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Rochester United Methodist Church

217-498-7179
    
P.O. Box 467
555 South Walnut

Rochester, IL  62563
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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 14, 2017:

Happening this week at RUMC

Tuesday, August 15
NO Bible Study - resumes August 29


Wednesday, August 16
7-10:30 am Gym Walkers
9 am Seniorcise 

Thursday, August 17
8:30pm Adult Volleyball

Friday, August 18
7-10:30am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Saturday, August 19

Sunday, August 20
9am Worship & Recognition of RFPD
10am Adult Sunday School
11am Worship & Dedication of Bell

Monday, August 21
7-10:30am Gym Walkers
9am Seniorcise

Looking Ahead…

August 20 @ 11am—Dedication of Bell

August 20 @ 9am—Recognition of Rochester Fire Department

August 27—Blessing of Backpacks, Students & Teachers

September 20—Kids ROC begins!

October 8one service at 10am - Burning of Mortgage for our Roof, Rev. Sylvester Weatherall, our District Superintendent, will be preaching.

School Supplies!! We are collecting School Supplies! We are asking for boxes of 24 crayons, round tip scissors, spiral notebooks(150 pages or less), pencils, pencil erasers (2” or larger), pencil sharpeners, folders, size 12 hearing aid batteries, and most importantly KLEENEX boxes. These are due by August 27!!!

Teacher Workshop
All volunteers who wish to helpo with kids Sunday School or Kids ROC are invited to a workshop at 10am on August 27. Contact April Patk for more information. 

Kids ROC
Save the date! Kids ROC begins on Wednesday, September 20! The time is 3:30—5 pm.

Tuesday Bible Study
Our group will resume August 29! The new 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
We need a coordinator by August 15! Without someone to coordinate volunteers and meals the fall session will not happen. For more information contact the office.

Ways you can serve...
Our current needs include:
—someone to organize Trunk or Treat
—someone to organize our Wednesday evening WOW meals
—someone to organize our Fall Bon Fire
—volunteers to assist with Kids ROC
 
We have specific information available for these events which will help in organizing them. If you don’t want to do it by yourself, recruit a friend to help!

Missions:

Our Agust Alms will go to Sojourn Shelter & Services.

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.


 www.umcmicrofinance.org

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

Picture of the week: 
A new table and chairs for our Toddle Room were recently purchased in memory of Peg Cordell. 

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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