We are a congregation of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA) a denomination founded in in this country in the late 1700's. Our Congregation was founded in 1798, and we still today celebrate that heritage. We are a Church deeply dedicated to the Bible and Solemn Truths found therein. Our dedication to Biblical Truth also means we desire to see the growth of Christ Kingdom in our region and the World.
Please Worship with us sometime, on the Sabbath(Sunday) at 11:00am and 1:30pm with lunch in between.
Ruling Elder: Mr. Phillip A. Shafer
Ruling Elder: Mr. Ernest Johnson
Coldenham-Newburgh- We are a Reformed Presbyterian congregation located in the Coldenham community of Orange County, part of the Hudson River Valley in New York.
Reformed - We hold to the doctrinal distinctives of the Protestant Reformation. We subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith as well as the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. These documents provide summaries of Biblical teaching and a tie to historic Christianity.
Presbyterian - Refers to our form of church government, which comes from the Greek word Presbuteros which means simply "elder". Christ is the only head and King of the church. His rule comes to expression by means of elders as govern on a local, regional and national level. The fundamental principle of Presbyterianism is the organic unity of the church.
The Coldenham congregation was organized in 1753, disorganized in 1770's, and reorganized in 1798. We have witnessed to the community regarding Jesus as Lord of the church and the nation, we opposed slavery as early as 1802, and were active in the Underground Railroad. A seminary was organized in the early 1800s and a daughter church was planted in Newburgh in the 1820s. Newburgh merged with Coldenham in 1975. We have been worshipping and serving Christ in this community for over 200 years .