Church News

Please keep these members of the RUMC community in your prayers today and throughout this week.


In rehab facility: Jo Adcock in NE Atlanta Health and Rehab, George Fox in Roselane Health and Rehab, Bob Greene in Signature Nursing and Rehab, Garner Hallman in Signature Nursing and Rehab, Mary Alice Kranz in Manor Care, Nick Reynolds in Manor Care, Steve Smith in Manor Care

Recently released: Beda Cords, Heather Pretorius

Worship Attendance for Sunday, Feb. 10: 1885 (YTD avg. 1390)

RUMC Job Openings

Detailed job descriptions for all open positions at RUMC: Please send resume to

2018 Giving Statements have been sent out. If you did not receive one, either by email or USPS delivery, please contact Nancy Erwin, 770.261.1726 or Thank you for your faithful financial support of RUMC.

Upcoming Church Events


Charis Gallery Exhibit 5th Annual Silent Auction – Feb. 17-March 10

Would you like to win a beautifully decorated wall board and support local missions at the same time? Visit the Charis Gallery’s 5th Annual Silent Auction “On Board for Missions” to place your bid on any board on display. Bidding begins on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 9 a.m. and concludes on Sunday, March 10; winners will be contacted March 11-15. In support of RUMC’s Global Impact Celebration, all proceeds will support local RUMC mission partners.

The RUMC Book Club  – Feb. 19

The RUMC Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 10:30 a.m. in the Parlor, Chapel building. This month’s selection is “All Over but the Shoutin’” by Rick Bragg. The Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month and invites you to join them for vibrant discussion and light refreshments.

Called Charge Conference – Feb. 27

The Board of Stewards will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Dining Room, Chapel building. The 2019 budget proposal will be presented and voted on, along with two recommendations for ministry candidates. Agendas will be emailed to Board members before the meeting. Questions: Dee Costello,

Serving Side by Side – Feb. 28-March 3

Life on Mission: Serving Side by Side is the theme of RUMC’s 13th Annual Global Impact Celebration (GIC), a four-day, church-wide event packed with opportunities for you and your family to engage in the missional movement of RUMC. We will experience stories from those serving, engage in a day of service, and energize our spirits for a year of service. On Saturday, bring your family, friend, and neighbor to put together snack packs for Action Ministries, pack our donations into another crate for Venezuela Now, and minister at a local apartment complex. For information and to register for all GIC events go to or contact Rev. Marion Brown, or 770.271.1716.

The Men’s Breakfast Group  – Feb. 28

The Men’s Breakfast Group will meet on Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Dining Room, Chapel building, with featured speaker Bob Rodgers, President & CEO of Street Grace. Breakfast ($5) will be served at 6:45 a.m., and you will be on your way by 8 a.m. Information: Eric Stephens, or 678.310.9587

Girls’ Night Out – Divinely Destined – Feb. 28

Gather your friends and join us for the Global Impact Celebration edition of Girls’ Night Out on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Missionary Tracy Staton, who served in Thailand, will help us understand how when the Great Commandment and the Great Commission go hand-in-hand, we are divinely destined to see and be a part of great things in our families, our community, and our world. Come enjoy a fun evening of good food, inspiration, and worship, and discover how our unique identities as women play a role in serving God’s purposes in the world. Information/registration:

Sing with the Choir this Easter! You are invited to add your voice to the RUMC Sanctuary Choir as it prepares for Good Friday and Easter worship services. Rehearsals for these services begin Wednesday, March 13 and continue weekly until Easter Sunday. Participation is open to all singers high school-age and up; no audition required. Childcare is provided. Participants are asked to attend at least four rehearsals leading up to Easter. For information or to reserve your spot, please email or call 770.594.0512.

An Afternoon with Anita Renfroe – Sunday, March 17

The Sounds of the Spirit Concert Series presents “An Afternoon with Anita Renfroe” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 17 at RUMC. Anita is a Christian comedienne and author who became famous for “Momisms,” her comic rendition of everything a mother would typically say to her children in the course of a day, set to the “William Tell Overture.” Because of her unique brand of musical comedy and blend of sass, audiences at her comedy concert tours comment, “She just says what everyone is thinking but won’t say out loud.” Among her many television and in-person engagements, Anita has been a regular commentator for “Good Morning America.” This is an event you won’t want to miss! Advance tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors (65+) and may be purchased in the Main office (Chapel building), Worship Arts office (Sanctuary building), or at Complimentary childcare available. Information: Ann Moore, or 770.261.1719. 

Acting UP! presents “Arsenic and Old Lace” – March 22-24

• Friday show at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday show at 5:30 p.m. include dinner: $15 for general admission/$30 reserved seat.
• Sunday show only at 4 p.m.: $10 general admission/$25 reserved seat.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 5, and may be purchased via the Box Office, Main Office (Chapel building), Worship Arts office (Sanctuary building), or online at For more information, contact the Acting UP Box Office at 678.871.7766 or, or go to

RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza – May 2-4

Our church-wide garage sale is moving to a cooler location on the calendar in 2019. Be sure to save the date—you won’t want to miss it! Proceeds benefit Job Networking.

