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.  If you would like to join,
come out at 7:00pm on Wednesday evenings, 9:30am on Sunday mornings, or see Justin Dimbeng.  Please join in!


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

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME – Ends Sunday, November 4th.  Remember to set your clocks back one hour.

COMMUNION – We will be celebrating the sacrament of the Lord’s super on Sunday, November 4th.

CHRISTIANITY’S & WORLD RELIGIONS – Our six session video Bible study wraps up this Tuesday, November 6th,
in the Coffee Room at 7:30PM.  Join in as Adam Hamilton takes a look at our own faith of Christianity in light of all that
has been covered thus far.  

LIVE COURAGEOUSLY -  is our Consecration Sunday theme for this fall.  This is our opportunity to reflect on God’s
grace as we seek to discern what we will give to God’s ministry here in Mahwah in 2019.  Please join us next Sunday,
November 11th, for our service of consecration celebration followed by a congregational luncheon!  

COURAGEOUS LUNCHEON – We are trying something a bit different just for fun.  For our Consecration Sunday
luncheon, we invite everyone to consider bringing a side dish, salad, or dessert that is reflective of his or her
ancestral heritage.  This can be a time to experience a taste of cultures from around the world as we celebrate our
common bond in faith.  Sandwiches and beverages will be provided.  Please sign up on the bulletin board.    

Will meet on Tuesday, November 13th at 7:00pm.

THANKSGIVING – As part of our mission in November, we are assembling a Thanksgiving “basket” for the Center for
Food Action.  Please take a sticky note from the board in the sanctuary and bring your item to church next Sunday or
to the office by Thursday, November 15th.  The basket is to be donated on Friday, November 16th.

LADIES’ FELLOWSHIP – Our next fellowship lunch is on Sunday, November 18th We will be going out to eat this
month at Horizon Diner after worship.  Please join us for a fun time of food, conversation, and fellowship

THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE – Please take time to pause for our Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday,
November 21st, at 7:30pm.

SOUP – Our homemade soup fundraising activity continues.  Order some for the Holiday!  See the insert in the
bulletin to order or use
this link.  Orders are due by Thursday, November 8th for delivery on Friday, November 16th.

THANKFULNESS – Please join several congregations from Mahwah and Ramsey for an Interfaith Thanksgiving
Community Service on Sunday, November 18th, at 4:00pm at St. Paul’s RC Church in Ramsey.  Pastor Bill will
participate in the liturgy of the service.

WREATHS – are now on order and will be delivered the week prior to Thanksgiving.  There are a few extra items
available from ordering case lots.  Please see the bulletin board to reserve one for the holiday season.  

CHOIR – For the month of November, choir will only take place on Wednesday, November 28th.  

The next Bag Sale is Saturday, December 1st, 9:30am - 12:00pm (please
note the new time). Select from a wide variety of men's, women's, children's and baby items for just $5 per bag. Get a
free coat or jacket with each bag you buy.

CLOTHING CLOSET – is now accepting seasonal clothing.  They are open each Wednesday from 9:30AM – noon.  
Questions?  Call Joan at (201) 529-4329 or the
church office.

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.      

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.