Shipwrecked VBS

We had a fantastic time at our Shipwrecked VBS!
 
Thank you to all who made this year’s Vacation Bible School another memorable adventure. The children had a wonderful week in which they learned that we are “rescued by Jesus!”
 
When you’re lonely, when you worry, when you struggle, when you do wrong, and when you are powerless, JESUS RESCUES!
 
For their mission project, children were encouraged to donate school supplies for Minisink Cares. The supplies collected were delivered this past week.
 
Thank you parents for entrusting your children to us for the week, it was great to share the Shipwrecked adventure with them. Be sure to look out for next year’s adventure!
 
See our video below for some memorable moments of a fun-filled week.
 
    
 


Please Pray for Faith Church Every Day at Noon!

On the first and third Wednesday evening of the month, a group of people have been gathering in prayer. Not only have we been learning more about prayer during these gatherings, but we have also been lifting up many people and needs before God. It has become a special time of spending time in God’s presence. And important aspect of our prayer meetings, is that we have been praying for Faith Church!
 
At a recent meeting we felt the Spirit of God prompting us to revive a tradition that has fallen by the wayside. In response to that prompting, we have decided to again call on all of our members and friends to pray for Faith Church each day at noon. It doesn’t have to be an hour long prayer, but you are encouraged to spend a moment, or more if the Spirit leads you, to lift up our church before God.
 
  • Give praise and thanks to God for our church.
  • Give praise and thanks to God for what he has done and are doing through Faith Church.
  • Pray for spiritual growth in our people.
  • Pray for God’s blessing on our ministries.
  • Pray for growth in numbers.
  • Pray for God’s provision.
  • Pray that God will make us more faithful in being present for worship, the life of our church and in our giving.
  • Pray for those among us who are struggling or suffering.
  • Pray for the Pastor and Consistory.
  • Pray for what the Spirit lays on your heart!
 
We love our church and her people and we encourage you to join in prayer. Set your phone to remind you or make a note and put it in a place where you can see it. There is unlimited power when God’s people come together in prayer! 
 
 


Holy Week 2018

We invite you to join us for a week of sacred services as we journey with Jesus from his entry into Jerusalem. to the Last Supper with his disciples, to his ultimate sacrifice on the cross for our sins, to the glory of his rising from the dead on Easter Sunday. 
 
This is one of the most important weeks in the life of any Christ follower and our prayer is that you will experience his passion, love, grace and power with us this year at Faith Church.
 
  • Palm / Passion Sunday – March 25 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Maundy Thursday Service with Communion – March 29 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Good Friday Soup Luncheon and Service – March 30 at 12:00 noon.
  • Easter Sunday Prayer Meeting on the Route 6 property – April 1 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Easter Worship Celebration at Faith Church – April 1 at 10:30 a.m.


Wonderlife

Maybe your life right now is brimming with dreams for your future, or perhaps you feel discouraged about how life is currently going. On April 8 we will be starting a four week sermon series and small group study on four principles from Psalm 139 that will help you embrace all that God has for your story.
 

WHAT IS WONDERLIFE?

Wonderlife is a best-selling workbook that has helped over 81,000 people define their purpose and sacred calling. Through simple readings, playful exercises and journaling, Wonderlife will bring clarity to your past, maximize your present and help you build the future you want.
 
The workbook and weekend series is based on the principles of Psalm 139 and demonstrates how God can take broken things and make them beautiful again. Wonderlife is designed to help you understand who you are and why you’re here. It will help you discover the joy and wonder of being the you that God made you to be. No matter what your life looks like right now, the story that God invites you into can be wonderful.
 
You are invited to join us on this promising and exciting four week journey!
 
April 08 – I believe my story matters.
April 15 – I am unashamed about what I love and care about.
April 22- I am honest about my obstacles and opportunities.
April 29 – I am fully present in my life. 


Penta Celebration 2018

On Sunday, February 18, two couples were honored during this year’s Penta Celebration. Congratulations to Brian and Chrissy Duryea, who will be celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary this year. Congratulations also to Roy and Sophie, who in turn will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. During the service a video tribute was shown, after which Pastor Albert prayed over both couples, thanking God for his love in their lives and their love for one another.
 


Eagle Scout

We wish to congratulate Peter Estep on receiving his Eagle Scout badge. The ceremony took place at the Holy Cross Parish Center, where the Troop regularly meets. Peter’s project involved painting the Fellowship Area and bathrooms of Faith Church. We thank him for choosing Faith Church to benefit from his project and wish him all the best for his future. Congratulations also to his proud parents.
 
