The Smithfield Church

The Smithfield Church

  [The Presbyterian Church USA]

656 Smithfield Valley Road, Amenia, New York, 12501 

Services on Sundays at 10:00 am 


Coming up and News:

Please click on the pdf file below to view the drawing. By popular demand, a pen & ink sketch is being offered in a Limited Edition of 25 prints, professionally matted and ready for framing at $50 each. These are available for a limited time during the month of December, ONLY. A sample print, with sign-up sheet, is on display at Smithfield Church. It can also be reserved by email: riemeraia@hotmail.com

Pen and Ink Drawing Smithfield Church.pdf

Smithfield Valley Poet Laureate's Christmas Concert Poem:

Please click on the pdf file below to read the poem:

Kevin McEneaney' poem.pdf

Christmas Concert and Tea Program

Please click on the pdf file below to view the Order of the Concert:

Christmas Concert and tea.pdf

Community Choir Winter Concert Flyer Final.pdf

Millbrook Community Choir Winter Concert, December 10th at 7 p.m. Access the details by clicking on the pdf file above.

Poinsettia Order Form

DONATION FOR 2017 Poinsettia Plants

The plants will cost $10.00 each

Amount of donation: $.........................

In memory of: .................................................................

 In honor of: .....................................................................

NAME: .............................................................................

PHONE# ...........................................................................

Place this slip with cash or check in the envelope; put in the offering plate by Sunday, Dec 17th

Cherry: 677-4039    ctalbott07@aol.com

Smithfield Cook Book

Smithfield Presbyterian Church is pulling together a cookbook in celebration of our 275th anniversary. It will be a sequel to the previous cookbooks— the first published in 1915, and the second in 1976. We want to celebrate the recipes of yore while updating them for today’s home cook. We hope to have the new cookbook ready for holiday gift giving!

We hope you might have some favorite recipes to offer us. We are particularly interested if you have any recipes for the dishes below, which appeared in both cookbooks. That way we can show how food - and life - have changed during the past 100+ years. And if you have any family history with the church or remembrances and photos, we would love you to share them with us as well. 

Goulash

Frenchified chicken (Chicken Bourgoise in 1915; Chicken Marengo in 1976)

Baked fish

Salmon pie

Macaroni (Macaroni with Cheese in 1915; Garden Macaroni, with tomatoes, green bell peppers, and Velveeta, in 1976)

Potato casserole

Corn pudding

Orange salad

Tomato aspic

Fruit cake

Sponge cake

Apple sauce cake

Drop sugar cookies

Ginger snaps

Sweet potato pudding

Rice pudding

Bread pudding

Rhubarb pie

Lemon meringue pie

Vassar fudge

Biscuits

Muffins

Graham bread

Cream of tomato soup

Pickled beets

Chili sauce 

Tomato chutney/tomato marmalade 

It’s OK to scan and email me your recipe cards. If you are writing down the recipe, here are some tips:

  • List the ingredients in the order of use
  • Use exact measurements in cups, not ounces
  • Including any family background information/connection to the area and to Smithfield Presbyterian 

Recipes will be published as space permits. 

Thank you in advance for sharing your recipes and memories! Deadline for recipes is Nov. 17th.

Susan Bang

sbang@susanbang.com

917-991-9714

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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

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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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