Connecting With Your Church Family
There’s a lot of brainstorming going on. We are developing some new and exciting ideas for staying connected with our church family and growing our programs and membership. These ideas only need to be fueled by volunteers. We need volunteers both to initiate new activities and to assist with our current ministries. Here are some of the ministries and missions of the church that we need help with:

  • A baker of apple pies, and a delivery person to take those pies to church visitors.
  • A person to visit our home-bound members and to offer them prayers and communion.
  • Help with our fish fry and fishing tournament planned for mid-September.
  • Help with planning a Caribbean International Festival for November, 2022.
  • Help at RESTORE, Metropolitan Ministries, and the Foster Closet.
We invite everyone to come and visit with us, and to watch our ministries at work. You will see that there are plenty of opportunities for everyone, regardless of interest or skill level. We also encourage you to reach out and share any suggestions or ideas you may have. To get involved, contact Pastor Telcy, the church office, or Connie Mosley. They will get you plugged in!

An Audio/Visual Upgrade
The Florida United Methodist Conference has recently awarded RUMC a $1,000 grant for the purpose of upgrading our streaming and recording capabilities for our Sunday services. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic, online worship attendance has grown across Florida, and live worship attendance has fallen. This has presented a problem for our local church and for other small and rural congregations across the State.

The trustees plan on using the Conference grant to purchase a new streaming camera that will improve the visual clarity of our online services, and which can be adjusted by a joystick to allow for more responsive camera control. They are also planning to buy an improved projector for our live attenders. The Seventh Day Adventist church that utilizes our sanctuary on Saturday mornings has also committed to replacing the projection screen that they damaged some months ago.

Call to Stewardship
The summer is the time when we all go on vacation, and our minds turn to fun summer activities and amusements. It is the time when our church attendance and revenue fall away as more important (but temporary) concerns crowd out our church obligations. However, RUMC still needs to pay our staff, fund our utilities, and meet our connectional responsibilities to the Florida Conference. So, here is a general reminder that the church needs your support through the summer more than ever. Keep the faith and keep the lights on!

Communion for Shut-Ins
Pastor Telcy wants to remind shut-ins who would like to partake of Holy Communion but who cannot attend church services to call him at (239) 682-7333. He would be delighted to bring Holy Communion to you at your home. Or, if you wish to meet with him about anything, or need prayers, feel free to contact him—he can even come spend time in prayer with you.

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.

Morning Service 8:00 AM 
Fellowship Hall
Main Service 10:30 AM 
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8002 U. S. Highway 301 South, Riverview, FL  33578  813-677-5995
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September 11, 2022 from this link.
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Bell Newsletter from this link.
Upcoming Dates:
Monday, September 12—Care Committee Meeting. Contact: Connie Mosley
Saturday, September 17—Fish fry and Fishing Tournament, Parsonage, 5:00 PM
Tuesday, September 20—Finance Committee Meeting. Contact: Mike Plett
Saturday, October 1—Churchwide Semi-Annual Planning Meeting. Library, 9:00 AM—Noon. Contacts: Dave Burt and Connie Mosley

Bible Passage of the Week
Be Transformed!
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.  Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will.

Romans 12:1-2 (NIV)

RESTORE Needs Your 
Assistance Again!
After a few months of plenty, the USDA’s Emergency Food Program has stopped providing food. This situation is unprecedented, and probably caused by the inflationary pricing for food stuffs and the preset TEFAP Budget. Hopefully, USDA will right the ship soon. In the meantime, here again is the list of commodities we need. (Remember, too, that monetary gifts will usefully turn into grocery items.

  • Canned Soups
  • Canned vegetables (corn, green beans, peas, mixed vegetables, tomatoes)
  • Pork & Beans and assorted canned beans
  • Rice in individual packages
  • Ready heat and serve meals (Dinty Moore beef stew, Completes, and the like)
  • Canned chicken and tuna
  • Canned ravioli, spaghetti, and lasagna
  • Canned fruit
  • Fruit and pudding single serve containers in six-packs
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Assorted crackers and chips
  • Cereals
  • Snack and breakfast bars
  • Tea & coffee
  • Condiments