RUMC Ministries News
CHILDREN: The Children’s Choir meets on Sunday mornings from 9:00-9:20 AM and on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-7:20 PM. They sing in church about once a month. They have begun practicing for their Christmas program which will be performed on Sunday, December 16th during the 10:30 worship service. The Children’s Choir accepts youngsters from 3 years old through the 5th Grade, and it includes the youth group in their major productions.
YOUTH: On Wednesday evenings, they share a meal together, and then they gather in the Youth building to talk about upcoming events and how to serve God in our church and community. They have a short Bible lesson and discussion followed by free time to play video games, pool, and foosball. They end their Wednesday time together in group prayer.
On Sunday evenings, the youth meet at 6:00 PM to rehearse music that they play on select Sunday services, followed by youth fellowship in the Youth Building from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
The Youth will be selling pumpkins again in October. They are expecting pumpkins to arrive on or about October 13th, and they are hoping that members of the congregation will help them unload the truck and set up the patch.
CARE COMMITTEE: They will be sponsoring a new members luncheon on October 7th following the worship service. A menu and sign-up sheets for the luncheon have been posted in the Fellowship Hall.
They are searching for homebound folks who would appreciate visits from members of the congregation. Contact Connie Mosley (766-7104) to share a friend or neighbor’s information or to sign up to be a visitor.
OUTREACH PROGRAMS: RESTORE continues to operate as a food pantry and thrift shop on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 AM until Noon. In August, RESTORE provided groceries to almost 500 families from our community. RESTORE is planning to distribute frozen turkeys for Thanksgiving. They will also sponsor an Angel Tree for Christmas, so that children from local families can receive much-needed clothing and toys.
Our partnership with Metropolitan Ministry continues to serve luncheons on Saturdays from 11:30 AM until 12:30 PM. RESTORE clients have been notified about this free hot lunch opportunity.
ADULT EDUCATION: Lay Pastor Norma Encarnacion is holding English As a Second Language (ESOL) Class on Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00 PM in Room 8. Connie Mosley is moderating a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University (FPU) class on Thursday evenings from 6:45-8:15 AM in the Library.
There are two adult Sunday school classes that meet every Sunday starting at 9 AM. The Gleaner’s Class meets in the Library, and they are currently studying God’s Creation and the Genesis stories. The Journey class meets in Room 8, and they are currently learning about “Take the Flag” and following God’s signals in the race of life.
There are two lady’s bible studies that meet during the week. Diana Williams leads a study on “Spiritual Warfare” on Monday mornings from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM in Room 6. The Wednesday Night Ladies Bible Study is “Looking for Lovely” and studying how perseverance endurance, character and hope are essential to the Christian life. The Wednesday Night Bible Study also meets in Room 6 at 7:00 PM.
There are two other studies ongoing on Wednesday evenings. The Pastor’s Bible Study led by the Rev. Louis Telcy meets in the library at 7:00 PM, and is currently studying the Gospel of Luke. The Hispanic Bible Study led by Lay Pastor Norma Encarnacion meets in Crichton Hall at 7:00 PM.
ADULT MUSIC: The chancel choir, led by Kim Floyd, practices every Thursday evening beginning at 6:30 in the choir room. The praise band, led by Carole Bradley and Danette Garcia, practices on Sunday evenings at 5:00 PM in the sanctuary.