 
 


Christmas Bazaar

Please note that our bazaar has been moved to December 16!

 
Come on down to Faith Reformed Church on Saturday December 16th from 10 am – 2 pm for our Holiday Bazaar. A variety of local crafters / vendors will be present so you can do some holiday shopping. There will be a playroom for the kids to participate in crafts and a story time at 12:00 pm. And don’t worry we will have some yummy homemade baked goods and refreshments available to purchase if you get hungry. There will also be raffle prizes too!!
 
Hope you can join us!
 
The Church is located on the corner of Rt.6 and S. Centerville Rd in Slate Hill, NY.
Use 11 South Centerville Rd, Middletown, NY for GPS purposes.
 
List of Vendors:
 
Dawn Young – Dawn’s Natural Journey
Larissa Ford – PartyLite
Linda Collister – Create and Celebrate
Chris Martinek – The Town Gift Shoppe
Samantha Youmans – SAHM’S HANDMADE
Jessica Zanetti – LuLaRoe By Jessica Z
Golden Dandelions – Jordan Warren
Anna Kladakis
Victor DiBenedetto
Lorraine Kahnert and Joy Watters
Angela Burtt
Robb Young


What Child is This?

Five individuals wonder what it would’ve been like to have witnessed the arrival of a baby who would save the world, and stand in awe that Jesus came to be part of their lives.
 
Join us this Advent and Christmas for a special sermon series, which will include mini-movies to introduce each week’s story, and experience again the wonder of the Christ Child born as the Savior of the world. Our worship celebrations are Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and our Christmas Eve Celebration with special music and the lighting of candles takes place at 7:00 p.m.
 
December 3 – Awake!
December 10 – Wise
December 17 – Thirsty
December 24 – Whose is He?
December 24, Christmas Eve – Christ the King
 


Holiday Activities 2017

Faith Church warmly invites you to join us for a host of seasonal activities for everyone:
 
November 10 – Operation Christmas Child Box Party
We are again supporting this wonderful effort to bless children in need around the world. It is also a great opportunity to teach your children about giving. We will be gathering at 6:00 p.m. at the church to pack boxes. For more information on items needed and what to bring, follow this link. Please note that candy and toothpaste are no longer allowed.
 
November 17-18 – Christmas Wreath Making and Sale
Come release your own creativity by participating in the making of fresh and unique Christmas Wreaths. Wreaths will also be available for sale.
 
December 2 – Christmas Cookie Exchange and Church Decorating
Bake 2 dozen of your favorite cookies and meet at the church at 3 pm. Then exchange cookies with others for a delicious variety to enjoy later. At the same time help trim the church Christmas tree and decorate the sanctuary.
 
December 3, 10, 17, 24 – What Child is This?
You are invited to a brand new Advent and Christmas sermon series, including mini-movies to help tell the story. Five individuals wonder what it would’ve been like to have witnessed the arrival of a baby who would save the world. Each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
 
December 8 – Christmas Movie Night
Get the popcorn ready and join us for a favorite Christmas movie at the church at 7 pm. Bring the kids and come enjoy in the Christmas cheer.
 
December 9 – Christmas Bazaar
From 10 am to 4 pm various vendors will be displaying their goods and food will be available for purchase. Come do some Christmas shopping and avoid the rush later.
 
December 16 – Living Nativity
Bring the whole family any time between 4 and 6:30 pm and come experience a live re-telling of the Christmas Story. Then have a cup of soup and some coffee and cookies and stay for a sing-a-long. For more information on the Living Nativity, please go here.
 
December 24 – Christmas Eve Service
Come celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ at 7:00 pm. A special service, inspirational message, beautiful music, and the lighting of candles.


Living Nativity

We wish to invite you to a live re-telling of the Christmas story on December 16. It is an event for the whole family and you can come anytime between 4 and 6:30 pm. You will get to meet the shepherds, Mary and Joseph, and different kinds of animals. Afterwards you can enjoy a cup of delicious soup, as well as coffee and cookies. There will also be the chance to win a fresh, beautiful, handmade Christmas wreath. And, you are welcome to stay for a festive Christmas sing-a-long to end the evening’s events. Be our special guest and experience the familiar story of Jesus’ birth in a whole new way. We look forward to welcoming you at Faith Church!