On Sunday May 15, 2016, in celebration of Pentecost, the choir performed two pieces – “Every Time I Feel The Spirit“, a spiritual and “The Flame” by Boersma/Lantz with Brian Kessler on guitar and Marshall Paulsen on banjo.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm RCC and VT Interfaith Power & Light are offering a showing of the film “Merchants of Doubt”.
Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver- tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.
Click HERE for more information about “Merchants of Doubt.”
Save the Dates for our spring Rummage Sale, May 13 & 14, 2016. We will set up tables on Saturday, May 7.
Donations can be dropped off in Fellowship Hall Sunday, May 8 through NOON on Thursday, May 12. We welcome all donations of seasonal clothing & shoes in good condition. We don’t accept ski equipment, text or adult books, luggage, TVs, computers or over-sized pieces of furniture.
Volunteer sign-up sheets can be found in the church parlor. For more information, please contact coordinators: Sharon Dwire at 434-2596 or Janice Chandler at 871-5995
On April 30, we will be meeting from 9am to noon to spruce up the church. There are jobs for people of all abilities, some example jobs: cleaning windows; spreading mulch and cleaning up the front gardens; steam cleaning the rugs. If you see things that need to be cleaned or fixed, please let Matt Plumber, Matt Johnson or Kirk Peterson and we will add it to our list. Many hands make light work, please join us if you can! -Kirk Peterson
The drum and various percussion instruments enhance music when it is played and part of this is due to the fact that it captures the rhythms of our heart. The church owns various percussion instruments already but we do not have anyone to play them. Are there individuals in this church who would like to pick up one of these instruments from time to time. We are not looking for complicated rhythms; we are looking for those who would like to “go with the beat” and occasionally accompany our singers. It is difficult for singers to hold their music and wield a percussion instrument at the same time so a pair, or extra pairs of hands would be much appreciated.
What is involved basically is being familiar with the melody (we have links that will allow you to listen to the whole anthem in the comfort of your home) and maybe 15 minutes of your time at one choir rehearsal and to arrive at 9 am for a Sunday dress rehearsal with the choir. On other occasions when the choir is not singing, it would be great to have some percussion accompanying the hymns we sing at our Sunday service. If you think you would be interested and could help out in this area from time to time, please speak to Esther Nui (firstname.lastname@example.org) phone: 802-434-3373) or Jen Lawson at the church (email@example.com phone: 802-434-2053). Thank you very much.
It would be great if we could have a Dampp Chaser installed in our church piano. This piano has served the church very well and is, on the whole, a great instrument to play. However, like most of us, the piano is aging and does need maintenance if it is going to continue to serve us well. It has had a recent overhaul of its innards but could use more attention now. A Dampp Chaser is basically a piano treatment system that maintains the humidity of the piano; too dry and we run the risk of cracking the sound board; too damp and the piano just retunes itself as the wood expands and the strings slip a little, totally undoing what the piano tuner has done.
Like all medical treatments, the dampp chaser piano treatment system costs about $500 to install because it requires a piano technician to purchase the parts and execute the installation. The church has a little money (about $150) to start the fund for the dampp chaser. It would be wonderful if some of us could make a little donation toward this fund. If you think you could help please write Piano Maintenance on your check or either see Esther Nui (firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 802-434-3373) or Jen Lawson at the church (email@example.com tel: 802-434-2053). Thank you very much.
Easter Sunday, March 27th
Sunrise Service 7:00 am at the Volunteer Green
Easter Breakfast 8:00 am at RCC
Worship Service 10:00 am at RCC
Good Friday, March 25th
Worship Service 7:00 pm at Williston Federated Church
Suiong Wong and Esther Nui graced us with Sonata in D Maj. Movement 1 by Mozart, a four handed piano duet in worship on February 7, 2016.