Lent Personal Care Products Drive

Now through Palm Sunday (April 14), The Outreach Committee is holding a Lenten Personal Care Products drive to help the Richmond Food Shelf & Thrift Store. Any brand, full-size versions (no travel-size, please) of the following items are welcome. Please place items in the designated boxes at church. Thank you in advance!

  • Toothbrushes
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Any unscented feminine hygiene products, such as tampons, pads, panty liners, etc…

PLEASE No Soap, Depends or Baby Diapers; the Food Shelf has other sources for these items.

Annual Meeting and Luncheon 2/10/19

Warning of Annual Meeting of the Richmond Congregational Church, UCC

Sunday, February 10, 2019

11:30 am

The members of the Richmond Congregational Church, UCC are hereby notified and warned to meet in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, February 10, 2019 after the morning worship service (approx. 11:30 am) for our annual meeting and luncheon.

At the meeting we will approve the consent agenda reports for 2018, discuss and vote on the proposed budget for 2019, discuss and vote on an amendment to the RCC Constitution, and discuss and act on all other business brought to the meeting.

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RCC Collects over $175 for Food Shelf

Last Sunday, our church participated in a “noisy offering” as part of the “Souper Bowl of Caring”, to raise funds for the Richmond Food Shelf and Thrift Store. We gathered $178.10 in cash and loose change, in large soup pots, collected by the Sunday School students.

Stay tuned for other ways we can support this and other local charities.

1/13/18 Sunday Worship – The Baptism of Christ

Come in from the cold this Sunday and join us as we celebrate the Baptism of Jesus, the first Sunday after Epiphany. The baptism of Jesus is described in the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, but John’s gospel does not directly describe Jesus’ baptism. Most modern theologians view the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist as a historical event to which a high degree of certainty can be assigned.

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Sunday Worship 12/23/18 – Love

This Sunday we will celebrate the tradition of “Las Posadas”. The roots of Las Posadas stretch deeply into Latin culture. It originated in Spain, but it’s been a yearly celebration throughout Mexico for over 400 years. The tradition commemorates Mary and Joseph’s difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a warm place to stay the night. Posadas is Spanish for “lodgings” or “accommodations.”

We will also hold a special collection during the Offering for “The Christmas Fund” of the UCC. For over a century, the Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund has been a tangible expression of God’s love and light in the world. Year after year, United Church of Christ (UCC)
members and congregations have reached out in kindness, compassion, and gratitude to those who have faithfully shepherded our Church in the past and who now find themselves facing unexpected financial needs. The Christmas Fund is one of our “Five for Five” UCC offerings we take throughout the year.

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3rd Sunday of Advent: Joy Sunday

This Sunday we will celebrate Joy in many ways throughout the worship service. The Wysockey-Johnson family will lead the Advent Candle Lighting Liturgy, and we will have an opportunity to bless the Christmas gifts gathered for the Outreach Committee’s Giving Tree Program. Our readings approach Joy Sunday from the perspective of Joseph, which ties neatly into one of our Advent Study books. Finally, our choir will delight us with joyful singing… here’s a note from Esther:

Most choral Christmas music include a familiar melody and this year is no different. You will hear O Holy Night in our first anthem, Mary Had a Baby in our second and Angels We Have Heard on High in the third anthem.

We invite the congregation to sing with the choir when Song of the Angels is sung. The congregation will start with the choir and end when the first verse and chorus have been sung. The congregation will join the choir towards the end when everyone sings the refrain of Angels We Have Heard on High.

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Peace Sunday & Heifer Living Market 12.9.18

In this Advent season of preparation and anticipation of the arrival of the Christ child, we take time this Sunday to celebrate peace; both the peace that we have and peace that we long for. After the worship service, we will hold our annual Heifer International Living Market fundraiser, where folks can donate to Heifer in honor or in memory of a loved one, and take an “honor card” to send them to commemorate the gift.

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!

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Sunday Worship 11/25/18

A note from our guest Preacher Marjorie MacNeill:
This weekend – on the last Sunday of the church year before Advent begins – the Christian church celebrates Christ the King Sunday, sometimes known as Reign of Christ Sunday. This image of Jesus may not be the primary way that you think of Him. Many of you know that I am very much a “Jesus as teacher, social worker, and healer” sort of person/pastor. However, “Christ the King” has been an important image for many through the years and on Sunday we’ll talk about why that is and sing some hymns that proclaim Christ’s Kingship. In the Gospel accounts of the New Testament, Jesus was questioned about the Kingdom. We will hear John’s version in which Pilate asks Jesus, “So, are you a king?” Jesus’ answer is basically “yes and no”. And we’ll talk about how churches celebrate Christ the King Sunday. Can you guess when this special day was introduced into the church calendar?  It will be good to be with you again this coming Sunday while Katelyn and Nathan are away for Thanksgiving.
Blessings,
Rev. Marjorie MacNeill

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Sunday Worship 11/4/18

This Sunday, we will be celebrating All Saints Day, and remembering those friends and family members who are no longer with us; a time to reflect and honor the memories of those we hold dear. We will also have the opportunity to hear from two of our church families as “witnessing stewards”. They will talk about what Richmond Congregational Church means to them, and why they share their time, talent and treasure with us.

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