Souper Bowl of Caring

This year we collected $291 and 188 food items for the Richmond Food Shelf and Thrift Store. Well done!

Thank you! 
~ Outreach & Christian Education Committees

Save the Date: Annual Meeting February 9, 2020

Warning of Annual Meeting of the Richmond Congregational Church, UCC

Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 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 9, 2020 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 2019, discuss and vote on the proposed budget for 2020, and discuss and act on all other business brought to the meeting.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE 2019 ANNUAL REPORT

Thank you Rev. Neal Sadler

During Pastor Katelyn’s family leave, we were very blessed to have her father-in-law Rev. Neal Sadler here in the pulpit. Not only was Neal a wonderful substitute Pastor, but we greatly enjoyed having him and his wife, Carolyn, join the Richmond community for a bit.

In February, Neal and Carolyn will be leading another mission trip to Nosara, Costa Rica and partnering with Mercy Home Ministries to build 2 homes for families in need. Several members of RCC will be joining them for this trip, as several did in 2018. We are grateful for the Sadlers and their ministry.

CLICK HERE to make a donation to the mission trip

Welcome Back Pastor Katelyn!

On January 2, 2020, Pastor Katelyn returned from family leave on a 2/3 time basis. From now through June, she will hold office hours (by appointment) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and will be preaching 3 Sundays per month.

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.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ANNUAL REPORT

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.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SUNDAY BULLETIN

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.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WORSHIP BULLETIN