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Easter 2011 CongregationRhinebeck Reformed Church is a nearly 300 year old congregation with a timeless mission. That is, to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and to provide fellowship and spiritual uplift to church members,  to the larger Rhinebeck, Dutchess County and surrounding community as well as to visitors to our area.

For more about our Church’s history, visit Our History Yesterday and Today.

Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:45  for worship services.

We are the big, beautiful old white church on the corner of Route 9 and South Street in the Village of Rhinebeck.

If you are using GPS, our street address is 6368 Mill Street, Rhinebeck 12572.

Google Maps directions can be found by clicking here.

We welcome visitors and newcomers to our church, and encourage them to join us for refreshments after services next door in Cordes Hall.

Nursery Care: Little ones of pre-school age and younger are welcome in the downstairs nursery room.

Assisted hearing devices as well as large-print bulletins and large-print hymnals are available.  Just ask the greeters at the front door.


A special Palm Sunday Worship Service with Albany Pro Musica


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This year, our traditional Palm Sunday Worship service will be enhanced by music from the noted choral orchestra, Albany Pro Musica. Now in its thirty-third season, Albany Pro Musica brings great choral music to acoustically stunning concert venues throughout the Capital region, and with this performance in the sanctuary of Rhinebeck Reformed Church, the Hudson Valley as well.

Please join your neighbors and friends for this special Sunday morning.

Sunday, March 29 at 9:45 am

Easter Week at Rhinebeck Reformed Church


lilyAs we move through the Lenten Season, please mark these dates on your calendars:

Thursday, April 2nd:  Maundy Thursday Service/Agape Dinner (6 PM)

Friday, April 3 at 7:30 PM:  Good Friday Service

Easter Sunday, April 5th at 9:45 AM:  Easter Service

Our Food Pantry


Our mission includes the feeding of the hungry. We also encourage our community to donate food to the pantry so that we may provide for individuals and families in our area in these hard times.

Once a week, our Food Pantry is open: Tuesday, 10 am – Noon

Call 845.876.3727 for more information.

A New Year


free-religious-happy-new-year-wishes-1January marks new beginnings and new hope.  Rhinebeck Reformed Church enters into its 284th calendar year with the same mission of providing a Christian community of love and hope to all.  Happy New Year.




Join us for Sunday Worship at 9:45!

Sunday, January 4th:  Guest Officiant

Sunday, January 11th:  Pastor Luis Perez back in the pulpit


Christmas Eve Candlelight Service


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You are invited to join your friends and community at Rhinebeck Reformed Church this Christmas Eve for our inspirational Candlelight Service of worship, carol-singing, fellowship and joy.

Wednesday, December 24

7:30 pm

All are welcome!

A Holiday Season of Festivities at Rhinebeck Reformed Church!


christmas-starRhinebeck Reformed Church has a full schedule of activities to celebrate the occasion of Christ’s birth.

Saturday, December 6:

11am – 2pm:  A Family Friendly Lunch during Sinterklass and Grace Smith House Benefit.  During our annual luncheon in Cordes Hall, our Sunday School students will be selling and/or helping children make secular and religious crafts and penny candy to raise money to buy toiletry items for the women at Grace Smith House.

4pm – 8pm:   Sinterklass Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser in cooperation with the Good Shepherd Catholic Church.  Father Brogan Center, 3 Mulberry Street, Rhinebeck

5pm:  Rhinebeck Reformed Church Living Nativity; Cookie Celebration follows in Cordes Hall

Saturday, December 13

9am – 1pm:  Rhinebeck Reformed Church Annual Cookie Walk and Sale.  Home made holiday cookies by the cooks of the congregation.  SNOW DATE:  SUNDAY, DEC 14 AT 11:30

Sunday, December 21

9:45:  Special Holiday worship service with special Children and Youth Christmas Presentation

Christmas Eve, Wednesday December 24

7:30:  Christmas Eve Service at historic Rhinebeck Reformed Church

Jim Leyritz, former New York Yankee, to speak at Rhinebeck Reformed Church!


Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 7.44.56 AMOn Sunday, November 9th, former New York Yankee, author, and inspirational speaker Jim Leyritz will speak from the pulpit for our Sunday worship service.

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Throughout his successful career with the New York Yankees (1990-1996, 1999-2000), Jim  had the reputation for significantly changing  the momentum of several series’ by hitting clutch postseason home runs.  Nicknamed ‘The King,” Leyritz is best known for his three-run home run off of Mark Wohlers, in the 8th inning of the 1996 World Series.  As well as his 1999 ,  when Leyritz hit another home run in 8th inning of Game 4 of the World Series, against the Atlanta Braves.

His biography, Catching Heat:  The Jim Leyritz Story, was published in 2011.

Since his baseball days, Jim has worked as an inspirational speaker and is involved with many charities.

Date:  Sunday, November 9th

Time:  9:45 AM

Healing Service Sunday – October 19


Rhinebeck Reformed Church invites both parishioners and the community to join us on Sunday, October 19th for a special worship service centered on Healing of mind, body and spirit.  Please join us for this very special service.

When:  Sunday, October 19 at 9:45

Where:  Rhinebeck Reformed Church, South Street and Route 9, Rhinebeck

Summer Speakers Series: Dr. Carlos Eire


Date:  Sunday, August 10

Time:  Sunday Service in the Sanctuary, 9:45

Dr. Carlos Eire

Dr. Carlos Eire

On Sunday, August 10th, we welcome back Dr. Carlos Eire, who will present a discussion on themes in the Reformation movement.

 Dr. Carlos Eire, who received his PhD from Yale in 1979, specializes in the social, intellectual, religious, and cultural history of late medieval and early modern Europe, with a strong focus on both the Protestant and Catholic Reformations; the history of popular piety; and the history of death. Before joining the Yale faculty in 1996, he taught at St. John’s University in Minnesota and the University of Virginia, and was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton for two years.

He has also ventured into the twentieth century and the Cuban Revolution in the memoir Waiting for Snow in Havana (2003), which won the National Book Award in Nonfiction in the United States (2003) and has been translated into more than a dozen languages – but is banned in Cuba.  His latest memoir, Learning to Die in Miami (2010), explores the exile experience.  He is also the author of War Against the Idols: The Reformation of Worship From Erasmus to Calvin (1986); From Madrid to Purgatory: The Art and Craft of Dying in Sixteenth Century Spain (1995); A Very Brief History of Eternity (2010); and co-author of Jews, Christians, Muslims: An Introduction to Monotheistic Religions (1997).

 A past president of the Society for Reformation Research, Carlos Eire is currently on the editorial board of the journal Church History and the publications committee of Yale University Press. He is now writing a survey history of the Reformation era and researching attitudes toward miracles in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. His courses range widely in subject, but tend to focus on early modern Europe, and on religious history.