October 23, 2021

RUTHERFORD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

251 UNION AVE

RUTHERFORD, NJ 07070-1415

201-438-6324 

 

WORSHIP HOURS 

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

OFFICE HOURS 

Tue - Wed - Thu

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM 

 

Member Offertory and Visitor Donations now available online through our 'Donate' button. 

No PayPal account required.

 

Our Congregation is eternally grateful for any contribution to our church. Thank You!

 

RCC COME MY PEOPLE

Welcome video for the church

  

ALYCIA DAMMERS DESMOND

"What Matters" 

 

RCC CHOIR WITH SUSAN LAFEVER

"O, That I Had a Thousand Voices" 

 

DAMMERS-DESMOND TRIO

"Sanctuary" 

"Change Our Hearts Oh God" 

 

FRED DAMMERS

"Birth Is A Wonder" 

"Mr. President" 

"Somos El Barco" 

 

PHILIP REYNOLDS 

"Movement IV from Hora" 

 

PHIL REYNOLDS SOLO

 "Gigue from Violin Sonana in E minor"

  

RCC SINGERS/CHOIR 

"God's Eye Is on the Sparrow"

"The Whole Bright World Rejoices"

 

RCC CHURCH SCHOOL KIDS

"We Are Here" 

"Miriam's Song" 

"I Am the Church"

"My God Is So Great" 

 

    

CHURCH HISTORY

 The Centennial Moments

 

 Open and Affirming

Read the Rutherford Congregational Church Open and Affirming Statement

 

Our Mission Statement

Read the RCC Mission Statement

 

Sanctuary Usage

Read about use of our facility and planning for weddings and funerals under the Home Tab

 

What's Up? 

Come to the News Section to see our Newsletter The Voice .

 

What is UCC?

Find out about the United Church of Christ and the history of this wonderful organization on our What is UCC page. 

 

 

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    KEEPING FAITH, REACHING OUT, WELCOMING ALL 

Celebrating 114 Years of Spiritual & Community Service

 

 

       

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Mail check to Rutherford        Congregational Church, 251 Union Ave, Rutherford NJ 07070

Attn: Financial Secretary 

 

 

Welcome to the Rutherford Congregational Church website. We are very excited that you have joined us. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. The United Church of Christ is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God. Rutherford Congregational Church has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We hope you will join us for service on Sunday 

  


Pastor Annie Allen

 

Cell 973-557-0611

 

Email  annie.shalom1@gmail.com

 

      LINK TO PASTOR ANNIE'S BIO 

 

 
In-Person worship service resumed Easter Sunday at 10:30 AM

The Zoom worship service will also move to 10:30 AM.
ZOOM ID# 896 848 7730
 
An integrated recording combining both services will be produced and will be posted to YouTube later that day.
 
If you SUBSCRIBE to the church's YouTube channel you will be notified automatically when it is available.
 
When the video is available on YouTube an email notification and link will be sent out to our mailing list. The general link to our YouTube channel is listed below.
 
 
Join Our Worship Service 
Sundays, 10:30 AM - Live via zoom
  
Meeting ID: 896 848 7730
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FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 09-05-2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
 
 
 
   
 

ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 08-08-2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

COMMUNION SUNDAY 06-06-2021

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  
   
 

PENTECOST SUNDAY

 
 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God, 1937

She knew things that nobody had ever told her. For instance the words of the trees and the wind. She often spoke to falling seeds and said   "Ah hope you fall on soft ground," because she had heard seeds saying that to each other as they passed.

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
   
 

7th SUNDAY OF EASTER

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
 

6th SUNDAY OF EASTER

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
   
 

5th SUNDAY OF EASTER

 
 

 

 

  


 

 

 

The Sacrament of the

 

          Lord's Supper   

 

         Easter Season   

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
   
 

4th SUNDAY OF EASTER

 
 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         HAPPY 

 

         EARTH

 

               DAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  
   
 

3rd SUNDAY OF EASTER

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

       CONTEMPORARY READING

 

 

 Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has    gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love. Sitting Bull

 

 
   
  
   

  2nd SUNDAY OF EASTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
   
 
 
 
 
 
   
 

Easter Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 
   
  
   
 

Palm Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
   
  
   
 

5th Sunday of Lent

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                             CONTEMPORARY READING

  

Sabbath honors the necessary wisdom of dormancy. If certain plant species, for example, do not lie dormant for winter, they will not bear fruit in the spring. If this continues for more than a season, the plant begins to die. If dormancy continues to be prevented, the entire species will die. A period of rest – in which nutrition and fertility most readily coalesce – is not simply a human psychological convenience; it is a spiritual and biological necessity.  A lack of dormancy produces confusion and erosion in the life force.

