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Thursday
Apr062017

Palm Sunday Celebration

Holy Week begins with a Processional of Palms, Drumming and Lively Blue Grass Music. 

Join us this Sunday for Worship with music lead by 7 Chord Pile Up!! 

We will gather upstairs in the  Lena Vories room beginning at 9:45 to hand out fresh Palms and then process to the Sanctuary.  

Everyone is invited into the story of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem with song and celebration! 

 

 

Thursday
Dec012016

Spontaneous Christmas Pageants......

There are many things churches have had to leave behind, because no one signed up, or no one came. But the slow walk down the aisle for Mary and Joseph, a baby or baby doll wrapped in swaddling clothes, and a gaggle of angels, shepherds and kings,  still happens.

Why?

Of course, the children are adorable, but there is something that happens to us adults at a Christmas pageant that tugs at our hearts in a unique way. Because what becomes real once again as we watch or participate ourselves, what gets told to us by those bathrobes and crowns and wings is not just a Bible story of the birth of a baby. It zeros our hearts in on what happens when God comes to live with us, to be like us.  Emmanuel happens right there in the enactment.  It allows us all to share and receive the sense of God’s presence, “God with us,” which is much a bigger story than the story itself.

What the costumes and the simple pageants ask us as church to do, is to stop just watching the tableau, and begin living in it– to be 'present' to one another. To receive Emmanuel together as community.  Children, Youth and Adults.

Because we too know the longing that gets tapped in us when we see the angles in their tinsel wings, the kings with their swagger, and when we see those shepherds acknowledge one another when the scripture is read, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” (Luke 2:15).  What is truly relevant to the life of a faith community are relationships of depth and a community of people who are 'present' to one another.  That is the reason I love the pageant. God came to be with us.  And all of us, on some level, want to go to Bethlehem and receive Emmanuel in a real way.   That, we can and need to do, together. 

Please join our children and youth for this year's Spontaneous Christmas Pageant Service and enter into the story again. 


 

Thursday
Nov172016

RBCC Hanging of the Greens

Eveyone is invited to a night of fellowship, fun, and preparation for Advent! 

RBCC Hanging of the Greens: Polar Express Night! 

"The bell still rings for those who truly believe"  --The Polar Express

Our sacred stories are like a bell that keeps ringing.  How will the bell still ring for you this Christmas? 

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Thursday
Sep082016

Homecoming Sunday!

Thursday
Jul212016

Worship in the Park and Blessing of NYE YOuth

Church in the park this Sunday at 10:00am!  Live music, joyful and inclusive worship for all ages. 

We will also share in a commissioning and blessing of our UCC National Youth Event group as they prepare to leave on Tuesday for a week of growing in faith, leadership, service, and social justice. 

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and a side dish to share at the All Church Picnic afterwards. 

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