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Reformed Church Nursery School Children Learn Importance of Giving Back PDF Print Email

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By Daisy Newmark, Member, Board of Directors, The Reformed Church Nursery School


Jan. 4, 2017:  Throughout the holiday season, The Reformed Church Nursery School (RCNS) has been focused on teaching its students to give back to others and their community. By creating opportunities for the children to participate in charitable services and donation drives, RCNS hopes its students will learn kindness and compassion for all those around them.

In November, Meghan Allen, a board and church member, organized and led a Thanksgiving food basket drive for the Family Services of Westchester. The children took part in this project by shopping with their parents and bringing food items to the school's chapel service. Between money raised and food donated, RCNS was able to provide 73 families with a festive meal for the holiday. Helping to select the food items and prepare the boxes for each family allowed the children to be aware that there are many families less fortunate than their families are.

In the weeks leading up to the Christmas break, RCNS organized other donation drives in which the nursery school children brought in gifts wrapped in white paper as well as pairs of mittens for less fortunate children to receive for Christmas. The donation table and the mitten garland basket, located by the entrance of the school, are constant reminders to all to give back to those in need during the holiday season. The beautiful white gifts, distributed by the Mission Council of The Reformed Church, will go to various local organizations for children in need. The warm mittens will be donated to nearby organizations in need.

In the midst of the busy holiday season and social commitments, the RCNS community hopes that even the youngest of school children are able to experience the importance of giving.

Photo by A. Warner

 
Advent Calendar: Times of Church Services on December 24 and 25 PDF Print Email

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By Staff

Christ Church Bronxville
17 Sagamore Road

Saturday, December 24

4:00 pm:   Family Christmas Eve Crèche Mass

3:30 pm:   Organ Prelude of Traditional Christmas Carols

10:30 pm:  Christmas Prelude

11:00 pm:  Solemn Midnight Mass

Sunday, December 25

10:00 am:  Mass
 

The Reformed Church of Bronxville
180 Pondfield Road 

Saturday, December 24

4:30 pm:  Children and Family Worship

5:30 pm:  Bronxville Village Chrismas Pageant on front lawn

7:30 pm:  Candlelight Service with Chamber Choirs

11:00 pm:  Service of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 25

10:00 am:  The Nativity of Christ with communion


Village Lutheran Church
172 White Plains Road

Saturday, December 24

5:00 pm:  Family Christmas Eve Service 

8:00 pm:  Candles and Carols with Choirs

11:00 pm:  Christmas Eve Communion Service

Saturday, December 25

10:00 am: Christmas Day Communion Service

West Center Congregational Church
101 Pondfield Road West at Chatfield Road                                                                                   

Saturday, December 24

8:00 pm:  Traditional Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

Sunday, December 25

11:00 am:  Christmas Day Service

Photo by A. Warner

 
West Center Church to Hold Holiday Boutique this Weekend, November 12 and 13 PDF Print Email

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By Susan Reisinger, Moderator, Church Council, West Center Congregational Church


Nov. 9, 2016:  West Center Congregational Church Bronxville is having a holiday boutique and silent auction on Saturday, November 12, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday, November 13, from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. The church is at 101 Pondfield Road West at Chatfield Road. 

The event, to be held in Bodge Lounge, will have an endless bounty of goods for sale, including jewelry, Christmas and Thanksgiving items, seasonal decorations, bric-a-brac, baked goods, compact discs, records, books, vintage magazines, household goods and appliances, toys, raffles, and more.  

There also will be a "Tiffany table" featuring special gifts and vintage china and glassware and another area with gently used/vintage clothing and accessories.  

The mini silent auction will offer gift certificates from restaurants, stores, various services, and more. It's a great time to get a head start on holiday shopping, and you never know what gem or bargain you might find.  

Proceeds from the boutique and silent auction will help support the work of the church.  

There is no admission charge and all are welcome to browse and shop. Bodge Lounge is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, and there is parking on the street.  

For further information, please call the church office at 914-337-3829, send an email to  CLOAKING , or go to West Center's website at www.westcenterchurch.org.

John M. Barrett, Senior Minister

Arnold Ostlund, Jr., Organist/Music Director

R. Allan Ross, Pastor Emeritus

Pictured here:  Stained-glass windows at the West Center Congregational Church.

Photo courtesy Susan Reisinger, Moderator, Church Council, West Center Congregational Church

 
Requiem by Duruflé to Be Performed by Nearly 100 Performers at The Reformed Church Sunday, November 20 PDF Print Email

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By Staff of The Reformed Church of Bronxville


Nov. 9. 2016:  On Sunday, November 20, at 3:00 pm, The Reformed Church of Bronxville will present an exciting concert with nearly one hundred performers.

The Reformed Church's chancel choir will be joined by guest choristers from surrounding communities and, under the inspirational leadership of Dr. Sándor Szabó, minister of music, will perform Duruflé's Requiem, his largest master-work.

This sublime requiem is based on Gregorian chant and is influenced by Renaissance polyphony, the Romantic composer Fauré, and impressionist composers Debussy and Ravel.

The program will also include the passionate Second Piano Concerto by Chopin with Dr. Szabó at the keyboard. Dr. Szabó has performed and conducted extensively in major concert halls and cathedrals in Europe and throughout North America.

The concert is free and all are welcome.

Pictured here:  Dr. Sándor Szabó, minister of music, The Reformed Church of Bronxville.

Photo courtesy The Reformed Church of Bronxville

 
Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner to Be Served November 24 at The Reformed Church PDF Print Email


Belle Hann, Communications Associate, The Reformed Church of Bronxville


Oct. 26, 2016:  The Reformed Church of Bronxville will hold its annual community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 24, at 11:30 am in Congregational Hall at the corner of Kraft and Midland Avenues.

The suggested donation is $15.00.

If you would like to have Thanksgiving Dinner at the church, please RSVP to CLOAKING or 914-337-6776, ext. 153.

Volunteers are always needed for preparing the dinner. If you would like to help, please contact Teresa Flocco at CLOAKING or call the church office and say, "I can stuff a turkey!" Don't forget to leave your name and phone number.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pictured here:  Reformed Church volunteers lined up to serve Thanksgiving Day meals.

Photo courtesy Sam Clover

 
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