 

We, too must have a period in which we lie fallow, and restore our souls. In Sabbath time we remember to celebrate what is beautiful and sacred; we light candles, sing songs, tell stories, eat, nap, and make love. It is a time to let our work, our lands, our animals lie fallow, to be nourished and refreshed. Eithin sanctuary, we become available to insights and blessings of deep mindfulness that arise only in stillness and time. When we act from a place of deep rest, we are more capable of cultivating what the Buddhists would call right understanding, right action, and right effort. In a complex and unstable world, if we do npt rest, if we do not surrender into some kind of Sabbath, how can we find our way, how can we hear the voices that tell us the right ting to do?

 



 


 
 

                                                                                                            

 Wayne Muller

Sababbath, 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   

  
 
   
 

4th Sunday of Lent

 


 

 

                                                                 CONTEMPORARY READING

 

 

Who is She, neither male nor female, maker of all things, only glimpsed or hinted, source of life an gender?

 

She is God, Mother, sister, lover: in her love we make, move, grow are daunted, triumph and surrender:

 

Who is She, mothering her people, teaching them to walk, lifted weary toddlers, bending down to feed them? 

 

She is Love, Crying in a stable, teaching from a boat,

Friendly with the lepers, bound for crucifixion.

 

Who is she, sparkle in the rapids, coolness of the well,

Living power of Jesus flowing from the Scriptures?

 

She is life, Water, wind, and laughter, calm, yet never still,

Swiftly moving Spirit, singing in the changes. 

    

 n Brian Wren, Author, Theologian

 

 
   
 
 
   
 

 

3rd Sunday of Lent and Holy Communion

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

“We cannot love God unless we love each other, and to love we must know each other. We know Him in the breaking of bread, and we know each other in the breaking of bread, and we are not alone anymore. Heaven is a banquet and life is a banquet, too, even with a crust, where there is companionship."

  

— Dorothy Day, The Long Loneliness: The Autobiography of the Legendary Catholic Social Activist

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
  
   
 

 

  

 

 

 

Pastor Annie Allen gives a visual sermon entitled  Prayer Sunday on

2-21-2021.

 

 CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SERMON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
  
   
 

2nd Sunday of Lent

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


     

Contemporary Reading

 

 

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  
   
 

1st Sunday of Lent

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                           James Weldon Johnson

                                                                    “Listen Lord – A Prayer”

                                                                     God’s Trombones, 1927

 

 

 

 

 
  
   
 

Sixth Sunday After Epiphany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
  
   
 

Fifth Sunday After Epiphany

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
   
  
   
 

Fourth Sunday After Epiphany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
 
   
 

Third Sunday After Epiphany

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
   
   
   
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rutherford Congregational Church hosted a Candlelight Vigil on 9-20-2020 at 7:00 pm sponsored by Councilwoman Maria Begg-Roberson of the Rutherford Borough Council. The Vigil was held in memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Reverends Ronald E. Verblaauw and Peter Wilkinson officiated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


 

 
   
 
 
   
 

BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST 6-7-2020

RUTHERFORD, NJ 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Pastor Ron &

Emanuel Meli

at BLM Protest 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rutherford Congregational Church

Council President Carol Marshall

Black Lives Matter Protest 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Lives Matter Protestors

 


 


  

 

 

 

 
   
  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
   
   
   
   
 
  
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 


 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new lawn display welcomes all to the Rutherford Congregational Church. The church has a long and proud history of reaching out to the community and welcoming all into worship and fellowship. This is reflected in the churches Mission Statement - Keeping Faith, Reaching Out, and Welcoming All (Mission Statement) and their decision to become An Open and Affirming congregation (Open and Affirming Statement).