Rhinebeck 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 area, and surrounding New York communities as well as to visitors to our area.




6368 Mill Street

Rhinebeck, NY 12572



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We are committed to helping others grow and develop holistically. We also encourage learning at all ages. One should never stop expanding their mind, no matter how much time goes by.


During our Sunday mornings worship services we have a short children's sermon, after which the children proceed to Christian Ed. Sunday school is held for children, K-12.

Nursery care is available for little ones of pre-school age and younger!



The Rise of Hate – the Jewish and Christian Response

Led by Dr. Bruce Chilton of the Bard College


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Sunday, January 19. 2020 

Beyond Toleration: Surviving the Challenge of Contempt
Enlightenment Europe and America gave the world what was supposed to be the cure for the debilitating, self-defeating wars of the modern period: the principle of toleration. Especially in the field of religion, this moral and legal principle became a foundation of civilized life. But instead of relief from war, genocide came — often at the hands of allegedly Enlightened governments. The past two centuries in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia have brought many examples.

Framing an understanding of this terrible paradox, and offering the prospect of genuine progress, this series will investigate the thought of four key Jewish and Christian theologians: Martin Buber, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Hannah Arendt, and Martin Luther King. Their influence reached beyond their own constituencies, and key contacts with other religious traditions will feature in our discussion, but our central task is to conceive of what needs to be done to revise the principle of toleration so that its promise might be realized.

Martin Buber, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Hannah Arendt, and Martin Luther King

Sponsored by the Rhinebeck Reformed Church and the Jewish Federation of Dutchess of County

Please contact the church to RSVP for this free event. 

Time: 12:30 - 1 p.m. lunch
1-45: p.m. lecture
1:45 to 2 p.m. questions and answers


This committee strives to teach about good environmental practices through events and programs that lead to more sustainable mindsets and lives. Our mission is to help protect and cherish all that God has created.

Check our calendar for future learning events!


Faith, Media and Society Series Presents

Reporting From The Most Reported Place On Earth: How an American journalist tells the complex story that is Israel

An afternoon with award-winning journalist Yardena Schwartz

Sunday, September 8, 2019, 3:00pm
Presentation and Q&A
Reception immediately to follow

RSVP required by email to rhinebeckreformed@frontiernet.net or info@jewishdutchess.org

Space is limited. Advance registration required.

Free and open to the public

Presented by Rhinebeck Reformed Church and The Jewish Federation of Dutchess County

Yardena Schwartz is an award-winning freelance journalist, Emmy-nominated producer, and communications consultant based in Tel Aviv. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, Pacific Standard Magazine, US News, USA Today, Tablet, Haaretz, The Forward, The Daily Beast, and elsewhere. She has reported from Israel and the West Bank, Morocco, Nepal, Ukraine, Poland, and the United States. Yardena previously worked at NBC News in New York, including stints at The Today Show, Nightly News, and Andrea Mitchell Reports. Yardena graduated with honors from Columbia Journalism School and is a recipient of the 2016 RNA award for magazine reporting. In 2013 she earned an Emmy nomination for her work at MSNBC.