RUMC Mission Statement- In January 2018 RUMC held it's strategic planning session. Upon completion of the SWOT (Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis, one opportunity goal was to create hats and T-shirts to identify us as RUMC and share our mission. Our mission statement is, Being Servants of God Through Prayer, Action and Love. The basic acronym for the hats and T's will be RUMC PALS. As we speak to others, we would describe our service with examples like;
- Prayer, we are a group of prayer warriors, sharing joys, concerns and other prayer requests at Sunday morning worship and other meetings. Publishing those and other concerns through email and other communications. Praying together, for Gods guidance, direction, healing and blessings.
- Action, monthly, our first order of business in the Admin Council is to distribute 10% of our monthly income to those in need. Supporting "Back Pack for kids" providing lunches and weekend meals; discretionary funds for immediate needs of those in and around our community; Christmas Angel gifts for families in need, and other second mile giving throughout the year.
- and Love, welcoming those that enter our doors, our community and personal lives. Reaching out to those in the hospital, shut ins, sending cards and notes on special occasions and taking action expressing our Christian beliefs.
- thru Service, each of the above are actionable activities/methods to serve our brothers and sisters daily in our homes, on the street, in our church and even those unknown/unseen.
What we would like from you. The attached logos are our first cut at taking action on one of our strategic goals. We would like to get your comments, your choice of a logo or a new logo you may feel is more descriptive. The logos are numbered 1 - 6, so you can select one, comment or send a preferred logo you may have. Please return/forward your comments/choices to our Church Secretary, Vicki Willis at "email@example.com", or place them in the offering plate on Sunday morning. We would like your input by 31 July, so we may share your thoughts with the Admin Council.
Thanks for your consideration and support,
Grace and peace to you in the name of our risen Lord, Jesus Christ! Welcome to Rectortown United Methodist Church! I hope you enjoy your worship experience with us! I am Pastor Steve Weedling, and I want you to know that I am here to serve you.
My call in ministry is to be open, inviting, and inclusive to all who seek a relationship with God and with others, remembering always that relationships do not grow in isolation, but in community. I believe that for relationships to truly flourish there must be trust; and that trust doesn’t just happen, but grows from both the knowledge and the experience of the ‘other’ – whether that ‘other’ is person, or God. I am committed to providing a safe environment for all people, as together we engage in meaningful worship, prayer, the study of scripture, and mission. In all of these ways our faith grows, and we - and the world around us - are transformed.
I am grateful to God for this opportunity to share our faith journeys with one another! And, I am excited by the possibilities and the wonders that will be revealed as God calls us and leads us into tomorrow!
Please feel free to contact me with any thoughts, questions, or prayer requests you may have; or, just to talk story with one another!
Office: (540) 364-1186
Cell: (434) 709-2654
This week, Gibson Water and Sewer reworked the parking areas around the church. Prayerfully, these changes and improvements will add spaces and keep core parking areas accessible during wet periods.
The Trustees, working with Jeff Symanski, Commercial Tool and Die, Inc, completed this important project. The window well covers are needed to prevent water from flooding the basement rooms, and to keep people and critters from falling in. The previous covers were made by Jess Lowry, years ago, and served the purpose well.
The Outreach Committee, with great support from you all, has completed the first of several new Banners for display.
This and coming banners will be focused getting our mission and vision statements out to all. Prayer, Action and Love thru Service (PALS) has been approved thru the Administrative Council and is one of our objectives from the 2018 Strategic Planning session in February.
The first banner as shown in this photo is now hanging in the sanctuary. As we move to complete the rest of the banners, more help will be needed, so let Linda Daniels know if you are interested in being engaged!
Time to collect school supplies to support Claude Thompson Elementary.
It is time to begin collecting school supplies for this fall. Linda Daniels has created the list of items that are being requested. The intent is not for every person to purchase all of the items on the list, but to select an item (or more) and purchase some of those items. Items need to be turned in by August 12, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Daniels for additional information. Thanks in Advance for your second mile giving :-)
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