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.


CLOTHING CLOSET – will be closed for vacation on Wednesday, August 1st.  It will re-open on Wednesday, August 8th,
from 9:30am-12:00pm, to accept seasonal clothing.  Please hold fall and winter items until October.

BACKYARD BBQ & MOVIE – We are now planning the second informal summer fellowship gathering for Friday evening,
August 10th, 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, when it gets dark enough, join us to watch a summer family favorite: “The
Secret Life of Pets”!

GUY’S BREAKFAST OUT – Our next gathering is scheduled for Saturday, August 11th.  Meet at the Ramsey IHOP at 8:
00am for a time of fellowship and good food.  

MISSION – Our mission focus for Sunday, August 19th, 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 $1,107.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL  – Here’s the scoop!  We are planning a second summer night of fun and fellowship at the
parsonage coming up on Tuesday, August 21st, 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.

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

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.  

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

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.