1580 Route 376
Wappingers Falls
NY 12590
(845) 462-0810




Dear Church Members and Friends,           

Our Advent/Christmas theme this year is "Moving Towards the Manger." As we move towards the manger we prepare ourselves for the birth of Christ in our hearts once again. During the holidays, there is much movement as we all find ourselves shopping/celebrating/buying/wrapping/mailing/ and decorating our homes for Christmas. One movement needs to be remembered above all others; our movement towards the manger, where the Christ child is born. He is the reason we celebrate Christmas. Our movement towards the manger takes us through the four Sunday's in advent and concludes with our beautiful Christmas Eve services on December 24th. Our family-friendly candlelight service will again be held at 5:00 p.m. and our Lessons and Carols candlelight services will be held at 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. We will again celebrate the Lord's Supper at the 11:00 p.m. service.

Our special Christmas offering this year will be shared by three different organizations: First, "Angels of Light" of Dutchess County which is a non-profit organization focused on holiday giving for children and families with life threatening illnesses. Second, "Pets Alive", a non-profit no kill animal rescue located in the Catskill Mountains. Recently they rescued many animals from the hurricanes in Texas. Third, our offering will go towards the RCA Global Missions, Hurricane Relief. Please use the envelopes in your church envelope box or the envelopes in the pews.

On behalf of the Consistory and the staff, I offer my warmest Christmas greetings to each of you. I look forward to seeing you in worship as we prepare ourselves to welcome the new born King.

May God Bless you during this wonderful season!

     Rev. Keith Tamlyn