Catch the good word here!

For Rev. John Boucher’s sermon from Monday, October 9, 2017, click here.

Richmond Hill has always been a home for some really fine preaching. But not everyone can make it to our community worship services. In May, we began recording sermons and putting them up on SoundCloud, a free audio streaming program. So now, if you miss the preacher, you can still catch the sermon!

Here’s where you can hear other good sermons:

  • For Rev. Janie Walker’s sermon from Monday, October 9, 2017, click here.
  • For Rev. Joel Blunk’s sermon from Monday, October 2, 2017, click here.
  • For Denise Bennett’s sermon from Monday, September 25, 2017, click here.
  • For Rev. Kerra English’s sermon from Monday, September 18, 2017, click here.
  • For Rev. Joel Blunk’s sermon from Monday, September 11, 2017, click here.
  • For Rev. Janie Walker’s sermon from Monday, September 4, 2017, click here.
  • For Rev. Joel Blunk’s sermon from Monday, August 28, 2017, click here.
  • For Rev. Ben Campbell’s sermon from Monday, August 21, 2017, click here.
  • For Rev. Bob Hetherington’s sermon from Sunday, August 20, 2017, click here.
  • For Rev. Janie Walker’s sermon from Monday, August 7, 2017, click here.
  • For Ms. DeBorah Cannady’s sermon from Monday, July 31, 2017, click here.
  • For Ms. Lindsey Franklin’s sermon from Monday, July 17, 2017, click here.
  • For Rev. Bob Hetherington’s sermon from Monday, July 10, 2017, click here.
  • For Rev. Janie Walker’s sermon from Monday, July 3, 2017, click here.
  • For Rev. Bob Hetherington preaching his “Spiritual Base Camp” sermon from Monday, June 26, 2017, click here.
  • For Rev. Lynne Caldwell preaching her “Juneteenth” sermon from Monday, June 19, 2017, click here.
  • For Rev. Joel Blunk preaching his Trinity sermon from Sunday, June 11, 2017, click here.
  • For Rev. Phoebe Roaf preaching her Pentecost sermon from Monday, June 5, 2017, click here.
  • For Rev. Josie Carver preach her first sermon from Monday, May 29, 2017, click here.
  • For Rev. Janie Walker’s sermon from Monday, May 22, 2017, click here.
  • Rev. Herbert Jones’s sermon from Monday, May 15, 2017, click here.
  • Rev. Qasarah Spencer’s sermon from Monday, May 8, 2017, click here.
  • Rev. Joel Blunk’s sermon from Monday, May 1, 2017, click here.

Next Recovery Eucharist, Tuesday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.

The Recovery Eucharist — a service devoted to healing and personal transformation found within 12-step spirituality and embodied in the Eucharist. A special invitation is extended to those recovering from any addiction and to those who desire to support people in recovery.

Leader: Rev. Herbert Jones

Monthly on 4th Tuesdays at 7:30 pm in Chapel.  

Come for 1st Friday, October 6, 2017

October 6th is First Friday. Come to Richmond Hill for a day of quiet and contemplation. Doors open at 9:00 am. Lunch is provided. Stay until 4 pm. Read, write, meditate, relax– this is a great way to enjoy Summer!

Suggested donation: $20 (includes lunch) 

Facilitator: Mimi Weaver, spiritual director and life coach at GraceMoves.

Sign-up: Please contact Deborah Cannady at 804-783-7903 or retreats@richmondhillva.org

Here’s the current newsletter: October 2017 UPDATE

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Clergy Convocation 2017: Pursuing Shalom Now

Save the Date: November 2

Lisa Sharon Harper, author of The Very Good Gospel, will join us in November for the Clergy Convocation to facilitate a training that would help us consider our role as faithful citizens in today’s political climate. The training would seek to answer the following questions:  How do we organize?  How do we advocate for change?  How do we mobilize in ways that influence public policy and address core issues constructively?  How do we embody “shalom” together and make faith real in today’s world?  As Christ Followers, how do we understand our call to activism now?

Mark your calendar, and sign up now!

