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


  • Weather Permitting, Sunday School Is 'Al Fresco'

    While the adults are worshiping inside at Old Dutch Church, the younger children are getting Bible lessons and nursery care on the grounds in the churchyard. Middle School and High School children remain in the worship service. Summer services at Old Dutch continue through Sept. 4, starting each Sunday at 10 a.m.

     

     

  • RCT Team Serves Up Food, Fellowship in Brooklyn

    About a dozen RCT adults and teens cooked and served dinner on Wednesday, July 29, to about 65 people, many of Polish descent, in a Brooklyn neighborhood served by Greenpoint Reformed Church. That church offers free dinners every Wednesday evening prepared by volunteers, and operates a food pantry on Thursdays. Teams such as RCT's support Greenpoint's food mission by taking over the food planning, preparation and service about once a month in the summer. For example, recently, a youth group from Hope Reformed Church, Holland, MI, arrived to cook and serve, a trip they make annually to participate in the Brooklyn church's mission. For more photos, scroll down to "A Day of Food and Friendship in Brooklyn."

  • See You at the Clock Church This Sunday!

    Summer services at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow are over and the congregation returns to the Clock Church, 42 North Broadway, Tarrytown, this Sunday, September 7. Join us at 10:30 a.m. for worship and Sunday School, then stay afterward for a hearty brunch upstairs in Ammerman Hall. The brunch theme: end-of-summer picnic. Everyone is invited.

  • Summer Fun at Vacation Bible School

    Singalongs, playtime, board games, arts and crafts, Bible lessons, snacks: the 23 children at Vacation Bible School Aug. 18-22 did it all. And there was a new special project for VBS this year, says Sunday School Director Moira Gargano. "For every can of tuna the children brought in, they got to put a 'fish', made out of construction paper, in the 'river' affixed to the wall. We collected 84 cans of tuna for the local food pantry." 

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    Children taking part in a singalong (click for video)

    The VBS theme was "Jesus Gives Living Water," and Bible lessons examined how Jesus brings refreshing living water to our lives. Daily lessons included how God created water on the second day of creation, how Moses parted the Red Sea, how Jesus calmed the storm on the Sea of Galilee, met the Samaritan woman at the well, and was baptized in the Jordan River.

    As always, the Clock Church Vacation Bible School was open to children throughout the community, and attendance was free. VBS volunteers included five adults, three sixth-grade junior counselors, four high-school counselors, and two college student helpers.

  • VBS Returns Aug. 18-22

    Vacation Bible School returns this summer with the theme "Jesus Gives Living Water." It all begins on Aug. 18 and runs every morning through Aug. 22. Children can expect a great time with crafts, healthy snacks, recreation music with Tama McConnell and Bible lessons that examine how in every situation Jesus brings refreshing living water to our lives. VBS is for children Pre-K through age 12. Speak with Moira as soon as possible to reserve a place at VBS.

  • Reserve a sale table now for the Tarrytown Tag Sale

    Take this opportunity to sell some of your “unwante
    d valuables” by participating in the Annual Village

    Got some things you want to clear out of your house? The Clock Church will host a tag sale on the church grounds at 42 North Broadway, Tarrytown, on Sept. 20. To reserve your table, call Nanette at the church office, 914 631-4497. The sale will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Mark the Date!

    Clock Church, 42 N Broadway, TarrytownSummer is drawing to a close, and that means one thing at the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns: the congregation will soon move from its summer home at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow back to the Clock Church at 42 North Broadway, Tarrytown, N.Y. The Clock Church is in the center of Tarrytown, a block north of Main Street; its bell tower has long been a landmark in the village, thus the nickname "Clock Church."

    Mark the date and time: September 9, at 10:30 a.m. See you there!

     

  • New Directors for Tarry Tune Kids

    Felice Saracco, Program Director Maria Luisa Criollo, Music DirectorTarry Tune Kids, an after-school choir program for children in grades 1st-5th, gets under way Sept. 6 with new directors. They are (L-R) Felice Saracco, program director, and Maria Luisa Criollo, music director. 

