fellowship and good food.  

CEMETERY WORK DAY 2 – Many thanks to all who participated a week ago Saturday as we straightened up 36
stones!  As there remains a bit of started but unfinished work, we are planning a second session for Saturday, May
12th, from 10:00am – 2:00pm before taking a break.  If you can help, see Alan Mann or Pastor Bill for more information.

MOTHER’S DAY – Please join our Confirmation Class for a special time of worship celebrating Mother’s Day on May
13th at 10:30am.

MISSION – Our mission focus for Sunday, May 20th, 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 2018 is $1675, and to date, we have collected $503.

BLUE JEAN SUNDAY – is Sunday, May 20th, following worship.  There is a lot to do as we prepare our garden and
spruce up the church.  Please wear old clothes and bring a bag lunch.  Any questions?  See Pastor Bill.     

MEMORIAL DAY – Please note the office will be closed in recognition of this national holiday.  There will, however, be
a pancake breakfast in the Fellowship Hall run by BSA Troop 50.

CLOTHING CLOSET – Will be open each Wednesday in May, from 9:30am-12:00pm, to accept seasonal clothing.  
Look for our next Bag Sale coming up on Saturday, June 2nd (9:30am-12:30pm).  $5 per bag.  Open to all!

GARAGE SALE – Now is the time to begin organizing your “stuff” to donate to our annual church garage sale to be held
Friday-Saturday, June 15 &16.  We will once again have a congregation pot-luck lunch following worship on Sunday,
June 10th, followed by setting up Fellowship Hall.  Please come if you can help out.

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.