The Community Church of High Falls
The Community Church of High Falls supports various local and global missions with monetary donations each month.
The idea for the Bring a Dime Everytime program grew out of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's March of Dimes program. The concept is fairly simple. Imagine a droplet of water on the edge of a leaf plunging into a puddle, trickling into a stream, rushing into a river and eventually ending in an ocean. The Community Church of High Falls is a small country church with a strong awareness of hungry folks all around us.With that in mind we set a jar on the table in the back of the church and, like the droplets of water, one dime at a time, we began filling that jar. In January, 2006, we held our first pot-luck Roller Luncheon. Our church family gathered for food, fun, fellowship and to roll the dimes collected over the course of the year; we found that we had collected 353 dollars worth of dimes! The money collected each year goes to support the Rondout Valley Food Pantry. 2010 - Roller Luncheon 2011 - Roller Luncheon 2012 - Roller Luncheon Missions Report for the year of 2011
The Community Church of High Falls also supports the Rondout Valley Food Pantry with donations of non-perishable food and with cash donations. The Pantry, located at Christ the King Episcopal Church, is open from 8-10 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information, call the Pantry at 845-687-4013. See special Note from the Rondout Valley Food Pantry
The Help a Friend Fund is a locally funded program designed to provide emergency assistance to residents of the High Falls Fire District. Distribution of funds is based on evidence of "need" rather than "want." This is a one-time benefit, not an ongoing assistance program. This fund is administered by representatives from the High Falls Fire Company, the Community Church of High Falls, and the High Falls Civic Association. Click here for an Application Or, click here for some additional resources compiled by Yvette, an member of the High Falls Civic Association.
Compassion and a love of knitting/crocheting have been combined into a prayerful ministry and spiritual practice which reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace, as well as in celebration and joy. Our Prayer Shawl group at the Community Church of High Falls was formed in April 2006. We join a growing ministry that is blessing both the crafters and the recipients of countless shawls all over this country. Patterns and instructions are available for anyone wishing to join in this ministry. If you know of a special someone who might benefit by this ministry please be sure to let us know. Donations of yarn or funds to purchase yarn for these shawls are welcomed. The group is not currently meeting on a regular basis but if you have an interest in joining the group, or if you would like more information please contact Joan at 845-626-7359.
Stop in... The Mission Shop offers gently used clothing and small household items at a very minimal price. Our Mission Shop not only offers items at a very low price but also continues to help community missions and world missions in many ways; proceeds are used to provide funds to local as well as world-wide needs. The Mission is staffed by members of the church and the community. Volunteers are always welcome. Located on Rt. 209 north of Stone Ridge, the North Marbletown Mission Thrift Shop will be open to the public on Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm. Call Darlene @ 845-687-9583 or Gloria @ 845-687-9203 for more information. Mission phone is 845-340-4656. PLEASE NOTE: The NM Mission will close mid-November for the winter.
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