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
The Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns is rolling out a new program to serve middle school, high school and college age youth. It replaces “Wii Believe,” a weekly teen get-together at the church. The new program will consist of at least two scheduled events or activities per month, including onsite video games, movies, cooking and meals, as well as trips to New York City museums, parks, cultural events and theaters, visits to places of worship, seasonal sports, go-cart racing, and serving Christ in work projects, some with other youth groups. All activities will give participants the opportunity to explore, articulate and share their faith journey. “We encourage parents to share suggestions for activities, to encourage their children to participate in the youth program, and to volunteer when help is solicited,” says Moira Gargano, one of the youth leaders. Please see the Youth News page for upcoming April activities.
The design at left shows the proposed new entrance to the Old Dutch Church. The main features are a more welcoming stairway to replace the uneven stones, a new wheelchair ramp and an expanded landing at the threshold. It will greatly ease access to the church, especially for disabled and elderly members of the congregation and visitors. "It is sadly true that for many people entrance into this lovely building of ours is impossible, and nearly impossible for many others," said the Rev. Jeffrey Gargano. The expanded platform will permit gatherings, which are not possible now. "Just as we have been gifted this marvelous house of worship by previous generations, we now have an opportunity to enhance it for future generations," Rev. Gargano said. The Consistory will put together a fundraising team to help pay for the work. The start date for the construction has not yet been set.
The John Knox Allen Memorial Window is featured in an online exhibit of Louis Comfort Tiffany landscape windows in the Hudson River Valley, sponsored by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. Tiffany is famous for his stained glass windows, most of which were designed for houses of worship. The Clock Church's window dates to 1930 and honors the Rev. Allen for his 50 years of service as pastor. In 1991, when Tarrytown's two Reformed churches merged, the window was put into storage, where it remained until 2011, when it was installed in the Clock Church's Randall Lobby. See the complete list of Tiffany windows in the exhibit website. Visitors are welcome to visit Randall Lobby to see the window. Call the church office for opening hours: 914 631-4497.