God’s Vision for Our Church
We are continuing to meet to discuss the long-term future vision for our church property. At our last meeting, we discussed several possible usages for the parcel of land that our vacant parsonage sits on. We have met with Beth Potter, who represents our District Superintendent, and who has a variety of local contacts and ideas for us to pursue, and we are contacting county officials to find out about zoning restrictions and transportation plans that of which we should be aware.
These meetings are open to any member of our church. The next Vision meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11 at 10 AM in the Library. In the meantime, we are asking everyone to prayerfully consider the long-term future of our church and to seek God’s inspiration and leadership in this endeavor. We need to discern how God has planned for us to use our resources to advance His Kingdom in Riverview.
Community Spaghetti Dinners
The first Wednesday of every month has been Community Spaghetti night at RUMC. We offer free spaghetti dinners to everyone in the Riverview community. Over the past several months, this event has grown in size. In order, to meet the growing demand, we need more help from members of our congregation.
We need folks to help prepare the meal, clean-up afterwards, and to offer a spiritual presence to the folks who enjoy our food. This is a valuable ministry of our church, and it is imperative that more of us lend a helping hand. Won’t you join us on October 5th—our next community dinner night.
Flapjack Fundraiser Tickets Go on Sale
Tickets for our next Flapjack Fundraiser are on sale. Once again, the United Methodist Men are sponsoring breakfast at the Applebee’s Restaurant on Providence Road just north of Lumsden Road. The price for each ticket is just $7--$5 of which goes to support the programs of the United Methodist Men. The event will be held on Saturday morning, October 22nd. It’s a great opportunity for food and fellowship—two staples of Methodism—and a chance to support your church!
The Pumpkins Are Coming!
The Pumpkins Are Coming!
The pumpkins for the pumpkin patch will be arriving on Saturday, October 8th. The youth will need everyone’s help in unloading the pumpkins for their annual fundraiser. We will provide more information as we get closer to the date.
Annual Church Conference
Riverview United Methodist Church will hold its Annual Conference on Tuesday, November 1st at 6:30 PM. The Rev. Jamie Westlake, Senior Pastor of New Hope UMC will serve as our presiding pastor. Church leaders must complete their portions of our annual report by October 1st (actually, the earlier the better).
We will need to have a called Church Conference sometime in mid- to late-October. That meeting will allow us to approve the budget, our slate of officers, and the clergy compensation package for 2017.