Discipleship is the ongoing transformation of our hearts, our minds and our lives.
We believe that discipleship is a lifelong journey. There is never a time in our lives when we can be satisfied with our growth or our certainty. Certainty is about being right. Faith is about being guided by what’s right and training yourself to do it.
FRC’s worshiping community welcomes faith with all the doubts, the questions and the mystery. Our hope is to provide space and opportunities for exploration and inquiry, questioning and listening, dialogue and discernment. There is also nothing like participating in hands-on service to deepen your faith and put it in action. Throughout the year, we offer many opportunities for missional service and group study groups.
Men's Bible Study
The FRC Men's Bible Study meets the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 9:00-10:00 AM from September to May. We always welcome new members to joins us.
Since the virus quarantine, we have been meeting online via Zoom. To join the Zoom meeting, please contact Tom Kamp at to get the link emailed to you. The link usually goes out Friday evening before the Saturday meeting.
Have you ever considered being a small group leader? A thriving small group ministry is central to our mission and vision at First Reformed Church. It cannot happen without small group leaders. It’s very rewarding, and not as scary as it sounds. We need on-site small group leaders and virtual group leaders. Make plans to join our small group training and orientation process beginning on Sunday, September 26th at 7:00pm. We’ll begin with an overview of the small group vision and goals, and Dave Sippel will address your concerns and questions. Participants that are interested in co-leading a group will then continue to meet on Sunday evenings in October for fellowship, training, and growth. Contact Dave Sippel right away if you’d like to attend. These gatherings will be meeting in the Blue Room at FRC.
Weekend Retreat on "The Illumined Life: Realizing Your Potential"
October 8 - 10, 2021 Linwood Retreat Center, Rhinebeck, NY
Many people live with hectic schedules and responsibilities but have no idea if their busyness connects with their life purpose, hopes, and dreams. Choosing to live a conscious, illumined life will change your future life. Using a retreat guide by psychologist Melanie McGhee, Pastor Kathleen will walk participants along with a roadmap to probe deep within, breathe, and examine your life. You will leave the retreat changed by what you discover about yourself and have a plan to guide you into the future. Live with clarity and intention. Join us for this Friday to Sunday retreat led by Pastor Kathleen. FRC subsidized rate: $250, which includes Friday - Sunday stay at Linwood Retreat Center with all meals and all retreat materials ($100 deposit must be paid by August 31st).