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Holy Week Services

Good Friday Services are being held at Richmond Congregational Church (across from Richmond Library and Post Office)

Easter Sunrise Services are at the home of Tony and Sue Lamb at the corner of Beebe Lane and Oak Hill Road near Lake Iroquois.                     There will be a pot luck breakfast at the Lamb’s after the service bringing food is optional.

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The Trustees Work on the Fellowship Attic

Gil Rodes, Will Metro, Paul Bouchard, also Don Thurston and Tony Lamb ( not pictured)

Most Wednesday and Saturday mornings, a group of folks are working to re-insulate the ceiling of the Fellowship Hall.  Insulation comes in standard widths and is expected to fill the gap between beams that run the width of areas like the Fellowship Hall.   Above the Fellowship Hall, engineered beams were used instead of standard with lumber.  These beams look like the iron I-beams we are all familiar with.  They tend to be stronger and cheaper than standard lumber.

Unfortunately, their body is narrower than the standard beam and when placed at standard widths, and insulated with standard insulation, they leave a gap making it easier for heat to escape into Continue reading The Trustees Work on the Fellowship Attic

Search Committee Begins Reviews

 Review of Candidate Profiles.

The Search Committee has begun the next phase of the process of calling a settled Pastor.

After we submitted the “profile” of our church, the denomination posted a cover letter we had written, together with two photos we submitted on their website.  Prospective candidates can search the website for opportunities that they are interested in.   If our church meets their search criteria, they read what in essence is a summary of our profile.  If they have interest they can then request a copy of our full profile which is sent to them electronically.  It they are still interested they can then request a copy of their own Pastoral Profile be forwarded to us.  The conference reviews their profile first to be Continue reading Search Committee Begins Reviews

2016 Christmas Pageant

The Christmas pageant at church on Sunday, December 18, was recorded by Dean Lewis.    It is no where near professional quality, but you can see the kids and hear the music.  

Below is a link to the video. If you think anyone would like to see it, you are welcome to share the link. The video is “unlisted” so you have to have the link to view it. It will not show up by a search.

https://youtu.be/GU6S6dLjcIA                                      Courtesy of Heather

 

Ecumenical Community Thanksgiving Service

Ecumenical Community Thanksgiving Service 

November 20, at 4:00pm

This year’s Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service will be held at Richmond Congregational Church, UCC – 20 Church Street, Richmond, Vt. 05477 ~  (802) 434-2053

Clergy, singers, and members of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Richmond Congregational Church and Williston Federated Church will all gather for this time of worship. Fr. Daniel Jordan will be preaching.

Following the service we will serve a light meal of soup and bread. Please let the Richmond church office  know if you can  bring a crock pot of soup or a loaf of bread there number is 434-2053.

The offering will be divided between the Richmond and Williston Food Shelves. Please join us as we come together and give thanks.

Williston Federated Church

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church (Williston)

Richmond Congregational Church, UCC

Holy Rosary Catholic Church (Richmond)

 

4th of July Pulled Pork BBQ

To the wonderful people of the Williston Federated Church:

Thank you all so much for your participation in the WFC Pulled Pork and Chicken BBQ.  This has been he most fun and best Organized yet!  The current total is around $1,400.  But there will still be some pulled pork and cookies available for Purchase after church.

There are a few folks who warrant special recognition. First I want to thank my husband Michael for getting up early to collect the tables and supplies at the church and bringing them over to the green, pitching the tent and helping set up, hanging the  banners, then staying the entire event doing whatever I ask him to do, cleaning up, taking down the tent and bringing back the tables, chairs and supplies to the church. He has done this for 3 years with a glad heart!

Vickie Walker and Polly Malik were totally responsible for the purchase and prep of the BBQ and organizing the food prep and delivery the day of the BBQ. Their expertise and skills have been invaluable!

Carolyn Pillsbury was our very own Miss Piggy with ears, nose and tail! Her enthusiasm and support were much appreciated!

Nancy Stone was quick and creative in updating our banner! And our faithful secretary Sally did an amazing job of creating colorful signup sheets! So just a big thank you to everyone who signed up to bake, pull, contribute and participate the day of  the BBQ! With everyone’s help it was a great success!

Some of the days festivities were caught on camera—enjoy !!

Cindy, Nancy, Lois and Carol are ready to get to work

Miss Piggy is met by kids who want a picture with her.
Miss Piggy is met by kids who want a picture with her.
Vicki and Don busy getting ready for the day
Vicki and Don busy getting ready for the day
Craig and Ruth relax at the food stand
Craig and Ruth relax at the food stand
Always at home in the kitchen Polly and Vicki get BBQ sauce ready
Always at home in the kitchen Polly and Vicki get BBQ sauce ready
Barb, Vicki and Ashley keep VERY busy making sandwiches.
Barb, Vicki and Ashley keep VERY busy making sandwiches.
Everyone wanted their pictures taken with famed movie star "Miss Piggy"
Everyone wanted their pictures taken with famed movie star “Miss Piggy”
Taking a break from the Hollywood throng, Miss Piggy lends a helping hand to WFC's Pulled Pork Day ... Much thanks to you Miss Piggy!
Taking a break from the Hollywood throng, Miss Piggy lends a helping hand to WFC’s Pulled Pork Day … Much thanks to you Miss Piggy!

The Days are Beautiful it is Time to Walk and Pray –

Picture4You are invited to walk and pray on our church front yard laby-rinth. Walking a labyrinth is like making a pilgrimage. It is a journey where you might think of loved ones, reflect on your busy life, pray for your children and grandchildren, slow down, spend time with God. Outlined by bricks, the walking is done on the grass path and may be used by friends and community people. A large center stone serves as a place to sit and reflect before exiting the path. The new bench is placed to see the WFC steeple backed by blue sky, clouds, even sunlight on occasion!

 

Brochures with suggested prayers are posted on the bulletin board inside the hall-way near the door to the labyrinth. We expect to have an outdoor box to hold brochures later this month. Peace be with you.