Reformed Church in America

The Reformed Church in America is considered the oldest continuous denomination in the country with roots going back to the establishment of New Amsterdam (New York City) and Fort Orange (Albany, NY) in 1628. While Dutch in heritage, the RCA now focuses on a multicultural future in the mold of Revelation 7. The Reformed Church is confessional, flowing directly from the events of the Reformation in 1517. Official creeds and confessions used to guide our faith and life include the Apostle’s Creed, Nicene Creed,  Athanasian Creed, the Heidelberg Catechism,  Canons of Dort, Belgic Confession, and the recently adopted Belhar Confession. Such creeds and confessions speak of God’s movement within the world through Jesus Christ as well as the role of the church to be a community of faithful servants with and for our savior.

The Reformed Church is governed by regional bodies of collected elders and minsters called consistories, classes, regional synods and the yearly general synod.  Stanton actively belongs to the Delaware-Raritan Classis and is also involved with area ecumenical efforts and initiatives.

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