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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, February 18
7am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Tuesday, February 19
9am Bible Study in the Chapel

Wednesday, February 20
7am Gym Walkers
9 am Seniorcise 
3:30pm Kids ROC
5:30pm WOW Meal - Hash Brown Casserole
6:30pm Choir

Thursday, February 21
8pm Adult Volleyball

Friday, February 22
7-10:30am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Saturday, February 23

Sunday, February 24
9am Worship 
10am Adult Christian Education
11am Worship 
12:15pm Confirmation
12:15pm Youth Group 

Monday, February 25
7am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

United Methodist General Conference
Please be in prayer this week as delegates from all over the world gather in St. Louis. Also, as Pastor Brian will be one of the many volunteers, he will be out of the office February 20th-27th. Please contact the office or April Patek for emergencies.
Lenten Worship
Ash Wednesday Worship at RUMC - March 6 - 6:30pm
Lenten Worship at Athens UMC - March 10 - 6:30pm
Lenten Worship at Cantrall UMC - March 17 - 6:30pm
Lenten Worship at Rochester UMC - March 24 - 6:30pm
Lenten Worship at Sugar Creek UMC - March 31 - 6:30pm
Lenten Worship at Sherman UMC - April 7 - 6:30pm
Lenten Worship at Williamsville UMC - April 14 - 6:30pm
Holy Thursday Supper & Worship at RUMC- April 18 -6:30pm
Good Friday Tenebrae Service at RUMC - April 19 -6:30pm
Parents’ Night Out
Friday, March 15, 6 PM-9 PM. Parents- bring your children for a time of games, crafts, movies, and snacks while you have time to yourself to shop, rest, do errands, sleep… kid-free. This is a free event. Advance sign-up is greatly encouraged and appreciated. Contact April Patek for more information or to sign-up. Volunteers are also needed for set-up, during event and clean-up. Donations of snacks are also appreciated. 
United Methodist Women News
UMW are collecting items for their Spring Conference to benefit the Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House and Cunningham Children’s Home. If you would like to help, they are asking that you bring: toothbrushes, toothpaste, black pens, women’s ankle socks, and box tops for education. All items must be in by March 30.
Save the Date - Church Garage Sale
We WILL be having a garage sale on May 4, 2019. Please remember that we cannot accept: mattresses, analog TVs, exercise equipment, and damaged furniture. If you are willing to be on the planning committee, call Carole Strick at 217-494-9212. More to come.
Spring WOW Meals
Thank you to those who attended the meeting. If you would like to help with the Spring WOW Meals please see the sign-up sheet in the Gym or contact Joyce Gibbons.
Please be in prayer for our confirmands, Hunter Baylor, Chloe McCafferty, and Brooke Davis as they study and prepare to continue the commitment made by others at their baptism and profess their faith for themselves on May 12.  Confirmation classes will continue every Sunday until that day.  Please pray also for their parents, their mentors and teachers. For more information please contact April Patek or Pastor Brian

Tuesday Bible Study
We are currently studying from the Women of Faith series, Receiving God’s Love. For more information talk to Sue Endsley or join us Tuesday mornings in the chapel.

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!

Prayer Concerns
Concerns: Prayers for the United Methodist Church as Delegates to General Conference 2019 gather in St. Louis; Sonja Freeman; Scott Hollensteiner – Judy Kellam’s nephew, deploying to Iraq; Mark Miller – Ken Miller’s brother, Open Heart Surgery; Betty Hart – Close friend of Shuman’s – brain tumors, in and out of hospital; Rick Thompson – friend of Judy Kellams – recovering from bad accident
Joys: God blesses us!

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



February Alms will go to the Preacher's Aid Society & Benefit Fund

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

We collect printer cartridges for recycling. 

Reach, Unite, and Minister for Christ!

Finance - January

Blessings in:   $32,070.74

Blessings out: $32,462.53


Picture of the Week:
Last week the Kids ROC group made Valentine’s for the residents at Wyndcrest. Pictured here is Alex.
The 3 Simple Rules
1. Do no harm.
2. Do good. 
3. Stay in love with God. 

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