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The Croton Falls Community Church is a special place for those who make this their church home.
As Pastor for the last 18 years I have learned so much from the members and friends of the congregation.
When I first came I was the new “young pastor”, now I am no longer young or new, however
I am energized by the breath, depth and talent of this community. While many folks identify a church
as the building located on such and such street, the church is really the people that make up the fellowship.
This church realized this in 1977 when the hundred year old landmark building burned to the ground. Two
years later the present church was constructed. This building offers us the opportunity to carry
out our work in a very flexible space. From the magnificent Easter Garden with waterfall and streams to
the Victorian Village with snowfalls at Christmas. Our Sanctuary is not only a creative worship space but the center of all
our activities. Fellowship Hall hosts many social events on the lower level. The
Parsonage next to the Church is over 120 years old and is used for many small social and educational activities as well as
providing a home for the Pastor. The annual English Christmas Tea takes place in the
parlor rooms of the historic Parsonage. Once again our facilities are used to meet the needs
of our dynamic Church.
Through all of our activities there is the common
thread of discovering Jesus Christ and making our faith alive and authentic for the issues that we are facing today.
We are mindful of the great history that the Christian Faith has, however, this faith needs to be meaningful for us
today and allow us to express ourselves in ways that bring us closer to the message of Jesus Christ.
We are not a perfect community but one in which we strive for goodness and reconciliation in our daily living.
As a community of faith we lift up our joys and concerns with an active prayer life. We challenge
ourselves to study God’s holy Word and to take meaning from our worship services.
It is a challenge to provide leadership in this time and age; however this faith community provides me the support
and encouragement to be the Pastor of this wonderful church.
Pastor Timothy Wagner