Fall Rummage Sale October 12 & 13

Come to our Fall Rummage Sale – Fri. 10/12/18, 9 am-7 pm & Sat. 10/13/18, 9 am-1 pm

Donations may be dropped off in Fellowship Hall Mon. Oct. 8 through Wed. Oct.10 between the hours of 1-7:00 pm, and Thursday Oct 11 from 9:00 am – noon. All donations must be received by NOON on Thursday. We accept clean gently worn clothing (Fall and winter only please), housewares/small appliances, linens, toys and children’s books. Please NO large furniture items, luggage, tvs, computers, electronics, ski equipment, books/encyclopedias etc… All items must be re-sale-able; the more trash we have to dispose of, the less we income we have to support local charities.

We’re in need of volunteers to make this happen. Please help make this sale a success by donating your  items and time in sorting, set up, sales and cleanup. This is a church-wide effort. Sign up on the sheets in the church Parlor, or call Sharon 434-2596 or Lori 316-6166 to join our team. This is a great opportunity to support our mission and outreach to many people throughout Richmond and the surrounding communities.

Chicken Pie Supper Tickets Going Fast!

Are you thinking about getting reservations for the Oct 3rd supper? The 6 PM seating is now sold out. If you are looking for a seat at the 5 and 7 PM seating, you will want to act quickly, especially if you are coordinating for a large group. Take-outs are also still available for pick up at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 PM.  Prices are $12 for adults, $6 for age 12 and under, and preschoolers eat for free. Reservations are required in advance. *New this year* the online reservation system via the church website (CLICK HERE) now has a convenient, secure payment system for those who would like to pay with a credit/debit card. Don’t worry – you can also still pay with cash/check at the door by calling the church office: 802-434-2053. Questions can be answered by email: church@rccucc.org ; or by calling the church office.

93rd Annual Round Church Pilgrimage

Join us for our 93rd Annual Round Church Pilgrimage

September 2, 2018 at 10 am

The tradition of the Annual Pilgrimage dates back to 1925 and was perhaps inspired by worship services held during the August, 1913 Old Home Week festivities celebrating the Round Church’s centennial anniversary.

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Chicken Pie Supper is Coming!

Our 71st Annual Chicken Pie Supper will be held on October 3, 2018.

Tickets will be on sale starting at 8:00 am on September 1. 

 Purchase Tickets

Our Chicken Pie Supper is about more than pie; every year, more than 600 people gather with us for fantastic food and fellowship. Some folks even make their travel plans around attending this annual feast!

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Sunday Worship 8.19.18

Dear Friends of Richmond Congregational Church,

Carolyn and I are enjoying many wonders and happenings of Vermont while Nathan and Katelyn are away on vacation.  What a beautiful and delightful place to live and serve!

This Sunday I am looking at the story of Jesus healing the centurion’s slave in Matthew 8.  Jesus and the centurion cross religious and cultural boundaries and a servant suffering with paralysis receives new life.  First century Palestine is turned upside down in that brief encounter and grace enters the world in an unexpected way.

When we cross religious and cultural boundaries on mission trips, we often see the world turned upside down.  We learn in ways we never thought we would learn.  We go to give but receive much more than we give.  We return as people who are deeply blessed.

Richmond Congregational Church will be returning to Costa Rica February 23 – March 4, 2019, to build houses for the poor in Nosara once again.  Interested in going?  Let myself or Katelyn know.

Grace and Peace,

Neal Sadler (Pastor Katelyn’s Father-in-law)

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August Worship Calendar

August 5 @ 9:30 AM – Communion
Preacher: Rev. Katelyn Macrae
Musician: Esther Nui
Special Music: Britt & Graeme Kinnamon, Devena Fifield, Rosemary Shea-Cobb

August 12 @ 9:30 AM 
Preacher: Rev. Dr. Neal Sadler
Musician: Jen Greenwood
Special Music: Martha Alexander, Mary Peet and Julie Gutzel

August 19 @ 9:30 AM
Preacher: Rev. Dr. Neal Sadler
Musician: Jen Greenwood

August 26 @ 10:00 AM – Blessing of the Backpacks
Preacher: Rev. Katelyn Macrae
Musician: Jen Greenwood

September 2 @ 10:00 AM – Round Church Pilgrimage & Communion
Preacher: Rev. Katelyn Macrae
Musician: Jen Greenwood
Special Music: RCC Choir

Peace Vigil: 14 years and still going strong!

Have you ever driven by the church on Thursday between 5:30-6:00 pm and wondered what was going on? The Peace Vigil began in 2004 in response to the United States’ military invasion in Iraq. Fourteen years later the Peace Vigil is still going strong. Founding members Ingrid Cichoski (Richmond), Carol & John LaRue (Underhill), and occasionally some others, can be found each Thursday holding signs for peace. They are there in the sunshine and the snow. Unfortunately, there are just as many reasons to have the vigil today as when it began. Some drivers smile and wave, others honk, a few slow down their cars and roll down the windows to say, “Thank you for doing this,” while others drive right on by seemingly without noticing. John LaRue, riffing on the famous quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. says, “The arc of history bends towards justice, but not on its own.”

The Peace Vigil is a reminder of our need for peaceful relationships within our hearts, our homes, and our world. The hope and desire for peace transcends religious traditions and national boundaries. Psalm 34:14, a scripture shared by the Jewish and Christian faith, reminds us to “seek peace and pursue it.” On July 19 we held a Peace Vigil and Potluck Picnic where we were joined by several Richmond community members. The Peace Vigil gathers every Thursday and new members of all ages are always welcome. So come on down to the corner of Bridge & Church Streets and join us!

Upcoming events:

  • Worship Sundays August 5, 12, and 19 at 9:30 am
  • Red Cross Blood Drive Wednesday August 15, 12-6pm
  • Lake Monsters Game & Fireworks Saturday, August 18 – for more information call the church office 434-2053
  • Blessing of the Backpacks & Briefcases Sunday August 26 at 10:00 am
  • 93rd Annual Round Church Pilgrimage, Sunday September 2 at 10:00 am
  • Chicken Pie Supper, Wednesday, October 3, tickets go on sale in September

Sunday Worship 7.22.18

Holy Rest is the worship theme for this week. During the sermon time, I’ll be asking how and where you find holy rest for your spirit and your body. If you have a favorite poem or prayer that describes holy rest, please bring it with you to church, or send it to me in advance. I’d love to integrate some of these into the sermon time.

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