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!)
 
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This Week's Events
SEP

30

WED
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
On pause during the pandemic

Who is Jesus. This study meets at the home of Joan Clause. Please contact Joan or the church for directions or more information.
Small Group Bible Study - Job
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Study occurring online via zoom during the pandemic - contact the church for log in information. 518-758-6401
OCT

01

THU
Small Group Bible Study
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Study occurring online via zoom during pandemic - contact the church for log in information 518-758-6401
Worship Committee Meeting
10:00 AM
Meeting on pause during pandemic
Prayer Group
10:00 AM
Meeting occurring online via zoom during pandemic - please contact church for log in information 518-758-6401
Jr/Sr High Youth Group
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Currently on pause during the pandemic

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!
Sewing Group
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
During the pandemic we are continuing to sew from home - mission trip has been postponed to 2021

Love to sew/quilt & looking for a new way to help out? KRC has a large stash of fabric and are looking to make individual quilts to give to each of the homeowners that will be helped during the 2020 REACH mission trip here in Columbia county. We also have other sewing projects planned. We try to meet every week, but please check with the church for more details as our projects and plans for each Thursday vary.

Mats, cutters, irons, ironing boards & sewing machines are available for use at the church or bring your own!
OCT

02

FRI
First Friday Dinner & Fellowship
6:00 PM
All First Friday dinners are on pause during the pandemic - we pray that we will be able to host dinner again in the future in a safe way.


The first Friday of each month, we invite you to join us here at KRC for an evening of food, family, friends & fun! Dinner is potluck, so grab a dish to share and come join us for the night. If you don't have time to bring something to share, just come eat
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