Youth and Children News

Parenting for Real – Feb. 24

Parents are invited to join Roswell Kids on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 12-2 p.m. in the Dining Room, Chapel building for a free parenting workshop “Talking to an Anxious Child,” led by Rev. Stephen Walters, a Staff Associate Therapist at The Summit and a UMC Elder. While parents attend the workshop, 1st through 3rd graders can attend the Worship Experience Workshop, and 4th and 5th graders are encouraged to sign up for 45 Zone. Lunch is provided and childcare is available for those under first grade. Details/registration:

Worship Experience Workshop – Feb. 24

1st through 3rd graders are invited to Roswell Kids for a worship experience workshop on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 12-2 p.m., where they will dive deeper into the worship practice and sacrament of communion. Lunch will be provided. Details/registration:

45 Zone/Sky Zone – Sunday, Feb. 24

4th and 5th graders will meet Sunday, Feb. 24, at noon in the Trinity Café for lunch, then go to Sky Zone in Roswell. Cost is $20 which includes lunch, one hour of jump time, and Sky Zone socks. Registration: Important: Each child must have a Sky Zone waiver completed by their parent prior to the event; this can be completed ahead of time on the Sky Zone website at

45 Zone/GIC – Sunday, March 3

4th and 5th graders will meet on Sunday, March 3, from noon-2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for lunch and a special event in connection with RUMC’s Global Impact Celebration–Life on Mission: Serving Side by Side. Missionary and Zumba instructor Tracy Staton will share the importance of using our gifts and talents for God’s service and will be leading us in a fun Zumba class tailored just for 4th and 5th graders. Cost is $5, which includes lunch. Registration:

Summer Save-the-Dates

Visit for all the details:
• Vacation Bible School (four-year-olds – rising fifth grade) – June 17-20
• Mission Camp (rising first – fifth grade) – July 15-18
• Explore Story Hours (preschool – kindergarten) – Mondays throughout the summer

Watch for registration details at
• Musical Beginnings Camps (ages 3-6 years)—June 24-27 and July 22-25
• Music and Drama Camp (rising kindergarten – fifth grade)—July 8-12

Ongoing Church Events

Bridge Club is open to all ages and skill levels and meets weekly on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in room 258, Sanctuary building. Information: Sieg Hoogstraal, or 770.312.8379

Fitness Classes 

A variety of fitness classes are offered at RUMC; go to for information. Gentle, Therapeutic Yoga is also offered on Wednesdays from 9:45-11 a.m. in rooms 123 and 125, Chapel building. Gain health benefits from this relaxing experience, strengthening breath and flexibility. Instructor Dennis Kast has been teaching this class for 17 years and has advanced certifications in yoga and relaxation. No prior experience is necessary. Questions: Esther Collins, or 770.261.1705

Wednesday Night Out (WNO)

Plan to join us on Wednesdays as we gather around the table for food and fellowship. No reservations are required! Dinner is served from 4:45-6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, Chapel building; take-out is available until 6:45 pm. Information/ or Jacob Crane, or 770.261.1713

Prayer Walk

The Prayer Walk is located on the RUMC campus and has 10 prayer stations, each with a meditation and prayer—one for adults and one for children on the reverse side. The path is approximately one mile long and is accessible by car if walking proves difficult. Maps are available online, in the Welcome Center, and in the Main Office. Information: Mary Stokes,, 770.261.1741 or

Things to Know

Sunday Parking Shuttles

Parking shuttles are available on Sunday mornings from City Hall and the Wells Fargo bank at the corner of Magnolia and Mimosa from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Look for the RUMC/Chapel Roswell parking sign in the City Hall parking lot and take the shuttle to the RUMC Campus.

Shuttle Drop Off/Pick Up Locations:

  • The Chapel building, main entrance
  • Scout Hut – Drop off for the Dod, Fellowship Hall, Dining room.
  • The Sanctuary building, North Entrance

Using this “door-to-door” service will help serve our first-time guests and visitors on campus and enable growth at RUMC. Thank you for considering this option.

The RUMC Online Portal is one way to connect on your schedule. When you sign up for a portal account, you can manage your family’s contact information, upload your profile photo, and view your contribution statements. The online church directory is also available. Create your RUMC portal account today at Questions/Information: Camisha Corporan, or 770.261.1761

Library Book Return

A friendly reminder that if you have books/DVDs checked out of the RUMC Library, you may drop them off in the parlor. New books are on display so please stop by and browse our selections.

If You Wish to Dedicate Sanctuary Flowers for a particular Sunday, contact Carole Brusa, 770.977.2065 or

If you would like to be notified about Sympathy Notices and Funeral Service Arrangements for RUMC members, click here and fill out the form.

The RUMC Devotional Line is updated daily. Start or end your day by calling 770.640.2266 to hear a short devotional and prayer.

Support Groups and 12-Step Groups are offered at the Counseling Center located on the RUMC campus. Groups include: Parkinson’s Support, Survivors of Suicide, AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), Women’s AA (“Sober Sisters”), Al-Anon (Families of Alcoholics), Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA), CASA (Kleptomaniacs/Shoplifters Anonymous), CMA (Crystal Meth), EA (Emotions Anonymous), NA (Narcotics Anonymous), SA (Sexaholics Anonymous), and S-Anon (Families of Sexaholics.) Information: Patty Hampton, or 770.261.1767

Please Consider Receiving Your RUMC Giving Information via email rather than postal mail. This is a huge savings for our church. To update your email address, email Nancy Erwin or call her at 770.261.1726.

Have You Moved? Changed Your Phone Number? Let us know by emailing Camisha at or calling 770.261.1761.

RUMC Provides Professional Name Tags to members. If interested, call 770.261.1767 or email your request with name to