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




Dear Members and Friends of New Hackensack Reformed Church, 

The end of our summer, and the beginning of another school year is upon us. I do hope that everyone had a wonderful summer. The older I get, the more I realize the importance of focusing on today. We can all worry about the events of tomorrow.

Jesus Christ said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and to do not let them be afraid.” (John 15: 27)  

I am turning 63 this fall. And I have more years behind me than in front of me. So, I want to make the most of the years before me. I begin this by living one day at a time, now this is easier said than done. We can all get caught up not only in the business of the fall with all its’ activities, but also in all the ‘what ifs’ that go through our minds.  

There have been many changes over the summer months for many of us. Loved ones have passed away, children are now growing up (some going off to college), job loss, medical issues, or financial setbacks. Our country is going through challenges as well.  

This is one reason why I feel it is so important to find connection with a church family. We have such a ‘family’ here at New Hackensack. We listen and support one another. However, we need to know of your situations so we can offer support. One of the best ways to find this connection is to join us in church on Sunday mornings. It is through our worship services where we not only find connection with one another, but also a real lasting connection with the Trinity. We believe in the Triune God – God the Father, God’s son Jesus Christ, and the gift of the Holy Spirit. 

I invite you to read through this newsletter, and find some way to connect with God, and also seek fellowship with one another. 

See you in worship,

Rev. Keith W. Tamlyn