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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 August 13, 2018:

Happening this week at RUMC

Monday, August 13
7am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Tuesday, August 14
NO Bible Study in the Chapel
7pm Staff Parish Relations Team

Wednesday, August 15
7am Gym Walkers
9 am Seniorcise 

Thursday, August 16
8:30pm Adult Volleyball

Friday, August 17
7-10:30am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Saturday, August 18

Sunday, August 19
9am Worship
10am Adult Sunday School
11am Worship

Monday, August 20
7am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Back to School Sunday
Sunday August 19 we will have a blessing of the backpacks, teachers, and students. Incoming 2nd graders will also receive their Bibles. Invite a teacher! 

School Supplies
We are collecting school supplies for the teachers in our congregation. They have asked that you bring in Kleenex boxes, Clorox wipes, pencils, folders, erasers, and glue sticks
WOW Meals
Anyone who is wliing to help is invited to a planning meeting August 22 at 6pm 
Pictorial Directory
Save the dates! November 7-10, 2018 we will be taking pictures for our new pictorial directory. We will have scheduling available soon. 
Choir Practice
The Sanctuary Choir will begin practicing Wednesday, August 29. All voices are welcome. 
Dear RUMC,
    Thank you for your contributions for me to go to a Methodist summer camp.  The camp I went to was a camp at Little Grassy called “Fueled.”  The counselors were very nice and every morning we would go to the mess hall and eat.  We prayed before each meal and the lunch servers were so nice.  We had praise twice a day and for the first 2 days we went to a place and helped sort clothes and did other service work.
My favorite part was swimming in the lake because we always played monkey in the middle and we built sand castles.  I am so excited about going next summer and I would so encourage others to go.  It is a great experience and really strengthens you spiritually.
Major Gibson
Joys & Concerns
-Prayers of safety and comfort for those impacted by the wildfires in California 
-Prayers for Teachers and Students as they return to class
-Our Sympathy to Jim Helfy on the death of his father, James Hefley
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
We are currently on break and will resume Tuesday, August 21 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! 

August Alms will go to Sojourn Shelter

$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!

Opportunities to Help - Habitat for Humanity Methodist Build
Happening this month - The Methodist Build. Keep your eyes open for ways to help. If you want more information please contact Pastor Brian or Bob Tepatti


Picture of the week:
This is the last Sunday to bring in School Supplies for our Teachers. They have specifically asked for: Kleenex boxes, Clorox wipes, pencils, folders, erasers, and glue sticks.

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