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Our History

In 1838 Edward B. Force inherited from his father-in-law, Albert  Westervelt, a mill and a farm at Red Mills. A barn was built by Edward  Force a short distance south of the mill in 1840 and was outfitted with  seats in 1842 for religious services. 

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Our Pastor

Pastor Scott Griffith is the son of Paul and Trudy Griffith and was raised in New City, New York.  Rev. Griffith attended Kean University where  he earned his undergraduate degree and a dual certification in music  and elementary education. 

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SEASONAL LETTERS FROM PASTOR SCOTT

 

Thanksgiving 2019



Dear Friends,


Recently I asked my bible study group if their lives were more important than following Jesus, or the other way round.  The consensus seemed to be that following Jesus Christ is more important because without him, we have no life.

We live in a time of crisis; climate change threatens our existence, wars, division, chaos and confusion are overmastering us.  The sense among hoi polloi is one of irritation to say the least; anger and violence to say the most.  In this context how can we give thanks?

Keep it simple.  Give thanks for this day and put fears and the future in God’s hands.  That’s basically what Christian faith means.  Give thanks for the day (whether it’s a good or bad day) not because it’s going well or not, but because God gives it to us.  The fact that God gives it already means there’re possibilities in it that could only come from God.

The other thing God gives us this day is his son, Jesus Christ.  The very night he was betrayed he sat down, broke bread, and gave thanks.  Think about it.

There’s a hymn from The Faith We Sing which says ‘Give thanks because He’s given us His Son.’  Let the weak say ‘I am strong’; let the poor say ‘I am rich’, because of what God broke and gave to us.  A broken messiah for a broken people in a broken world.

God takes that brokenness upon himself and through it makes us whole.  Take it.


Have a blessed Thanksgiving,

Scott
 

 





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