SERMONS  -  Listen to sermons on line

ENCOUNTER GROUPS - Small group setting where you grow spiritually while encountering Jesus.

THE GATHERING - A time of prayer and song, Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. Praying for our church, our community and the world.

BIBLE STUDY - We are studying The Story on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. RESUMES IN SEPTEMBER





THE ANCHOR Food Pantry and Thrift Store  732-4120






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Missions - At Emmanuel Reformed Church we are interested, not only in helping those in our church family, but in reaching beyond the walls of our church building to help meet the needs of others in our community, country and around the world.  We are involved in a number of missions including:

ALBANY SYNOD  Check out this website for updates concerning what is going on and how you can help: www.albanysynod.org 


Cooperative Christian Ministries of Schodack (CCMS)   A cooperative ministry of local churches that seeks to feed the hungry and clothe people of all ages.  The Anchor is the food pantry and thrift store located in The Sisters of the Resurrection Convent located behind Riverside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at 90 N. Main Street off Rt. 9J, Castleton, NY 12033 

The hours of operation are Mondays 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Phone number - 518-732-4120

CROP Hunger Walks - This Church World Service program named CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) helps people all over the world to have access to food, water and medical care.  If you click on the link CROP Hunger Walks it will take you to the Castleton Walk page where you can donate or sign up to walk.  Approximately 25% of your donation comes back to our community and supports The Anchor Food Pantry and Thrift Shop in Castleton. 

The Clove Run is an annual foot-race that raises money to support the programs of The Anchor. The date of the 2018 run is August 18. Register or volunteer at cloverun.com .  Check out the results of previous years' races here http://www.vanrensselaerdivision.org/Clove_Run/ .


Church World Service  -  "Church World Service is people reaching out to neighbors in need near and far--not with a hand out, but a hand up. So, if you’re looking to help build a better world—a world where there’s enough for all—you’ve come to the right place!"  In the United States, they’re helping communities respond to disasters, resettling refugees, promoting fair national and international policies, providing educational resources, and inviting you and others to join a people-to-people network of local and global caring through participation in CROP Hunger Walks, the Blankets+ program, and the CWS Kits program.

At Emmanuel Reformed Church we participate in the CROP Hunger Walk each October and the Blanket the World Program from Mother's Day through Father's Day.


Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless   - Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (IPH) is located in Albany, New York, and has served the homeless community since 1984. IPH offers programs and services including a 30-bed emergency shelter, Drop-In Center, housing program and summer youth program. IPH helps individuals and families by meeting their immediate needs, providing case management services to address individual factors of homelessness so they are able to find safe, affordable housing and utilizing support through long term case management services to maintain housing and continue to build a stable lifestyle

We make and serve dinner every other month on a Sunday afternoon to the clients that are staying at the shelter.  Visit their website at http://interfaithpartnership.com/ for more information about the shelter.     


Habitat for Humanity  -  Habitat for Humanity International was founded in 1976. Since its inception, the organization and its 2,300+ affiliates have built or rehabilitated more than 500,000 houses around the world for families in need. Habitat for Humanity is regarded as an established leader in addressing the issue of affordable housing.   http://www.habitatcd.org/ 


Reformed Church in America  -   As part of the RCA we at Emmanuel support the mission in Niger, Africa led by Tom and Aichatou Johnson.  Visit them at http://www.rca.org/johnson to learn more about their mission work in Niger or click on the video at the right. 



Operation Christmas Child  http://www.operationchristmaschild.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

THIS YEAR WE ASK THAT YOU TAKE A BOX (OR MORE) AND FILL IT WITH ITEMS FOR THE CHILDREN. Thanks to all of you for your donations of items and postage to ship the boxes around the world!  (Check out this site and join us each year as we spend time packing shoeboxes for children all around the world. BOXES ARE DUE OCTOBER 2018)  Call for details - 732-7766.