Connecting at the evangelical free church
There are many ways to connect at EFC. We have many ministries that exist here waiting just for you. We also participate in worthy causes throughout the community and support missionaries across the world. God has a place for you!
Youth Ministry (Underground)
Underground is the Youth Ministry of the Evangelical Free Church of Clinton Corners and exists for glory of God as we teach and train students to be active disciples of Jesus Christ, walking “worthy of the calling” to which we were called (Galatians 4:1). Weekly meetings are on Wednesday Evenings from 7-9 PM and is open to all students in the 7th-12th grades. Come for a time of worship, games, and Biblical teaching from the Word of God!
For more information, call Mike and Nicole Natale at (845) 266-5560.
Women’s Ministry (S.A.L.T.)
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
The Women’s Ministry exists to help foster community and individual Spiritual growth among the women of our church. Our mission is to connect women for the purpose of maturing in their relationship with Jesus Christ and each other. We strive to build each other up in Christ by addressing the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs that are unique to women.
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
The Women’s Ministry strives to empower women to feel loved and encouraged and also to be outwardly focused with their time and talents in serving others. We encouraged and promote fellowship by offering different opportunities. Some examples of the different opportunities are co-coordinating meals where there is a need, welcoming babies in our midst, periodic events such as fellowship gatherings, and offering twice a year retreats and holiday events. Through the church’s many small groups the women are encourage to attend one of the many Bible Studies offered for their individual Spiritual growth.
To Stay Connected:
Be sure to check the monthly calendar for coming events! For information contact the Church Office. You can also connect with Marianne Bridges and Sara Dillinger, ministry leaders.
Bible Studies and Small Groups
EFC offers opportunity for growth in Christ through on-going studies and small groups. This is a great way to build relationships with others while building on your relationship with Christ.
Upton Lake Christian School
Upton Lake Christian School is a ministry of the Evangelical Free Church of Clinton Corners. Their mission is to bring glory to God by providing a Christ-centered education under the authority of God’s Word by: teaching to transform lives, fostering a passion for God, and equipping today’s students to meet tomorrow’s challenges.
Our main focus is to partner with Christian families and Christian churches by providing academic and co-curricular activities for students. We are seeking students whose families believe in Jesus and desire a biblically centered education for their children.With so many things in this world competing for our attention and allegiance, it is imperative to daily remind ourselves of the God we live for.For more information on our beliefs and the Evangelical Free Denomination.
Vacation Bible School
Children were special to Jesus and they are special to us here at Clinton Corners Evangelical Free Church. We connect children to God in a fun and interesting way by offering summer Vacation Bible School.
Each year, we provide a new theme to engage children in both faith and fun.VBS is a great way for our church share the love of Jesus Christ with the community.
Care Net Pregnancy Center of Hudson Valley
Care Net Pregnancy Center of the Hudson Valley is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We are affiliated with Care Net, a network of over 1,100 pregnancy centers, and National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA). We have been serving Dutchess County, New York since 1986.
We receive no federal or state funds and are supported entirely by donations from individuals, churches, and organizations who believe in our mission. All our services and material resources are provided without cost to our clients.
Food Pantry at the Reach Out Church
The Pantry attempts to provide several days of meals to each family, depending on the size of the family, and the stock available in the pantry.
The Pantry provides all foods and additional items, such as hygiene items, free of charge to the recipients. The Reach Out Food Pantry is God’s Word in action, feeding those in need whether it be temporarily or permanently.
We have a bin in the church lobby for people to bring items in and one of our Deacons, Dale Larsen, delivers them to the Food Pantry in Hyde Park. Each month he will put in a request for a different type of item to be stocked.
Walter Hoving Home
The Hoving Home is a residential spiritually-based home. They are a non-profit organization serving women ages 18 and over who have been involved in drug addiction, alcoholism, prostitution and other life-controlling problems.
The 6 or 12 month program is geared to rebuilding broken lives in an atmosphere of warmth, trust, support and love.