The Fort Miller Reformed Church is a member of the Reformed Church in America. The RCA is Presbyterian in polity and arose out of the great Reformation in the 16th century, sparked by Martin Luther, John Calvin and Ulrich Zwingli. The Reformed movement traveled throughout Europe. The American church was strongly influenced by the Dutch, who were early settlers in New York. In 1628 the first church was organized in New York, thus making us the oldest denomination in the state. New RCA churches were established up the Hudson Valley over the following 200 years with a congregation in Fort Miller organized in 1822.
The Holy Bible has always held the highest place in the life of the Reformed Church. Our standards of faith are the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession and the Canons of Dort. The Reformed Church affirms three creeds that arose in the early church – the Apostles’ Creed, the Athanasian Creed and the Nicene Creed. We are always trying to live our lives according to these teachings and yet explore new ways to give testimony to God’s love for us. We invite all to join us on this journey by participating in our services, programs and missions.
- The Schuylerville Area Food and Emergency Relief Program (local food distribution)
- Upstate Jail Ministries (Washington and Warren Counties)
- Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship (local colleges)
- Gideons International (distributing Bibles)
- Project Joshua (translating the Bible into indigenous languages)
- RCA missionaries world-wide