Progresso Soup Drive

We are collecting cans of Progresso soup during the season of Lent, beginning February 25 and ending March 25.  The soup will be donated to the Richmond Food Shelf.  Staff at the Food Shelf request that we provide Progresso soup, as all varieties have a consistently high nutritional value and it is popular with their customers.  During Holy Week, our soup cans we be turned into a prayer labrynth – come and see!

Holy Week & Easter Events

Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday – March 25, 2018 Worship Service 10:00 am With brunch following at RCC & Capital Campaign Dreaming Meeting
Wednesday – March 28, 2018 Lent Labrynth Meditation in Parlor 12 – 8:00 pm
Maundy Thursday – March 29, 2018 Ecumenical Worship Service 7:00 pm at Williston Federated with Ecumenical Choir
Good Friday – March 30, 2018 Worship Service 7:00 pm at RCC with Williston Federated
EASTER SERVICES – April 1, 2018
Easter Cross outside on the front lawn
Sunrise Service 7:00 am At Volunteer’s Green followed by Easter Breakfast 8:00 am at RCC
Traditional Worship Service 10:00 am at RCC

The Pink House and Green House are up!

Today was another great day of hard work in the heat. Our group is really doing well and having fun too! The weather is consistent, with highs around 91 degrees each day. It makes for a hot work day, and everyone appreciates the pool time or beach time when the work day is done. We continued working on both houses today.
The windows and screens were installed in the green house. The Costa Rican crew is going over early tomorrow morning to install the roof and avoid working in the midday heat. Some group members will continue to help with landscaping, hanging doors, and helping Pastor Vicky install the bathroom plumbing.The pink house panels were all transported before lunch and put up this afternoon.  Tomorow that house will have roof trusses and windows installed. We are planning to dedicate both houses on Friday and should be able to meet our timeline. At the pink house, Jeffry & Katia’s three children – Natasha, Samuel and Mia Obet – were an absolute delight! They had fun playing with Isabel (one of our group members) and drawing and playing with balloons that we brought along. After running out of wooden blocks to draw on, I realized the kids could also color on the styrofoam lunch boxes. It is amazing how such simple things can keep kids happily busy for hours! Enjoy the photos and keep checking on our progress. I won’t be able to post again until tomorrow night as we only have internet at our accommodations.

Mission Trip Work Day 1

Monday – Day 1 – The Team rocked it today!!!!

We got 31 panels built in total. That’s one house plus 4. Each house has 7 window panels and 2 door panels per house.  The window panels are harder to build. Despite the heat and unfamiliarity with the building process, we worked well together, had fun, and were very productive. Tomorrow morning we begin our workday at 8am by painting panels, and then loading one house on the truck to transport to the first build site. We will also paint and build more panels for house 2. Some members of our group will begin assembling the panels at the green house. The other house will be painted pink. The families choose their house color and many prefer bright colors.

We ended our first work day with seeing the sunset at Guinos Beach – the surf beach. The sun sets around now 6 pm it disappears very quickly below the horizon here, but wow is it gorgeous. I didn’t get any pictures, but hopefully someone else will post some!

Thank you for your prayers- keep them coming!

– Katelyn


Ash Wednesday Worship Service

Join us for an Ash Wednesday worship service on Wednesday, February 14, at 12:00 pm (noon). If you are unable to attend at that time, you may contact Pastor Katelyn to meet for a private imposition of ashes later that day.

Mission Trip 2/24-3/6

The Costa Rica Mission Trip is less than a month away. As we prepare for our Mission Trip, two families Jeffry & Katia and Berta & Gerson, have been selected to receive the Mercy Home Ministries houses  or “Casas Misericordias” that we will build.  Please keep these families,  the MHM staff, and the Mission Team in prayer in these upcoming days.

Annual Heifer Living Market a Success!

On December 10, our Sunday School students hosted a Heifer International “Living Market” to help raise funds for global families in need. We are proud to report that over $1000 was raised for this worthy cause!