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Raymond Village Community Church continues its “Celtic Christianity” worship series during Sunday services 10:00am – 11:00am, August 20 – September 10

 

Raymond Village Community Church (UCC) in Raymond Center invites all who are interested to a virtual pilgrimage through the spiritually-rich Celtic traditions of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales to join us for our four remaining worships in the Celtic tradition Sundays August 20 through September 10 at 10::00am.

 

This series of Sunday worship services is focused on Celtic Christianity, a form of Christian faith that originated during the early Middle Ages in the Celtic-speaking world (principally Scotland, Wales, and Ireland). “This way of looking at the world – tied to nature, mystical, and powerfully poetic - resonated with the ancient Celts and continues to resonate with post-modern Christians today.” said RVCC Pastor Nancy Foran.  “Celtic blessings and prayers will anchor our worship, revealing a sense of the holy in every moment, in every thing, in every person.”

 

Worship includes Celtic music and familiar hymns that some may be surprised to find are sung to Celtic tunes.  What pilgrimage would be complete without visuals to take your imagination to the Celtic lands?  Who knows - you may meet St. Patrick of Ireland, St. Cuthbert of England, or St. Columba of Iona along the way.

 

May you find blessings in the music, prayers, and poetry that we will share!

 

Raymond Village Community Church (UCC) is located at 27 Main St. in Raymond Center, ¼ mile off Rte. 302, 5 miles north of Rtes. 115/35 in North Windham

 

The themes for the remaining Sundays include: 

 

August 20th  – “Holy Moments: Celebrating the Gifts of Life”

One of the ways we notice the blessings of our lives is to simply delight in the “small things.” Moving through our day with the mantra “Bless to me my…” is a Celtic practice that slows us down and hones us in on the beauty of the simple gifts of life.

 

August 27th  – “Seasons and the Passing of Time: Journeying Through the Year”

“For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven.” That verse from Ecclesiastes reminds us that the cycle of a year or a lifetime or even a million years brings with it many kinds of journeys.  Peaks and valleys and repetitive cycles are part of human life and the life of our planet. This week we reflect on the importance of the rhythms of life and the vastness of time.

 

September 3rd – “Heart Prayers; Blessing the World”

Knowing the richness of our own abundant blessing, we cannot help but hear God’s invitation to extend our sense of blessing to all the world. In this service, we affirm that we are just a small part of God’s human tapestry and the earth, our beloved home. Through the language of blessing, can we become connected heart to heart and truly believe that we are one? 

 

September 10th  – “God is Here: Celebrating Sacred Presence”

We will end our series by celebrating our heightened sense of God’s presence in all things, in all people, in all times. We will reflect on what it can mean to live our lives in blessedness.

 

RVCC: Small Church, BIG Heart! 

 

Raymond Village Community Church is a United Church of Christ congregation.  It is a diverse faith community embracing tolerance, committed to missions and outreach, singing joyfully, and welcoming all people no matter where they are on their faith journey.  For more information about RVCC, contact Rev. Nancy Foran, Pastor, at 655-7749 or revnancy@rvccme.org.

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