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
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Courtney Harrington has been a part of Rectortown UMC since she was a small child. She attends Mountainside Montessori School. On MLK Day she chose RUMC to benefit from some community service. She cleaned out several closets, fixed some doors, stored the Advent banners, and cleaned out the furnace room. Thanks Courtney!! The future of the Church is strong in you! See the Photo Gallery for some pics of her hard work!!
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On 6 January 2018, 20 hearty souls ventured out in single digit temperature to "undecorate" the Christmas Tree and Sanctuary. Although plans included undecorating the new Community Christmas Tree, taking down the Nativity scene and Menorah, many of the items were frozen in, so that job will have to wait till things thaw out a bit. The Fellowship Chairperson surprised us all with hot sausage gravy, hot biscuits, bagels and spread, juice and coffee. A very welcome start to the morni
This year the "younger crowd" out paced us old folks and took the lead on removing the tree decorations, taking down the greens and various nativity scenes and banners. I guess the surprise breakfast gave us all extra energy, as the upstairs storage area was completely cleaned out, excess/old items disposed of and everything is now neatly stored awaiting next years season. The "big" tree was disassembled, bagged and moved to the White House along with the Advent Candle Stand. Good job to all.
Then, as there was still energy left, carpets were vacuumed, floors swept, pews Bibles and Hymnals straightened, altar area placed in order, communion cloths and paraments put on and the social hall cleaned. The Trustees also put some videos on the new "Smart TVs" to demonstrate some of the expanded audio video capabilities now available. The crowd included; Eileen Miller, Muggie Grice, Judy Scheuble, Larry Scheuble, Laura Symanski, Yvie Frazier, the Pisarcik family (Ben, Yeshi, Joseph and McKensie), the Harrington family (Jim, Diane, Courtney and Ericka - Rachael was doing school work), Kris and Parker Hylton, Nancy Brady, Tommy Ann Kilpatrick, Jimmy Willis and Pastor Steve Weedling.
Thanks to all for taking the time to "undecorate", clean and prepare our Church for the New Year! God Bless you, everyone.
Lay Leader, RUMC
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