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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 October 16, 2017:

Happening this week at RUMC

Tuesday, October 17
9am Bible Study in the Chapel
7pm Trustees

Wednesday, October 18
7-10:30 am Gym Walkers
9 am Seniorcise 
3:30pm Kids ROC 
5:30  WOW Meal - Pizza & Salad

6:30pm Adult Choir Practice - Come sing with us!

Thursday, October 19
9pm Adult Volleyball

Friday, October 20
7-10:30am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Saturday, October 21

Sunday, October 22
9am Traditional Worship & Children's Sunday School
10am Adult Sunday Scshool  
11am Contemporary Worship
12:15 Bible Buffett 

Monday, October 23
7-10:30am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Our Three Gifts
Our Stewardship Campaign this year is focused on the model of the Magi bringing gifts to the Christ Child. This week we are asking you to bring Paper Goods to the Altar.
Trunk or Treat Sunday October 29 4-6:30pm
We need Candy! Please bring in nut-free individually wrapped candy.
We need Volunteers! Pleae talk to Connie Shull or April Patek for more information.  
Work Day - October 28 - beginning at 8am!
Come join us as we clean our building inside and out!
Children's Christmas Play - Meeting Sunday November 5 following the 9am Service! Calling all children interested in participatin in this year's Christmas play. Our first meeting is Nov. 5 and we will practices all Sundays leading up to the performance on December 10. Adult volunteers are also needed! 
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. 

Tuesday Bible Study
The  book we are studying is entitled, Contagious Joy. All are invited to the Chapel on Tuesday’s at 9 am. For more information talk to Sue Endsley.

WOW Meals
Join us Wednesday at 5:30pm for Pizza & Salad! Everyone is welcome - suggested dontaion of 4$/person.

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is still responding to the disasters caused by the recest hurricanes. You are helping! RUMC has raised over $4,385 for hurricane relief so farPlease keep those affected by the storms in your prayers. If you would like to donate: checks can be made out to RUMC with UMCOR-US in the memo line.


We are collecting cans of SOUP & FRUIT for Kumler Food Pantry. Please give generously.

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore is looking for volunteers. You may contact them at americorps1@habitatsangamon.com

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. 

$5 will purchase a New Testament for Boy Scouts attending summer camps. You can touch a life.


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

Trick or Treat for UNICEF! 
Boxes are available for anyone who would like to help. For more information please contact April Patek. 
Chaddock's Santa Express
We will be collecting items for the residents at Chaddock Children's Home. Look for the pink sheet at the back of the sanctuary which lists items. Everything need to be into RUMC by Sunday December 3. 

Picture of the week: 
The IGRC Jr High NOW Conference was held Oct 6-8 and our own Alana Shuman and April Patek attended. Pictured here is Alana helping with the rice service project. 

Thank You 
When I went to NOW Initiative, I feel as if I got closer to God. I want to thank the church for the scholarship so that I could go and have this great experience and make tons of new friends. I go to learn about many things that God did to help people. The workshops were fun and I got to learn how to work a sound board. I was invitred to come back during the senior high and help with sould hopefully. I had such a great time I can't wait to go back next year.
- Alana Shuman
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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