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


  • Christ Is Risen!

    The Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns celebrates the Festival of the Resurrection with a sunrise service at Old Dutch Church, followed by the Festival of the Resurrection at the Town Clock Church at 10:30 a.m. The Town Clock Church is at 42 N. Broadway (Rt 9), Tarrytown, N.Y. 10591. The 10:30 service includes adult and children's choirs and musicians. It is followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for small children.

     

  • Come to the Mother's Day Brunch This Sunday

     
    You're invited to First-Sunday Brunch on May 1 at the Clock Church.
    The brunch, an early celebration of Mother's Day, will be prepared by
    men of the church. The brunch buffet will be served in Ammerman
    Hall, immediately following the worship service. First-Sunday brunches
    have become a tradition at the Clock Church over the past several years. 

     

  • June at the Clock Church & Old Dutch

    Old Dutch Church windowJune is the month we return to our summer home, the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow. Starting June 21, the congregation will gather at 10:00 a.m. in the historic church for Sunday worship services. Built in 1685, the house of worship, the first and only one in the area for many years, is where our congregation began in 1697.

    Following our tradition of the past six years, this summer we'll present a special music series, "Seven Sundays: A Celebration of Music in Worship," during worship starting Sunday, June 28. Our lineup of musicians will include jazz, Colombian, Native American Flute, Folk, and the return once again of Cris Groenendaal and Susan Anderson. A schedule will be announced later this month.

    June Calendar

    June 7: First-Sunday Brunch Picnic, immediately following the church service in Ammerman Hall, in the Town Clock Church in Tarrytown. Everyone is invited; please bring a picnic side dish to share. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided.
    June 21:Summer worship begins at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow. 10:00 a.m. Nursery care and Sunday School will be provided under a tent in the Burying Ground, weather permitting.
    June 28: "Seven Sundays: A Celebration of Music in Worship" begins at the Old Dutch Church, 10:00 a.m.

  • May Events at Old Dutch and the Clock Church

    Spring blossoms at the Clock ChurchSpring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. Rainer Maria Rilke

    May is a great month to come out to the Clock Church and Old Dutch Church for springtime activities.
    At left, dazzling blooms filter the bright sunshine at the Clock Church and Synod House.

    Events planned for May include:
    May 3: First-Sunday Brunch, Ammerman Hall, Town Clock Church, following the worship service. We'll celebrate the ladies of the church; men wll prepare the brunch and serve the women.
    May 16-17:Sacred Sites Open House Weekend at the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow. Saturday 10 a.m.-4p.m.; Sunday noon-3 p.m. On Sunday at 4 p.m., Sing We Enchanted will hold a concert at Old Dutch.
    May 17: Sunday School car wash during the worship service. Donations will benefit the animal rescue, a mission selected by children for this year.
    May 30: Spring Rummage Sale, to be held on the lawn in front of Randall Lobby. To rent a table ($25), contact Nanette or Jane in the church office, tel. (914) 631-4497.

     

  • Join Us for Sunday Brunch May 3

    Ladies are in for a treat next Sunday at the Town Clock Church, when several men of the church will prepare and serve the First-Sunday Brunch immediately following Sunday worship. Join in the fun and enjoyment of good food on May 3 in Ammerman Hall.

  • Church Starts New Teen Program

    The Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns has a new program to serve middle school, high school and college age youth. It replaces “Wii Believe,” a weekly teen get-together at the church. The new program will consist of at least two scheduled events or activities per month, including onsite video games, movies, cooking and meals, as well as trips to New York City museums, parks, cultural events and theaters, visits to places of worship, seasonal sports, go-cart racing, and serving Christ in work projects, some with other youth groups. All activities will give participants the opportunity to explore, articulate and share their faith journey. Parents are invited to share suggestions for activities, to encourage their children to participate in the youth program, and to volunteer when help is solicited. 

  • Spring Rummage Sale Set for May 30

    Clear out your closets and make some money! Rent a table at the church yard sale on May 30. The daylong sale will be held on the lawn in front of Randall Lobby. Sign up for a table by phoning the church office at 914-631-4497 (ask for Nanette or Jane). Table rentals are $25.

  • He is Risen...

    He Is Risen Indeed!

  • Spring at the Clock Church

    Spring has arrived at the Clock Church. Flowers are blooming, the banner announcing Easter services is out, and a couple sit on the porch rail enjoying the sunshine before the Palm Sunday concert.

     

     

     

  • Take a Virtual Tour

    iPad Tour of Old Dutch ChurchThe Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow is currently closed for tours but you can take a virtual tour by downloading the Friends of Old Dutch Church iPad tour from iTunes App Store for 99 cents. All income goes toward maintenance of the historic site. The iPad tour covers the highlights of the 17th-century church and includes stories about local Revolutionary War heroes, Legend of Sleepy Hollow characters associated with the church and much more.

