Missions - At Emmanuel Reformed Church we are working, not only to help those in our church family, but in reaching beyond the bounds of our church to share good news and meet the needs of others in our community, country and around the world.  

RCA

Reformed Church in America Global Missions

Over the past 15 years we have supported ongoing mission work in the African country of Niger.  In this predominantly Muslim country the needs are great as it currently has the lowest standard of living of any country on the planet.  

Camp Fowler

This beautiful camp near Speculator, NY is a summer camp and conference center seeking to introduce people to Christian community, and help them connect with God's wonderful creation.  www.campfowler.org 

 

LOCAL

Cooperative Christian Ministries of Schodack (CCMS)   

A cooperative ministry of local churches that seeks to enhance the ministries of our individual churches to better serve the community.  Together we feed the hungry and clothe people of all ages through The Anchor Food Pantry and Thrift Store, staffed by volunteers and 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
Phone: 518-732-4120

Anchor Food Pantry/Thrift Store
90 N. Main St.

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

REGIONAL

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.   

GLOBAL

Himalayan Bible Institute - Likabali, ASSAM, India

As a church we are active partners with this training center for local pastors in the far north east corner of India.  Pastor Steward and his wife Nyapu have build this ministry from the ground up.  Providing a year of training for men and women called into ministry from rural villages, who become evangelists, church planters and pastors in primarily unreached tribes.  

OXFORD BROOK SCHOOLS - ASSAM, INDIA

In addition to helping plant multiple churches, Steward and Nyapu have also started three elementary schools in their area.  These schools provide a basic education to children who would receive almost none in their local villages.  We partner with the schools with special projects, and have taken two mission trips to support and encourage their work.

 

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. 

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.  

 

SAMARITAN'S PURSE - 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 the church office for details 518-732-7766.

Operation Christmas Child