Altamont Reformed Church

OUR COMMUNITY WELCOMES YOU

The Altamont Reformed Church family invites you to share in our worship and join in our fellowship. We come from many walks of life and have joined together for one purpose: to learn what it means to love God and love others. If you go to church regularly or have never attended before ... if you have great faith or great doubts ... if you have followed or have failed ... you are welcome in our community.

While our services are now being held online, we are still enjoying fellowship and learning from God's word. Please join us on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. from July 5 through September 6.

 

VIRTUAL SERVICES CONTINUE

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, we will not meet in the church sanctuary for the month of July. There will be "virtual services" online at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays during the summer. All in-person activities have been canceled indefinitely.

Please CLICK HERE for information on how to attend services on your computer or phone. CLICK HERE to read Pastor Matthew's Summer column on the important questions related to reopening.

The church office generally is open from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.

Click the icon to listen to Kitt Jackson's sermon recorded on August 9. CLICK HERE for recordings of services in 2020 and HERE for recordings made in 2019.

SAVE THE DATE!

Another outdoor, evening communion service is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. in the church parking lot.

The requirements for attending the service will be the same as they were in July:

  • Bring your own portable chair. Seating spaces will be marked.
  • Wear a face covering at all times unless you are seated in your space.
  • Do not shake hands or make physical contact with anyone who is not in your own household.
  • Please bring your own juice and bread.

GIVE YOUR OFFERING ONLINE

While we can't meet in our sanctuary at present, ARC still needs to pay the bills. Now you can send your regular offering through the internet. ARC has set up an account with PayPal Nonprofit for this purpose. CLICK HERE for our donation page and all the information you'll need to send your offering.

GET A HEAD START ON SUNDAY

Get ready for the Sunday sermon by reading relevant Scripture passages during the week. Check out our NEW PAGE with readings that are part of a regular, three-year rotation known as the Revised Common Lectionary. The lectionary was developed a long time ago, but you'll often find that the reading of the day will be exactly what you need to hear.

VIRTUAL LEMONADE ON THE LAWN

Each summer, the Benevolence Committee hosts “Lemonade on the Lawn” to benefit a mission project that needs extra support. This year we have chosen Felipe and Janelle Silva, our mission partners in Romania. They are building a new church for the Roma people in the city of Vulcan. CLICK HERE for details.

This year, as we are unable to have an in-person fellowship time, please enjoy a glass of lemonade at home between now and Aug. 22 and, if you are able to do so, please send a special gift to the church office (PO Box 671, Altamont, NY 12009) to help furnish this new church. Checks should be made out to “ARC Benevolence” with “Silvas” on the memo line.