The Medical/Dental Team on Mission in Panama

The Medical/Dental Team on Mission in Panama

Lay leaders are critical to the success of RRCB missions’ endeavors. This is especially true of the Partnership with the Medical Foundation in Panama. Judy Collins, Joe Teefey, and Norma Hays have devoted years to developing the partnership in conjunction with Sue and...
Remembering Our Week in Panama

Remembering Our Week in Panama

How does one find the words to describe the experience of participating in a medical mission to Panama? To capture the countless memories and impressions compressed into one week? The wee hour rise to meet the bus, the sleepy ride to Dulles Airport; the heat and...
Fishes and Loaves

Fishes and Loaves

From February 8-16, 23 participants representing five congregations through central Virginia joined together on mission to Panama. Although we were commissioned and traveled together, we were two distinctly different teams with different mission plans. The...
Welcome the Season of Lent

Welcome the Season of Lent

With the thought of fasting or giving up a beloved indulgence, many may feel a little uneasy about welcoming this season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday and extends until Easter. Instead of hesitancy, I would like to invite you to approach the season with...

Come Away

“Come away…from a world more full of weeping than you can understand” So ends the repeated refrain of the poem Stolen Child by W. B. Yeats. (See also song by same name by The Waterboys.) The poem itself is a rendering of a narrative repeated in a myriad of Irish...

“Swing low, sweet Chariot”

What was this sweet chariot? Many believe that the chariot might have represented the path to freedom that was organized by abolitionists by means of the Underground Railroad. Or the chariot could have symbolized a chariot of the Lord transporting the soul to heaven....