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Does going to church really make sense anymore?

 

We get it. You may have grown up in a church that was judgmental, stiff, and downright boring. You didn’t have time for it and didn’t really get anything out of it, so you left. How do we know that? Because so many people in our community have had the same experience.

But here’s the deal, Jesus isn’t boring. He’s far from it. He has a plan for your life and wants to know you intimately.

And at RCC, we simply exist to help you on that journey. We don’t force you, judge you, or bait you into “religious” traditions that don’t make sense. Here, it’s about an authentic relationship with Jesus and lifelong friendships with each other.

but before we go further… let us start by introducing ourselves

 

Finding a church is hard…

We get it. You may have grown up in a church that was judgmental, stiff, and downright boring. You didn’t have time for it and didn’t really get anything out of it, so you left. How do we know that? Because so many people in our community have had the same experience.

But here’s the deal, Jesus isn’t boring. He’s far from it. He has a plan for your life and wants to know you intimately.

And at RCC, we simply exist to help you on that journey. We don’t force you, judge you, or bait you into “religious” traditions that don’t make sense. Here, it’s about an authentic relationship with Jesus and lifelong friendships with each other.

but first… let us start by introducing ourselves

A Passionate Group Serving Our Community

We are a new church in the Plymouth Bay area full of passionate believers who love Jesus and seek to serve him with our hands and feet. We believe Jesus died for our salvation, yes, but He also died to bring heaven to earth. Our calling is to let the Kingdom inside of us come out and shine on all we come across.


We will welcome you with open arms

You’ll find that we are an extremely welcoming, loving, and non-judgmental group that comes from all walks of life. All we want to do is live to see Jesus come into the hearts and lives of everyone in our community.

Okay, so now you know a little about us. Now, let’s answer some other questions you may have.


What Will You Hear Taught?

Jesus…Jesus…Jesus. If you do not leave our gathering having heard and experienced the most incredible story in the history of humankind, something is wrong. Yes, you will hear the whole of Scripture preached in our assembly, but we believe that all texts drive the reader toward the central moment in history when Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected on the third day.

Gospel preaching is not new information or good advice. Gospel simply means “good news.” The news about Jesus’ life, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension means that something has happened and that something else will happen as a result.  That means we live in the “in between.”

What you will hear on Sunday is about what it means to live in the “in between.” We believe every single person, whoever we are, wherever we are in life, however we have been living can be caught up in this new world… this transformed life that Jesus initiated through the power of God’s Spirit.

So, you won’t hear a whole lot of talk about “going to heaven.” Instead, we hope you will experience the reality of Jesus’ prayer, often called “The Lord’s Prayer,” where Jesus prayed that God’s kingdom would come, “on earth as in heaven.”  As followers of Jesus, we believe the good news that something happened through Jesus that will result in something else happening later, gives meaning to our lives right now. Everything has changed.

That means our teaching will be focused practically on how every belief, behavior, attitude, expectation, and not least a new love – a real sense of belonging – springs up among those who share in the story of Jesus.


What We Believe

What is Worship Like?

We know what you’re asking but please indulge us a moment. Worship is like 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Worship is our life; not just what you do for an hour and change on Sundays. The words that are translated with the English word “worship” in the New Testament literally mean, “service,” “to kneel before,” or “show reverence.” We believe with the Apostle Paul that our entire life is meant to be lived this way so that when we are scattered around our community we are serving others and considering our relationship with our Creator as we do so.

Most people are asking this question as it regards our gathered worship – what we do on Sundays. Our music is upbeat, easy to learn, and you can sing along with ease with the words projected on the screen.  You can find most of the songs we sing on iTunes or may have heard them on a Christian radio station before. The music is typically accompanied by guitar.

We share communion each week. Some Christian groups call it the Eucharist; others the Lord’s Supper. They are all different ways to talk about the same thing – the past, present, and future relationship we have with our Creator through Jesus.

We pray. There is usually an “invocation” as we begin our gathering and invite God’s blessing on our time together. We have a space of time where we pray for any individual concerns of our family or for events taking place in the community and world around us. Finally, a “benediction” – a blessing – is prayed over our church as we part ways and return to our work and worship outside of Sunday mornings.

An offering is taken each week. You don’t have to give. We believe giving is meant to come from the heart not out of a sense of guilt or shame. However, we have learned that giving to help others and share the good news of Jesus is not only fulfilling, it has helped us re-order our priorities in such a way that we experience less concern about material things.

When I visit, what should I expect?

Based upon what we have learned from those who have visited our gathering and decided to stay we and an easy going atmosphere.

While the building is stately, historic, and leaves people with a sense of awe, the fellowship with the people of Restoration Community Church is more about relationship, availability, and non-judgment. Most people wear casual clothing like jeans or shorts on a hot day. But, you are welcome to come as you are.




We love to volunteer in our community



What does a typical volunteering event look like?

We plan events for the purpose of spending time with each other as well as offering our family an opportunity to make a difference in the community. Since we are a small group you can expect not to feel overwhelmed by people.

We might meet at the building to go together and visit an elderly person who is homebound or we might agree on a time to help a few people learning to speak English. We have done painting projects, visits, hosted the community for the Town Luminary, and more. Check our calendar for upcoming events and follow our Facebook page.

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Ready to Visit?

We would love to see you at 9:30am on Sunday morning at 213 Main St.




We can’t wait to meet you!



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