Weddings - Baptisms - Funerals
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We will help you celebrate the great or small sacred moments of your life in a way that is meaningful to you and your loved ones.
Serving New York's Tri-state Area:
New York City and Westchester County
New York's Hudson Valley
Northern New Jersey
Destination Weddings (by arrangement)
Rev. Richard Hasselbach
137 Bullet Hole Road
Carmel, NY 10512
Personalized traditional and non-traditional wedding ceremonies: Your marriage is one of the most important days of your life; the day you publicly proclaim your love for spouse and begin your walk together through time into the Mystery of God's love. Your wedding service should reflect your love and your personalities. I will help you create a wedding service that is both beautiful and personal. It's okay to celebrate that special moment in a place you love - one that speaks to you of God. That place may be by the ocean, or in a garden, or on top of a mountain, or in a beautiful church or chapel. All these places are sacred spaces for your wedding - your love makes them holy ground. Read what people say about their experience with this ministry.
Baptism Services: I am happy to welcome your child into the Christian Family with love and warmth. The smallest group of people that can be called a church is a family - and your home is more sacred than the any church building. We will help you welcome your child into the Christian Community, and develop your family's practices of faith so that your son or daughter will grow up knowing God as a loving parent who tenderly cares for him or her.
Faith Community: Rev. Rich is Pastor of the Clarkstown Reformed Church in West Nyack, New York. Located at 107 Strawtown Road, the Church, which has been in continuous operation since it was founded in 1750, meets for Sunday services each week at 10:30 a.m. The church is rooted in the Bible, honors the tradition that sees the Universal Church as always reformed and always reforming, and understands its mission to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world. The Church's bible study group meets on the first and third Fridays of the month, it's prayer ministry gathers on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. in the Church's Carriage House, We are a non-judgmental, caring, and welcoming gathering of friends and believers. Please always feel welcome to join us for prayer and/or fellowship.
Funerals and Memorial Services
Memorial Services and Bereavement Counseling: Death is the moment when every Christian joins Jesus on the Cross. Loss and grief are a painful part of life, but we also join Paul in anticipating the promise of the Lord that death will not, ultimately, be victorious. As we grieve, we also wait for the day when the Lord will make all things new, and wipe every tear from our eyes in the New Earth where death will be no more. We will help you mourn with hope in the great promise of our faith. (The picture above was taken at our post service coffee hour).
Spiritual Direction/Pastoral Counseling
Other Services: We also area available for pastoral counseling, spiritual direction to individuals, couples and groups.