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 Schedule

10:30 a.m. Sundays at 42 N. Broadway, Tarrytown NY 10591

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.

 

Destination Weddings

Plan your wedding or vows renewal at the charming, intimate Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow or the elegant. expansive Greek Revival Clock Church in Tarrytown. Read More

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


  • "Seven Sundays" Comes to an End, But Summer Services Continue at Old Dutch Church

    gives the children present Aug. 14 at the Old Dutch Church worship service Children get a close look at the harp, with tips on how to play it. Harpist and singer Erin Hill sang and played the harp at the August 14 worship service. It was a wonderful finale to the Old Dutch Church annual summer series, "Seven Sundays: A Celebration of Music in Worship." Among the selections: Enya's "Only Time," "Over the Rainbow," the prayer song "Be Born in Me" and "Here Comes the Sun." She also invited the children to take a close look at the harp and gave them a few tips on how to play it (pictured).
       The series featured different styles of music each week, aimed at helping all present to experience the liturgy and the Word in a new and innovative way. Previous performances this summer featured bluegrass, folk, musical theater, Uilleann pipe, classical and Russian/Ukranian balalaika.
       Even though the series is over, summer worship at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow will continue for three more Sundays. Services start, at 10 a.m. On September 11 we return to the Clock Church in Tarrytown, at which time nursery care, Sunday School, Choir and Fellowship following worship will resume. Services at the Clock Church start a half-hour later, at 10:30 a.m.

     

  • Get Ready for Vacation Bible School, Aug 17-21

    The theme for this year's Vacation Bible School at the Town Clock Church will be "Jesus is the center of our universe." It is a week filled with crafts, music, recreation and Bible. VBS is co-directed by Patty Kreamer and Moira Gargano, with the support of volunteers from the congregation. Joining VBS again this year to lead music is Tama McConnell of Reading, PA. VBS registration forms are at the church.

  • "7 Sundays" Returns to Old Dutch in July & August

    Over the past five years, "Seven Sundays: A Celebration of Music in Worship" has become a highly anticipated tradition of the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow and its continuing congregation, the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns. This summer, we're delighted to announce that the wonderfully varied music series will return to Old Dutch starting on June 28. Check out the schedule and read about the musicians. Everyone is welcome. Please join us in joyful worship at 10:00 a.m. on these dates: June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2 and 9. 

     

  • RCT Receives 10 New Members

    7 of 10 new membersThe congregation extended a warm welcome to ten new members on June 14. Among them are (pictured left to right): Bill Phelps and Lauren McBride, Gladys Ross, James and Joann Nisco. Elizabeth and Elena Swan. (Not pictured: Rachel Arnsdorf, Tim Leonard and Juliana Aloia)

     

  • Youth Mission Team Needs Your Support

    On July 4, Pastor Jeff Gargano will lead a mission team to Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic to work for a week restoring homes. "Your support is deeply appreciated--your prayer support, your personal encouragement, and your financial gifts," says Pastor Jeff. The team includes Jack Steurer, Hunter Burnett, Juliette Phillips, Nathan Gargano, Tesher Zafrin, Gavin Ryan and Stephanie O'Dea. Last summer a group of our teens was able to "pour" brand new floors in two homes in Jarabacoa, and then with the congregation's support, provide the funds for the re-building of a home over and around one of those floors. Donate to the church or go online to "Go Fund Me".

     

  • Teens Headed to DR in August

    Cooking with Kevon, Nathan and JaneTwo of our teens and a helper pause for a photo in the church kitchen during preparations for the First-Sunday Brunch earlier this summer. It was a fundraiser for the upcoming Teen Mission trip to the Dominican Republic, taking place later this month. Five high school students have signed up so far to make the trip with Pastor Jeff to Jarabacoa, where they will do manual work, such as mixing concrete to upgrade dirt-floored homes. The team will worship together each morning, spend time at work, and more time getting to know the people of the village. Says Pastor Jeff, "Your support, prayer, encouragement and financial aid is deeply appreciated."

  • Volunteers Pitch In for House Clean-Out

    Clean-out of Valley Street HousePictured are some of the team of 15 who spent several days this summer emptying two houses in Sleepy Hollow for sale. The houses on Valley Street and North Washington, along with their contents, were a bequest of the Julia, Paul and John Vydarney estate, with the expectation that any proceeds will be used for ministry, development or maintenance carried out at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow. 

    The Vydarneys were lifelong members of the First Reformed Church, then of the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns at the merger in 1991. "The Old Dutch Church held a special place in Julia, Paul and John's hearts," says the Rev. Jeffrey Gargano, pastor. "Their gifts make it possible for the Old Dutch Church to continue to be a vibrant and vital house of worship and a legendary historic site into the distant future." 

  • Fun for Children at VBS

    Fun at Vacation Bible SchoolVacation Bible School 2013, a week of fun and learning about God, will be held August 12-16 at the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns. The theme for this year's program is "God Is Always Loves Us." The daily morning program will include singing, crafts, Bible stories, and play.  Children going into PreK and up to age 12 are eligible to take part in the program. Contact Moira Gargano at the church office, tel. 914 631-4497, for more information. 

