A community of believers

The Altamont Reformed Church family invites you to share in our worship and join in our fellowship. For more than 125 years, the church has served Altamont Village while reaching out to nearby communities, the Capital Region, and the world.

Annual campaign for blankets and tools of hope

For more than 30 years, ARC has been blanketing the world with love through our support of the Church World Service Blankets and Tools of Hope program. The funds we raise during this month-long campaign (February 11 to March 11) will purchase blankets, tents and bedding for refugees and disaster victims, then provide tools, seeds, fishing nets, training, and encouragement during the long-term rebuilding process. More information about the worldwide program is at cwsblankets.org.

After worship each Sunday during the campaign, Benevolence Committee volunteers will be near a large white heart on the wall of the sanctuary to receive your gifts. Each $5 will buy a small red heart that can be dedicated in honor of or in memory of someone who has brought love and warmth to your life. Our goal is to raise $1,000, or 200 hearts, which would fill the heart completely. Please help us continue the tradition! Checks may be made out to "ARC Benevolence" with "blankets" on the memo line.

Youth join 30-Hour Famine to help the hungry

The combined ARC-y LRC-y Youth Group will be joining in the 30-Hour Famine to benefit the hungry. Youth ages 12 and up are invited to participate in an overnight on Feb. 23-24 at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Altamont.

Youth will fast for 30 hours and learn about hunger in their communities and around the world. Juice and water will be provided throughout the famine, and food is available for anyone who has difficulty with the fast.

Some youth are collecting donations that will be sent to World Vision International to support its programs to fight hunger. To make a donation to the ARC group online, go to youth.worldvision.org and search for "ARC Youth." Cash and checks payable to "World Vision" can also be given to a member of the youth group by Feb. 22. Youth who are interested in in participating in the 30-Hour Famine are invited to contact Anna Capuano or email youthministries.arc@gmail.com.

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