Our VBS Restarted Successfully!
After an absence of two years, RUMC successfully concluded a limited three-day Vacation Bible School from July 14-16 in the evening.  Our VBS, called the Food Truck Party had great evening snacks, crafts, games, songs, Bible stories and more for grade school age children each evening.  The event concluded with a VBS Sunday service on July 17th followed by a potluck luncheon in the fellowship hall.  Congratulations to Claudie Telcy, Danette Garcia and their wonderful team of helpers for a marvelous return to an annual RUMC tradition.

Connecting With and Growing 
Our Church Family 
We have recently been doing a lot of brainstorming, coming up with new and exciting ideas for staying connected with our church family, and growing it as well. But our plans will not bear fruit without the resources and volunteers to put them into action. We are in need of folks to assist with our current ministries and to help us implement our new ideas. Here is a partial list of what we are seeking:

  • Baking pies and delivering them to people visiting our church for the first time.
  • Visiting members who have not yet been able to attend in-person worship and other activities.
  • Helping with Vacation Bible School—especially an Assembly Leader and a Recreation Leader.
  • Helping us plan a fishing tournament activity for September.
  • Helping us put together a Caribbean International Festival in the late Fall.

There are plenty of opportunities for everyone. The Care Committee welcomes anyone who wants to come, observe, and dip your toes into the waters of fellowship and evangelism. Please contact me, Pastor Telcy, or any of our committee chairpersons with any ideas or suggestions you may have. Thank you and God bless!
Connie Mosley,
Lay Leader

Yes! We Are Open for Business!
We would love to see your family again. Come to our worship services and participate live. Our services are at 8:00 AM in our Fellowship Hall and at 10:30 AM in our sanctuary. Masks are optional: if you feel the need to wear one, we welcome you, and if not, we welcome you, anyway. Sit with your family and friends. We REALLY REALLY want to see in person at our services. Also, you can follow us remotely in the comfort of your own home at this link.

Life Line Screening, August 10
The next time Life Line Screening will be at the RUMC Fellowship Hall will be on Wednesday, August 10th. For less than $150, you can receive a series of preventative tests that can warn of your potential risk of heart attack, stroke, an aneurysm, or broken bones.

RESTORE Thanks Our Generous Givers
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who donated non-perishable food items and financial assistance to our RESTORE Food Pantry. We received $2,500 in contributions and enough food items to restock our shelves. In the meantime, USDA is slowly ramping up their food distribution back up to previous levels. We could not operate the Food Panty without the generous support of our many donors and volunteers. Thanks to all!
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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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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Upcoming Dates
Sunday, 8/7: Celebrate August Birthdays, Ice Cream Sundays after 10:30 Service
Tuesday, 8/9:  Church Council Meeting, 7:00 PM via Zoom
Wednesday, 8/10:  Life Line Screening, Fellowship Hall, Day (By Appointment Only)
Bible Passage of the Week
You Can’t Worship 
Two Gods at Once
“Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.

“Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a musty cellar. If you pull the blinds on your windows, what a dark life you will have!

“You can’t worship two gods at once. Loving one god, you’ll end up hating the other. Adoration of one feeds contempt for the other.  You can’t worship God and Money both.

Matthew 6:19-24 (The Message)