Care Ministries

RUMC is committed to changing lives through caring acts and missions, both within our congregation and to the ends of the earth. It takes members of all ages working together to care for needs within our church family and in the places Christ calls us beyond our church. For information regarding these ministries, contact Mary Stokes, Care Coordinator, mstokes@rumc.com or 770-261-1741.


A proactive approach to Caring. Join us for four round-table discussions on Tuesday evenings in October at 6:30 p.m. in the dining room, Chapel building.

October 9: Normal Aging vs. Dementia
October 16: Virtual Dementia Tour (schedule tour in advance of evening session, mstokes@rumc.com)
October 23: Guide to Legal Documents for Best Care
October 30: The Next Right Step—A panel discussion with leading specialists in the field
Click HERE for a link to the Flyer.

Join us for all four or choose what is most applicable to you. Contact Mary Stokes, mstokes@rumc.com, 770-261-1741 for more information.

Prayer Quilt Ministry

This ministry gives the gift of a machine-stitched quilt to an individual going through a serious illness or challenging circumstances. The quilt is placed on the altar during worship; those in worship are invited to offer a prayer while placing hands on the quilt or by tying a knot in the ribbon attached to the quilt. Prayer Quilt Ministry meeting information:

When – Third Tuesday of the month (Sept. – June)
Time – 7 – 9 p.m.
Where – The parlor, Chapel building (B)

Card Writing Ministry

Each week volunteers send handwritten notes of care and concern to members who are going through illness, loss of a loved one, or celebrating the birth of a child. RUMC provides all the necessary materials for this ministry.

Contact Mary Stokes, mstokes@rumc.com to get connected with this team.

Daily Devotional Line – 770-640-2266

Volunteers record a short devotional and prayer daily that you may listen to from your home or car.

Pet Ministries

Paws for Smiles –Individuals who have calm, gentle, friendly pets are invited to join this ministry that visits assisted living facilities each month. The pets are required to pass an evaluation in order to be approved for this ministry.

Blessing of the Animals Service

RUMC hosts an annual Blessing of the Animals on the front lawn. Enjoy live music and refreshments in addition to the personal blessing for your pet. Please bring your animals on a leash or in an appropriate container. This event is open to the community and everyone is welcome!

When – Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
Where – Chapel front lawn
Time – 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Emergency Respone Team

This team is made up of trained medical professionals who are present at each worship service in the event of a medical emergency. Members of the team include doctors, dentists, registered nurses, and EMT’s.

DVD of Weekly Services Available

If you are home bound or unable to attend worship you may request a weekly DVD through our online order form http://www.rumc.com/media/dvd or call the church office: 770.993.6218. You may also join us live each Sunday morning at RUMC LIVE

Information/Volunteer – Patty Hampton, phampton@rumc.com,  770.261.1767