Rocky's Clam Shack Returns for 2024 Lenten Season!!
We are excited to announce the return of Rocky's Clam Shack for 2024!
We will be serving up our unbeatable chowder, clamcakes and stuffies every Friday from Noon - 6 PM from February 16th through March 22nd!!
Don't miss out on this limited time taste experience!
WE ARE HIRING!
Riverside Congregational Church is seeking to hire a part-time steward. This position is 10 hours/week, requires the ability to lift 50 lbs. and experience cleaning public use facilities. Additional responsibilities include taking, retrieving, distributing phone messages, and other light or seasonal duties as they arise. This position pays $15.00/hour. Preferred days Monday, Wednesday & Friday, flexibility is available. Please contact the church office firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with your resume and references to apply. All qualified candidates are required to submit a BCI check dated less than 1 year from date of application.
Old Woman Jesus
""For God so loved the world that God gave God's only Son, so that everyone who believes in God may not perish but may have eternal life . . . .And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil." (John 3:16, 19)
We have just taken down our Christmas tree. It's true. My wife has undecorated it and the tree and its lights stood for a while thereafter. Each year I struggle with taking the tree down. Perhaps it's because I don't want to let go of the season of hope and joy. Perhaps it's because I am just lazy. Perhaps I am afraid of the season to follow - the season of Lent; the season of reflection, repentance, and fear; the fear of coming to remember that not only came into our world to show us how to live, but also had to show us how to die. Yes, how to die!
Dying is not the thing hoped for in life. Dying is not what we usually look forward to. Dying is leaving the known behind and venturing into the unknown. That is what Jesus had to show us in dying - to go into the unknown in order to seek eternal life. We have a lot of hopes and expectations for what might be in the Eternal, but we really don't know what we will find when we get there. And that can be a scary place to consider from our known, human existence.
So, here's what I believe: God is good...all the time. Yes, and so if that is true, going into the unknown of Eternity is the opportunity to experience all the goodness of God. Letting go of what we know is hard, even when what we know has pain, suffering, and difficulty as we live our days here on earth. And the fear of the unknown can cause us to worry. I came across a posting from our denomination, United Church of Christ, saying "Pray, and let God worry." This phrase is s quote from Martin Luther, the Christian cleric who ventured into the unknown by challenging the structures and strictures of the church. Perhaps we can surmount our fears by challenging ourselves in this life to live in the Jesus-way so that the unknown of Eternity is not so scary.
I pray today so that God will carry the burden of your worries and fears. May you live as Jesus taught and know that "in dying, we are born to Eternal Life." (from Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi) Amen!
With you on the journey,
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Sarah from Seekonk Congregational Church is teaching a chair yoga class at Providence Power Yoga on Wampanoag Trail in East Providence. The class is open to the public every Saturday at 10:30am, the cost is $15 per class.
We have an abundance of food! If you or someone you know are in need please come see us.
Looking for something Unique? Vintage? Or an everyday item gently used and in need of a good home? We likely have it! Come visit us and check out all of the wonderful items we have for sale!
We will be enhancing our ministry with a study of the book, Holy Moments, by Matthew Kelly during the 5 Sundays in Lent. Please join us at noon, beginning on February 18, in the Pickett Room.