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Rochester United Methodist Church

P.O. Box 467
555 South Walnut

Rochester, IL  62563


The light of the eyes rejoices the heart,
and good news refreshes the body.
-Proverbs 15:30
Happening this week at RUMC:

Monday, August 19
7am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Tuesday, August 20
7pm Trustees

Wednesday, August 21
7am Gym Walkers
9 am Seniorcise 

Thursday, August 22
8pm Adult Volleyball

Friday, August 23
7am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Saturday, August 24

Sunday, August 25
9am Worship & Children's Church
10am Adult Christian Education
11am Worship

Monday, August 26
7am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Children and Youth Volunteers
Calling all those who want to work with kids or youth: We are looking for adult volunteers to help with nursery, Sunday School, Kids ROC, and Youth Group. Contact April Patek for more information.
Outreach Sunday
In an effort to not only raise the visibility of RUMC but, more importantly, be the presence of Christ in Rochester, we will be holding an Outreach Sunday here on September 8.  The idea is to go into the surrounding area and help our neighbors (we love them, right?) with chores or tasks that they have not been able to do for themselves because of advanced age or disability.  These include, but are not limited to: painting, simple repair, raking leaves, pulling weeds, washing windows (one level only!), and sweeping out a garage. We will also be helping our Fire Department paint fire hydrants, and clear brush from the Stone House at Rochester Park.
For those of us who are not able to do that sort of work, we have arranged to have some sit-down tasks brought here from the Midwest Mission Distribution Center.  The day will start with a very short worship service at 9:00 a.m., and at 9:15, we will head out, to return at 11:30-11:45 for lunch.
What we need from you are suggestions of people and tasks that will benefit from this service.   Then, let Pastor Brian, April or a member of our Mission Team know and we will do our best to satisfy that need or fill out one of the forms in the back of the sanctuary.  Also let us know if you have any special skill that can be put to use.  Questions can be directed to us as well.
Thank you, and bless you in advance for participating in this local mini-mission trip! 
Update from Chaddock
The Knowledge Center at Chaddock is now being built! This renovation project is part of the ongoing efforts of Chaddock Children’s Foundation and their work Strengthening children and families through innovative trauma and attachment based services. RUMC has proudly support their work through prayer and donations through the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. For more information on Chaddock and the work that they do please click this link.
Prayer Concerns & Joys
Concerns: Reba Robertson and the family of her brother-in-law Fred Walliser; Wilma Howard – Kahla Wiggins’ mom - following a stroke;  Jerry Burch – George’s father – Health issues and placed on chronic/long-term prayer list.
Joys: Carolyn Lanham’s birthday; Pat and Joann Kain’s 60th anniversary!

Updates on previous prayer requests are greatly appreciated.

Prayer Requests 
Prayer request forms are available in the attendance books. We are asking that you write your requests down so that we don't miss or missell any names that need to be added to the prayer list. 
Service Helpers:
Here's a great way to serve Christ's Church. Sign up to be a Greeter, Usher, Communion Server, or Acolyte! You can sign up on the bulletin board or by clicking a link below:  

2019 9am Service Helpers
2019 11am Service Helpers

* August Alms will go to Sojourn Shelter in Springfield.
* Our Next Noisy Offering will be this Sunday August 25. Bring your change as we support UMC Missionary Helen Robert-Evans and her work in Liberia. 
* There are boxes outside of the office for items for: Sojourn Shelter, Contact Ministries, McFarland Center, and the Sangamon County APL.
* We collect printer cartridges for recycling.
* Remember always to Reach, Unite, and Minister for Christ!

Finance - July

Blessings in:   $23,488.90
Blessings out: $30,816.31
   - $7,327.41


Picture of the Week: Yesterday we celebrated back to school. A blessing was offered for all students, teachers, and school staff as they return to classes this week. 
The 3 Simple Rules
1. Do no harm.
2. Do good. 
3. Stay in love with God. 

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