We are getting ready for our 175th Anniversary Celebration, which is happening March 8-10. As churches struggle to envision themselves for the 21st century, I am always impressed with the histories of long-standing churches. Somehow, they navigate changing cultures, demographics and environments through time. Rockland Congregational Church has done that, and we hope to present that continuity and ability to change during our celebration weekend.
February also represented the beginning of Lent, a time of reflection and repentance and prayer as we head into the celebration of Christ's resurrection on Easter morning. We have been doing a meditative Lectio Divina service on Wednesday evenings and have been exploring the nature of power - ours and God's - on Sunday mornings.
We have a busy church and that is a great blessing of the Lord. Join us for our 175th Celebration, or our Wednesday evening service during Lent, on Sunday mornings at 10 am or on Easter Morning for our Sunrise Service at 6am - or come to all! We look forward to seeing you!
It is the end of January and it has been a busy month. We had the Boar's Head festival (see the pictures on our homepage), we celebrated communion and Christ's baptism and the minister got to take a vacation to the Grand Canyon and Tucson, Arizona with his family. Things are returning to their normal routine, and hopefully with the routine, new things will begin and changes and transformations will arise as we begin to explore what it means to live in a world with Jesus Christ present by the power of the Holy Spirit.
I have been diligent about uploading text and audio to our sermon pages (see menu to the left), but have been terrible about updating the blog. This is a perennial problem of mine, and one I have committed to correcting. So far...I have failed. I rely on the greater forgiveness of others and God.
Enjoy what we are doing here, and if you like what you see and hear and you are a visitor to this page, please visit us in person for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:00am.
Peace to all!
It is appropriate that this site was created on the first day of the New Year. I hope it becomes a space where discussions can happen and we can open up our communication as a church to the community.
I pray all of you have a blessed New Year. May the Lord find you in dark and light spaces
Rockland Congregational Church
We are a Congregational Church on the coast of Maine in the little town of Rockland. We are followers of Jesus Christ who seek to serve God in faith, fellowship and freedom, honoring the tradition of our Pilgrim heritage.