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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, October 15
7am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise
6:30pm Budget Meeting

Tuesday, October 16
9am Bible Study in the Chapel
7pm Trustees

Wednesday, October 17
7am Gym Walkers
9 am Seniorcise 
3:30pm Kids ROC
5:30pm WOW Meal - Meatloaf
6:30pm Prayer in the Chapel
6:30pm Adult Choir  

Thursday, October 18
7pm Staff Parish

8:30pm Adult Volleyball

Friday, October 19
7-10:30am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Saturday, October 20

Sunday, Ocotober 21 - Pastor Appreciation Sunday
9am Worship
10am Adult Sunday School
11am Worship
12:15pm Youth Group
Monday, October 22
7am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

October is Pastor appreciation month.
We appreciate everything Pastor Brian (and Francie!) does for us as a church and as individuals. October is your chance to let him know. Some ways you could do this include, sending him a thank you card, make a donation to Preacher’s aid in his honor, or sharing words of encouragement. We will officially celebrate on October 21st, but you can show him appreciation all month long! - Staff Parish Team
Church Clean-up Day
Saturday October 27 from 8am-12pm we will be having a church cleanup day. Come help us get our building and grounds looking their best!
Pet Blessing - “All things bright and beautiful… the good Lord made them all.” 
Join us Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 p.m. and bring your pets for a prayer, a gift and a snack (for both pets and pet lovers), and a blessing. We will be holding it in the pavilion at the “southwest” corner of the parking lot. There are no restrictions as to the size and species you may bring, from gerbil to horse, from snake to cute little kitten or puppy dog.  All we ask is that they not be aggressive and that they would be controlled somehow with a leash, cage or crate.  We hope to see you then! 
Trunk or Treat
Sunday October 28 from 4-6pm we will have our Trunk or Treat! There will be hot dogs, s’mores, and of course, candy! If you would like to donate candy to give out it must be NUT FREE. Contact Connie Shull if you would like to help!
Pictorial Directory
Have you signed up yet? November 7-10, 2018 we will be taking pictures for our new pictorial directory. Scheduling can be done via this link or with Ann Rowley.
RUMC Volunteer Appreciation
RUMC would not be the church it is today without the work of our many volunteers.  There are over 100 volunteer jobs and the staff and the SPRC Team are extremely thankful for all of the people who do them. Sunday, November 4, we will recognize volunteers at both services.  In lieu of gifts, we are asking that you help us make a special donation in the name of RUMC volunteers to UMCOR. The United Methodist Committee on Relief, is one of the first agencies to help in any natural disaster including Hurricane Michael.  If you would like to add your donation to UMCOR, please make your check out to RUMC and put UMCOR on the memo line or offering envelope.
WOW Meals
Join us for food and fellowship Wednesday nights at 5:30pm. If you would like to help please contact Joyce Gibbons. A full schedule can be seen here. 
Kids ROC
Our after school fellowship for kids in grades K-6 happens most Wednesdays from 3:30-5:15pm. This is a free event for all kids. Contact April Patek for more information. Registration is availble on the Kids ROC page. Friends welcome!

Joys & Concerns
Health concerns for: Endsley’s granddaughter, Oliva Barksdale; Sally Norris’ father-in-law Donald Post who is in hospice;
Safety for: Mike Shuman-travel mercies; those involved in Hurricane rescue and recovery including Wayne & Carol Bridgewater; victims of Hurricane Michael and animals lost in the storms
Joys: good test results for Alana Shuman; Happy 91st Birthday to Nate Wilcoxon!

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. 
Call for Cookies
We are in need of cookies for Sunday Morning Fellowship Hour. If you would like to all cookies to our freezer please mark them "fellowship hour"

Tuesday Bible Study
Join us most Tuesday mornings at 9am in the Chapel. The book we are studying is entitled, Finding God in the Broken Places. For more information talk to Sue Endsley.

Service Helpers:
If you would like to be a Greeter, Usher, Communion Server, or Acolyte, please sign up to do this. Schedules are posted outside the office or you can sign up online by clicking one of the following links:  

2018 9am Service Helpers
2018 11am Service Helpers

Thank you for serving! 


October Alms will go to Our Conference Our Kids

$110 can sponsor a Wesley Foundation Student for 1 semester at Illinois State University. Mark your check for ISU and you will make a difference. 

McFarland Center is asking for the following thing for residents: travel sized soaps, body washes, and shampoo/conditioner.

There are boxes outside the office for items for: Sojourn Shelter, Contact Ministries, and the Sangamon County APL

We collect printer cartridges for recycling. 

Reach, Unite, and Minister for Christ!

Finance - September

Blessings in: $34,287.27

Blessings out: $28,395.45

Picture of the week:

How well do you know RUMC? Can you identify where in the building this picture was taken? Email your answer to Pastor Brian: pastorbrian@rochestermethodist.org

The 3 Simple Rules
1. Do no harm.
2. Do good. 
3. Stay in love with God. 

To get our weekly E-Fisher please email the office and ask to be put on the email list. 

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