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
Come say hi to the Headless Horseman at the 5th annual Old Dutch Church Fest, taking place in the churchyard every weekend in October. The fest hours are noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 1. The Headless Horseman will be on hand from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. New this year: Ichabod's School House, and a Scavenger Hunt with prizes for the children. We'll also have food and beverages for all, free tours, and souvenirs and gifts for sale.
Organ maestro Frank Miller will perform on the unique Noack Tracker organ at the Old Dutch Church during Sunday worship at 11 a.m. Oct. 4 and 18. His program: Prelude: "Andante" from Sonata No. 1 by A. Vivaldi; "Sing the Glad Song" by F. Ritter; "Prelude and Fugue in G Minor" by J.S. Bach; "Toccata Energico" by L. Smith; "Lobe des Herren" improvisation by F. Miller; and Postlude
His appearance at the Old Dutch Church is part of a monthlong series of special Sunday worship services at the historic church to honor its 330th year. The music series in October through Nov. 1 continues with Dina Foster-Osbourne on Oct. 11; Dr. David McConnell on Oct. 25, and Dr. David Hurd at two services for All Saints Day on Nov. 1, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
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." The Rev. Walston will be assisted by youth leaders Rob Wingate and Moira Gargano, nursery caretakers Lauren McBride and Hailee Carayol, and Sunday School teacher Jane Kuntz.