Steeped in history

Our congregation began in 1697 in the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, made famous by Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." We worship there on summer Sundays.

A community of faith

We gather as friends to grow more deeply in faith, to educate our children in the Good News of a loving Savior, and to worship an Almighty God.

Come as you are

People from many different traditions have a spiritual home in the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns. We come together before God and one another just as we are.

Worship Schedule

10:30 a.m. Sunday, Town Clock Church, 42 N. Broadway, Tarrytown

Youth Program

Children experience God's love in learning and social activities.

Discipleship

We grow in faith through prayer, study, music and service.

Events Calendar

Check out events at the Clock Church and Old Dutch Church.

 

You're Invited

Worship with us Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at the Clock Church at 42 North Broadway, on Rt. 9 just a block north of Main Street. We have a nursery and Sunday School. Parking is available in the lot behind the church. 

 

 

Highlights of Teen Missions 2014-2015

Logan Joseph Crowe Is Baptized

The congregation warmly welcomed the Crowe family into the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns faith community with the baptism of Logan Joseph, son of Jasmin Ballesteros and George Crowe Jr. on Mother's Day, May 8, 2016. Pastor Jeff officiated. Logan Joseph is the grandchild of Gorete and George Crowe Sr., longtime members of the congregation. 

 

 

 

Easter Joy at RCT

It was a joyous Festival of the Resurrection at the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns on Easter Sunday, March 27, opening with a procession of the choir and ending with the congregation joining in to sing the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah. Afterward, the congregation was invited to the Friendship Room for coffee, snacks and fellowship, while the children hunted Easter eggs on the lawn.  

 

 

330th Annual Meeting: Growth in Programming

Church members gathered after worship on Feb. 7 to review church activities of the past year and plans for 2016, elect Consistory members, and approve a budget for 2016. Pastor Jeff Gargano highlighted how the work and investment in ministry over the past few years led to a significant growth in programming in 2015. He cited the Cherub and Youth Choirs, with as many as a dozen children attending rehearsals; the Old Dutch Fest's expansion to a "Dutch village" of offerings; and hiring a minister to children and youth to build upon and develop work already underway. The church hosted a vibrant music program, including concerts by organist David McConnell and tenor Marco Panuccio, and continued support of its annual teen mission to the Dominican Republic.

The pastor gave a special thanks to Rob Wingate, outgoing vice president of the Consistory for the past three years. "So much of what we are seeing come to fruition today is not only because of Rob's support, but because of putting his nose to the grindstone," said Jeff. "Beginning with the Property in Mission effort five years ago, ministry to our youth where Rob met every Friday night year-round along with Moira for three years, developing our budget and Stewardship program and the sale of two properties in 2015 all were accomplished because of Rob's hard work and dedication to our church family." The two properties sold were part of the Vydareny Estate, a bequest of Julia, Paul and John Vydareny.

The 2016 budget shows a "steady commitment to growth in our community." Among questions was one about the progress of the Old Dutch Church Restoration and Accessibility Project. "Sadly, this project has been tied up in both local and state government agencies," he noted. A buffet lunch was served after the meeting.

 

New in Town?

The Reformed Church has been engaged in the Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown community since 1697, first at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow and continuing at the Town Clock Church in Tarrytown. The first meeting of the YMCA was held here, and the local Boy Scout Troop has had its home here for more than 60 years. Our New Beginnings Nursery School provides children with a great early educational opportunity in a loving and gentle environment. Five recovery groups meet in our building. We host concerts and recitals throughout the year, and our congregation supports the local food pantry, the Midnight Run, and several denominational ministries. We would be honored for you to join us on a journey of faith and service as we grow together.

We'll Miss You, Pastor Mashona!

The Rev. Mashona Walston cuts a cake prepared for her farewell on Sunday, May 22. She joined our staff last year to serve as pastor to children and youth. She has been called to a new ministry as pastor of the Church of the Cortlandtowns in Montrose. Said Pastor Jeff, "I'm sad to see Mashona go, but happy that an exciting new opportunity has opened up for her."  

An Overview

A unique video tour of the church and town, courtesy of Jeremy Goldsmith.

Reformed From What?

What can I expect when I attend a service? Do you still hold services at the Old Dutch Church? Why do you add an "s" to Tarrytown? Answers to your questions.

Easter Week 2016 at RCT and Old Dutch Church

  • Sunrise Service, Easter Sunday at Old Dutch
  • Sunrise Service, Easter Sunday at Old Dutch
  • Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow
  • Sunrise Service, Easter Sunday at Old Dutch
  • Sunrise Service, Easter Sunday at Old Dutch
  • Sunrise Service, Easter Sunday at Old Dutch
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Old Dutch Burying Ground, Easter Sunday
  • Chldren's Sermon, Easter Sunday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Ringing the church bell, Easter Sunday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Vince, Pastor Jeff, Glen at Tenebrae, Old Dutch Church
  • Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Sunday
  • Tenebrae, Good Friday, Old Dutch Church
  • Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Sunday
  • Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Sunday
  • Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Sunday
  • Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Sunday
  • Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Sunday
  • Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Sunday
  • Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Sunday
  • Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Sunday
  • Bible Treasure Hunt, Easter Sunday
  • Bible Treasure Hunt, Easter Sunday
  • Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Sunday
  • Whitney, Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Sunday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Fellowship hour, Easter Sunday
  • Fellowship hour, Easter Sunday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Sunday School Class with palms on Palm Sunday
  • Jessy Leung plays a traditional Chinese tune on the Guzheng
  • Children hand out palmleaf crosses on Palm Sunday
  • Spring at RCT
  • Children hand out palmleaf crosses on Palm Sunday
  • Children hand out palmleaf crosses on Palm Sunday
  • Rachel and Nathan at the Seder on Maundy Thursday
  • Tricia and Inez at the Seder on Maundy Thursday
  • Peregrine finds the Chametz at the Seder, Maundy Thursday
  • At the Seder, Maundy Thursday
  • Karin and Moira at the Seder, Maundy Thursday
  • Jeremy, Temper, Pastor Jeff at the Seder, Maundy Thursday
  • At the Seder, Maundy Thursday
  • Melissa at the Seder, Maundy Thursday
  • Peregrine reaches for the Chametz at the Seder on Maundy Thursday
  • At the Seder, Maundy Thursday
  • At the Seder, Maundy Thursday
  • Don and Terry at the Seder, Maundy Thursday
  • Katie, Joann, Christiana on Maundy Thursday
  • At the Seder, Maundy Thursday
  • At the Seder, Maundy Thursday
  • Jeremy, Pastor Jeff, Ann at the Seder, Maundy Thursday
  • Seder on Maundy Thursday
  • At the Seder, Maundy Thursday
  • At the Seder, Maundy Thursday
  • Jeremy, Pastor Jeff, Ann at the Seder, Maundy Thursday
  • Temper and Oliver, Maundy Thursday
  • Oliver, Temper, Katie, Maundy Thursday
  • George and grandbaby, Maundy Thursday
  • Seder, Maundy Thursday
  • At the Seder, Maundy Thursday
  • Mi Won, Jeremy, Ann and Nanette, Maundy Thursday
  • Jeremy, Jonathan, Pastor Jeff and Ann, Seder, Maundy Thursday
  • Aubrey and Silvia, Seder, Maundy Thursday
  • Lillian and her guest at the Seder on Maundy Thursday
  • Seder, Maundy Thursday
  • Jeremy and Temper at the Seder on Maundy Thursday

The Men Did the Cooking for the Mother's Day Brunch!

“Life is this simple. We are living in a world that is absolutely transparent, and God is shining through it all the time."

       - Thomas Merton