A community of believers
The Altamont Reformed Church family invites you to share in our worship and join in our fellowship. For more than 125 years, the church has served Altamont Village while reaching out to nearby communities, the Capital Region, and the world.
Cover the world with love; plant the seeds of hope
With a snowstorm closing in, ARC's Blankets and Tools Campaign for Church World Service kicked off on Feb. 12 with a breakfast in Fellowship Hall. CWS is often one of the first organizations to respond with blankets, tents, hygiene kits, water, and emergency food supplies. Then, in the weeks and months that follow, CWS provides tools and training for rebuilding. They also support a myriad of community development projects, including improving access to clean water in many countries around the world.
The goal of the month-long campaign is to raise $1,500 by filling a large white heart on the sanctuary wall with small red ones. Each $5 given will purchase a heart, which can be dedicated in honor (or in memory) of someone who brings (or brought) love and hope to your life. Kitt Jackson reported at the breakfast that ARC has raised more than $32,000 for CWS over the past three decades. Please be generous! Checks may be made out to the "ARC Benevolence Acct." with "blankets" on the memo line.
Youth '30-hour famine' starts Feb. 24
Youth ages 12 and up are invited to gather on Friday, Feb. 24, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 140 Maple Ave, Altamont, for a lock-in (sleepover) hunger awareness program. Youth will fast for 30 hours and learn about hunger throughout the world. Juice and water will be drunk throughout the famine, and food is available for anyone who has difficulty with the fast. A Hunger Awareness Program will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at ARC as alternative activity for youth not attending the 30-hour Famine.