Council of Churches
The beginning of organized cooperation that grew into the Pine Plains Council of Churches began in the mid 1960’s with the four local churches (Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic) working on an annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) program for area youth. By the mid-1980s, the name Council of Churches was adopted in the hope that the committee would always be comprised of more than clergy and would be truly representative of the whole worshipping community.
As time went by, the original program expanded to include ecumenical worship services, Bible study, baccalaureate services, the food pantry, as well as VBS. Names and faces have changed over the years but the enthusiasm and foresight of that original group has continued to inspire to the benefit of countless numbers of Pine Plains residents.