Connect with Others,
Grow in Faith &
Be Transformed by the Holy Spirit.
As a church we follow our mission statement by:
1. We desire to be a church that is unified in purpose
2. We desire to be a church with more of our members fully engaged in the mission.
3. We desire to be a church that is focused on outreach.
... So what is Reformed?
The Reformed branch of Protestantism is rooted in the Reformation of the 1500s. Its primary leader was John Calvin of Switzerland, whose reform movement spread to Scotland, where it became the Presbyterian Church, and the Netherlands, where it became the Dutch Reformed Church. In many ways you could think of the Reformed Church and Presbyterian Church as siblings.
Three noteworthy events mark the dawn of United States history--the settlement of Jamestown in Virginia; the arrival of the Pilgrims in Massachusetts; and the establishment of New Amsterdam, now New York City, by Dutch colonists. It was with these early colonists of New Amsterdam, that the Reformed Church in America finds its roots.
In the small colonial town of New Amsterdam, on a Sunday in 1628, about fifty people gathered around a crude table in a mill loft. Their celebration of the Lord's Supper marks the birthdate of the Reformed Church in America. The congregation they founded still continues today as the Collegiate Reformed Church in New York City, the oldest evangelical church in North America with a continuous ministry.