The Smithfield Church

The Smithfield Church

  [The Presbyterian Church USA]

656 Smithfield Valley Road, Amenia, New York, 12501 

Services on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. 


Coming up and News:

Please click on the pdf file below to see the Sherman Chamber Ensemble Summer Program 

Summer_Series.pdf

Friday, July 13th at 7:30 pm – The Smithfield Church, 656 Smithfield Valley Road, Route 83, Amenia, NY

The Sherman Chamber Ensemble

Summer Masterpiece Series

The Great Schubert Quintet – with Friends from Holland

Special guests

Elisabeth Perry (violin)

First Concertmaster of the Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic  

Richard Wolfe (viola)

Principal viola Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

Matthias Naegele (cello)

International cello soloist and chamber musician

Lis, Richard and Matthias are also members of The Rietveld Ensemble based in Utrecht, The Netherlands.  They join Susan Rotholz (flute), Jill Levy (violin) and Eliot Bailen (cello) for this special evening.

  • ·       Variations on “Là ci darem la mano” flute, violin, viola                          Ludwig van Beethoven
  • ·       Voyage for Flute and Strings                                                            John Corigliano
  • ·       Impresiones de la Puna                                                                   Alberto Ginastera
  • ·       Quintet in C Major                                                                             Franz Schubert

Programs are subject to change.

  • ·       Tickets are $30 per concert, $25 for students and seniors.  
  • ·       Children 15 and under receive free admission when accompanied by an adult purchasing a regular admission ticket.
  • ·       Tickets also available for purchase online or at the door, subject to availability.

 For directions to concert locations and additional program information, please visit us at

www.ShermanChamberEnsemble.org


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There is handicapped access to the sanctuary through the basement/meeting area and via the chairlift.

If weather or or other event necessitates the cancellation of a service the information will be posted here.

Experience an 18th-century church (1742), a 19th-century building, a 20th-century liturgy, and a 21st-century theology.

Please send items for posting on this site to James G. Marshall at jamesggmarshall@gmail.com (or to Cherry at 845-677-4039). Thank you.

 

The Smithfield Church occupies a Greek revival edifice, typical of its period and an especially good example of this architectural style.  The building has changed little since it was completed in 1843.  Electricity was added early in the 20th century, but otherwise it stands exactly as it was built--a Greek temple on a hill overlooking Smithfield Valley. We have an 1866 Steinway piano, 1866 being the first year that "Steinweg" called itself "Steinway", and we have an 1897 Tracker organ which you can read about by clicking on the Music Program icon.  In addition to worshiping God on every Sunday morning, we are also a center for music and the arts.  We nestle in one of the most beautiful parts of the Harlem Valley, and indeed that valley is among the most beautiful in the world. 

With our historic piano and extraordinary Tracker organ, we are a center of great music.  We invite artists from many persuasions, instrumentalists of wide-ranging talents, and superb vocalists to augment our worship of God.



Recent and Upcoming events

17 Jun 2018 • The Smithfield Church

Our congregation is small, but growing, and we offer radical hospitality to all who might be interested in worshipping with us or joining our church family.  Under the pastoral leadership of the Rev. Douglas Grandgeorge the church is experiencing a revival.

The Smithfield Church was founded in 1742.  The church is a member in good standing of the Presbytery of Hudson River, the Synod of the Northeast, and the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

Strictly Calvinist when it was founded, the church is now modern in its outlook and theology, while remaining faithful to the contemporary perspective of the founder of presbyterianism.  At Smithfield Church, you will find sermons of cutting-edge modernity, while emphasizing continuity with the Christian Church of antiquity.

We are, and understand ourselves to be, a unique Christian community in a setting of unparalleled beauty.

 

 

  


Freely you have received, freely give.  Matthew 10: 8

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