Church News

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


Christian sympathies to Steve and Amanda Wicks on the death of his mother Jan. 13.


In hospital: Michael Stannard in North Fulton, Harvey West in St. Joseph’s

In rehab facility: Abbie Briggs in Manor Care, Mary Alice Kranz in Woodstock Nursing and Rehab, George Fox in Roselane Health and Rehab

Recently released: Debbie Broadway

Worship Attendance for Sunday, Jan. 13: 1308 (YTD avg. 1318)

RUMC Job Openings

  • Invitation and Connection Coordinator. Provide an effective means to find, involve, and connect visitors and new or inactive members at RUMC. This is a part-time opportunity (20 hours/week) and includes some Sunday hours.
  • Handyman. Perform skilled handyman and painting tasks involved in construction, maintenance, and repair. This is a part-time job (25 hours/week).

Detailed job descriptions: Please send resume to

Upcoming Church Events

Blood Drive – Wednesday, Jan. 30

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on campus Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 2-7 p.m. in the Dining Room, Chapel building. For information or to volunteer: Mary Stokes, or 770.261.1741. Register online at 

Travelers Club – Thursday, Feb. 14

RUMC’s Travelers Club will meet on Thursday, Feb. 14, at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Following lunch, the program will be provided by Chris Nelson, Executive Director of the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, who will talk about its programs and facilities. Lunch reservations must be made by Monday, Feb. 11, to Mary Hagerman: 770-993-9496. Information:

Global Impact Celebration – Feb. 28-March 3

Join us for this year’s Global Impact Celebration, Feb. 28-March 3. “Serving Side by Side,” we will put together snack packs for Action Ministries, pack our donations into another crate for Venezuela Now, and minister at a local apartment complex.If you are interested in being a part of the creative and planning teams, please contact Rev. Marion Brown, or 770.271.1716

An Afternoon with Anita Renfroe – Sunday, March 17

The Sounds of the Spirit Concert Series presents “An Afternoon with Anita Renfroe” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 17 at RUMC. Anita is a Christian comedienne and author who became famous for “Momisms,” her comic rendition of everything a mother would typically say to her children in the course of a day, set to the “William Tell Overture.” Because of her unique brand of musical comedy and blend of sass, audiences at her comedy concert tours comment, “She just says what everyone is thinking but won’t say out loud.” Among her many television and in-person engagements, Anita has been a regular commentator for “Good Morning America.” This is an event you won’t want to miss! Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors (65+) and may be purchased in the Main office (Chapel building), Worship Arts office (Sanctuary building), or at Complimentary childcare available. Information: Ann Moore, or 770.261.1719. 

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

RUMC’s Annual Garage Sale Extravaganza – May 2-4

Our church-wide garage sale is moving to a cooler location on the calendar in 2019. Be sure to save the date—you won’t want to miss it! Proceeds benefit Job Networking.

Youth and Children News

Altar Your Life – Feb. 8-10

Jan. 28 is the registration deadline for RUMC’s biggest Student Ministry event of the year! During this in-town retreat, middle and high school students will participate in worship sessions, mission projects, small group time, and the beloved dance party. Groups of students stay overnight in church members’ homes; transportation and food are provided. Volunteer opportunities include Host Homes, Host Home Helpers, College-Age/Adult Leaders, Missions, and Prayer Team. For more information, registration, or to volunteer:

Family Game Night – Friday, Feb. 1

Join our Roswell Kids families on Friday, Feb. 1, from 6-8 p.m. for some fun and games in the Fellowship Hall. There will be board games and giant versions of some classics like “Connect 4.” This event is open to all ages and dinner will be provided; cost is $5 per person. Register by Sunday, Jan. 27:

The W.A.Y. & Outloud Wonder Tour – Feb. 15-18

All students in sixth through twelfth gradees are invited to join The W.A.Y. & Outloud Wonder Tour to Charleston, South Carolina. We’ll focus on God and observing the amazing wonders He has created in the world around us, sharing His love through music and the arts throughout the historic city of Charleston. The trip includes once-in-a-lifetime experiences, like performing in some of Charleston’s historic churches and collaborating with some of Charleston’s best praise and worship artists! We will also perform for residents of a continuing care community, lead worship at a local church on Sunday morning, and enjoy some fun on a riverboat harbor cruise, a ghost tour, and a trip to the beach. Cost is $250 and includes accommodations, most meals, activities, tour T-shirt, and luxury coach bus. Questions: Sarah (Outloud/high school) or Jennifer Scott, (The W.A.Y/middle school)

Roswell Kids Summer Save-the-Date

Go ahead and mark your calendars! Visit for all the details:
• Vacation Bible School (four-year-olds – rising fifth grade) – June 17-20
• Mission Camp (rising first – fifth grade) – July 15-18
• Explore Story Hours (preschool – kindergarten) – Mondays throughout the summer

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