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Welcome

For those who are just curious and/or looking for a church home, we hope this site will give you a taste of who we are and what we are about. For those who are already part of our faith community, we hope this site will help you stay in touch with what's going on. For all, it is our prayer that this electronic meeting place will only be the start of our becoming better acquainted with each other and the God who loves us! Stay tuned! As it is with our faith, this site will always be a work in process. - Rev. David J Jones

Latest News and Updates

Calendars

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Pastor Dave is out sick

Deadline for news Articles is February 15, 2019

March 2 Setup for Pancake breakfast

March 3 Art show

March 23 Community Service Day

May 4 Rummage Sale

 


2019 Giving Envelopes

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Your giving envelopes are in the church lounge on the conference table. Please make sure that you pick up your envelopes for 2019 as soon as possible as they take up a lot of room on our table that is used for other meetings during the week. There are many funds that you can donate to using your giving envelopes and we hope that you will take advantage of using the envelopes for these special gifts.

If you no longer want envelopes OR you didn’t get envelopes this year, please let Lynne Morse (LMorse616@gamil.com or let Patty the church secretary know so Lynne can accommodate your request.

2018 Giving Statements:
In an effort to reduce our paper, toner and cost of mailing, I will be emailing out the 2018 giving statements for your records. If you would like to receive a paper copy, please let myself or Patty know and we will get one mailed to you. Thank you for your pledges and your gifts to our church.


Hoffman Car Wash Tickets

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

HOFFMAN CAR WASH TICKETS: $20 for an exterior and interior cleaning; $10 for an exterior cleaning only. The GRC receives 50% of each ticket sold. Please see Jon Penn after worship or you may contact Jon, 732-4418, or the church office, 477-6030.


Patchwork-Plus Meets

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

PATCHWORK-PLUS MEETS ON THE 2ND AND 4TH THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH IN THE CHURCH LOUNGE FROM 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. All are invited to come and sew quilts and prayer quilts. If you crochet, knit, or do any other craft work, please join us. Bring a lunch or order pizza from across the street. For more information, June Van Ness (477-8366) or Barbara Morgan (732-2681)


Worship Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

NEXT WORSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING IS ON WEDNESDAY, 2/13/19, AT 7:00 PM IN ROOM #22 OF THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION BUILDING. We are always looking for new members. If you would like to be part of this committee, please contact Beth Williams (479-4514, Beth71157@aol.com).


Christian Education Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

NEXT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2019  AT 7:00 PM IN ROOM #22 OF THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION BUILDING. New members for our committee are always welcome. Please contact our Christian Ed. Committee chair (Judy Vitali, 518-892-4189, judyvitali@hotmail.com) or Christian Education Director (Meghan Krug, 518-953-6354, meghan.krug@gmail.com) if interested.


Evening Adult Enrichment Group

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

THE EVENING ADULT ENRICHMENT GROUP. WE ARE DOING A STUDY ENTITLED, FAITHFUL: CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE EYES OF JOSEPH. There is precious little we know about Jesus’ earthly father, but his life contains valuable lessons for us to consider. Joseph’s courageous actions were crucial to the birth of Jesus and God’s salvation plan for all humanity. Through this study, we will explore the life of this often overlooked person of the Nativity story. We will be meeting on the first and last Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 PM in Room #22 of the Christian Education Building (Room will be open at 6:30 PM for those who would like to bring and eat their dinner before the study). ALL ARE WELCOME! Upcoming Meetings:  2/26/19.


Afternoon Adult Enrichment Group

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

THE AFTERNOON ADULT ENRICHMENT GROUP WILL BEGIN A NEW STUDY ON March 7, 2019  ENTITLED ‘SHORT STORIES BY JESUS: THE ENIGMATIC PARABLES OF A CONTROVERSIAL RABBI’ BY AMY-JILL LEVINE‘Levine helps us understand how the original audience heard these stories.  She then interprets these stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but also about us-and they still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later.’  Group meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month @ 2:00 PM in the church lounge.  All are welcome!

 


Special Donation Envelope Reminder:

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018
  • Mission Fund – March 3, 2019
    Capital Improvement/Debt Reduction Fund February 17, 2019
    Scholarship Fund April 14, 2019,  Classis Assessment February 24, 2019
  •  Organ Fund 2/17/2019

HANNAFORD GIFT CARDS FUNDRAISER

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Do you regularly shop at Hannaford? If so, now you have an opportunity to help Greenbush Reformed Church raise money whenever you shop at Hannaford.  All you need to do is purchase a Hannaford gift card from the church.  Once you have a card, you can periodically refill the card through us.  When you purchase or refill the card, Hannaford will give our church 5% of the amount purchased (if you purchase a $100 card, the church gets $5).

So, go buy your weekly groceries or non-perishable goods for the Doors of Hope food pantry using your Hannaford gift card and know that by doing so you are also helping your church. Oh yeah, you can also purchase the cards to give as a gift!
Here’s how it works:
You may purchase your Hannaford Gift Card by visiting David Hallenbeck at coffee hour following church. Submit cash or a check payable to “Greenbush Reformed Church” for the amount that you want to purchase (cards are available in denominations of $25, $50 and $100). Be sure to indicate in the memo of the check “Hannaford fundraiser”. We are starting out with a limited supply of each card amount, so be sure to get your order in early to ensure that you will get one (or you will have to wait until we get more cards the following month).

When you purchase your card, please let us know if you plan to refill the card in the future (we plan to continue this fundraiser for as long as we can receive the discounts, so the more you participate the more you are helping our church). If you plan to refill the card, we will record your name and card number (as well as contact information). We will also provide you with a reorder form to use when you are ready to refill the card.You can refill the card with any amount up to a maximum balance of $500. REMEMBER: DO NOT REFILL YOUR CARD THROUGH HANNAFORD. WE ONLY GET THE DISCOUNT IF YOU REFILL THE CARD THROUGH GRC! Note: If your card has a zero balance for more than 30 days it will no longer be active and you will need to get a new card.

REFILLING YOUR CARD – By the first Sunday of each month, submit a check payable to “Greenbush Reformed Church” along with your reorder form (so that we can verify your card number). You can place the check and reorder form in the offering plate. Your reorder will be processed through Hannaford’s bulk ordering system, and once the funds are available on your card, the church secretary will notify you that you can use your card.

Thank you for supporting this fundraising event and for supporting GRC.
DUE DATES TO REFILL HANNAFORD GIFT CARDS ARE March 3, 2019 and April 7, 2019 .  If you are planning to refill your Hannaford Gift Card, please place your order in the offering plate or in David Hallenbeck’s mail slot, across from church office.  David and Jodi are also available following worship to receive orders. New gift cards are also available for purchase. Thank you!


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