The Richwood Presbyterian Church centered on Jesus Christ, welcomes all persons, provides teaching to enhance spiritual growth, and fosters discipleship according to the Lord’s example and Biblical directions.
The church’s fellowship is very important part of who we are and encourages developing relationships with one another by having monthly lunch outings, special meals offered for milestone dates of the church, and celebrating weddings, baptisms, funerals, and ordinations.
Each Sunday worship is followed with Cookies and Conversation. An annual church picnic is held on the lawn bringing families and friends together. It is with the sharing of the table that we get to know one another and develop long lasting relationships. Other activities Fellowship helps with are Easter Egg Hunt, The Trunk or Treat with a hay ride.
Throughout the years members of the church have been active in providing educational opportunities for members and friends.
Sunday School is available for all ages from 5years on up and meets every week. Brown Bag Bible Study for the adults goes through the school year, using the Horizons Bible Study, or sometimes having field trips gaining insight to the inspiration given others in the past to continue to share the gospel. Other classes have been offered such as a study of the land of Israel through maps and how history evolved.
Vacation Bible School is offered each June with exciting programs with up to 20 in attendance. It is an opportunity to reach out to the community. As the summer progresses we have a group of about 30 children that come from the inner city of Cincinnati for a day in the country. The children are taken to Big Bone State Park to visit the bison and museum then return to the church for lunch and a portion of our VBS experience.
A Community Garden started 2021, providing education to young and old on the effects of a seed planted correctly and cared for how it produces such beautiful fruit to be enjoyed. The children started the bean plants, at home and then brought them and planted them and have been watching them grow.
A good visual of how God works in us.
Quilters for Comfort formed in 2013 is now a group of 19 sewers from neighboring churches coming together every Monday, making queen size quilts to give to folks who have lost all possessions to a disaster. The queen size quilt is blessed in worship then sent with a Bible and note of comfort.
The first organ was acquired in 1877 on request of the congregation. Session approved the request contingent on the instrument not becoming a distraction to the worship service and only used as an assistance in congregational singing.
In 2017 a beautiful organ made in 1938 was donated to the church with a set of chimes. It has been refurbished and has a beautiful sound.