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

Deaths: Christian sympathies to the Lauren Merritt and family on the death of her grandmother, Marcia Cook Carruth, April 13; sympathies to the Greene, Weissinger and Phillips families on the death of Bob Greene on April 16; Christian sympathies to the Penn family on the death of Doris Penn on April 15.

In hospital: Jo Adcock in Northside, Julie Campbell in Emory John’s Creek, Bill Costley in hospice, Tom Nash in Emory/St. Joseph’s, Jane Riley in Piedmont, Jack Stewart in Kennestone

In rehab facility: Joe Miller and Steve Smith in Manor Care

Upcoming Procedures: Rose Lappe

Recently Released: Janet Clarke now in Charlotte, NC facility, Garner Hallman, Evelyn Hatfield

Worship Attendance for Sunday, April 14: 1001 (YTD avg. 1226)

Operating Budget Update: The April goal is $384,883; gifts through April 7 totaled $82,104.

Upcoming Church Events


Books to the People – Wednesday, April 24

Stop by the Books to the People tables at Wednesday Night Out on April 24 and browse the selection of new library books available for checkout. This is also a great time to return any overdue books or DVDs you have checked out. The RUMC library is located in the Parlor across from the Main Office in the Chapel building and has a large selection of books and DVDs for both children and adults.

RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale and Bake Sale – May 2-4

Donated items can be dropped off at the trailer near the Fellowship Hall (building “E”) before and after worship services on Sundays, April 7, 14, and 28. Pick-up is offered for large items April 28-May 1; contact Ann Gordon at 770.490.7900. Volunteers are needed to help with the sale as well as donate “treasures.” For more information or to volunteer: rumc.com/garagesale. Proceeds benefit Job Networking.

New Member Inquiry Breakfast – Sunday, May 5

Interested in Joining the Church? Rev. Nancy Lane will host an Inquiry Breakfast on Sunday, May 5, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the Parlor, Chapel building, for those interested in learning about opportunities to be connected in the life of RUMC and how to become a church member. Clergy and staff will be on hand to answer your questions. Childcare is available. Information/registration: JoAn Hobbs, jhobbs@rumc.com or 770.261.1731

5th Annual Church BBQ – Sunday, May 5 at Noon

There will be barbecue and all the fixings from Williamson Brothers, inflatables for the kids, and an ice cream truck. Please sign up at rumc.com/bbq if you plan to attend; suggested donation is $5 per person. Information: Jacob Crane, jcrane@rumc.com or 770.261.1713. We hope to see you there!

Youth and Children News


Roswell Student Ministry (RSM) Summer Opportunities—RSM has lots to offer this summer! Programs include mission trips to Alaska, Honduras, and Panama City, and local programs including Summer Sundays, Crossroads, and August Outreach. Come see how you can get plugged in. For more information, go to roswellstudentministry.com/events/summer-outreach.

Roswell Kids Summer Registrations are ongoing and continue until full or until May 17. Information/registration: rumc.com/rkevents

  • Vacation Bible School — “Saddle Up: Joseph’s Wild Ride of Faith” will be June 17-20, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., for four-year-olds (as of 9/1/19) through rising fifth grade. Cost is $15 per child. Mini-VBS and nursery are provided for children of volunteers.
  • Mission Camp will be July 15-18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., for rising first through fifth graders. Service projects at RUMC and off-campus will provide the opportunity to learn what it means to develop a servant’s heart and make a real impact on the community. Cost is $25 per child.
  • Explore Story Hours (preschool and kindergarten) — Mondays throughout the summer. No registration required.

Children’s Summer Music Camps: RUMC offers summer musical opportunities for children age 3 – rising fifth grade. Information/registration: rumc.com/wow or Lisa Stover, lstover@rumc.com

  • Musical Beginnings Camps (ages 3-6 years)—June 24-27 (“Jungle Party”) and July 22-25 (“Trains, Planes, and Automobiles”). Cost is $125.
  • Music and Drama Camp (rising first – fifth grade)—July 8-12. This year’s musical is “Oh, Jonah!” Cost is $50.

Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 20

Please join us for the Annual RUMC Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m.-noon. We’ll have inflatables, pictures with the Easter Bunny, a petting zoo, face painting, games, and door prizes. For times and locations by age group, visit rumc.com/rkevents.

45 Zone Lock-in – Friday, April 26

Fourth and fifth graders are invited to a lock-in in the Fellowship Hall, Chapel building on Friday, April 26, 6:30 p.m. – Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. for fun, fellowship, and faith-building. Among other activities, Wilson Barber, RUMC’s Associate Minister to Youth, will share a devotional and a sneak-peek into the RUMC Student Ministry (youth group). Dinner, an ice cream sundae bar, and breakfast will be provided; cost is $15. For more information, packing list, and to register by April 24, go to rumc.com/rkevents.

Ongoing Church Events


Last Wednesday Night Out (WNO) – April 24

Plan to join us on Wednesday for the last WNO until August. 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/Menu:rumc.com/wno or Jacob Crane, jcrane@rumc.com or 770.261.1713

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, sfhoog@gmail.com or 770.312.8379

Fitness Classes 

Did you know that RUMC has a growing Recreation Ministry? Plans are underway to add more classes in the coming months, and beginning Wednesday, May 1, at 11 a.m., we will offer yoga in addition to our regular PiYo, Barre, and Power 20 classes. Classes meet in room 123, Chapel building, and free childcare is available. Information: rumc.com/recreation or RUMC Fitness and Recreation on Facebook; Melissa Mobley, mmobley@rumc.com or Meredith Elder, elder.meredith@gmail.com

Gentle, Therapeutic Yoga is also offered on Wednesdays from 9:45-11 a.m. in room 246/248, 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, ecollins@rumc.com or 770.261.1705

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 rumc.ministryplatform.com/portal. Questions/Information: Camisha Corporan, ccorporan@rumc.com or 770.261.1761

Library Book Return

A friendly reminder that if you have books or DVDs checked out of the RUMC Library, you may drop them off in the Parlor, Chapel building. Stop by and browse new books on display and the large selection of books and DVDs for both adults and children.

If You Wish to Dedicate Sanctuary Flowers for a particular Sunday, contact Carole Brusa, 770.977.2065 or cbrusa@yahoo.com.

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, phampton@rumc.com 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 ccorporan@rumc.com 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 phampton@rumc.com.