Video for March 31: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHorrYDcPvk
Video for March 30: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsHO9iog1oA
Worship March 29: https://youtu.be/QZCGLb7uSx8
Video for March 26: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNFJwhmcPEk
Video for March 25: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUq8SKiUPkA
Video for March 24: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TaMGzUlc1g
Video for March 23: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy5Ru1ORNnc
Watch first video message: https://youtu.be/x9ssZcpWQzk
March 19 As a pastor it is never my desire to cancel church services. I believe the fellowship of the faithful is instrumental to our spiritual growth. However, we are living in unprecedented times. COVID-19 is a real and present threat to our community. Because of this threat, and with the recommendations from the Presbyterian Church USA, the United Methodist Church, and the CDC, the Church Board and I have made the regretful decision to suspend Sunday worship until April 12th when we will reassess our situation.
No virus, in fact nothing in all creation can stand between us and the love of God. No virus can prevent us from living out our connectional relationship to God and one another. No virus can cancel our faith in the Risen Lord Jesus Christ. For a time, we may not worship together in person, but I know that through this all we will be with one another in spirit and through every means of communication we have at our disposal.
Even without Sunday services the ministry here at Church of Christ Uniting continues. Our mission continues to be the same: “To show God’s love by faithfully worshipping, praying, studying God’s word, caring for each other, and reaching out to others with the Good News of Christ.” We still need your support to carry out our mission. Please pray for all the wonderful people that make up our church. Please continue to make your lives a living Gospel that others may be drawn to Christ through your ministry.
I also ask you to continue your financial stewardship as you are able. Even without our regular Sunday services, the Church has expenses that must be paid. Just like many of you, we will be struggling through this crisis. Checks and offering envelopes can be mailed to the church (PO Box 896, Richfield Springs, NY 13439).
My expectation is that when we see each other again we will all have stories to share about how we experienced the presence of God during this period of our lives. If you or someone you know needs anything please do not hesitate to call the church (315-858-1553) or Pastor Casey on his cell (518-461-6673).
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you,
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.
To initiate the prayer chain call 315.858.1833 or 315.858.2706.
BOOK STUDY Mondays in March-April at 6pm
MAR 9, MAR 16, MAR 23, MAR 30, APR 6, & APR 13.
based on Adam Hamilton's book "Simon Peter".
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.