Please register here

 

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Drop-In Grief Support. Friday, October 27

For those who want the opportunity to share experiences and obtain support from others who are experiencing a loss in a flexible group format.

Each group begins with an informative 15 minute overview of a grief related topic. Discussion and reflection on the impact of loss, coping, meaning-making, etc. follows the brief presentation.

These groups meet on the fourth Friday of every month from 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Preregistration is helpful, but not required. 

To register, contact DeBorah Cannady at 804-783-7903.

History of Race, with Rev. Ben Campbell — 2nd Koinonina Seminar

Saturday, October 28, 9 am — 4 pm

 

Rev. Ben Campbell, Pastor Emeritus of Richmond Hill and author of Richmond’s Unhealed History, is the speaker for the next seminar for the Koinonia School of Race & Justice.  Speaking on the history of race, Campbell argues that the community of metropolitan Richmond is engaged in a decisive spiritual battle in the coming decade. He believes the city, more than any in the nation, has the potential for an unprecedented and historic achievement.

The day-long seminar includes a lecture, large group discussion, small group conversation and an introduction to Nonviolent Communication strategies and techniques.
The seminar is from 9-4 here at Richmond Hill.  A $50 donation is requested to cover the program and lunch. Call 804-783-7903 or email retreats@richmondhillva.org to reserve your spot.

Register Here

 

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New Format for Koinonia School! Next seminar is Saturday, October 28, 9 am-4pm

Our KOINONIA School of Race and Justice is ready to begin it’s third year this fall with some significant modifications that we hope will make it possible for more to participate. The school is designed to equip people in three ways: to engage in transformative and self-reflective work around race; to engage in constructive dialogue regarding issues of race and justice; and to engage in the larger community to promote social justice.

This year’s program will consist of four daylong seminars, two in the fall and two in the spring, and a 48-hour retreat to culminate the year. Gatherings will include guest lecturers, small group discussion, community engagement, and personal reflection time. We will explore broad topics related to race and justice, such as history, diversity, shame, grief, lament, trauma, privilege, class, education, and media.

The KOINONIA School of Race and Justice intends to be a part of God’s ministry of racial reconciliation and is grounded in the Christian tradition. We believe everyone can engage in reducing racism by being instruments of justice in their own sphere of influence. You may sign up for the entire year at a cost reduction or register for each retreat independently. All are welcome.

The day-seminars are scheduled for Saturdays from 9-4 on September 23, October 28, March 24, and April 21.  The cost for each is $50, which includes lunch.  The weekend retreat will be held from Friday at 4 to Sunday at 4, May 4-6, 2018, at a cost of $195. Tuition is $350 to register for the entire year.   

For further information, please contact Qasarah Spencer, Dean of the Koinonia School of Race and Justice.

To register for the September day-retreat or the entire year, please call the Richmond Hill office at (804) 783-7903 or email retreats@richmondhillva.org. 

Our Chapel is open for prayer all day today.

We have had several inquiries concerning how we might respond to the rally scheduled by Neo Confederates this weekend at Lee Monument. As an organization, Richmond Hill is convinced that the best way to put out a fire is not to give it fuel. LET’S KEEP OUR PRAYERS GOING —

To that end, the Chapel is open for prayer today, Saturday, September 16, from 9 am to 6 pm. You are welcome to come by, center yourself, and offer a prayer for peace in our fair city.

Praying with the songs of Taizé, Mon. Oct. 2, at 7:30 pm

Come join us on Monday, October 2 — community worship with Eucharist is offered at 5:30 p.m., followed by supper at 6:30 p.m., and then — praying with the songs of Taizé at 7:30 p.m.

Taizé worship is contemplative and meditative in character, using short songs, repeated again and again in a candle lit chapel.

Using just a few words, the songs express a basic reality of faith, quickly grasped by the mind. As the words are sung over many times, the hope is this reality will gradually penetrate one’s whole being. Meditative singing thus becomes a way of listening to God.

We invite you to participate in our practice of Taizé which includes singing, prayer for Metropolitan Richmond, and a period of silence. Jim Bennett is a skilled musician and leads this time of worship with a variety of musical instruments.

Leader: Jim Bennett
7:30 p.m. first Monday of each month