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This Week's Events
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SUN
Sunday Worship service & Youth Sunday School
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Join us for a blended worship service that combines contemporary and traditional music with a liturgical format. Each week is a little different. Nursery is available for preschoolers is you'd like to utilize it. Kids ages 3 to grade 5 have the option to attend Sunday school after the children's blessing. Join us downstairs for coffee immediately following the service.
Adult Bible Study
10:45 AM
All are welcome to attend our Sunday Morning Adult Bible study each week. Grab a cup of coffee from downstairs and meet us in the conference room at 10:45 each week. Currently studying James
JUN

17

MON
JUN

19

WED
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Who is Jesus. This study meets at the home of Joan Clause and is led by Elder Patti Varga. Please contact Patti, Joan or the church for directions or more information.
Small Group Bible Study - John
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
This study will meet at Barbara's house, call the church for directions.
JUN

20

THU
Small Group Bible Study
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Join us for a study of 1st Corinthians
Prayer Group
10:00 AM
Jr/Sr High Youth Group
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Students grade 6-12 are welcome to join us for food, fun, fellowship, Bible study & community service on Thursday nights from 6:30-8pm. Sign up for our weekly emails so you'll know what's planned each week!
JUN

22

SAT
Consistory retreat
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The KRC Consistory will gather together for a time of prayer, worship and learning.
Bible Search
Christian Education Ministry
Liaison to Consistory: Jane Deane

Welcome to the Christian Education as Faith Formation ministry page of the Kinderhook Reformed Church! 
 
A Reflection on Faith Formation
 
Yet, O Lord, you are our God;
   we are the clay, and you are our potter;
   we are all the work of your hand. –Isaiah 64:8
 
Faith formation is at the heart of what the Christian life is all about. In many ways, we engage in the practices of our daily lives through worship, mission, working for justice and peace, outreach, and education—so that our faith may be nurtured, enlivened, sustained, and formed. In this regard, the imagery offered by the prophet Isaiah of Potter God forming humanity, God's created own, is an appropriate vision for how we might view the ministry of faith formation.
 
At the Kinderhook Reformed Church, we can understand faith formation to be "an engaged process of learning and practice integrated throughout all aspects of congregational and daily life." This definition highlights the initiative and action we must take in our own faith formation. In essence, we become clay so that we are formed and transformed by the Holy and by one another. But throughout all of our doing and being, we are reminded that God's "hands" are continually present in our efforts to gain both "head" knowledge found in education and learning and "heart" wisdom discovered through prayer, ritual, and practice.
 
So, it is indeed most fitting to say that faith formation is at the heart of what our living and being is all about; but without the hands that guide what we are continually becoming, the process is incomplete. May this webpage offer some helpful tools from which you and others can “become clay” and be reminded of God's formational presence along life's journey.

“Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of age.”

                                                                                    — Matthew 28: 19–20  (The Message)

 

Christian Education is very important to us a as a faith community

  • Worship Service is at 9:30am.
  • Our Youth Sunday School classes meet at 9:45am Sunday mornings Sept - May. 
  • Our Adult Sunday School class meets at 10:45 every Sunday morning
  • Our Weekly Bible Studay groups meet Thursdays at 9am at the church and Wednesdays and 9am & 7pm both off site*
  • Other study groups meet throughout the year at varied times for topical studies, see calendar for details
  • Youth Ministry (Visit the Youth Ministry tab to learn about what we're doing!)