Welcome to Raymond Village Community Church, United Church of Christ

Welcome to Our Church

Holy Week

    Palm Sunday, March 28.   YES!  There will be palms for you to pick up on Saturday March 27 in a bucket outside the vestry door. Then you will be ready to wave your palms during the traditional introit “The Palms” from YouTube. 

  Maundy Thursday, April 1 at 6:00 pm there will be a brief worship service via Zoom using the Sunday worship line.  The worship will focus on the crucifixion of Christ.

  Good Friday, April 2 there will be an opportunity for home devotional sent to you via email.  Pastor Petra and the deacons are putting together appropriate Bible verses, readings and YouTube music.

  Before Easter:   It would be great to be together in church and see the fabulous flower display that you all contribute to each year.  However, we will be safely in our homes.   That does not stop two traditions!      Having Easter flowers – we recommend you purchase what you’d like to have and have it in your home where we can see the flowers on Zoom.  Remembering loved ones – if you wish to offer up name(s) in celebration or remembrance, by March 28, please email Caryl Gilman at carylgilman@gmail.com  and I will put together a remembrance sheet we will mail out on the Thursday before Easter.

Easter, April 4 worship on Zoom will begin with “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” and end with the “Hallelujah Chorus” from YouTube.  Keith will be playing a number of hymns as well.   Let’s celebrate together!   And, we can “ooh” and “aah” at each other’s flowers!  😊


Been missing the RVCC Pot Roast Suppers?

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Mark this date in your Calendar! May 8, 2021
Same good food, pot roast and gravy, potatoes, green beans, carrots, a roll, and a brownie for $12. (Cash or checks only. No credit cards.) Meals are take out only. We are taking orders for meals for pick up between 5:00 and 6:30PM that Saturday. They will be hot and ready to take home! Please order in advance! We will likely NOT have extra meals available.
To order your meals please call the RVCC office at 655-7749 and leave a message with your name, number of meals and time you will pick up. Or if you prefer you can send an e-mail to office@rvccme.org with the information.
We will have monthly “take out” suppers, so save the following dates:
June 12, 2021
July 10, 2021
August 14, 2021
September 11, 2021
October 9, 2021


Sunday Services will always be broadcast on our You Tube Channel, whether we are worshiping in person or by Zoom.
Click Here to View Worship Service

Beginning January 3rd you are invited to join our Sunday Services via Zoom

Please join us on Zoom for Sunday worship.
The Zoom will open at 9:45 a.m. Please join before 10:00 a.m.
when the worship and recording will begin.
Just click the following link then “Open Zoom Meeting”, then “join with video” and “join with computer audio”. (Meeting ID: 822 1177 4347 Passcode: worship)

Click Here to join Zoom Worship


Missions activities are now listed on our “Helping Others” page click here


Detailed Zoom Instructions:


If the above link does not work for you, you can go to www.zoom.us or the Zoom app on a smartphone and click on “Join a Meeting.”  You will need to enter the following information:
(Meeting ID: 822 1177 4347 Passcode: worship)
You can also join in by phone. Simply call 1 929-205-6099 AND
Enter the Meeting ID: 822 1177 4347 #
If you are asked for an ID number just press #
Enter the Passcode: 1263403 #
You are now in the meeting and can “mute” or “un-mute” by pressing *6
Note that this is not a toll-free number so if you’re calling from a landline or a cell phone without unlimited talk/text, there may be a charge the call.

When you join in, you can choose to use just audio, just video, or both.
If your computer has speakers, you’ll be able to hear, but won’t be heard.
If your computer has a microphone and speakers, you’ll be able to hear and be heard.
If your computer has a camera, you’ll be able to be seen.
If your computer doesn’t have speakers and a microphone, you can call in separately to 1-929-205-6099
Note that this is not a toll-free number so if you’re calling from a landline or a cell phone without unlimited talk/text, there may be a charge the call.
When you first log in for the service, you will be muted; scroll down to the lower left corner of your screen to unmute when, for example, it’s time to say prayers in unison. When not speaking, please stay muted to minimize distracting background noises.

Covid 19 Update

RVCC strives to give back to our community by offering space to small groups and being as safe and careful as possible for all of us. All groups, who use our church building, are following the CDC guidelines that the State of Maine has recommended. For example: Everyone who enters the building should be wearing appropriate face covering. All classrooms after use should be wiped down with anti-bacterial spray, including table tops, door knobs, including the bathrooms. Please be sure to sign in on the sign in sheet when you enter the building. It is located downstairs by the entrance of the fellowship hall. This information is needed for contact tracing.