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


  • Teens to Return to Haiti in February

    The terrible destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew to Haiti has not altered the plans for the church's teen mission group to return in February to help build a new home for a family they met there in July, says the Rev. Jeffrey Gargano. "The man of the house had fashioned together a quite remarkable instrument that he used to praise God at church," says Rev. Gargano. He, his wife, three children and grandmother lived in a house (pictured at left) that was little more than sticks and straw held together by mud, with gaping holes, says Rev. Gargano, adding, "It's a kind of poverty that is almost unspeakable for us." 

    The trip will fulfill the mission team's challenge to the congregation to raise $4,000 to build the house (with the help of local builders), such as the one pictured at right that the teens worked on last summer. Three teens have so far volunteered to spend their spring break mixing concrete and carrying cement blocks. The host ministry, Helping Hands for Haiti, is supported by many Reformed, Christian Reformed and Lutheran churches in the Midwest.

     

  • Candleight Services Set for Old Dutch Dec. 24

    Dec. 24, 2014Everyone is invited to attend a Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow. There will be four services, starting at 5:30 p.m. with a program for families with small children. This will be followed by a Festival of Carols and Lessons with adult choir and bell choir at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. and a special music program with soloists at 11:00 p.m.

  • Marco Panuccio in Concert, Jan. 4

    Marco Panuccio
    Marco Panuccio

    The Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns will host a celebration of our Lord's Epiphany, Sunday, January 4, at 6:00 p.m. The liturgy will feature special music by Emmy-nominated lyric tenor Marco Panuccio, joined by violist Kathleen Stevens and Dr. David McConnell on piano. The trio will perform Ralph Vaughan Williams's "Four Hymns," one of the composers lesser-known works. Mr. Panuccio has performed with some of the most important orchestras and opera companies throughout the world and earned international acclaim from both audiences and critics. Dr. McConnell teaches music at Penn State Berks, and is Choral Director at Lehigh Carbon Community College. Ms. Stevens is a cofounder of the Berks Sinfonietta, a chamber orchestra based in Reading, PA.

     

  • Three Women Honored

    Three women honored(L to R) Nanette Malera, Renee Chillemi and Jane Kuntz were recently honored for their tireless service to the church. At the Dec. 12 Beefsteak Dinner, the Rev. Jeff Gargano praised Nanette, church secretary, Renee, a deacon, and Jane, secretary in the Synod Office, for their key roles in developing, organizing and promoting church programs, including community outreach, such as the Old Dutch Church Fest, the Tarrytown Halloween parade float, and Sinterklaas's visit to the church on Dec. 5.

     

  • Festive Evening at the Town Clock Church

    Sinterklaas arriving at the Town Clock ChurchSinterklaas, the Dutch giver of gifts at Christmastime, arrived on horseback at the Reformed Church on the cool and wet evening of Dec. 5, but the weather did not deter dozens of families from coming out to see the holy man, who rode on horseback up Main Street to North Broadway and on to the Reformed Church. Helping to make it a merry evening at the church were a choir and brass musicians. Hot beverages warmed hands, while carols warmed hearts. The porch decorations, featuring a seasonal Holland theme, were lighted.  Later in the evening, inside the toasty-warm sanctuary, Sinterklaas told the story of the ancient Greek bishop, also known as St. Nicholas, who gave anonymous gifts and showed many kindnesses to children. He called the children to come forward to receive gold-wrapped chocolate coins and wrapped gifts. On the way out of the sanctuary, there were plenty of traditional mandarin oranges to pick up and take home.

     

  • 4 Christmas Eve Services Set for Old Dutch

    Four Christmas celebrations will be held at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow this year. Advent services are at the Clock Church in Tarrytown.

    December 24 Christmas Celebrations, Old Dutch Church
    5:30 p.m. Families with Young Children
    7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Festival of Lessons and Carols, with choirs
    11:00 p.m. Festival of Lessons and Carols, with soloists

    Advent services, Clock Church, Tarrytown
    Dec. 1:  First Sunday of Advent. A free brunch follows the 10:30 a.m. worship service
    Dec. 4 & 18: Mid-Week Vespers, 6:00 p.m.
    Dec. 8: Second Sunday of Advent
    Dec. 15: Children's Paggeant
    Dec. 22: Fourth Sunday of Advent

  • Peace on Earth

  • Wine & Chocolate Holiday Fundraiser

  • John the Baptist crashed the Christmas Pageant!

    Because the Pageant is performed before Christmas, it is during Advent, a time of preparation.  As we prepare to perform, John the Baptist calls us to prepare our hearts for Christ's coming.  On December 16, John the Baptist crashed our pageant and asked why we always forget him. 

     Why do we?

     The Christmas pageant this year retold the story of Christ's birth.  The times were dark and the people of God needed light.  However, as John the Baptist proclaimed, they needed to prepare for that light for it would reveal their own dark thoughts and deeds.  Could they handle the coming of a savior?  The Christmas story can be told over and over again to give us hope that God will never abandon us especially in hard times.

    Our director: Jack

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  • A Maze in Pottery - December 2

    A small group from the Sunday School went to glaze pottery at "A Maze in Pottery", a studio located about 20 minutes from the church. The fired pieces will be picked up December 9.

     

  • Thanksgiving Run

    The Middle Schoolers shopped at Stop 'n' Shop in Ossining for Thanksgiving dinners for local families. They competed to see which team could spend closest to the budget given to them without going over.  No calculators were allowed. Both teams lost!  No prize-winning team.  Both teams overspent. However, the families who received the food were grateful.  Pastor Jeff decided they all  could still receive the prize, two eclairs each. 

       

      They ate under the maple tree outside the sanctuary. Then they could not resist climbing the tree before heading over to Mr. Nick's for pizza.  These teens can eat, but they also pitched in to help pay the tab!

    We thank God for them.

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Holy Week 2018

March 25 Festival of the Palms, 10:30 a.m. at the Town Clock Church, 42 North Broadway, Tarrytown, N.Y.
March 30 Good Friday Tenebrae, 7:00 p.m., Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, 430 Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. Also known as the Service of Shadows, this deeply moving program is an observance of the day Jesus was crucified. The service begins in candlelight and ends in darkness, as the congregation files out in silence.
April 1  Sunrise Service, 6:39 a.m., Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow. Weather permitting, it is held outdoors in the early morning stillness of the Burying Ground.
April 1 Easter Festival of the Resurrection, 10:30 a.m., Clock Church. Special music by adult and bell choirs and musicians. Easter Egg Hunts for Sunday School following the service.

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 last spring. A new stairway  with an enlarged platform at the top has replaced the former uneven steps up to the church door. The church is easily accessible via a wheelchair ramp, which connects to paved paths through the Burying Ground and also to a sidewalk from the parking area.

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