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Programs and resources at Lyall:  Food For Folks,                      Meals on Wheels Millbrook, Recovery at Lyall, Book Study,    First Harvest Pantry, Stephen Ministry, Grief Circle, and                Church Re-Imagined...

 Meals on Wheels Millbrook
   contact us at 

Meals on Wheels Millbrook Meals on Wheels Millbrook delivers three days a week, to those in need.  We are pledged to serve the elderly homebound residents of the Town of Washington and the Village of Millbrook, and when we are able those in neighboring areas who do not have access to a similar program.  We also may be able to help those with a short-term need, such as hospice care or recovering from surgery at home.   Please contact us at to learn if we can assist. 

Meals on Wheels would like to thank Marona's Market which makes contributions toward our meal preparation on a weekly basis supplying us with bread, and sometimes pies and other goodies.  Enjoy, and a tremendous thank you to the team at Marona's Market in Millbrook.

The Anti-Racist Study Group 
at 12:30 ET, on Zoom.


    Anti- Racist Study Group:

  • On August 1, 2022 the Anti-Racist Study Group will began reading Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar, one of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year 2020.                                             Little, Brown and Company describes it:

  • A deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, Homeland Elegies blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of longing and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made. Part family drama, part social essay, part picaresque novel, at its heart it is the story of a father, a son, and the country they both call home.

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar forges a new narrative voice to capture a country in which debt has ruined countless lives and the gods of finance rule, where immigrants live in fear, and where the nation’s unhealed wounds wreak havoc around the world. Akhtar attempts to make sense of it all through the lens of a story about one family, from a heartland town in America to palatial suites in Central Europe to guerrilla lookouts in the mountains of Afghanistan and spares no one—least of all himself—in the process.

  • We chose this novel to deepen our understanding of the lived experience of immigrants and others at the margins of our society with the hope of making us more aware of the dynamics within the United States and ultimately expanding our own compassion and empathy.

  • We meet on Zoom on Mondays from 12:30 – 1:30 ET. We welcome newcomers; joining us for just this book is fine.  Copies are available at the Merritt Bookstore, in Millbrook, NY

  • Please contact Cat Greenstreet  ( or Pastor Thom     if you’re interested.


Food For Folks food pantry aLyall call 845- 242-6508
to arrange an appointment

Food For Folks, Food Pantry

The Food for Folks food pantry is for short term emergency use, addressing the needs of those in the local area. 

To find out if you qualify please call Diane at 845-242-6508, to make an appointment.

First Harvest Pantry
 Tuesday mornings 8:30- 10:00 
       through October.               
          We look forward           to seeing you!

  The next session of
Bible Study
will resume in the Fall.
       The date, time and subject of the next seession will be posted here when it becomes available. .

Bible Study (click for a guide to the last session)

Pastor Thom and Jim Demus collaborate on six, or seven, week sessions of Bible Study meetings.  Earlier this year meetings were held on Tuesdays, at 11:00 a.m., both in the Sanctuary and by 'Live Stream', from the homepage of this website.   Visitors are most welcome.   Pastor Thom or the office 845-677-3485.

First Harvest Pantry 

The First Harvest Pantry, takes place during the growing season, May through October. Tuesday mornings between 8-10 a.m. we offer fresh produce from tables in the Gathering Room, which opens directly to the outside.  This pantry operates on a first come first serve basis and closes when the day's produce has been distributed.      A huge thank you to Stonewood Farm whose produce and dedication to the community help make this pantry possible.

Recovery at Lyall
Alcoholics Anonymous
(click above to be referred directly to the D.C. A.A. homepage)
Lyall Lunch will resume
beginning August 25
11:30 -12:30 
on  the 2nd and 4th Thursday
of each month.
Please come enjoy a homemade soup, sandwich, and dessert.

Lyall Lunch  Please join us on September 8, 2022 for our Grand Reopening celebration

All are welcome to join us for fresh homemade soup, sandwich, dessert, and  conversation.  Lunch is free, but if you would like to make a donation it will be appreciated.

 Volunteers, dessert donations, and questions

 are welcome.  Call 845-677-3485 or email:

Stephen Ministry aLyall
 call 845-264-0205 to arrange an appointment

Stephen Ministry Stephen Ministers are trained   listeners to assist those going through a difficult    life passage.

 Stephen Ministers meet with clients once a week   for one hour during the course of a year.  Please   call the pastor, to learn more about this Pastoral Care ministry.

Grief Circles are currently 
being arranged on request

Grief Circle  

Please contact Cat Greenstreet ( or

Pastor Thom if you are interested in participating  in a Grief Circle.  They will arrange one on request.

At Lyall, we believe that our experiences of loss and grief can be a profound turning point in our lives personally and spiritually.  Those who participate in Grief Circles gather together as a group to help name and speak to this transition  in the hope that we will find our way to a more profound integration and gratitude.

Recovery at Lyall  We are honored to offer hospitality and a home to those in recovery. Alcoholics Anonymous meets here at Lyall every day, in the Gathering Room in our new wing. Nearly fourteen thousand persons in twelve-step recovery enter our church building each year, each one with a story and a hope, offered one step at a time.  Here at Lyall, we speak the language of recovery applying it to all of us and to all areas of our lives. Find a meeting in Dutchess County  or call (845)452-1111.

For professional assessment and help, we refer those in crisis to The Dutchess Stabilization Center, 877-485-9700.  The center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and all services are open to the public and free to the public.   It is a recognized alternative to a hospital emergency room for mental health and substance crises. 

There are no barriers between you and the services/supports you need.

Prayer resquests may be shared with the Pastor directly.

Prayer Requests 

Pastor Thom receives prayer requests from members of our church family, our community, country, and world.  

Church Re-imagined is currently suspended.

Church Re-Imagined Families and individuals are welcome to join.

Each session will have it's own theme.  past themes have been:  Who is Your Neighbor?; Gratitude; Happy Birthday Jesus....       

We will have 45 minutes of activity-based exploration, followed by a 15-minute child-friendly celebration and then dinner for all. The menu is pizza, salad, and ice cream sundaes. The program which takes place one Saturday a month, between 4-6:00 PM, is intended to be for all ages, and all are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Church Re-Imagined
at Lyall is currently suspended
First Harvest Pantry aLyall
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