Pastor Gary’s Retirement

Dear Richland Church Family;

It is with very mixed emotions that I offer my pastoral resignation, effective Sunday, August 13th, 2017. When I and my family came in December of 1984, we came with a clear call from the Spirit of Christ. We came in faith; just as you called me by faith. I have never once doubted my call into the ministry or my call to Richland Baptist Church. I was 33 years old, then, and now I am 66. What a fantastic adventure in faith it has been!
I wish to thank everyone of you for the incredible care and encouragement you have given me and my family over the decades. We have, together as a community of believers, gone through the good and the difficult, but the Lord has always been gracious and kind. His tender mercies are indeed new every morning.
Please, continue to pray for me and Miss Shirley as we start our new beginning; knowing also that the days ahead will be of growing adversity. Nevertheless, we have a Living Hope in Jesus and the Resurrection of life, that is promised to all His beloved children. You will always be in my heart and my memories. Furthermore, you can be assured that I will be praying daily for all of you as you begin a new chapter in the life of this precious church family. Finally, be ever vigilant and ever true to the Lord Jesus Christ and to His powerful Word.
God bless you and may He continue to use you for His Glory!

 

Respectfully yours in Christ Jesus,

Pastor Gary Ray England

 

Wednesday, August 23rd, Miss Shirley passed away.

Vacation Bible School 2017

VBS is always an exciting time here at Richland! Preparing and anticipating for all those little people to invade!!

This year’s theme is star gazing. . .

Dates for VBS are June 26th – 30th

9:00a – noon

Kids from grades 1 through 6

We invite everyone to come and be a part of this exciting time. We’ll have classroom time, filled with Bible stories and activities to go along with those; snacks, all going along with the star gazing theme!; songs, that are uplifting and fun; and recreation, kind of a recess with games that keep the kids entertained as well as reaffirm the lessons of the day! All of this is designed to focus the kids, teachers and helpers on the One who offers eternal life and unconditional love!!

Follow the link to register your child online: http://kideventpro.lifeway.com/myChurch/?id=39746