2021 Friendship Craft Festival update: Due to uncertainty of local mandates surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the Craft Fair Committee and the Governing Board made the difficult decision to cancel this year's Friendship Craft Festival in Spring Park scheduled for Saturday, June 12. We hope to see you in 2022!
Please remember, COVID is active in our community. All plans are subject to cancellation depending on severity of cases in our region. Inside the church we are continuing to worship with COVID restrictions in place, this includes mask-wearing and social-distancing. Please help to keep our worship space as safe as possible.
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Church is Open
Church was never really closed. We may have had to shut the doors of the church building, but we know that the Church of Jesus Christ has never and will never close. We are still in the midst of the crisis caused by the outbreak of coronavirus and many aspects of our lives look differently today than they did at the start of this year.
Over the months of this crisis, I have been learning, adapting, and discovering how God’s work can move forward in this new landscape. Part of that work has been in getting the door of the church open again on Sunday mornings for worship.
Starting in June I opened the church for a small group including Alice and our choir to be in the building on Sunday morning so we could add in some much-needed music to our online worship experience. On June 21st we officially opened the doors for in-person worship. I pray that we will continue to be able to worship in-person, however I need your help to make that a reality. Mask-wearing, social distancing, and hand-washing are crucial in keeping Church of Christ Uniting a safe space for experiencing the sacredness of God.
The church will continue to be open for in-person worship on Sundays at 9:15 am unless guidance from New York State resumes our suspension of in-person worshipping. We will also continue to offer worship online for anyone who finds that safer or more convenient.
Pastor Casey Bradley
Our fond desire and hope is that you feel like one of us in no time at all! Please join us Sundays at 9:15 for worship, and for Sunday School, followed by fellowship. The Church of Christ Uniting has been serving the Richfield Springs community as a combined Presbyterian USA - United Methodist church since 1971. We have active community outreach programs and youth initiatives designed to help those in need. We are ecumenically oriented. We invite all, regardless of their religious affiliation, to join us for worship. We feel that in showing God’s love through service to others and caring for our church family we can, by example and deed, bring more people the peace that God so freely offers.
You will experience a genuine welcome and contagious enthusiasm here at Richfield Springs Church of Christ Uniting, an historic church that makes the connection between the wellspring of faith and life today.
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Pastor Casey has announced that a Confirmation Class will be happening here in the spring. Any child of God, ages 12 and beyond, are welcome to be a part of this Christian pathway. Confirmation refers to the decision a person makes to respond to God’s grace with intentional commitment, publicly reaffirming his or her baptismal vows before the congregation. Participants will learn about the meaning of Christian faith, the history and teachings of the church, and an explanation of the baptismal and membership vows they will be professing. If you or your child are interested in the Confirmation Class, please call the church office (315-858-1553) or speak with Pastor Casey after church. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them as well.
Whether you are visiting or looking for a church family, we invite you to join us. Children are an important part of our church family. We all begin the service together, then they may (if desired) go to class / nursery after the children's message. All staff is trained in child safety.
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