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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:

Tuesday, October 15
9am Bible Study
7pm Trustees

Wednesday, October 16
7am Gym Walkers
9 am Seniorcise 
3:30pm Kids ROC
5:30pm WOW Meal - Pulled Pork
6:30pm Choir

Thursday, October 17
8pm Adult Volleyball

Friday, October 18
7am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Saturday, October 19
9am-1pm Choir Cantata Practice

Sunday, October 20
9am Traditional Worship & Children's Church
10am Adult Sunday School
11am Contemporary Worship
12:15pm Youth Group

Monday, October 21
7am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Saturday, October 26
Pet Blessing - We will be blessing pets of all kinds along with any animals in your life in the Pavilion from 2-3pm.  The event is open for everyone in the community!

Trunk or Treat - from 5-7pm we will host our annual Trunk or Treat event open to all in the community. We will have a bucket available for candy donations outside of the office. Please remember that all candy should be individually wrapped and nut-free. Thank you! A sign-up sheet to help is available now. 
Report from NOW!
Dear RUMC,
I cannot thank you all enough for providing this wonderful experience for me.  I’ve learned a lot about connecting with God and Jesus, and how they can help me better my life.  I also learned that fries here are amazing as in State-Fair level.  I made new friends, saw old ones, and connected with all.  Thank you.
-Willough A.
Dear Church,
Thank you for providing this wonderful opportunity.  I loved coming for my 3rd year and have always had a great time.  I learned that we need to be grateful for everything you have.  Thank you again for giving me this chance for the 3rd time.
Alana S.
Thank you so much for paying for us to go to NOW.  This was my first year and I thought it was a great experience.  I met so many new friends and nice people.  It was most enjoyable when we play air hockey and glow in the dark dodge ball.  The food was incredible.  I learned how to do a little bit of audio things.  Thank you so much for paying.
Isaac H.
Thank you, RUMC,
Thank you for allowing me to come with  you guys.  I have learned a lot.  I learned how to correctly say the Lord’s Prayer and had so much fun.  The food is amazing.
Colby W.
Thank you so much for supporting the youth at RUMC.  Last weekend four youth attended NOW Junior High and Senior High retreat at the Christian Center at Lake Williamson in Carlinville.  The students attended 4 inspirational worships over the weekend along with small group discussions and workshops.  Our youth represented RUMC very well.  I am very proud of them.  They even volunteered to serve communion at Sunday’s worship.  They also participated in a mission event, packing 1900 pounds of bags of rice for various food shelters.  They also had a chance to meet other Methodist youths from across our conference.  During their free time, they had a lot of fun playing games and they all said that the food was amazing.  But most importantly, they grew spiritually as they learned what God wants of them.
April Patek, Director of Family Ministries
Kids ROC
Our Wednesday after school program happens every week for all kids in grades K-6. For more information and to register online please visit our Kids ROC page
WOW Meals
Join us Wednesdays at 5:30pm for a weekly fellowship meal. This is a family meal and the menu changes every week. We ask for a donation of $4/person. For a complete menu schedule please check out the WOW page.

Women’s Bible Study
The weekly Women’s Bible Study meets in the Chapel on Tuesday mornings at 9am. The book they will be reading is Understanding Purpose: What is God’s Purpose for Women?
All are welcome to join. Talk to Sue Endsley for more information.

Prayer Concerns & Joys
Concerns: Ken & Tianne’s daughter, Cindy McDavid - going to John Hopkins on Wednesday; Kenny Shewmaker, friend of Ron & Kahla Wiggins who is going through chemo & radiation; prayers for our church and the greater UMC; students with medical issues.

Joys: Nate Wilcoxon’s 92nd birthday on October 16th; Gayle Highley has prayers of Thanks for His many blessings

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

* October Alms will go to the Midwest Mission Distribution Center 
* There are boxes outside of the office for items for: Sojourn Shelter, Contact Ministries, and the Sangamon County APL.
* We collect printer cartridges for recycling.
* Remember always to Reach, Unite, and Minister for Christ!

Finance - September

Blessings in:   $44,631.08
Blessings out: $43,714.39


Pictures of the Week: Pictured are our youth helping to pack meals at the Jr-Sr High NOW Conference.
The 3 Simple Rules
1. Do no harm.
2. Do good. 
3. Stay in love with God. 

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