Our Congregation was established in 1838. Through the
efforts of Jesse C. Scofield, land was
acquired and the church built before the choice of a
denomination was made. We are a congregation
of the Reformed church in America, established in New
Amsterdam in 1628 and one of the three
oldest Protestant denominations with a continuous
ministry in the United States today.
In keeping with our history of establishing the
congregation first and choosing a denomination
second, we are first and foremost a Church of Jesus
Christ, providing a church home for people of
many different denominational backgrounds.
This "light. .. set on a hill" by fourteen charter
members was the beginning of a journey in faith which
continues today, bonded in the fellowship of the Holy
Spirit, guided by devoted Pastors, and
supported by God's gifts of grace. Through trials and
triumphs, "The Hill Church" grows and
prospers under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
We are a community church which has continuously served
Christ in the Walden area for over 150
The mission of the First Reformed Church of Walden, New
York, is to reveal the Lordship of Jesus
Christ in our congregation and community. We sincerely
promote the Word of God for all ages
through worship, study, love, commitment, and
discipleship. We therefore commit ourselves to
provide programs and activities for all age groups
within our congregation and community, so that
all may experience the love and presence of the Holy Spirit.
"By this we know that we abide in God and God in us,
because the Lord has given us his own Spirit.
And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent
the Son as the Savior of the world."
- I John 4:13