We're glad to meet you here, but candidly, we'd much prefer to meet you in person. Consider this my invitation to join us on Sunday mornings, when we worship at 10:30 a.m. at the Town Clock church, 42 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591. You're also welcome to just stop by the church office, where you can find me almost any morning.
-- Rev. Jeffrey Gargano
The Nursery and Sunday School students have chosen "Helping those who have helped us" as their theme for their mission project over the next year. The students will raise money for two organizations. The first mission is the Wounded Warrior Project, which offers aid to military persons who suffered mental or physical injury in service after September 11, 2001. The second is Operation Fetch, which helps physically disabled veterans acquire a service dog. "I cannot think of a better group of people who need our help more than those who fought for our country," says Katie McCue, who recently announced the new mission at RCT. "We are entering the season of giving, but, really, every day we should make a point of helping those in need. I encourage every child to give what they can to support these great organizations."
But only the colorful umbrellas were blooming as members of the congregation dropped them off in Randall Lobby to dry out during the worship service on January 10. Outside, an inch and a half of rain fell during the day, and temperatures climbed to a very unseasonal (but very agreeable) 57 degrees. Alas, winter temperatures returned early in the week.
The Rev. Mashona Walston has joined the church staff as a part-time pastor to children, youth and families. She is a graduate of New Brunswick Theological Seminary, ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, an Army veteran, chaplain at the VA Hospital in Montrose, and a former chaplain in residence at Westchester Medical Center with a focus on children and youth. Her immediate aim is to provide pastoral care to families in the congregation, she says. "Outreach begins with 'in-reach'--strengthening the families you have in the church," she says. "They will then tell others 'I love my church' and bring them in."