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 7:30 pm on Wednesday evenings, 9:30 am on Sunday mornings, or see Justin Dimbeng.  Please join in!


BLUE JEAN SUNDAY – Sunday, May 5th following worship!  If you can help out, please stay and join in for this time
of lunch, service, and fellowship.  There is a lot to do as we prepare our garden and spruce up the church, and
thanks for your help!       

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

CONSISTORY – will meet on Monday, May 6th at 7:00pm.

CONFIRMATION WORSHIP – Next Sunday, May 12th, is not only Mother’s Day, but also a service in which our
confirmands will be leading us in worship.   

MISSION – Mission Sunday is May 19th.  Our mission emphasis for May will be in support of two wonderful causes:
The Hope Center in Tom’s River helping those in need with food, clothing, and utilities as well as Dina’s Dwellings in
New Brunswick sheltering women experiencing domestic violence.  

MOSES – This new DVD-based Bible Study continues each Tuesday through May (and into June), at 7:30PM.  Join
us as Adam Hamilton explores the sites of Moses’ life from the Nile through the Exodus following in the footsteps of the
reluctant prophet whom God used to lead God’s people out of bondage to freedom.      

LADIES’ FELLOWSHIP – will be Sunday, May 19th, for a lunch out on the town at a place TBD following worship.  
Ladies and their friends of all ages are welcome.

MEMORIAL DAY – Please note the office will be closed on Monday, May 27th in recognition of this national holiday.  

CEMETERY WORK DAY 2 – As the weather did not cooperate for us a week ago Saturday to work outdoors in the
cemetery, we are going to give it another try on Saturday, June 1st, from 10:00am – 2:00pm, to straighten leaning
stones and provide some needed TLC to the grounds.  If you can help, see Alan Mann or Pastor Bill.

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 14 &15.  We will once again have a congregation pot-luck lunch following worship on
Sunday, June 9th, followed by setting up Fellowship Hall.  Please come if you can help out.

CHOIR – Make a joyful harmony by adding your vocal talent to our choir.  All are welcome!  Choir practice will be held
Wednesdays (7:30 pm) and Sundays (9:30 am) throughout May.  

CLOTHING CLOSET – is now accepting spring clothing each Wednesday from 9:30 am – noon.  Please hold winter
items until October.  Questions?  Call Joan at 201-529-4329 or the church office at 201-529-3075

CLOTHING CLOSET JUNE BAG SALE – The next Bag Sale is Saturday, June1st, 9:30am - 12:00pm. 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.  OPEN TO ALL!

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.