    Felice, who holds a music degree from C.U.N.Y., says her journeys have taken her from the corporate life of Manhattan to community services work in the suburbs. "I'm thrilled to get back to my community roots, where I can share this spark and passion I have with your church. 

    Maria, a classically trained vocalist and pianist and graduate of Manhattanville College, looks forward to helping children expand their music knowledge. "Music is for chlidren to enjoy, share and learn," she says. "It's the best tool for them to channel and project their energy, emotions and visions about their surroundings."

    The Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns started Tarry Tune Kids in 2011. To enroll children, phone the church office at (914) 631-4497.

  • String Ensemble at Old Dutch Aug. 18

    String Ensemble in concert at Old Dutch Aug. 18Everyone is welcome to come to the Old Dutch Church on August 18 at 4:30 p.m. to enjoy a free concert featuring young artists from premier conservatories and music schools. A string ensemble will perform chamber works from Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Barber and Shostakovich.

    Performers include cellist Kyle Price, violinists Keir GoGwilt, Laura Ha, Aaron Schwartz, Michael Chien, and violists Tom Duboski and Stephanie Price.  These young artists have appeared on National Public Radio's "From the Top" and won various prizes at national solo and chamber music competitions. A free will offering will be taken.

  • Church Hosts 35 Children for VBS 2015

    Ammerman Hall rafters may still be ringing with the laughter of 35 children at Vacation Bible School at the Town Clock Church Aug 17-21. Church staff and many volunteers, including several teens from our congregation, pitched in to make this year's VBS a big success, ministering to children who signed up for the weeklong activities. All thanks go to co-directors Patty Kreamer and Moira Gargano and to their 22 helpers who led music training, read Bible stories, taught crafts and supervised recreation and snacks.

  • Summer Fun at VBS

    Singalongs, playtime, board games, arts and crafts, Bible lessons, snacks: the 23 children at Vacation Bible School last Aug. 18-22 did it all.Children taking part in a singalongThe VBS theme was "Jesus Gives Living Water," and Bible lessons examined how Jesus brings refreshing living water to our lives. Daily lessons included how God created water on the second day of creation, how Moses parted the Red Sea, how Jesus calmed the storm on the Sea of Galilee, met the Samaritan woman at the well, and was baptized in the Jordan River. For every can of tuna the children brought in, the children put a 'fish', made out of construction paper, in the 'river' affixed to the wall. More than 80 cans of tuna was collected for donation to the local food pantry.

    The Clock Church Vacation Bible School is open to children throughout the community, and attendance is free. In 2014, VBS volunteers included five adults, three sixth-grade junior counselors, four high-school counselors, and two college student helpers.

  • Sunday School Kids Go to Chinatown

    Sunday School's Elementary School children and some parents enjoyed Dim Sum in one of Chinatown's popular halls.  Afterwards, they ate ice cream at Chinatown Ice Cream Factory. 

  • Wii Got Fun

    Wii night, August 23, 2013.  We never seem to just want to quit and go home...even at 11:30 p.m.  So, we hang around and do crazy fun things like wrestle, roll around, and build pyramids.  We just couldn't get Tia to lift her head up to smile and me to take the picture at the right time!

  • First-Sunday Brunch Sept 8

    First-Sunday Brunches resume on Sept. 8 at the Clock Church. Everyone's invited to Ammerman Hall after the worship service.

     

     

     

  • "Christmas Carol" Begins Nov 29

    Dickens's "Christmas Carol" performances by Jonathan Kruk will be Nov. 29-Dec. 21, Old Dutch Church. Tickets at History Hudson Valley.

  • Beefsteak Dinner Dec. 11

    All-you-can-eat filet mignon dinner fundraiser is planned for Dec. 11, Clock Church. Tickets--$40 adults/$20 older children. Phone the church office for more information. (914) 631-4497.

     

     

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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