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.

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.

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 Locations

Sept.-June: "Town Clock" church; summer at Old Dutch Church

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.

 

Worship Schedule

Starting September 9, 2018, and continuing until mid-June 2019, we meet for worship at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday in our winter home, the "Clock Tower Church," 42 North Broadway, Tarrytown, N.Y. Everyone is welcome.

Welcome

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 North Broadway,Tarrytown, N.Y.

You're  also welcome to just stop by the church office, where you can find me almost any morning.

The Rev. Jeffrey Gargano

Reaching Out

The church is engaged in a number of Christian outreach initiatives, including:

  • Oman Mission: The church is a full partner in a historic mission in the Sultanate of Oman. 
  • Disaster relief: For example, fundraising for earthquake assistance in Haiti
  • Mission Trip: One trip (to the Dominican Republic) has been completed and more are planned.
  • Food Pantry: Throughout the year we donate hundreds of pounds of food to the Community Coalition Food Pantry.
  • Midnight Run: Taking food, clothing and toilet articles to the homeless in New York City.
  • Boy Scouts of America Troop and Pack 22: The church's long-time sponsorship has allowed Scout programs to flourish, giving many opportunities for individual growth in body, character and spirit in a group setting. The boys are often engaged in community service and outdoor activities.
  • Old Dutch Church: Concerts on the Noack Tracker organ, summer tours, autumn fests and "Legend" readings, special services such as candlelight services on Christmas Eve  and Good Friday and an Easter sunrise service.
  • First Sunday Brunches, Community Christmas Dinner, participation in Third Friday events in the village, Thanksgiving baskets, gifts to the Humane Society and Neighborhood House, donations to Pinwheel Project, carol singing and much more!
  • Meeting space: We provide space at very low cost for community events and organizations.

WORSHIP at the Old Dutch Church this summer was deeply meaningful. The "Seven Sundays: A Celebration of Music in Worship" again brought an eclectic and talented bunch of musicians. Along the way we met a half-dozen women of the Bible, heard from a missionary to Oman, were blessed by the leadership of the Rev. William Burke, and extended our gratitude to young teens for looking after even younger children. We were delighted to host more than 30 children for Vacation Bible School at the "Clock Church" in Tarrytown.

We hope the photos above will bring back delightful memories to those who were with us this summer. To those who weren't, we invite you to join us on our path to furtherthe  spiritual growth, fellowship, and fun when the new year starts September 9 at our winter home at 42 North Broadway--the "Clock Tower" church--in Tarrytown.

Laughter and joy, singing and art, a cool theme ... all made VBS a spectacular event for 35 children in mid-August. Making it such a success was the amazing leadership offered by Lauren McBride, Patty Kreamer, Nanette Malera, and Pastor Julia. Planning began months ago with the theme: Journey with Jesus, VBS camping. The lobby and hallways were decked out to complement the theme, and even food was collected for the local Food Pantry.

And, as great as the leaders were, so great were all the rest of the volunteer staff. It could never have been done without Nell MacDonald, Melissa Doellman-Brown, Emma Krebs, James Roche, Christopher Roche, Julia Mirabella, Frankie Morabito, Vincent Heintz, Jon Falconer, Melanie Urgiles, Siena Tornello, Brendan Roche, Georgine Morabito and Rebecca McNally.

New in Town?

Clock Church

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.

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.

“We are not loved because we are precious, but we are precious because we are loved."

       - Henri Nouwen