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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:

Tuesday, December 10

Wednesday, December 11
7am Gym Walkers
9 am Seniorcise 
3:30pm Kids ROC
5:30pm WOW Meal - Ham & Potatoes
6:30pm Choir

Thursday, Decemeber 12
8pm Adult Volleyball

Friday, December 13
7am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise
12pm Senior Lunch
6-9pm Parents Night Out

Saturday, December 14

Sunday, December 15
9am Traditional Worship & Choir Cantata
10am Adult Sunday School
11am Contemporary Worship

Monday, December 16
7am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Senior Lunch
All those 55 and older are invited to the Christmas Senior Lunch on December 13 at 12pm. This is open to all and there is no charge. Food will be provided.
Parents’ Night Out
Friday, December 13 from 6-9pm we are hosting a night for Parents to spend the night out doing… whatever. All kids ages 4years through those in 6th grade welcome. Please contact April Patek to register.
Choir Cantata
You are invited to hear the Choir present their Cantata “Seekers of the Light” at the 9am service this Sunday, December 15.

Kids Singing
Any Kids helping to Sing Away in the Manger this Sunday should be at RUMC at 8:30am.
Missions Update:
Sojourn Peace Signs
Sojourn Shelter is again looking for items to help in their ministry. Peace signs with items needed can be found near the coffee bar at the main entrance. Items need to be returned by December 15.
In December we will also be collecting hats and gloves for the Rochester School District
Longest Night Worship
December 21 at 7pm we will be having a service for anyone who has experienced loss. Everyone is welcome.

Christmas Eve Services
We will have two services on December 24. Please join us at either 7pm or 11pm
5th Sunday Worship
December 29 will be trying something new! Join us at 10am for one Worship Service.
Open House at PB’s House
Pastor Brian and Francie Caughlan invite you to a Christmas Open House at their house on December 29 from 2-6pm
Sermons Online
Did you miss listening to a sermon? The previous three weeks are posted here.  you can listen at your leisure.
Kids ROC
Our Wednesday after school program happens every week for all kids in grades K-6. For more information and to register online please visit our Kids ROC page
WOW Meals
Join us Wednesdays at 5:30pm for a weekly fellowship meal. This is a family meal and the menu changes every week. We ask for a donation of $4/person. For a complete menu schedule please check out the WOW page.
Women’s Bible Study
The weekly Women’s Bible Study is on winter break until January 7. The study they are currently working on is called, “Knowing God’s Word.” All are welcome to join. Talk to Sue Endsley for more information.
Prayer Concerns & Joys
Concerns: The Guerrettaz family, friends of Lucas and Chloe McCafferty, upon the death of 20 yr. old Noah
Joys: Happy 15th Birthday for Chloe McCafferty on 12/7
Updates on previous prayer requests are greatly appreciated.
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

*December Alms will go to the Central Illinois Foodbank
* There are boxes outside of the office for items for: Sojourn Shelter, Contact Ministries, and the Sangamon County APL.
*Rochester Intermediate School Nurse is asking for new or gently used pants for kids in case of accidents. 
* We collect printer cartridges for recycling.
* Remember always to Reach, Unite, and Minister for Christ!

Finance - November

Blessings in:   $29,606.68
Blessings out: $25,135.85


Picture of the Week: Thank you!! To the kids of RUMC for bringing the message at the 9am service yesterday. Here they are getting ready to perform. Photo Credit: April Patek
The 3 Simple Rules
1. Do no harm.
2. Do good. 
3. Stay in love with God. 

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