  • Sign Up for April Youth Activities

    Middle- and high-school and college-age people are invited to sign up for the following activities this month:

    April 17, Friday at Sleepy Hollow High School:High School Musical.” Meet at the church @6:50 p.m. and walk over to the high school to watch and support Owen Steele and Christiana Nisco in the performance. Bring money for dessert afterwards.

    April 18, Saturday at Warner Library Book Fair. 8-10 a.m. Set up. Please sign up at Warner Library front desk.

    April 18, Saturday at Patriots Park. Village-wide Clean Up Day. 10-12 noon.Meet at the church @ 9:45 a.m. Lunch with Mr. Rob after cleaning. RSVP to Mr. Rob.

    April 19, Sunday at Marble Collegiate Church and Chinatown.   Meet at the church @9:45 a.m. Joann Nisco and Rob Wingate will drive us to Marble Collegiate on 1 West 29th Street, NYC. After service, we’ll ride the subway to Chinatown to have dim sum. Return to Tarrytown by 4 p.m.

    April 19, Sunday at Warner Library Book Fair. 4-6 p.m. Help with breaking down the event. Please sign up at Warner Library front desk.

    April 21, Tuesday 5-9 p.m. at the Neighborhood House. Servers are needed for the senior citizens’ dinner. Meet at the church @ 5 p.m.We’ll walk down.

    April 24, Friday 7-10 p.m. at the church. “The Last Supper.” Family potluck dinner!

    April 25, Saturday 10-3 p.m. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day at Patriot’s Park. People are needed to run the carnival games such as beanbag tosses.

    To participate in church-related activities, please contact Mr. Rob or Ms. Moira.

    Rob Wingate 914-391-4594 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Moira Gargano 914-216-3133 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Upcoming Events

  • SS Organ Fund Raiser

    While the adults are in the pews having their sins washed, the children are washing their cars in the parking lot.  Donation of $10 will go to the Organ Fund.

  • Who's Climbing the Walls?

    On Easter Monday, a group of climbers from ages 8-late 50's went to "The Cliffs" in Vahalla to try our feet and hands at climbing 40' walls.  Some scaled those walls like lizards, others well....One, who couldn't climb due to a foot injury (let him tell you that story) rooted for the climbers.  Others while waiting their turn held onto Peregrin, our youngest sport.  There's a picture of everyone climbing.  They are posted up on the church's photo wall.  Come and see.  

                 

     

  • Why I believe...

    Sunday, April 22:  "DaMacPro" reflects on the disciples' hesitant belief in the Risen Christ as it is recorded in Luke 24. 

    Why do you believe in Christ?

  • Service of the Resurrection

  • The Egg and Treasure Hunts

    The Egg and Treasure Hunts took place after the Service of the Resurrection.

                   

  • 7th Grade Hides the Eggs

    The oldest grade loves to hide the Easter eggs for the younger children.  This year they hid them at 7:15 a.m. after the Sunrise Service. 

                                                                

     

  • Camp Warwick Easter Egg Hunt

    On Good Friday morning Camp Warwick hosted an egg hunt.

    On your mark, get set....

    Our prizes!

  • Seder

    Remembering the Passover in this ceremony is like going through a museum with hands-on displays.  The children hunted for leavened bread, made "sandwiches",

    poured "wine",  asked questions,   and best of all ate.    

  • Palm Sunday

  • 2nd-4th Grade

    April 15th "Jesus Blesses the Children".   The children wondered what it would be like to be invited by Jesus to sit on his lap.  What would Jesus look like?

    April 22nd"The Good Samaritan".  After reading the story about the Good Samaritan, someone who was the least expected to help a beaten Hebrew, the children made "doctor's bags".  What would you put in your "doctor's bag" if you were called to help a person found lying alongside the road?

     

  • Hosanna! Save us!

    Hosanna, save us from...Well, the 5th-8th grade attempted to enact Jesus' triumphal entry after having read the story from all four Gospel accounts.  In their skit, though lacking perhaps the enthusiasm, desperateness, and hope of the crowd lining Jesus' path, the students did discover that much of what they guessed might be the motivations of the people for  crying out, "Hosanna" has not changed in modern times.  What would "Hosanna" to Jesus coming down Broadway mean to people in Tarrytown?  Save us from the Romans?  Certainly not, but save us from our enemies?  Save us from our mess ups or wrongdoing?  Save us from our poverty?  Save us from our fears? Our demons? Our sickness?

     

  • In God's Eyes...We Are All Equal!

     

    The 2nd-4th grade heard the story about a blind man who was brought to Jesus and healed from the Gospel Mark 8:22-26.   None of the students are blind, and neither is teacher Katie.  However, teacher Katie has to wear thick, THICK, eye glasses.  That made her different from her students.  To show that each student is different from the other, they each made stick figures of themselves.  "We're all different, and Jesus loves me and he loves you."

Christmas Memories, 2017

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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