October 21, 2018

RUTHERFORD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

251 UNION AVE

RUTHERFORD, NJ 07070-1415

201-438-6324 

  

 

SUMMER 

WORSHIP HOURS

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

 

OFFICE HOURS 

Tue - Wed - Thu

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM 

    

RCC COME MY PEOPLE

Welcome video for the church

 

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" 

 

THE RCC CHOIR & CHRISTOPHER SAHAR

"Come Down oh Love Divine"  

 

PHILIP REYNOLDS 

"Movement IV from Hora"  

 

 ANDREA LONG & CHRISTOPHER SAHAR

"Ave Maria" 

"Our Father" 

   

EMANUEL MELI & CHRISTOPHER SAHAR

 "I Choose Love"

 

ELLEN DAMMERS & CHRISTOPHER SAHAR

 "At the River"

 

PHIL REYNOLDS & CHRISTOPHER SAHAR

 "Fantasy on Motives from Verdi's Rigoletto"

 

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" 

 

 

NEW MEMBER SUNDAY

 Photographs of our new members

 RCC SINGERS 

"I'm Gonna Live So God Can Use Me"

  

    

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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Testament Band

 

 

 

 

The Testament grew out of a dream of two of it’s founding members. Gary Decker and Bob Hansen had visualized the implementation of a contemporary service at the RCC. At that service music would be performed live by a band and lyrics would be projected on a screen and participants urged to join in on the praise music being performed. Alycia Desmond shared that dream and working with Pastor Greg and her father, Fred Dammers, pulled the contemporary service together. The band first performed in the summer of 2009 at a contemporary service held on a Saturday night. 

 


 

 

 

 

 

   
 

Original Band Members

 

Fred Dammers – vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboard, and hand percussion

Alycia Desmond – vocals, bass guitar, guitar, hand percussion, and steel drum

Gary Decker – vocals, percussion

Bob Hansen – guitar and bass guitar 

 

 
    


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch samples of their great music now: 

 

 

 

Fred designed the band’s logo and  took on the job of managing the group.  This included arranging rehearsals, selecting music along with Alycia, obtaining copies of music, doing music arrangements, and setting up the bands equipment before services.

 

Within several months two new members were added to the band.  Ellen Dammers and Pauline Alama joined as vocal back-ups and hand percussionists. The Testament Chorus has supported the band for four recent pieces. Most recently Kristin Barone, the RCC Music Director, has joined the group to provide piano on several pieces. 

 

The band often fills in when the Music Director is away.  They have performed at the Rutherford National Day of Prayer Service in 2010.  To date they have performed over 25 different arrangements.