RUMC In-Person Attendance Guidelines
Thanks to the Delta and Omicron variants of COVID-19, Florida residents must continue to be wary of contagion.  We at Riverview UMC, like many other local churches, schools, and business, are attempting to navigate our way in this continuing pandemic environment.

We are still welcoming all who want to attend our indoor events, including our Sunday worship services. We will continue to offer two worship services on Sunday morning—at 8:00 AM in our fellowship hall and at 10:30 AM in our sanctuary. We will continue to support social distancing and hand sanitizers at every indoor event.

We are seriously recommending the use of masks or face shields for everyone attending our indoor events—especially for those with known health conditions or who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19. We will have a supply of paper masks available for those who need them.

Our “Virtual Church” Continues
We are still currently Live Streaming our 10:30 AM Sunday worship service every week. You can see worship as it is actually happening by connecting to our YouTube Channel "RUMC Live".

We continue to gather virtually using the ZOOM application on our computers or smart phones. We are using ZOOM to conduct many of our scheduled leadership meetings, and a weekly Wednesday Evening Bible Study on Wednesday at 6:30 PM.

On the website, as always, you will also see a link that will allow you to send in your tithes and offerings electronically; if you prefer to send your tithes and offerings by mail, please send them to:

Riverview First UMC
8002 U. S. Highway 301 South
Riverview, FL 33578

Remember–God loves you, and so do we!

Pastor Louis Telcy
Care Committee
Worship Committee
Happy 2022 Everyone!
I pray you are well. We are planning for the year ahead and we need your input.

First, we will be proudly selling the Men of RUMC calendars. They will be ready late next week. Reserve your calendar now, as we will have a limited supply. 

There is a face-to-face study on Wednesdays at 10 AM in Crichton Hall. Called Thinking About Heaven? this new study, chosen by popular demand, begins this coming Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall.

For now, our business meetings continue to be held via Zoom, and you can attend them either on your computer or smartphone. The first Tuesday of each month is a Trustees meeting, led by Gary Floyd. The second Tuesday on odd-numbered months (January, March, etc.) is the Finance Committee Meeting led by Mike Plett. The second Tuesday on even numbered months (February, April, etc.) is our Church Council Meeting led by our new Council President, Jack Findlay. Contact Mike Plett at to receive an invitation to any of these ZOOM meetings that you may be interested in.

Our next CARE Committee meeting will be held on Monday, January 17th. It will be held live at my home. You are invited for a time of food and fellowship at 6:30 PM, and the meeting itself will start promptly at 7:00 PM. We try to be completed with our meeting by 8:00 PM so that everyone can get home safely. And, if you want to attend from your home, a Zoom option is available starting at 7:00 PM. Just let me know at 766-7104 or, and I can set you up.

On Saturday, January 22nd, we will be having a churchwide planning event. Hopefully, you can attend to help us plan out or mission and major events for the upcoming year.  Our goal is to have every group represented, so that we can create a year-long schedule that resolves any conflicts.

Our first planned social event will be held on Sunday afternoon, January 30th. It will be an “Open House” at the Church Parsonage, hosted by Rev. Louis and Claudie Telcy. We will post more details about this event in the days ahead.

I am always on the lookout for people who can make phone calls, send notes or cards, or drive folks to church events, doctor’s appointments, or other locations. The trustees are also looking for volunteers who can do yard work, building repairs, and provide other support to make sure that our facilities are properly maintained. Contact myself of Gary Floyd ( Extra hands are always welcome.

We all can be very proud that your church is serving many, many families by providing groceries, produce, and hot lunches. Lunches come from Metropolitan Ministries every Tuesday at about 10:30 AM. USDA, Feeding Tampa Bay, and a host of volunteer organizations and individuals provide groceries to needy clients on Tuesday and Thursday mornings through our RESTORE food bank from 10:00 AM until noon.

We are also offering space to other groups for both their large and small gatherings during the week. There is always something happening at our church every day of the week.
God Bless You All,
Connie Mosley, Lay Leader

Thanks to Our 
Children’s Moments Leader
We’d like to thank Sharon Cayce for faithfully and joyfully leading Children's Moments for many years, bringing a message to our younger church folk that we all have enjoyed and learned from. Sharon will be stepping down from that role starting in January and we’re looking for folks who can lead the ministry, as well as who would like to be presenters from time to time. Please see Carole Bradley or contact the church office if you’d like to participate in this ministry. Sharon – thank you for all of the time and love you have put into this wonderful ministry for the Lord!

Online Giving at RUMC

Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Or you can enter one-time contributions from the internet or by smart phone.

To get started, simply follow these easy steps:

  • Click on the Online Giving button below. This will take you to our church’s online giving webpage.

  • Click on our Create Profile button on that webpage.

  • Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring or one-time contributions.

If you a first time online​ giver, this link provides instructions that you might find helpful.

Rev. Louis Telcy, Pastor

Here at RUMC, it is our mission to win people to Jesus Christ; to train believers to become growing disciples; and, to send disciples to impact our community and world for Jesus Christ.

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Upcoming Events
Tues. 1/11/2022 – Finance Committee Meeting via Zoom, 7:00 PM

Wed. 1/12/2022--Thinking About Heaven Bible Study Begins, Fellowship Hall, 10:00 AM

Mon. 1/17/2022 – Care Committee Meeting, Connie Mosley’s Home, 6:30 PM

Sat. 1/22/2022--Annual Churchwide Planning Meeting, Library, 9:00 AM

Sun., 1/30/2022 – Open House at Parsonage (Details to follow)
Bible Passage of the Week
Sharing Our Humanity
Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil—and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
Hebrews 2:14-15 (NIV)

Thinking About Heaven?
Beginning Wednesday, January 12th, the Wednesday Morning Bible Class will begin a story of heaven. Recognizing that we know less about heaven than anything else in the bible, we will take a deep dive into the Bible’s promises on the subject. We will be using the books “Beyond Heaven’s Door” by Max Lucado and “Heaven” by Randy Alcorn as our guiding texts.

As we all grow older, the promise of Heaven should be an ever more important concern for each of us. We look forward to seeing everyone this coming Wednesday morning. We meet live in Crichton Fellowship Hall at 10:00 AM.