Rectortown United Methodist Church welcomed friends and families to our Annual Homecoming, the 242nd year of worship. Our own Pastor Jonathan Lamb, who has served RUMC since July 2022, spoke using a theme of butterflies to talk about change. He also thanked the Harringtons and the Muters for their efforts renovating the Social Hall presenting them with a small token of appreciation.
Karen Chase and guest, Brian Thomas, played music during the service. Afterwards we feasted on fried chicken along with potluck sides and desserts.
Many thanks to all who cleaned, decorated, and worked so hard, to make this day extra special. And much love and appreciation to everyone who celebrated the day with our church family!
Pastor Weedling, who has been appointed to the Rectortown-Middleburg Cooperative Parrish since July 2016, was our Homecoming speaker. He was the speaker at Homecoming 2016 so it was fitting he spoke again this year, bringing his tenure at RUMC to a close.
Our Church Historian, Diane Harrington, worked hard over the past two years to create a Time Capsule that was buried during our Homecoming Celebration this year. We plan to open it again at Homecoming in May of 2047! Thanks to everyone who contributed artifacts, photos, and stories to the time capsule.
Following the service and time capsule dedication, everyone enjoyed a delicious catered meal of fried chicken, ham, traditional side salads, and wonderful home made desserts. We were entertained by Hoot 'n Holler Band with lively country and bluegrass music.
Many thanks to all who worked tirelessly the months before, during and after, to make this day extra special and to everyone who donated to Kits for Conference and non perishable food items to support our local community. It was a truly meaningful celebration of family and friends of RUMC.
Pastor Weedling opened up Worship and Pastor Bill Wade (ret.) returned to deliver another lively sermon and was accompanied by his wife, Laura Ellen. Due to current Covid restrictions we weren’t able to have our usual excessive potluck lunch but we’re ready for it next year!
Many thanks to all who worked tirelessly the months before, during and after, to make this day extra special and to everyone who donated non perishable food items to support our local community. It was a truly meaningful celebration of family and friends of RUMC.