Welcome to the Church of the Transfiguration Blue Mountain Lake, NY
We are a diverse community of worshippers from many places and lands, representing many denominations who come together in this beautiful region for support and community. All who visit here are encouraged to participate in our church life during any visit to the area, short or long.
Please know that just by your presence at our services that you are considered a part of our Transfiguration family and are warmly invited to join us at the rail for Communion and for Prayers of Healing, as the Spirit may move you.
The Church is always open for prayer and meditation during the week.
Hamilton County is the third Largest County in New York State with a population of only about 5000. The County has no hospital, no pharmacy, no nursing home, only one resident doctor and few social support services. Domestic abuse, substance abuse and high unemployment in the winter months all serve to tax the few available services who struggle to provide relief to local residents.
As a church, we are concerned about these issues and their impacts on local residents and parishioners and so provide a large percentage of our total budget to relief agencies such as Community Action Agency of Hamilton County and Home Health Care in an effort to alleviate local suffering, support the health care options available and to provide emergency heating and utility assistance. The church also maintains a separate emergency fund to continue assistance in times of emergency.
Our Pack Basket in the back of the Church is also filled each Sunday with donations of paper goods, laundry supplies, toilet articles and other items not covered by local support programs or food stamps. These items are gathered together, presented during our service as part of the Communion Gifts and later delivered to Community Action for distribution.
Fortunately, we have been able to increase our various outreach contributions every year on thanksgiving for this beautiful region and in response to the many needs of the people. All this in spite of the fact that we are a summer-only chapel open only four months of the year, have no formal pledging program and whose membership changes on an almost weekly basis.
As beautiful as this region is and as important as it is as an unequaled environmental reserve, many of the people of Hamilton County suffer from extreme poverty similar to that experienced by people living through the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Please prayerfully consider a donation to the Church of the Transfiguration so we may continue these important outreach and support efforts.