• Dear Congregational Family, 1. Sanctity of Human Life: Tomorrow (Jan. 22nd) is the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion on demand at any time and for any reason, in the U.S. Since…

  • Dear Congregational Family, 1. Congregational Meeting is this Sunday immediately following both services. Several new council members will be elected, and also an amendment voted upon. We thank the Lo…

  • Dear Congregational Family, 1. Epiphany: Yesterday (January 6th) was Epiphany which is the “12th Day of Christmas.” It is also the ancient observance of the church celebrating the manifestation/reveal…

  • Dear Congregational Family, 1. New Year’s Eve is today (Tuesday)! We will be closing out 2019 and welcoming in 2020 together as a church family. We will be having a service in the sanctuary at 5:00pm…

  • Dear Congregational Family, Advent/Christmas poems: Throughout the centuries, the church has expressed the deep spiritual meanings of the Advent of Christ through poetry. As is often the case, poetry…

  • Dear Congregational Family, Hallmark Christmas: Jen and Sadie have been enjoying watching Hallmark Christmas shows lately. From my perspective, they are incredibly cheesy. Every storyline is predictab…

  • Dear Congregational Family, Advent: Last Sunday we started our Advent journey as we move toward Christmas! As Christians, Advent is such an important time to prepare for Christmas. The richness of the…

  • Dear Congregational Family, Thanksgiving Service: At Ruthfred, we always have a wonderful service on Thanksgiving Day morning (10:00am), as we come together to give thanks! This is always such a festi…

  • Dear Congregational Family, Annual Congregational Budget Meeting: Last Sunday, this meeting was held, and the 2020 budget was approved. It is a “faith budget” in that it will stretch us some, but as w…

  • Dear Congregational Family, My apologies for not getting this out yesterday! It was a very full day of hospital visits as we have people in four different hospitals around the city, along with complic…