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


HAPPY NEW YEAR – In celebration of the New Year, the office will be closed Tuesday, January 1st.   

UNDECORATE – Now is the time to put away our Christmas decorations until next season.  If you have a few minutes
on Wednesday, January 2nd, please join us at 6:30PM just prior to choir.

GUY’S BREAKFAST OUT – Our next gathering is scheduled for Saturday, January 5th.  Meet at the Ramsey IHOP at
8:00am for a time of fellowship and good food.  

COMMUNION – We will begin the New Year with celebrating the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper on Sunday, January

THE 2018 CONSISTORY slate consisting of Bob Adler and Gary Smith as Elders and Jim Shields and Lesley
Kroczynski as Deacons was adopted at our congregational meeting on December 2, 2018.  If you have any questions,
please see one of our current elders.  Installation is scheduled for Sunday, January 6, 2019.

CONSISTORY – Will meet on Tuesday, January 8th at 7:00pm.  

WINTER WAFFLE FEST – Our first fellowship event of the year is planned for Sunday, January 13th, following
worship.  Sign up on the bulletin board to bring your favorite breakfast fixings as we celebrate the warmth to be found
in sharing a good meal together.   

LADIES’ FELLOWSHIP – Our next gathering will be on Sunday, January 20th, after worship in the Fellowship Hall.  
Please bring your portable lunch as usual and enjoy some warm mid-winter fellowship.  Ladies of all ages and their
friends are invited.   

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING and pot-luck lunch is scheduled for Sunday, January 27th, immediately
following worship.  Please sign-up on the bulletin board and indicate what you can bring.  If you have a report to
submit, please do so to the church office by January 22nd.  

SOUP FOR YOU – We are continuing our soup fundraiser through the cold months to help keep us warm.  If you
would like to order, please use the insert in the bulletin or
this link. Orders are due on Monday, January, 24th for pick-
up on February 1st.

MISSION – Mission Sunday is January 20th.  The mission for January is Smith-Mather Partner in Mission.  

Help fight hunger locally Sunday, February 3rd, by bringing in food contributions and
placing donations in our soup pots.  All proceeds will be given to the Center for Food Action.  

CHOIR – Choir is picking back up for the New Year on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm throughout the month of

CLOTHING CLOSET – is now accepting seasonal clothing.  They are open each Wednesday in January 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.