The Care Committee Plans 
Three Upcoming Events
On January 29th, Mike and Bev Plett (with the assistance of the Care Committee) are planning to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary immediately following the 10:30 Service. There will be a catered luncheon (courtesy of Cracker Barrel), so everyone is encouraged to bring their appetites and enjoy a great fellowship opportunity.

On February 19th, the Care Committee is planning a potluck luncheon with a Dessert Contest. You are asked to bring a side dish to share (the Committee will provide the main course), and a dessert to be judged, with prizes to be awarded for the most creative and best tasting desserts. As an added bonus, Belem Zapata has agreed to provide a Latin dance class following the judging.

March 19th has been set aside as New Member Sunday. We will be welcoming a number of new members into the RUMC fold with a traditional potato bake (something we associate with St. Patrick’s day). This reception and luncheon will be held immediately following the service that Sunday.

Our New Bishop
Our new Florida Conference Bishop, Rev. Tom Berlin, will be installed at a special service on January 28th at 2:00 PM at First United Methodist Church in Lakeland, 72 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland, Florida, 33801.

Bishop Berlin will make his first visit to the Gulf Central District on February 12-13. He will worship at and meet with several area churches. Our District staff is also hosting a Welcome Event on Monday, February 13th from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM at The Portico in Tampa. All clergy and laity are invited to come enjoy free refreshments and get to know Bishop Tom Berlin.

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".
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 Dates
Saturday, January 28th:  Installation of Rev. Tom Berlin as our Next Conference Bishop, First UMC Lakeland, 2:00 PM.
Sunday, January 29th:  Fifth Sunday with Noisy Offering for Florida UM Children’s Home.
Mike and Bev Plett 50th Anniversary Celebration, Fellowship Hall, 11:45 AM
Wednesday, February 1st:  Life Line Screening, Fellowship Hall, By Appointment Only.
Sunday, February 12th—Scout Sunday, Sanctuary, 10:30 AM
Sunday, February 19th—Potluck Luncheon/Dessert Contest/Latin Dance Lesson, Fellowship Hall, 11:45 AM
February 22nd—Ash Wednesday Service, Sanctuary, 7:00 PM
Sunday, February 26th—Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet, 12:00-3:00 PM
Sunday, March 19th—New Member Sunday, Sanctuary, 10:30 AM, followed by an Irish Potato Bar Reception, Fellowship Hall, 11:45 AM

Bible Passage of the Week
David Addresses Goliath
But David told the Philistine, “You are coming against me with sword, spear, and scimitar, but I come against you in the name of the LORD of heavenly forces, the God of Israel’s army, the one you’ve insulted. Today the LORD will hand you over to me. I will strike you down and cut off your head! Today I will feed your dead body and the dead bodies of the entire Philistine camp to the wild birds and the wild animals. Then the whole world will know that there is a God on Israel’s side.”
1 Samuel 17:45-46 (CEB)

A reception will follow in the First UMC Welcome Center and Fountain Courtyard. Unable to attend?  Watch the livestream here!