The Smithfield Church

The Smithfield Church

  [The Presbyterian Church USA]

656 Smithfield Valley Road, Amenia, New York, 12501 

Services on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. 


Coming up and News:

Intimate Brazilian Jazz Concert

Saturday October 6th, 4:00 pm

with Matt Finley, Larry Ham, Lou Pappas, & Tom Melito

  Flugelhorn player, composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Matt Finley brings together a small group of world-class performers for an hour of live jazz. This concert will feature the music of Brazil, jazz standards, and original compositions by Matt and the band.  You know Matt as The Smithfield Church's piccolo trumpeter and instrumental music director for special services, but he will be playing different instruments for this concert including vibes, sax and flute as well as his main instrument, flugelhorn.

In the intimate atmosphere of the church, the acoustic sounds will be anchored by Millbrook resident Larry Ham playing the church's exceptional 1866 Steinway ten-foot grand piano. The 2016 Smithfield Church "Christmas Concert & Tea" featured artist Lou Pappas also performs on acoustic bass, and Tom Melito of Danbury plays drumsDenise Jordan Finley makes a guest appearance!

Due to renovations, handicap access is temporarily limited: call for information. The concert is sponsored by the Bang Family Trust. A $20 donation is suggested.

For more information call: (518) 598-8276 or email:  denise.finley@icloud.com


The latest newsletter from Luis and Julie is available in the Our Missionaries tab.

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If weather or or other event necessitates the cancellation of a service the information will be posted here.

Experience an 18th-century church (1742), a 19th-century building, a 20th-century liturgy, and a 21st-century theology.

Please send items for posting on this site to James G. Marshall at jamesggmarshall@gmail.com (or to Cherry at 845-677-4039). Thank you.

 

The Smithfield Church occupies a Greek revival edifice, typical of its period and an especially good example of this architectural style.  The building has changed little since it was completed in 1843.  Electricity was added early in the 20th century, but otherwise it stands exactly as it was built--a Greek temple on a hill overlooking Smithfield Valley. We have an 1866 Steinway piano, 1866 being the first year that "Steinweg" called itself "Steinway", and we have an 1897 Tracker organ which you can read about by clicking on the Music Program icon.  In addition to worshiping God on every Sunday morning, we are also a center for music and the arts.  We nestle in one of the most beautiful parts of the Harlem Valley, and indeed that valley is among the most beautiful in the world. 

With our historic piano and extraordinary Tracker organ, we are a center of great music.  We invite artists from many persuasions, instrumentalists of wide-ranging talents, and superb vocalists to augment our worship of God.



Recent and Upcoming events

23 Sep 2018 • The Smithfield Church

Our congregation is small, but growing, and we offer radical hospitality to all who might be interested in worshipping with us or joining our church family.  Under the pastoral leadership of the Rev. Douglas Grandgeorge the church is experiencing a revival.

The Smithfield Church was founded in 1742.  The church is a member in good standing of the Presbytery of Hudson River, the Synod of the Northeast, and the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

Strictly Calvinist when it was founded, the church is now modern in its outlook and theology, while remaining faithful to the contemporary perspective of the founder of presbyterianism.  At Smithfield Church, you will find sermons of cutting-edge modernity, while emphasizing continuity with the Christian Church of antiquity.

We are, and understand ourselves to be, a unique Christian community in a setting of unparalleled beauty.

 

 

  


Freely you have received, freely give.  Matthew 10: 8

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