Peace Vigil Potluck Picnic – July 19

Could you use some PEACE in your life? The friends at the Richmond Congregational Church have been gathering Thursday afternoons at 5:30-6:00pm in front of the church in celebration of PEACE. This tradition has been going on for over 10 years-you may have seen them waving and holding signs that carry the message of PEACE.

We would like to invite YOU to join our PEACE VIGIL and potluck picnic on July 19 at 5:30 pm.

Beverages will be provided. Bring a dish and come share our PEACE.

Please join us!!!

Summer Worship moves to 9:30

From July 1- August 19, we will hold our Sunday Worship services at 9:30 am, in hopes of beating the heat. On especially hot days, we may move our service downstairs into the Fellowship Hall, which is typically much cooler than the Sanctuary.

Confirmation – June 3, 2018

Congratulations to Seamus Buford, Jabes Gifford, Nathan Kessler, Sean Plumer and Soren Wysockey-Johnson! They are all newly confirmed into the faith family of the Richmond Congregational Church, United Church of Christ. We look forward to seeing where their faith journeys take them!

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Sunday May 27, 2018 – Memorial Day, Trinity Sunday

As many of you know, Katelyn is away this week, so Ed Roberts and I, with lots of help from Jen G, have put together the service for Sunday. We are planning to have a hymn sing in place of the sermon. So please come with ideas of hymns to sing during that time.

Memorial Day weekend is a time to remember and honor those men and women who fought and died for our country in order to preserve our freedom. Thank you to all who served and those who are currently serving our country. It is also the unofficial start of the summer season. After the long cold winter and the long cold spring it is great to finally feel the warmth of the sun and see leaves on the trees, green grass and flowers in bloom as well as warm rain.

However you choose to spend this coming weekend. We hope to see you on Sunday morning!

All the best,
Jen Arnott and Ed Roberts – your Deacons for the day!

CLICK HERE to see the Sunday bulletin.

Blood Drive June 13

This summer, as you make plans choosing from a vast list of possible activities, please keep in the mind the two American Red Cross blood drawings being hosted by RCC, June 13 and Aug 15 from Noon to 6PM. It only takes about an hour and the experience can provide a wonderful sense of giving and it would be a life saving action. www.redcrossblood.org

4th Annual Sunday of Service on May 20

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Fourth annual Sunday of Service

Sunday, May 20th from 9:30-11 am

This year the Missions Committee is working with RCC Trustees to put together a list of service jobs both out in the community and right at the church. Folks of all ages and skill levels can choose a project that will put their talents to good use whether their tool of choice is a spatula, a rake, a paintbrush, a hammer or a choir folder. Sign-up sheets for the following projects will be available in the parlor beginning May 6.

  • Music as Sterling House
  • Cooking project for the COTS Day Station
  • Our Community Cares Camp Project (annual fund drive envelopes)
  • Weeding the flower beds at Richmond Free Library
  • Replace trim in fellowship bathroom
  • Improving cage for bottle collection
  • Improving trash can fence / latch
  • Interior window cleaning
  • Gardening / raking / mulching
  • Interior painting
  • Organizing & Cleaning Sunday School Rooms

Sat. May 12 & Sun. May 13

Join us this weekend at church for Church Clean Up Day tomorrow starting at 9 AM, or for worship on Sunday at 10:00 AM. Sunday’s worship will include the Serendipity Choir singing “May the Good Lord Bless You and Keep You,” as well as a time to recognize the mothering figures in our lives, and the story of Jesus’ Ascension. Next week is Pentecost, and we will celebrate with our 4th annual Sunday of Service.

CLICK HERE to see the Worship Service Bulletin

Congregational Meeting on May 6

Warning of Congregational Meeting

Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 11:30 am

The members of the Richmond Congregational Church, UCC are hereby notified and warned to meet in the RCC Sanctuary on Sunday, May 6, 2018 after the morning worship service (approximately 11:30 am) for a congregational meeting and vote.

At the meeting we will hear a presentation from Peter Heinrichs and Susan Lewis of Full Harvest Fundraising, discuss the process for conducting a capital campaign feasibility study and vote to decide whether we want to move forward with the feasibility study. We will then discuss and act on any other business brought to the meeting.

Love God ~ Seek Peace ~ Build Community ~ Welcome All

May 6, 2018

This Sunday, the sixth Sunday of Easter, we will celebrate communion together. It is also “Rural Life Sunday”. Here is a brief description:

The American Protestant custom of observing Rural Life Sunday on the Sixth Sunday of Easter has its roots in the ancient custom of “Rogation Days”—from the Latin word rogare “to ask” (In modern day English we find the root in the word “interrogation”).  In the days between Easter 6 and Ascension Thursday, Christians in farming communities would “ask a blessing” on their fields, their seeds, their farm animals and their own labor, that their planting would flourish, and result in a good harvest.  It was a joyful, hopeful time of community prayer for the land.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SUNDAY BULLETIN