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.
Get Your Cans to Church: February is RUMC’s month to help fill the pantry at North Fulton Community Charities. A list of current needs is available at rumc.com/nfcc and also attached to bags in the Sanctuary lobbies. Please bring non-perishable items to church on Sundays or to the Main Office Feb. 3-24.
Help us Pack the Crate! As part of this year’s Global Impact Celebration we will be “Serving Side by Side” to pack and send another crate to the people of Venezuela. Through the agency Venezuela Now!, the Wesley Medical Center is able to distribute desperately needed food and medicine to thousands of men, women, and children during the country’s economic collapse. The items needed are very specific: acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil), infant Tylenol and Advil, children’s and adult’s multi-vitamins, powdered infant formula, canned chicken, dried rice, and dried beans. Please deliver by Monday, Feb. 25, to the Welcome Center, Sanctuary building, or the Main Office, Chapel building. For a list of items and more information, please visit rumc.com/venezuelanow or contact Rev. Marion Brown, 770.261.1716 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Promise: Help serve families who are in housing transition as we welcome them to the Dod March 17-24. Volunteers set up and tear down bedrooms, do laundry, prepare meals, and fellowship with guests. Required training for new volunteers will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 358, Chapel building. To register for training: rumc.com/familypromisetraining. To volunteer: rumc.com/familypromise. Questions: Rev. Marion Brown, email@example.com or 770.261.1716
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 770.261.1716
Tutor with Action Ministries: Did you know that RUMC is involved in a tutoring program? Twice a week, through Action Ministries, an after-school tutoring program is offered to third grade students at Vickery Mill Elementary. The program is on Mondays and Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. at the school and can accommodate your schedule, whether weekly or monthly. If you have interest in being a tutor, please contact Rev. Marion Brown, email@example.com or 770.261.1716.
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 the second Wednesday of each month 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
Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) Ministry: We are blessed to have a team of medical professionals within our congregation who are available to respond to medical emergencies in each of our contemporary and traditional worship services and our seasonal community concerts. If you have a medical background and would be willing to use your gifts in this ministry, please contact Mary Stokes, email@example.com or 770.261.1741.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, email@example.com
Roswell Students Volunteer Opportunities: If you would like to serve on Sunday nights as a greeter or dinner server, please email Sarah Blackmon at firstname.lastname@example.org
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. The City Hall lot is on Hill Street, just off of Highway 9, south of Canton Street. Wells Fargo is at the corner of Magnolia Street and Mimosa Boulevard.
Car Donations: Cars in any condition are accepted–running or not, totaled or pristine. Information: Suzanne Denton, 770.261.1763 or email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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