     

     

  • Summer Sunday School at Old Dutch

    Sunday School season at the Clock Church traditionally ends on Father’s Day each June, when the congregation moves to Old Dutch Church for summer services at 10 a.m. At Old Dutch, Bible lessons and nursery care are provided on the lawn. Nursery care is provided for infants and toddlers and contained within a play yard fence. Bible lessons for elementary school children are shared under a tent. Middle school and high school children join in the worship service. Sunday School Bible lesson, teaching suggestions, and art materials are supplied.


     

  • Music in Worship Series Returns to Old Dutch

  • VBS 2016 Registration Is Under Way

    "Small but Mighty" is the theme of this year's Vacation Bible School, August 1-5, 2016. Five mornings of Bible, crafts, music, recreation and snacks are planned for children in Pre-K to 5th grade. Sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The church office has registration forms. Call 914-631-4497 or 914-332-1943 or visit the office at 42 North Broadway, Tarrytown. To download the registration form click here. 

     

     

     

  • Sunday School Car Wash Is a Success!

    Sunday School Car Wash Sunday May 17

    The Sunday School kids "cleaned up" at the Car Wash fundraiser on Sunday, May 17. While the grownups worshiped, the children (with some help from Director Katie McCue-Schwartz and a parent or two, washed all the cars in the church parking lot. It's become an annual event for the Sunday School children, who are raising money for one of their selected missions for the year. The Car Wash generated $385 in donations. The money will benefit an animal rescue in Brooklyn, a community-based volunteer program that rescues dogs from high-kill shelters down south, then homes them with foster families until the dogs are adopted. Well done, children!
  • Seven Sundays Is Back!

  • Delivering the Goods June 9

    Sunday School Classes Collected Food and Cash for Community Food Pantry

    For the past month, the Sunday School has collected beans and rice for the Community Food Pantry housed at Christ Episcopal Church.  On Sunday, June 9, six members (shown above, with Miss Moira) delivered the goods, as well as the Sunday School Offering of $637.72 (includes the car wash proceeds) collected since September 2012.

  • VBS registration form

    Reformed Church Vacation Bible School

    REGISTRATION FORM

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    Photo Release:

                  I give The Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns the permission to use my child’s image in print or electronically for the purpose of publicity, advertising or web content.

                  I do not give The Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns the permission to use my child’s image in any publication available to the public.

    ** Your child’s pictures may be used within the church.

     

    Additional contacts in case the parent (guardian) cannot be reached:

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    ****COPY OF IMMUNIZATION RECORD MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR CHILDREN 5 and UNDER NOT ENROLLED AT NEW BEGINNINGS

     

    * Other people authorized to pick up your child:

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    * Please Note: Under no circumstances will your child be released to anyone without authorization from parents or guardian.  Also, please let us know of any court orders restricting visitation for either parent.

     

     

    MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION AND RELEASE FORM

     

    I hereby give my permission to the Director and/or Staff of the The Reformed Church of the Tarrytownsto consent to any emergency medical treatment that my child, _______________________________, may require while under the care of RCoT.  Furthermore, it is my understanding that the above-mentioned “emergency medical treatment” will be provided under the supervision of a licensed physician, dentist, and/or surgeon.  This emergency medical care may include, but not be limited to hospital evaluations, x-rays, anesthesia, evaluation by specialists, and emergency care or treatment deemed necessary.

     

    I also give my permission to release _______________________________ into the custody of the representative of The Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns (RCoT) should hospital care no longer be necessary.

     

    Signature (Parent/Guardian):________________________________________________

  • Time to Sign Up for Vacation Bible School

    Registration is open for Vacation Bible School at the Clock Church, to be held Aug. 20-24. Children going into PreK to 12 years old may take part in the program, made up of five mornings (9 a.m. to noon) of recreation and learning about the Bible. To make sure your child doesn't miss out on the fun, fill out the registration form, print it and send it to the church office before August 1.

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Sunday School & Infant Care

Infant care is available for children up to age 2. We have two Sunday School classes for 2-year-olds through grade 5, and a class for teens. More information

Activities at RCT This Month

New Beginnings Nursery School every weekday;
Twelve-step meetings Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday;
Capoeira twice weekly on Monday and Thursday;
Bible study at New Hope Fellowship on Tuesday;
ITAV monthly meeting plus board meetings on the second Tuesday;
Music Therapy for middle-stage Alzheimer's and family caregivers on the fourth Tuesday;
NAACP on the second Tuesday;
Boy Scouts on Tuesday;
Cub Scouts on one Tuesday per month;
Bells rehearsal on Tuesday;
Choir practice on Wednesday;
Bible study at RCT on Wednesday;
Yoga on Tiesday and Thursday at 4 p.m.;
Tai Chi on Friday.

On many Saturdays, Ammerman Hall is occupied with parties or preparation for Sunday brunch, and of course RCT worship on Sunday morning and New Hope Fellowship worship Sunday afternoon.

Old Dutch Church Is Now Wheelchair Accessible

Pictured above is the new entrance to the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow. The renovation work was completed this past spring. The church is now easily accessible via a wheelchair ramp. Also, a new stairway has replaced the former uneven steps. Coming soon: paved paths in the churchyard

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.

“Our salvation is not that we know, but that we are willing to be known."

       - William Willimon