June 23, 2017

RUTHERFORD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

251 UNION AVE

RUTHERFORD, NJ 07070-1415

201-438-6324 

  

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

 

 

NEW FOR EASTER SEASON

 

"MAKE ME A CHANNEL OF YOUR PEACE"

The Dammers-Desmond Trio

 

"DIGNUS ES"

The RCC Singers 

 

"UNCLOUDED DAY"

Fred Dammers 

 

"HE IS RIS'N INDEED"

RCC Singers 

 

NEW FOR LENT

"JERUSALEM"

RCC Singers 

 "LET IT BREATHE ON ME"

RCC Singers 

"O, DIVINE REDEEMER"

Emanuel Meli 

"LONESOME VALLEY-WERE YOU THERE"

Dammers-Desmond Trio 

"WADE IN THE WATER"

RCC Singers 

"ALAS! DID MY SAVIOR BLEED"

Phil Reynolds 

"YOU LOVE ME ANYWAY" 

Fred Dammers & Alycia Desmond 

"AGNUS DEI"

Emanuel Meli and Christopher Sahar 

 

   

WELL SPOUSE ASSOCIATION MEETING

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CHURCH HISTORY

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PAST EVENTS  

Spring Concert  

Mission 4/1 Earth

Church Fall Picnic 

National Back to Church Sunday

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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.