Church News

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


Christian sympathies to Pope Nash and family on the death of his wife, Trudy Nash, on March 9; to the Dollar and Hudson families on the death of June’s husband, Dave Dollar, on March 8.

In hospital: Bob Greene in home hospice, Steve Smith in North Fulton

In rehab facility: Jo Adcock in Manor Care, Nick Reynolds in Manor Care

Recently released: Pat Arrants

Worship Attendance for Sunday, March 17: 1136 (YTD avg. 1270 )

Operating Budget Update: The March goal is $410,044; gifts through March 10 totaled $131,252.

February Financial Update:

Operating Budget Gifts and Other Receipts – $382,312
Operating Budget Disbursements – $(405,107)
Receipts Over (Under) Disbursements – $(22,795)

RUMC Job Openings

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

Upcoming Church Events

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

The Chessie Pelfrey United Methodist Women Circle will meet on Monday, April 1, at 11 a.m. in the Parlor, Chapel building. All women are invited. Lunch reservations ($6) are required; contact Mary Hagerman, or 770.993.9496.

Blood Drive – Wednesday, April 3

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on campus Wednesday, April 3, from 2-7 p.m. in the Dining Room, Chapel building. For information or to volunteer: Mary Stokes, or 770.261.1741. Registration:

The Men’s Breakfast Group will meet on Thursday, April 4, in the Dining Room, Chapel building. Breakfast ($5) will be served at 6:45 a.m., and you will be on your way by 8 a.m. Come walk with us! Information: Eric Stephens, or 678.310.9587

Tough Conversations: Supporting your aging loved one in life’s transitions – Monday, April 15

“Mom, do you think it’s okay to drive?” “Dad, could you use some help around the house?” How do we respect our loved ones, yet have these critical conversations? Join Beth Cayce, an advocate for seniors and a leader in health care management for over 43 years, as she leads this round-table discussion. The dialogue will be offered in an evening session on Wednesday, April 10, at 6 p.m. or on Monday, April 15, at 11:30 a.m. in the Dining room, Chapel building. Information/registration: Mary Stokes,, 770.261.1741

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

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: Proceeds benefit Job Networking.

Youth and Children News

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

  • 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 Music Summer Camps. 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

45 Zone/Roller Skating – Sunday, March 24

Fourth and fifth graders will meet Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m. in room 165/167, Sanctuary building, to go to Hot Wheels Skate Center in Woodstock. Cost is $15, which includes admission, skate rental, soft drink, and game play; please bring cash or check to the event. Pick up from room 165/167 at 6 p.m. Registration:

Explore Social – Saturday, March 30

Children in preschool and kindergarten, along with their families, are invited to join us for inflatables, pizza, and fun on Saturday, March 30, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, Chapel building. Questions/information: Meghan Walter, or 770.261.1715

Musikgarten Music for Families – April 8-May 13

Classes for babies and toddlers with caregivers (newborns to 3½-year-olds) will be on five Mondays, April 8-May 13 (no class April 22), 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in room 211, Chapel building. Cost is $50. Information/registration: Nicole Norgaard,

Parent Date Night – Friday, April 12

Registration for the next Parent Date Night on Friday, April 12 begins Monday, March 18, at noon. Our nursery staff will provide loving care and a fun activity for your child while you enjoy a date night off campus. Cost is $10 per child. Registration:

Lenten Family Adventure: A Walk Through Holy Week – Sunday, April 14

As a family, you will be able to take a walk through Holy Week as we explore Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter at four interactive stations. Explore the events leading up to the resurrection of Jesus. Hear the stories, interact with live doves, taste food from the Passover meal, and take home reminders of why we celebrate this special season.

Register to come at 4, 4:30, or 5 p.m. by April 10 at As a group, you will walk through the four stations in chronological order, starting from the Fellowship Hall, Chapel building, promptly at your registered time; plan for a one-hour experience.

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

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