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: 

The Millbrook Community Festival Chorus will present its 4th annual Spring Concert, directed by Dan Koch, on May 5th at Lyall Memorial Federated Church. Rehearsals for this concert begin on Sunday, March 10th, 6:30-7:00 p.m. for the Children’s Choir (Grades 1-8), and 7:00-9:00 p.m. for High School and Adult singers. Rehearsals will be held every Sunday evening (except Easter Sunday) until May 5th. Singers may join by attending rehearsal.  For more information, please contact Dan Koch, dkochpiano@gmail.com or Helen Lomangino, hlomangino@optonline.net.

Shirley Harold will have available at the church Fish Bank containers to be filled with coins or a check for the One Great Hour of Sharing. Fish Banks should be returned to the church by April 14th, which is Palm Sunday.  

The elders and pastor wish you and your friends, family and loved ones a Happy New Year and a 2019 filled with health and happiness.


The latest letter from Our Missionaries is available in their tab

Pamphlet for fundraising for the new elevator and lavatories:

Click on this linkADA Fundraising.pdf

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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 Mar 2019 • 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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