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Rochester United Methodist Church

P.O. Box 467
555 South Walnut

Rochester, IL  62563



To get our weekly E-Fisher please email the office and ask to be put on the email list. Below you will see the news for the week of December 4, 2017:

Happening this week at RUMC

Tuesday, December 5
11:30am UMW Lunch at Finley's 

Wednesday, December 6
7-10:30 am Gym Walkers
9 am Seniorcise 
NO Kids ROC 
5:30pm WOW Meal - Pasta
6:30pm Adult Choir Practice

Thursday, December 7
9pm Adult Volleyball

Friday, December 8
7-10:30am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Saturday, December 9

Sunday, December 10
9am Traditional Worship & Children's Christmas Program
10am Adult Sunday School  
11am Contemporary Worship
12:15pm Bible Buffet

Monday, December 11
7-10:30am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Thinking ahead: 
Kids Christmas Play December 10 at 9am
Choir Christmas Program December 17 at 9am
Christmas Eve Service December 24 at 7pm

Children's Christmas Play  
Come watch what our kids have been working on- This Sunday at the 9am Service! Kids need to be at RUMC by 8:45am
New Year's Eve at RUMC! 
We are looking to hist a short New Year's Eve Party on December 31 from 6-9pm. But we need volunteers! If you are interested please contact April Patek
Advent Devotions
Booklets are available now! If you would like a copy, please stp by the RUMC Office. 
Offering Envelopes
Will be available soon! If you have not gotten them in the past and would like envelopes OR have gotten them in the past and don't want them for next year please let the office know. 


November Alms raised $556 for the Central Illinois Food Bank.

December Almas will go to the Salvation Army.

Kumler needs folks willing to eat and visit with their guests at their Tuesday evening meal. April Patek has more information.

$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. 

Items for the Purple Peace Ornaments for Sojour Shelter are due back December 10. These include items such as Barbie dolls, toy cars & trucks, toilet paper, towels and kids & women's pajamas. 

Please check the totes outside of the office to see more ways you can Reach, Unite, and Minister for Christ!

WOW Meals
Our next WOW Meal is December 6! We will be having Pasta. Everyone is welcome - suggested dontaion of 4$/person.

Tuesday Bible Study
We are currently on break until January 9, 2018. The book we will return with is entitled, Discovering God's Will. For more information talk to Sue Endsley.

2018 Rochester Sesquicentennial Calendars
This full-color calendar features pictures and history of Rochester; including RUMC! The donation price of $15 will be used for our community's upcoming 150th celebration. 

Picture of the week: 
Thank you to the crew of peopel who came to help decorate RUMC for Advent and Christmas!

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:  

2017 9am Service Helpers
2017 11am Service Helpers

Thank you for serving! 
Sunday Morning Fellowship Time
-We are still in need for folks to sign-up to host Coffee Hour on Sunday Mornings. Please check the bulletin board by the kitchen!
The 3 Simple Rules
1. Do no harm.
2. Do good. 
3. Stay in love with God. 
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