October 23, 2017

RUTHERFORD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

251 UNION AVE

RUTHERFORD, NJ 07070-1415

201-438-6324 

  

 

WORSHIP HOURS

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  

RCC COME MY PEOPLE

Welcome video for the church

 

RCC CHURCH SCHOOL KIDS

"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"

  

FALL SERVICE MUSIC

 RCC SINGERS/CHOIR

 "My Faith Is Like An Oaken Staff"

 "There Is A Wideness In God's Mercy"

 "Lead Me, Guide Me" 

 ANDREA LONG

"Softly and Tenderly" 

 

SUMMER SERVICE MUSIC

"Nobody's Fault But Mine"

Fred Dammers 

"Come My People"

Dammers-Desmond Trio

Ron Verblaauw 

"Well Well Well"

Fred Dammers 

 

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY

 PHOTOS

 

NEW FOR CHURCH SCHOOL SUNDAY 

MUSIC SELECTIONS 

 

 

NEW FOR PENTECOST 

SIGHTS & SOUND OF PENTECOST

"Every Time I Feel the Spirit"

The RCC  Singers

 

Video of Scripture Reading

 

Photos

 

 WOMEN'S RETREAT 2017

 LINK TO RETREAT PHOTOS

 

   

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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About Our Church

 

The Rutherford Congregational Church (“RCC”) has been known for almost 90 years as the “White Church on the Hill” located on the corner of Prospect Place and Union Avenue at the west end of Rutherford. While we originally drew only  congregants who lived nearby and could walk to our church, nowadays many of our members come from neighboring towns.

 

Our congregation traces its beginnings to 1907, and we celebrated our 100th anniversary with many activities in 2007. Today, our church is a vital part of the United Church of Christ ("UCC") denomination.

 

RCC is a strong part of the community, with its fellowship hall hosting various community activities including Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, serving as a municipal voting center and AA meetings, among other community support groups. 

 

As a UCC church, we are dedicated to a vibrant view of Christianity.  In pursuit of our Christian ideals, the Church succeeds as an inter-generational, open and affirming congregation.  Christian education of youth and adults is an important and dynamic part of our congregational life. Action in mission is evidenced by our  financial and service commitment to all of God's children. Our ministry is centered on vibrant worship.

 

The UCC is a denomination of commitment and intellectual discovery.  RCC holds its mission clearly and seriously, by “Keeping Faith, Reaching Out, Welcoming All."   Rutherford Congregational Church is united and uniting in its desire to nurture its neighbors in need, and to promote fellowship.

 

Open and Affirming

 

The People of Rutherford Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, embrace the loving and creative goodness of God.  

 

We declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming church and welcome into full participation members and staff of every sexual orientation just as we extend the same loving welcome to people of every age, race, gender, physical and mental ability, ethnicity and marital and economic status.  

 

We affirm the gifts for ministry of all God's children and will not be silent when the rights and dignity of any are denied.  

 

We seek to be a congregation that welcomes and nurtures all people, that encourages respect, justice and compassion for all human relationships and that strives for wholeness in our city, country and throughout the world. 

 

More About the UCC

While preserving relevant portions of heritage and history dating back to the 16th century, the UCC and its forebears have proven themselves capable of moving forward, tying faith to social justice and shaping cutting edge theology and service in an ever-changing world. Affirming that Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, the UCC claims as its own the faith of the historic church expressed in the ancient creeds and reclaimed in the basic insights of the Protestant reformers. Yet the UCC also affirms the responsibility of the church in each generation and community to make faith its own in reality of worship, in honesty of thought and expression, and in purity of heart before God. It looks to the Word of God in the Scriptures, and to the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to prosper its creative and redemptive work in the world. One of the UCC's distinguishing characteristics is its penchant to believe that ... God is still speaking, ... even when it puts us out there alone. History has shown that, most often, we're only alone for a while. Join us!

 

Besides, we receive so many gifts from our ecumenical partners, being "early" seems to be one of ours.Intelligent dialogue and a strong independent streak sometimes cause the United Church of Christ (UCC) and its 1.2 million members to be called a “heady and exasperating mix.” The UCC tends to be a mostly progressive denomination that unabashedly engages heart and mind. And yet, the UCC somehow manages to balance congregational autonomy with a strong commitment to unity among its nearly 5,600 congregations—despite wide differences among many local congregations on a variety of issues.