July 18: 1:00pm at the home of Dennis and Norma Lund (Lakeville)
July 31: 7:30pm at the home of Tammy Brollier (Farmington)
Aug 6: 7:30pm at the home of Kim and Jeff Walton (Farmington)
The 9TH ANNUAL ROSEMOUNT UMC G.O.L.F. CLASSIC Benefiting Carnivale! features four-person teams competing in a net Scramble format. This year’s Classic will be held at Rich Valley Golf Course in Rosemount. The Classic is open to all players of any ability with a “make-your-own-team” concept. That is, players may sign up as an entire team, any part of a team or as an individual and be placed on a team. A team handicap is then calculated with the team receiving 10% of the total.
Carnivale! is a free respite care program conducted six times annually by the Inclusion Team for families having children with developmental disabilities.
As we head toward the long holiday weekend, please take a moment to check out the July 2014 Newsletter!
Let’s get out and enjoy the summer! Sunday, June 8, join families at Camfield Park for a picnic to welcome summer. Then join us for fun at local parks throughout the season. Click the image to see the times and dates for fun-filled summer activities, and get to know other Rosemount UMC families. Hosted by Moms on Mondays small group.
The June edition of the Rosemount UMC Newsletter is published!
Women’s BWCA Canoe Trip: We had so much fun last year, we’re doing it again in 2014. Pastor Karen Bruins and Kathleen Nelson are putting together a BWCA trip for women ages 18+. We can take nine women (BWCA permits are limited in size). Dates: In the BWCA Thursday, July 17-Sunday July 20. Leave the Twin Cities late afternoon on the 16th and stay in Ely. We’ll be out on the water Thursday morning. Cost: Approximately $250. Costs include complete outfitting for the BWCA (tents, canoes, food, equipment, etc.) RSVP: Kathy Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org (612) 791-9497.
The beginning of a new month means a new crop of news and announcements from Rosemount UMC. Don’t miss all the great information about upcoming events!
And also don’t miss the special edition of the Rosemount UMC Newsletter introducing our newest pastoral staff member, Nate Larson!
It is the intention of Bishop Bruce Ough to assign Nathaniel (Nate) Larson full-time as a qualified lay-person to Rosemount United Methodist Church for the Farmington/Empire Outreach Effort (River Valley District), from pastoral service with another Christian denomination, effective June 15, 2014.
Acting on behalf of the congregation, the Staff Parish Relations Committee has unanimously confirmed the Bishop’s intention. Each church member’s supportive prayers and acts of kindness during the transition period will be greatly appreciated by all of the involved persons.
Nate is married to Brittany Larson. They are expecting their first baby fall 2014. Brittany is an Occupational Therapist and works in a clinic for children.
The Staff Parish Relations Committee interviewed Nate and found him to be warm and engaging, with a deep passion for making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
The Farmington/Empire outreach is being funded through a five-year grant through the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist. In addition to the grant, Nate will be receiving coaching with a coach who has a background in multi-site expansion/new faith community formation.
On March 2, 2014 Bishop Bruce Ough preached at our church and challenged us to begin this new outreach. Farmington and Empire have been areas of rapid population growth, with much growth still to come. Rosemount UMC will serve as the main campus, with a new worshipping community being brought to the Farmington/Empire area. Now that the minister has been identified, a ministry plan will begin to be developed with the hope of launching a public worship experience sometime in the fall of 2015.
Please pray for Nate and for Brittany as they make the transition to Minnesota. Pray for our congregation that we will boldly follow where the Holy Spirit leads. Most importantly, please pray for the residents of Farmington/Empire who do not have a church home, that through this new effort men and women, boys and girls, will come to know and experience the love and grace of God in Jesus Christ!
In Christ’s Service, The Rosemount UMC Staff Parish Relations Committee;
Dave Zimmer, Jeff Hegna, Ray Lockhart, Elizabeth Larsen, Tammy Brollier, Hallie Goetzke, Ryan Riley, Kerri Hall, Carol O’Neill, Tami Luckhardt, Pastor Paul Baudhuin and Pastor Karen Bruins
Matthew 28:19- Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
Despite the looming winter storm, it’s still April and time for the April 2014 Rosemount UMC Newsletter. Enjoy, and think warm thoughts!
In his sermon on March 2nd, Bishop Ough placed a vision before our congregation – to reach out to the new residents of Empire, Rosemount and Farmington. The Empire/Farmington area has quadrupled in size since 1995. Rosemount continues to have new construction to the east of Highway 3 and will continue to expand as development begins at a future date on the UMORE property.
Bishop Ough has challenged us to begin a new faith community to be held off site, in the area of such dramatic growth. This is called multi-site ministry.
On February 18th our District Superintendent Clay Oglesbee and the Director of Congregational Development, Dan Johnson, met with leaders of our congregation to cast the vision for this exciting ministry possibility. Leaders representing the Church Council, Staff Parish Relations Committee and the Discovering Tomorrow Team heard the vision, asked lots of good questions, prayed together and felt that they could affirm the vision.
Next steps in the process are…
What is being asked of us?
This is an exciting time in the life of Rosemount UMC! We are a vibrant community with a lot to offer and the Bishop has noticed that. He has discerned that God has challenging but also exciting things in store for us. So keep your questions coming, keep your prayers going, and let’s step out on to the waters of faith and see how far God can carry us!
Is the cold and monochromatic winter getting to you? Then check out the very colorful (and informative!) March 2014 Rosemount UMC Newsletter. Read about all the wonderful and warm things happening this month! There’s even some information looking forward to summer, so don’t miss out on looking ahead to all the great things to come.
Highlights this month:
… and much more!
March 2014 <— Click to read
In the event of inclement weather, Rosemount UMC follows recommendations for District 196 schools in regards to canceling or postponing activities. If the schools or after-school activities are canceled, activities at Rosemount UMC will be canceled as well. Please watch this space for more information for upcoming events and weather-related adjustments.
Feed My Starving Children is sponsoring a packing event February 3-8. It will be held at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church in Prior Lake. The goal is to pack over 3 million meals! 15,000 volunteers will be needed. Sign up with your family, your small group, your Scout troop etc.
For more information and to sign up:
Feed My Starving Children Mobilepack
Happy New Year!
Why not celebrate on January 1 by curling up with a cup of coffee or tea and the latest edition of the Rosemount UMC Newsletter? Find it here:
The December edition of the Rosemount UMC newsletter is live and ready to be read!
In this issue:
Check it out: December 2013
The Holiday Bazaar will be November 23, 9 am to 2 pm. Plan to do your Christmas shopping and to have our famous, delicious homemade soup lunch and a slice of homemade pie for dessert. Eleven bean soup or turkey rice soup is served with French bread and a beverage for $4.25, pie is $1.75. A refill of soup and bread is $2.50 and a grilled cheese sandwich is available for $1.50. Invite your friends and neighbors!
The church Youth Program will be in charge of the Children’s Christmas Store this year. Your generous donations make it possible for children to purchase gifts for their family by themselves. They are proud that they can pick out something for their loved ones. Donations are needed for all family members. Gifts for fathers and grandfathers are always needed. Please place the items (new or like new) in the donation center in the lobby. The Children’s Christmas store will be open from 9 am to 12 pm on November 23 in conjunction with the Bazaar.