We invite you to join us on Sunday mornings for
fellowship time at 10am
and worship at 10:30.
1 SW 17th Street
Richmond, Indiana 47374
"In those days John the Baptist appeared in the desert of Judea announcing, 'Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven!'”-Matthew 3:1-2, Common English Bible
I doubt I’m the only one who feels like we’ve been doing a LOT of holy waiting, discerning, and preparing over the last few months. And even as exciting as it may be, added all together it can certainly bring on a feeling of “anticipation fatigue.”
I’m sure we’re not the first people to feel this way. The ancient Jews had been awaiting a messiah for many generations. Christians have been trying to figure out the when and how of the “kingdom of heaven” for a long time, too. Sometimes we’re actively waiting, engaging our whole lives in anticipation of what is to come. Other times we’re beholden to the passage of time, for other people to act, or even for God to act.read more »
I doubt I’m the only one who feels like we’ve been doing a LOT of holy waiting, discerning, and preparing over the last few months. And even as exciting as it may be, added all together it can certainly bring on a feeling of “anticipation fatigue.” Read full newsletter
Thank you to those who have volunteered to serve on our transitional Relationship, Worship, and Building Teams. These teams will begin meeting soon as we enter into the new year. Read full newsletter
Many prayers and conversations have supported our recent process of discernment. We give thanks to all of you who have shared your hopes, your dreams, and your love for our church. Read full newsletter
Heifer International started with a Church of the Brethren member from Indiana, so it is only fitting that we donate our resources to help the organization continue its work. Dan West was moved by the plight of orphans and refugees of the Spanish Civil War as he ladled out meager rations of powdered milk. He was struck by the idea that the people needed “a cow, not a cup”—cows that could produce milk so families would not have to depend on temporary aid. From that simple idea, Heifer International was born. Read full newsletterread more »
Bring special bags of food to be taken to the food pantry. Make a special trip to the grocery store as an act of gratitude and prayer, as you select each item as if you are purchasing for yourself or your own family. Purchase what you can and then go just one step beyond what you can, recognizing the divine abundance that flows through you for the good of another.read more »
Sunday afternoon, November 10, 2013, those of us gathered as the Richmond Church of the Brethren placed our faith in the leading of the Spirit and took our first steps toward a new reality.
Through seeking the mind of Christ in community, we have come to believe that significant parts of our existing practices, structure, and identity are neither sustainable nor faithful. We are in need of transformation. We are in need of grace. So we're going to take some risks, and try doing this whole church thing a little differently.
We are entering into a time of transition. For the season ahead of us we feel called to invest in focusing on relationships: loving God, neighbor, and self. We are called to Christ-centered, transformational relationships, transforming our lives and the world through love of God, neighbor, and self. As we envision our future as a church, our task is to create space and support for such relationships to grow and deepen as together we learn and follow the way of Jesus.read more »