Giving

Dear Friends and Neighbors of Old Saratoga Reformed Church,

Here we are at the end of another school year, and the beginning of summer. The Sunday School is preparing for Children’s Sunday on June 1st. Before the summer BBQ’s and vacations get started, we wanted to reflect on Old Saratoga Reformed Church and its place in your lives and the community of Schuylerville.

The church is an active part of the community. We open our doors to community service groups such as Head Start, Alocoholic’s Anonymous, and the Girl Scouts. Our Deacon’s Fund offerings regularly go to local groups such as Saratoga Bridges, Upstate Jail Ministries, and Habitat for Humanity. For the last several years a group from our church has participated in the CROP Walk, contributing to end world hunger. We also contribute to world-wide efforts such as Wycliffe Bible Translators. This year our Sunday School children contributed to Drilling for Hope, whose most recent efforts drilled new wells in Rwanda and Tanzania.

Although our plans didn’t work this year to send members of our congregation with the annual trip to support Pringle’s Home in Jamaica, we still support the orphanage financially. Our congregation collects bottles and cans year round to support his trip and two or three members usually participate. You may have seen Pam Driscoll’s article “I Am Blessed” in the Spring 2014 RCA Today talking about her experience on the mission trip last year.

Our biggest challenge continues to be meeting our day-to-day operating expenses. Through your generosity and that of our congregation, we have been blessed in the last few years to have been able to meet those expenses. But we still struggle with cash flow problems and routinely have to withdraw money from investments to continue our work.

We encourage you to participate and contribute in any way that you can. Please consider donating a gift to allow us to continue our work in the service of the Lord. A gift of any size would help us.

Sincerely yours in Christ

The Consistory of Old Saratoga Reformed Church