2022 Chicken Pie Supper Takeout

Sunday, November 6, 2022

We will follow the same model of takeout meals as last year with the goal of 100 family meal packages, consisting of:
                Chicken and Gravy (with no vegetables)
                6 biscuits
                Either butternut squash or carrots in maple syrup (we will decide which)
                Coleslaw
                And an apple or pumpkin pie

Target date is Sunday November 6 for pickup, so the week before we would distribute pie shells, pie boxes and chickens and most of the work would be done Friday and Saturday.

The church will keep half the profits, 25% to food shelf and the remaining 25% either to deacons fund or to Our community cares camp. 

Interested in volunteering? Our next planning meeting Wed Sept 7 and 7pm. We will also need volunteers to help with making and baking as it gets closer. Let Jen or Kirk know how you’d like to get involved.

Fall Rummage Sale is Back!

The Outreach Committee is moving forward with a fall sale in 2022, and we will need your help to make the sale a success.

Our mission is to support the community by sharing good quality, secondhand clothing and household items with our neighbors. We partner with organizations like JUMP and Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program to make sure our donations reach those most in need.

Important dates:
Sun Oct 16, after church – Set Up
Mon Oct 17, 5 pm – Rummage Team Gathering (NO Donations Monday)
Tues & Wed Oct 18 & 19, 3-7 pm – Donation Drop off 
Thurs Oct 20, 9am – noon – Donation Drop Off; afternoon – sort and prep for sale
Fri Oct 21, 10 am – 7 pm – Sale Day
Sat Oct 22, 9 am – 1 pm – Sale Day

How you can help:

Interested in volunteering? Contact Jen in the church office – phone: (802) 434-2053, or email: church@rccucc.org

Start gathering your donations* – adult clothes, including winter sweaters and coats and winter boots (but no shoes), children’s clothes, shoes and boots, children’s toys, Halloween costumes, children’s books & games and household items (linens, dishes and kitchenware).

We will Not accept:  sports equipment (skis, etc), books for adults, suitcases, adult shoes, electronics (TV’s cell phones, tablets, etc), large appliances or furniture.

*Please remember that we want good quality, gently used items that another person/family can use. We have to pay extra for trash removal.

Seeking Your Input

Summer Sabbatical Reconnection & Renewal

How can we find renewal and reconnection as a faith community? What activities and ideas would you like to see at church this summer? This summer while Pastor Katelyn is on sabbatical (July 3-October 9), we would also like to offer opportunities for our faith community to experience a season of renewal, reconnection and refreshment. But we need your ideas and input to make that happen! Should we have an ice cream truck social, a church picnic at the park, a bible study, an outdoor prayer labyrinth, summer service projects? What should RCC do this summer? What would you be interested in participating in?

Throughout the month of March, the RCC Presidential Team is soliciting your ideas for summer activities that will help us plan for the sabbatical time. We will also hold an in person discussion after church on March 20.

Share your ideas with Ernie Buford, Molly Dugan, or Ed Roberts or email them to the Church Office church@rccucc.org

RCC Returns to “hybrid” worship

All Worship Services and Committee Meetings will all be held remotely through February 13. After that date, we will transition back to “hybrid” worship with both in-person and remote options available. Other meetings will be held either in person or online based on the needs of the group/committee.

RCC online for January 2022

Due to an increase in Covid-19 activity, Richmond Congregational Church will move its worship services and meetings online for the month of January.

Sunday Worship will still be at 10:00, with an option to participate in the service via Zoom, or watch on our Facebook Page: facebook.com/rccucc.

This Sunday, January 9, 2022, we will celebrate Epiphany and Holy Communion. CLICK HERE to view the worship bulletin.

Christmas Eve Outdoor Caroling 4:30 pm

Join Richmond Congregational Church on Friday, Dec 24 Christmas Eve at 4:30pm as we gather outside on the church’s front lawn on Bridge Street sing Christmas Carols and celebrate Christmas! Candles (provided) will be lit when we sing Silent Night. Free hot cocoa and cider will be available afterward on the church’s front porch.

Please dress warmly and bring a flashlight to see the words to the music. You are welcome to wear a mask, but not required, as we will be outdoors. Please invite your friends and neighbors to join us!

Parking is available at the Town Center and Volunteer’s Green.

Christmas Eve Lessons & Carols Service

Join Richmond Congregational Church for a virtual Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols Service
https://youtu.be/vvkRFBBaWew
The service will go live on Youtube at 9 am on December 24 and you are welcome to worship anytime after that!Thank you to the many musicians and readers from our community who contributed to this service.
Merry Christmas!

Advent & Christmas Services

December 5 – Second Sunday of Advent, Communion – PEACE, Sunday School Heifer Living Market Activity
December 12 – Rev. Doug Wysockey-Johnson preaches, Third Sunday of Advent – JOY
December 19 – Christmas Sunday, Choir, Special offering for the UCC Christmas Fund, Sunday School gift preparation activity, Caroling at Sterling House (after church) – LOVE
December 21 – Longest Night Service 7pm
December 24 – Christmas Eve Outdoor Carols and Candlelight Vigil 4:30pm *We will have a pre-recorded Lessons and Carols Service available for Christmas Eve. Come back for more details.*
December 26 – Sunday Morning Carol Sing Worship Service

Sunday Worship Bulletin 9.19.21

CLICK HERE to view the Worship Bulletin for Sunday, September 19, 2021.

A note from our guest preacher Rev. Doug Wysockey-Johnson

For those of you who usually sit in the same place in the sanctuary–  your pew has missed you! We have not been able to worship together inside for a long, long time. So as we re-gather in our sanctuary for the first time in 19 months, it is worth celebrating. And also asking ‘What makes a sanctuary a sanctuary?  What makes a space holy or sacred?  I hope you can join us for worship on Sunday, INSIDE and TOGETHER.

95th Round Church Pilgrimage 9/12/21 @ 10am

Join us this Sunday at the Old Round Church, with special LIVE Music by Ginny Churchill and the RCC Choir. Outdoor Coffee Hour to follow.
Please wear a mask and practice social distancing inside the building.

The Round Church Pilgrimage is an almost annual tradition, and our chance to remember our historic roots as one of the five religious groups to build the Round Church in 1813. During the service we will also have a time of silence and prayer for remembering the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. NO ZOOM this Sunday, but we will try to livestream the service to our RCC Facebook page,  https://www.facebook.com/rccucc 

If the cell phone signal doesn’t work for the livestream, check back on Facebook for a recording posted on Sunday afternoon!

I look forward to worshipping with you! 

With Peace,

Katelyn