Every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. we gather for worship. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month and on Good Friday.
Each Sunday in the school year all of our children ages 3 to 11 experience worship in our Children in Worship Program. Children attend the 10:00 a.m. regular service and after a Children’s Sermon are dismissed to the Children’s Worship Center. This unique opportunity provides an environment for children to worship and experience God in their own way. They are told the stories of God and are given the opportunity to respond to his word in ways that are interesting and exciting for them. Their worship time together follows a similar structure to that of adult worship. The children greet each other and sing songs of praise as they get ready to hear God’s word. They hear the stories of God and respond to them; they do crafts and artwork related to the stories; they enjoy a feast time together and they leave with a song and a blessing. If you would like more information about this program, please speak to the Worship Center leaders.
WE FELLOWSHIP WITH OUR CHRISTIAN FAMILY AND FRIENDS
We have a coffee hour after worship on Sunday morning. This provides an opportunity to meet with other Christians on a social level and have fellowship with them.
Community – We have ecumenical worship with other churches in our community on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and Thanksgiving, and other special occasions.
Ministers of various churches in the area meet monthly to discuss community issues that effect church life in Little Falls along with other concerns.
Children in Worship - above
Vacation Bible School – Held in the summer when schools are out. It has been held in different churches with all churches participating in Little Falls for a week. The children enjoy music, crafts and games with Christian emphasis.
Special retreats and workshops - Warwick Conference Center in New York provides a beautiful atmosphere for Christian activities. They have Summer Camp, in which many of our children have participated, along with activities for all ages to enjoy throughout the year.
Heaven’s Harvest Home Food Pantry - Congregation members contribute weekly to provide food for the Community. This pantry is open to the publie on 4th Saturday of each month from 10am—12 noon
Deacon’s Fund – Gives financial help to families under the authority of the Deacons.
CROP Walk – Members of our congregation walk and support the hunger relief arm of Church World Service each October.
Our church property is used for Cub Scouts, Brownies and Community Meeting as needed.
Chancel Guild - A group of women who prepare the sanctuary with flowers each Sunday in praise to God .
Robin’s Nest Day Care Center - The First Reformed Church houses but does not sponsor this for working parents as a valuable service to the community.
About 8% of all money given annually go to mission and benevolence. This includes:
1 -Our missionary in South Dakota
2- Our mission family in Black Forest Academy, Germany who have a family camp that teaches
3- We help to finance the Reformed Church Home.
4- A ministry to the hungry and homeless in Paterson and Newark in which we give clothes and food .
5- Our Deacon Fund provides assistance to church families and friends that may need help from time to time.
of First Reformed Church!
Where will you get involved?
Sunday Worship: Every Sunday morning at 10 am; skillful and varied music , Christ-centered preaching, in a familial, joyful, and inclusive atmosphere.
Coffee Hour Fellowship: Every Sunday following worship we linger in the Fellowship Hall for continued relationship-building and refreshments!
Monday Prayers: 9 am Mondays, join us in the church library for quiet prayer.
Thursday Meditation: 10 am Thursdays, join us in the church office to discuss the week’s Scripture.
Heaven’s Harvest: Offering food and toiletry assistance to people in need. We are always accepting non-perishables at the back of the sanctuary--distribution takes place on the fourth Saturday of each month, 10 am-noon.
Children and Worship: Caring teachers teach Bible stories in innovative ways to children during 10 am worship!
Nursery: Loving care is given to infants and toddlers during worship!
Giving Tree: A special Advent-season ministry to local, low-income families with children.
Family Promise: Quarterly, we partner with other Reformed Churches to help house and feed the temporarily homeless.
Bible Study: Twice per month, come to the parsonage for evening Bible studies.
New Membership Classes: Twice per month “Reformed Faith 101” classes for teens and adults!
Choir: This group lifts their voice to God in an anthem once per month!
Worship Team: Leading occasional worship with voices and instruments, and introducing new songs to lift to God!
Children’s Dramas: The children and youth “take over” worship two times per year—once in June and once in December—to bring us God’s Word in a fresh way!
First Reformed Church of Little Falls, NJ