Mission & Outreach

Volunteer in Church

Loyal volunteers keep our church running smoothly all year long. Most positions have great flexibility in terms of hours required and times of the day or week tasks can be completed.

Possibilities include: Church School teachers, ushers, greeters, coffee pourers, mailing committee, tower bell ringers, pew organizers, confirmation mentors and chaperones, Thanksgiving Dinner volunteers (cooking, serving and hosting), Vacation Bible School teacher, Summer Story Hour attendant, and Green Team member.

To discuss service opportunities and how you might use your gifts, contact Member Engagement Coordinator Judi McCandless, jmccandless@reformedchurch.org.

Serve the Community

The church partners with several community service organizations throughout Westchester County. To discuss service opportunities and how you might use your gifts, contact Mary Mackintosh, mmackintosh@reformedchurch.org.

The below opportunities are available for immediate participation.

Westhab Mobile Food Pantry

Help unload food from Feeding Westchester and distribute to community members in need. For info: mmackintosh@reformedchurch.org.

Broadway Manor Soup Kitchen

Help deliver pizzas, fresh fruit/cookies to our homeless friends at Broadway Manor in Yonkers. Please email Mary Mackintosh if interested at mmackintosh@reformedchurch.org.

The Coming Home Resource Network

The Coming Home Program has been RCB’s initiative in social justice. A committee of RCB Council members, Coming Home graduates, and an advocate for formerly incarcerated women are iterating this program into a network to link congregants with returning citizens to respond to specific needs such as creating a resume, assisting with technology, etc. To learn more about the network and specific requests, click here.

YPIE (Yonkers Partners in Education)

Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) needs mentors to help guide students through their high school years. This is an opportunity to develop a life-changing relationship with the student you mentor. To learn more, go to www.ypie.org. There are also opportunities for essay coaches and peer tutors.

Questions? Email mmackintosh@reformedchurch.org.

Crossing Thresholds: Emergency Relief

Since March, 2020, Crossing Thresholds, our partner in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya has been providing essential meals to the families of its four schools in Kibera. The Kenyan government has closed all schools for the year and will require students to repeat a grade. Our youth have connected with the four students RCB sponsors throughout the year. Now, as if having to deal with no school, unemployment, and hunger was not enough, a fire on September 5th burned down 30 homes in Kibera, including those of the families our youth groups have sponsored. Crossing Thresholds is working to find them new homes to rent and to help them buy basic supplies. Please go here to donate www.crossingthresholds.org. Any small amount will help in this time of need.

Fuller Center for Housing of Greater New York City

Help build affordable homes with The Fuller Center for Housing. Our church organizes groups on select Saturdays during the year, but The Fuller Center needs individual volunteers all year long. Contact Mary Mackintosh, mmackintosh@reformedchurch.org.

Clothing Closet Sale

The Clothing Closet is now open on Mondays and Thursdays, May 3 through May 27! It will then close until September. A sale is slated for November.

Volunteers are needed to sort and price donations. Mondays, 9:30-11:am; Thursdays, 1:00-3:00pm. For info: mmackintosh@reformedchurch.org.

Yonkers Saturday Playgroup (On Hold During Covid)

Play games, make crafts, and prepare (and eat!) lunches with children from the Nodine Hill area in Yonkers. Meets in RCB’s Congregational Hall approximately one Saturday per month, October through May, 10:00 AM -1:00 PM. To get involved, please email Mary Mackintosh at mmackintosh@reformedchurch.org.

Missions later in the Calendar Year

Christmas Pageant Gift Delivery

Coordinators, sorters and delivery help needed each December to make our White Gift Service a success.

Angel Tree Party

Held on a December Saturday from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM in Congregational Hall, this festive event provides gifts to children and families in our partner agencies in Yonkers. Volunteers buy and wrap gifts, play games, make crafts, and prepare lunches for our guests.

Pastoral Care

All of us have times when we need to talk about our lives, faith journeys, relationships, or an issue that’s on our minds.

Our pastors are available to speak to anyone in need. To schedule an appointment, contact Executive Administrative Assistant Janice Sachtjen at 914-337-6776, ext. 132, or jsachtjen@reformedchurch.org. You may also email the ministers directly: mwaterstone@reformedchurch.org or sclover@reformedchurch.org.

In addition to pastoral care, we offer the following support services:

Friendly Visits and Congregational Support

Our Congregational Care Council and Friendly Visitor Team offers prayer, visitation, and ongoing support for all of our members and the greater community. Contact Deacon Fran Harris, franharris24@msn.com, or Director of Member Engagement Judi McCandless, jmccandless@reformedchurch.org.

Prayer Requests

If you have a prayer request, please email sclover@reformedchurch.org, and indicate if the matter is confidential or if our staff may pray for you. Also let us know if you’d like to add a name to our public prayer list, printed in the bulletin, and read in worship each week. (All persons listed should be told their names will appear publicly unless extraordinary circumstances make that impossible.)

Professional Counseling

For those seeking professional counseling or therapy, RCB has a longstanding relationship with The Counseling Center, located on our grounds. For information, call 914-793-3388, or visit their website, www.counselingcenter.org.