Our pastor Dan Whitley has served the church for twenty-seven years and will be retiring next year effective August 1, 2014. A Search Committee has been established and is seeking applicants for the position.
For information one can call the church at 845-883-6456.
To apply for the position please send a cover letter and resumé to P.O. Box 105, Clintondale, NY 12515 or an email with cover letter and resumé attached to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pastoral Personal Qualifications and Job Description Clintondale Friends Christian Church
"The Pastor is accountable first of all to Jesus Christ, the Head of the church and, secondly, to the Clintondale Friends Christian Church through the Elder Board. The pastor is to give spiritual leadership to the church and community, particularly through preaching and teaching the Word of God." Church By-Laws
1. Models a life of integrity and love that respresents Jesus Christ within the church and community. 2. Agrees with the Statement of Faith of the Clintondale Friends Christian Church and supports its related ministries. 3. Formal training in Bible, church history/polity and worship is preferred. 4. Pastoral related experience is preferred.
A. Preaching/Teaching/Worship 1. Serves as a preacher/teacher and leader of the church. 2. Will preach/teach inspired gospel-centered, doctrinally sound messages that encourage a response of obedience and commitment to God's Word.
B. Pastoral Care (Shepherd) 1. Has a servant's heart and desires to be available, with God's help, to minister effectively to the needs of the congregation, individually and as a whole. 2. Is available to visit members in hospitals, nursing homes, etc., or delegates these responsibilities to others when appropriate. 3. Conducts counseling sessions as appropriate, whether individual, couples or premarital. 4. Will preside at weddings, funerals, etc. with an eye to make these thimes of worship and celebration.
C. Vision and Evangelism 1. Develop and train individuals to become more effective leaders within the church, families and homes. 2. Help individuals identify their spiritual gifts and encourage them to utilize their gifts within the body of Christ. 3. Support and encourage the mission programs of our church. 4. Be involved in community events and use them as an opportunities to share the Gospel and develop positive relationships.
We hope you find what you are looking for as you visit our site. We also hope you can visit us in Clintondale on a Sunday morning or at other times when we have events.
Our desire is to serve the community with God’s love as found in Jesus. We are a church with a heart for the community - both locally here in Clintondale and for the Mid-Hudson Valley. God is doing exciting things in the valley and we are privileged to be a part of it.
Our roots are in the movement known as the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), but today we are affiliated with Elim Fellowship from Lima, New York. (See www.elimfellowship.org) We cherish our heritage, that is, where God has taken us in the past; even more so, we look forward to where God is leading us today. We have two non-negotiables: the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the authority of the Bible. We seek to walk with all who claim the name of Jesus and adhere to biblical principles.
If you love Jesus, or are interested in learning more about him and his people, we invite you to consider joining with us in an exciting journey of faith. Come as you are. We believe that God loves us just as we are; however, he loves us too much to leave us that way.
We have three buildings on our campus, reflecting our heritage. They are not museums; each one is used almost daily for a variety of purposes.
The 1811 Meetinghouse was the first building on the property. When the Church Building was built in 1889 the 1811 was moved across the street where it served a number of purposes until it was relocated to our property in 1983. Following restoration/renovation it was put back in service in 1989, the 100th anniversary of our Church Building. The 1811 houses the Clintondale Branch of the Highland Public Library and the Busy Bees, a sewing group that does projects for individuals and organizations. Occasionally it is used by small groups for a variety of meetings.
We worship every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in our Church Building. The pastorís study is in the Church Building as well. We have updated the inside of the building while maintaining its sense of worship and peace. Itís great to hear church hymns, contemporary praise music and see video presentations in a building that bridges three centuries.
Our Fellowship Hall was completed in 2004. In addition to a Fellowship Hour after every worship service, the hall is home to our Kids Church, Bible Studies, Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon, church dinners and other church - and community-related activities. Also, families and non-profit groups use the building for family reunions, wedding receptions, fundraisers, etc. It is a popular place for Tres Dias and Kairos activities.
Clintondale Friends Christian Church
The purpose of the Clintondale Friends Christian Church is manifold. It exists for
the worship of God,
the fellowship of believers in Jesus Christ,
the teaching and equipping of believers for the work of ministry,
the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every person, and
acts of service in the name of Jesus Christ.
Approved April 19, 1996
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, December 24 at 7:00 p.m. A one-hour service.
Speaker for January 5, 2014 Cheryl Andersen
Sunday Young Children's Sunday School in Fellowship Hall 9:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study in Fellowship Hall Lounge 9:00 a.m. Worship in the Church Building 10:00 a.m. Monday A.A. in the Fellowship Hall 12:00 p.m. Bible Study in Fellowship Hall Lounge (2nd &4th Monday) 7:00 p.m. Tuesday Library Branch in 1811 Meetinghouse 10:00 am - 12:00 p.m. Men's Meeting in East Room 7:00 p.m. A.A. & Al-Anon, Fellowship Hall 8:00 p.m. Wednesday Library Branch in 1811 Meetinghouse 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Elders Meeting in Fellowship Hall Lounge (1st & 3rd) 7:00 p.m. Thursday A.A. in the Fellowship Hall 12:00 p.m. Library Branch in the 1811 Meetinghouse 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Friday Ladies Bible Study in Fellowship Hall (2nd & 4th Fridays) 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturday Clintondale Coffeehouse (2nd Sat) in the Fellowship Hall 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Clintondale, New York is equidistant between New York City and Albany, New York, a few miles west of the Hudson River. It is right in the center of the Mid-Hudson Valley. Clintondale is located on Route 44-55 about eight miles west of Poughkeepsie, New York. The church is at 302 Crescent Avenue, which is a long block north of 44-55.
Note: if you are using a GPS to find us, you must use the following address: 302 Crescent Avenue Highland, NY 12528 Due to the Post Officeís assignment of delivery, Crescent Avenue is listed with Highland, although Highland is six miles to the east of Clintondale. Go figure!
To reach the church from Poughkeepsie, come west on 44-55 across the Mid-Hudson (FDR Memorial) Bridge. Go south on 9W. Bear right at the Sunoco gas station, and turn right onto Chapel Hill Road. Go to the "T" intersection and turn left back onto Route 44-55. Go a few miles and after the "Clintondale" sign go to the bottom of the hill in the hamlet, turn right on Maple Avenue. There is a dentist's office and abandoned church building on the corner of 44-55 and Maple. Go past Heckeroth's Plumbing and Heating to Crescent Avenue. The church is on the corner.
From the west on 44-55, Clintondale is about four miles from the intersection of Rte. 32 in Modena. After the Clintondale sign, go a short way and turn left on Maple Avenue. There is a dentist's office and abandoned church building on the corner of 44-55 and Maple. Go past Heckeroth's Plumbing and Heating to Crescent Avenue. The church is on the corner.
From the New York State Thruway, take the New Paltz Exit #18. Once through the toll plaza, turn right at the light. Go to the next light and turn right between the College Diner and the Shell Station. This will be South Ohioville Road. Go about two miles and turn left at Hurds Road (a 4-way stop.) Follow Hurds Road past apple orchards and a couple of apple packing houses. At the stop sign go straight [you are now on Maple Avenue] and the church will be at the top of the hill on the left.