First Reformed Church of Little Falls NJ
Every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. we gather for worship. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month and on Good Friday.
Each Sunday in the school year all of our children ages 3 to 11 experience worship in our Children in Worship Program. Children attend the 10:00 a.m. regular service and after a Children’s Sermon are dismissed to the Children’s Worship Center. This unique opportunity provides an environment for children to worship and experience God in their own way. They are told the stories of God and are given the opportunity to respond to his word in ways that are interesting and exciting for them. Their worship time together follows a similar structure to that of adult worship. The children greet each other and sing songs of praise as they get ready to hear God’s word. They hear the stories of God and respond to them; they do crafts and artwork related to the stories; they enjoy a feast time together and they leave with a song and a blessing. If you would like more information about this program, please speak to the Worship Center leaders.
WE FELLOWSHIP WITH OUR CHRISTIAN FAMILY AND FRIENDS
We have a coffee hour after worship on Sunday morning. This provides an opportunity to meet with other Christians on a social level and have fellowship with them.
Community – We have ecumenical worship with other churches in our community on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and Thanksgiving, and other special occasions.
Ministers of various churches in the area meet monthly to discuss community issues that effect church life in Little Falls along with other concerns.
Children in Worship - above
Vacation Bible School – Held in the summer when schools are out. It has been held in different churches with all churches participating in Little Falls for a week. The children enjoy music, crafts and games with Christian emphasis.
Special retreats and workshops - Warwick Conference Center in New York provides a beautiful atmosphere for Christian activities. They have Summer Camp, in which many of our children have participated, along with activities for all ages to enjoy throughout the year.
The Senior Choir - Meets every Thursday at 8:00 pm in the church and provides music each Sunday thru the school year. (October – June)
Food Basket – Congregation members contribute weekly to the baskets at the rear of the Church. The food is used by area families in need throughout the year .
Deacon’s Fund – Gives financial help to families under the authority of the Deacons.
CROP Walk – Members of our congregation walk and support the hunger relief arm of Church World Service each October.
Our church property is used for Cub Scouts, Brownies and Community Meeting as needed.
Circle Meetings –A group of women in the church meet regularly for Christian fellowship. They sponsor a pot roast dinner each November to benefit our Mission Fund.
Chancel Guild - A group of women who prepare the sanctuary with flowers each Sunday in praise to God .
Prayer Chain – A phone network of dedicated people who provide the power of prayer for the people who request it.
Robin’s Nest Day Care Center - The First Reformed Church houses but does not sponsor this for working parents as a valuable service to the community.
About 8% of all money given annually go to mission and benevolence. This includes:
1 -Our missionary Winnebago Reformed Church in Nebraska
2- Our mission family in Black Forest Academy, Germany who have a family camp that teaches Christianity 3- We help to finance the Reformed Church Home.
4- A ministry to the hungry and homeless in Paterson and Newark in which we give clothes and food .
5- A family in Jamaica where improvements to their home have been accomplished by a yearly trip to Jamaica.
6- Our Deacon Fund provides assistance to church families and friends that may need help from time to time.