We are glad to meet you here, but candidly, we'd much prefer to meet you in person. Consider this my invitation to join us on a Sunday morning when we worship at 10:30 a.m. at the Clock Church, 42 N. Broadway, Tarrytown, N.Y. You're also welcome to just stop by the church office, located next to the sanctuary, where you can find me almost any morning.
-- Rev. Jeffrey Gargano
Four Christmas celebrations will be held at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow this year. Advent services are at the Clock Church in Tarrytown.
December 24 Christmas Celebrations, Old Dutch Church
5:30 p.m. Families with Young Children
7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Festival of Lessons and Carols, with choirs
11:00 p.m. Festival of Lessons and Carols, with soloists
Advent services, Clock Church, Tarrytown
Dec. 1: First Sunday of Advent. A free brunch follows the 10:30 a.m. worship service
Dec. 4 & 18: Mid-Week Vespers, 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 8: Second Sunday of Advent
Dec. 15: Children's Paggeant
Dec. 22: Fourth Sunday of Advent
Time is running out to buy your tickets for the all-you-can-eat sliced filet mignon dinner on Dec. 11. It promises to be lots of fun as well as a delicious meal. French bread, salad, french fries and sundae complete the meal, which will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.. Raffles and carols are on the program. Ticket sales ($40/$20 children 5-12) will benefit the Clock Church's organ fund. Advance purchase only; contact the church office at (914) 631-4497.
<The fall issue of RCA Today, the magazine of the Reformed Church of America, highlights Wii Believe, a popular weekly program for teens organized by Youth Director Moira Gargano. Wii Believe "came out of finding something for my son [now a ninth-grader] to do with other kids in the church," says Moira. At first a two-hour get-together on Friday nights to play Wii games, the program has expanded to four or more hours, to include dinner (sometimes prepared by the teens themselves, followed by clean-up). Occasionally Moira and helper Rob Wingate take the kids on day trips, such as York Lake, MA, last July, and to nearby slopes for sledding last winter. Nine teens from the church and friends regularly participate in Wii Believe. Read the story.