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. 

First Harvest Pantry
Tuesday mornings
8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

with masks and social distancing.

First Harvest Pantry 

Visit the First harvest Pantry, in the Lyall Church parking lot, on Tuesday mornings between 8-10 a.m.  Whenever possible we hope visitors will bring their own bags, but we do have some for those who need one.  This pantry operates on a first come first serve basis, and closes when the days produce has been distributed.   The First Harvest Pantry will remain open on Tuesdays through October, 2021.

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 and its residents. 

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

Book Study meets several times a year.
The Anti-Racist Book Study Group continues
to meet on Mondays at 1:00 PM



Anti- Racist Book Study

  • This coming week, on Monday, June 21 from 1:00-2:00 p.m., we will continue a new book in the Anti-Racist Study Group, called The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice by Patricia Bell-Scott.

  • Pauli Murray (1910-1985) was fiercely and independently involved in progressive causes for most of the 20th century.   She was a writer, activist, civil rights lawyer, feminist theorist, and Episcopal priest, and yet this Black woman and her achievements have been overlooked by many of us.  This book highlights her friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt and impact on Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton, social activist Marian Wright Edelman, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.   When this book is finished we will assess what is next.  Please join us on Zoom. We always have illuminating conversations.

  •  If you wish to come but have no access to a computer, please let us know. Thank you! 

  • Please contact the office (845-677-3485,, Pastor Thom, or Cat Greenstreet

Recovery at Lyall
Alcoholics Anonymous
(click above to be referred directly to the D.C. A.A. homepage)
Stephen Ministry aLyall
 call 845-264-0205 to arrange an appointment

Stephen Ministry: 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 Circles.

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.   Find a meeting in Dutchess County  or call (845)452-1111.  Here at Lyall, we speak the language of recovery applying it to all of us and to all area's of our lives.

Prayer Resquest may be shared with the pastor directly.

Lyall Lunch  currently suspended.
Hope to resume in September 2021
Bible Study Group will resume July 19 ,
11:00 a.m.- 12:00 , in the Sanctuary

Bible Study 

Pastor Thom and Jim Demus usually lead Bible Study, final details will become available close to

July 19, 2021.   We will update here when they do.

     Lyall Lunch:  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, desert donations and questions

are welcome.  


Prayer Requests 

Pastor Thom will accept prayer requests for members of our church family, our community, country, and world.  

Church Re-Imagined at Lyall 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.

First Harvest Pantry aLyall