Great Day of Service—Join us Saturday, Oct. 20, to serve in five different ministry opportunities. There will be two shifts, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Bring your family, neighbors, and friends, and join us in making a huge impact in one day! Registrations/Information: Rev. Marion Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org or 770.261.1716 or visit rumc.com/gds
Help us Pack the Crate—As a part of Great Day of Service, RUMC will be partnering with the ministry Venezuela Now to pack a crate of medicine and food for the people in need in Venezuela due to that country’s economic collapse. The items that are desperately needed are very specific and should be delivered by Monday, Oct. 15 to the Welcome Center, Sanctuary building or the Serve office, Chapel building See the full list of items below. Questions: Rev. Marion Brown, email@example.com, 770.261.1716, or visit rumc.com/gds
View list of needed items below:
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
- Ibuprofen (Advil)
- Infant Tylenol and Advil
- Children’s and Adult’s multi-vitamins
- Powdered infant formula
- Canned chicken
- Dried rice
- Dried beans
Roswell Kids Fall Festival Volunteers—We are looking for volunteers to serve at the Fall Festival on Thursday, Oct. 18. The shifts are short, so you can still enjoy the festival with your family! If you are available to help set up during the day or are able to help staff carnival games, inflatables, concessions, or information tables, visit rumc.com/rkevents to sign up or contact Patrice Payment, firstname.lastname@example.org
Blood Drive—The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on campus Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 2-7 p.m. in the dining room, Chapel building. For information or to volunteer: Mary Stokes, email@example.com or 770.261.1741. Register online at rumc.com/wellness
Community Thanksgiving Meal—On Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22, we open doors, share hospitality, and give thanks with those living in our ministry partner communities by providing an open meal in the RUMC fellowship hall. As with any Thanksgiving Day meal, this is a special time, but takes many hands and hearts to make a success! Volunteers are needed to prepare tables, serve lunch, and gather around tables with our guests. Information/Registrations: Rev. Marion Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org or 770.261.1716 or visit rumc.com/thanksgiving
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
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 with one of our Stephen Ministry leaders: Tiffany Stone, 678.524.7830
Tutor with Action Ministries Through RUMC—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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 770.261.1716
RUMC First Annual Christmas Gift and Craft Show will take place Nov. 29-Dec. 1. Early shopping is available to church members, volunteers, and staff on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 4-7 p.m. The show will be open to the public on Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. We are looking for local businesses to donate gift cards or merchandise, volunteers to assist throughout the show and serve on committees, and donations for the bake sale. Proceeds from booth rentals, bake sale, raffle, white elephant gift cards, concessions, and tree and poinsettia sales will benefit Youth Missions. Please contact Sarah Blackmon if you would like to participate: email@example.com or 770.261.1775, or visit rumc.com/christmasgcs
Donate to the RUMC Mission Booth where all proceeds realized from October and November sales will be designated to the RUMC 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 front 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 Tina Boggs 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 9 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.
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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