Belonging and Believing

Old Dutch Church is a diverse, open, and supportive church community. Our members and attendees are from all walks of life. Whether you are single, married, or divorced, with kids or without kids, queer or not queer, employed or unemployed, happy or unhappy, familiar or unfamiliar with Christian faith—you are welcome here.  Your questions and curiosity, your gifts and your needs are welcome here.  You can find a place to belong here.  It is through our belonging—our participation in the worship, fellowship, and service of the church community that our believing unfolds.

Wherever you are on life’s journey, we are ready to walk with and support you on the way.

We are part of the Reformed Church in America, a mainline Protestant denomination with direct roots in the 16th century Reformation.  As part of the one, universal church, the core tenets of our faith are stated in the Apostle’s Creed.  Reformed expressions of our faith are found in the Heidelberg Catechism, Belgic Confession, Canons of Dordt, Belhar Confession, and “Our Song of Hope.” We engage these creeds and confessions as historic and faithful witnesses to the Christian faith.  They were formed in particular times and places and reflect the contexts from which they emerged.  We are committed to stay in conversation with the faith of our ancestors while we also open ourselves to the Spirit of God who is still speaking and showing God’s self through the Word, in our lives, and in the life of the world.

We offer classes in the Fall and Spring for adults who are new to Old Dutch Church and interested in learning more about the Reformed tradition in general and Old Dutch in particular.  You are also welcome to meet one-on-one with Pastor Renee or one of the Elders at any time. Feel free to contact the Church office at 845-338- 6759 or with any questions.