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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 May 7, 2018:

Happening this week at RUMC

Monday, May 7
7am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Tuesday, May 8
9am Bible Study in the Chapel
6:30pm Leadership Team

Wednesday, May 9
7am Gym Walkers
9 am Seniorcise 
6:30pm Adult Choir

Thursday, May 10
8:30pm Adult Volleyball

Friday, May 11
7-10:30am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Saturday, May 12

Sunday, May 13 - Confirmation Sunday
9am Worship
10:30am Confirmation Brunch

Monday, April 30
7am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Kids and Youth News

We will be recongnizing all 8th grade, High School and College Graduates on Sunday May 20. If you know of someone who should be included please contact April Patek. 

IGRC Camping
Registration for Church Camps are now open. Please visit www.igrc.org/camping for more information and registration details.

Confirmation Sunday!
Please join us asTess Allen, Mathijs Becker, Grace Conner, Burns Lewis, Grant Lewis, and Cailyn Whetstone are confirmed on Sunday, May 13. We will have one service at 9am and a brunch to follow.
Vacation Bible School
Join us June 3-7, 2018 as we visit Paul and the Underground Church. To volunteer please contact Sue Endsley. To Register your kids please visit our VBS page.

Volunteer Training Meeting May 20.
Between services we will have a VBS Volunteeer Training for all those volunteeering at VBS. Hope to see you there!
Concerns and Joys

Tuesday Bible Study
We meet Tuesday mornings at 9am in the Chapel. The book we are studying is entitled, Adventurous Prayer. 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! 

May Alms will go to Beerlahai Roi Women's Ministry.

$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.

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

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat of Sangamon County is planning to do a Methodist build (which will include all of the Methodist Churches) later this summer. The Methodist Churches are asked to raise $50,000.00 before this project can get started. If you would like to help - Please mark your special giving for Habitat to go towards this project. Reach, Unite, Minister for Christ

Pictures of the week:
Thank you to the kids from our Kids ROC program for leading Worship and providing special music during the 9am service on April 22!

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