Emergency Response Team Training—Help those devastated by recent hurricanes. RUMC has coordinators in place who will lead Disaster Relief Teams to South Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida. To indicate your interest in a particular area, go to rumc.com/disaster-relief-trips or for more information, contact Rev. Marion Brown, email@example.com.
Do you care for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia? Do you find certain behaviors challenging or frustrating? You are not alone. Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. for a caregivers’ support group in Room 239, Chapel building. Find support, learn useful tips, and identify helpful resources. Respite care is available for your loved one. Information: Mary Stokes, firstname.lastname@example.org or 770.261.1741
StreetGrace – Work with the Street Grace ministry providing fellowship with the residents of the Atlanta Hotel. This hotel houses victims of homelessness and human trafficking. Our purpose is to begin to build relationships by providing food and games. To signup, click Street Grace volunteer. Questions: Rev. Marion Brown, email@example.com or 770.261.1716
Operation Sweatshirt: More than 600 women and their children will have only the Atlanta Day Shelter to call home this Christmas. Without our help, none of the women will have a gift under the tree. Please bring new sweatshirts for them to the Main Office by Dec. 16, Sundays from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Mondays-Thursdays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Details: Carole Cawley, firstname.lastname@example.org or 678.575.4984
Becoming a Stephen Minister—Do you have gifts for caring, encouragement, and listening? If so, please prayerfully consider becoming a Stephen Minister. Stephen Ministers provide emotional and spiritual support and care to people who are going through a difficult time. RUMC will be training another class of Stephen Ministers in January 2019. To learn more, please visit rumc.com/stephen-ministry or talk Stephen Ministry leader Tiffany Stone, 678.524.7830.
Care Ministry Flower Delivery: Would you like to join the team that delivers flowers on Sundays to those hospitalized or in assisted living facilities? Information: Mary Stokes, email@example.com or 770.261.1741
Communion for Those at Home—If you have a loved one who is unable to worship with us and share in Holy Communion, we would be honored to visit and serve them in their home. For information or requests: Mary Stokes, firstname.lastname@example.org or 770.261.1741.
Parking Lot Prayers—The Parking Lot Prayer Team prays for RUMCK and other area schools. If you would like to participate, pick up a postcard with prayers from the South Lobby or contact Mary Stokes, email@example.com or 770.261.1741.
Donate to the RUMC Mission Booth where all proceeds realized from November sales will be designated to RUMC’s hurricane relief effort. You can help by donating jewelry, small furniture, collectibles, seasonal items, best-seller hardback books, and china; drop off your donations at the RUMC Main Office. The booth is in City Antiques, which is located at 700 Holcomb Bridge Road. Questions/Information: Ann Gordon, 770.490.7900 or rumc.com/missionbooth
Volunteer with the RUMC Hospitality Ministry—Opportunities to get involved:
- Hospitality Cart Drivers: Help the congregation navigate the RUMC campus on Sunday mornings and for select special events.
- Sunday Morning Greeters: Be a friendly face and welcome people at the Chapel and Sanctuary entrances and other designated spots around campus.
- Ushers: Guide the congregation to their seats for the 11 a.m. traditional service in the Sanctuary on Sunday mornings.
- Wednesday Night Out Volunteers: Serve WNO guests on Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall, Chapel building. Includes free dinner.
If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Jacob Crane, firstname.lastname@example.org or 770.261.1713
Roswell Kids. Are you looking to serve in Roswell Kids as a nursery volunteer or a Sunday School leader for preschool- kindergarten? Contact Meghan Walter, email@example.com. If you’re interested in being a greeter or 1st-5th grade Sunday School leader during the summer or the 2018-2019 school year, contact Lorin Tate, firstname.lastname@example.org
Roswell Students Volunteer Opportunities. If you would like to serve on Sunday nights as a greeter or dinner server, please email Sarah Blackmon at email@example.com
Acting UP Serving Opportunities for construction, painting, sewing, childcare, food service, and much more available with the Acting UP ministry. Click here for more details or contact rumcActingUP@gmail.com
Serve others by Parking. An easy way to serve others at RUMC is to make room for our guests and visitors by parking at the City Hall or Wells Fargo lots and taking the shuttle to RUMC. The door-to-door service runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Sunday morning. Click here for a map detailing the location of City Hall parking as well as the RUMC Campus Shuttle stops.
Car Donations – Cars in any condition are accepted – running or not, totaled or pristine. Information: Suzanne Denton, 770.261.1763 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RUMC DVD Ministry—This is a vital ministry, providing DVDs of our Sunday morning worship services to those in our congregation who are homebound and to those families celebrating a baptism or confirmation. You can serve by helping us copy the DVDs or by delivering them during the week. For more information, please contact Pat Kelley, 770.993.6218 or email@example.com
How and where can I serve?
Whether down the street in Roswell, in downtown Atlanta, or around the globe, we are called to use our God-given, unique spiritual gifts to be stewards of God’s grace (1 Peter 4:10). If you would like to discuss ways you can serve or need more information on serving in any area, please contact the Associate Minister/Missions and Service at 770.261.1716.
How do I know where I should serve?
Each of us receives special gifts when we accept Christ as our Savior. As Christians, it is a privilege to serve Him through our church as the body of Christ within our own community and beyond. We encourage you to explore your own Gifts by sampling different opportunities inside and outside the church. By identifying your gifts and passions you will be able to find the opportunities to fulfill God’s purpose for your life. If you need help finding opportunities, contact the Associate Minister/Missions and Service at 770.261.1716.
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