March 2015 Newsletter

Enjoy the latest edition of the Rosemount UMC Newsletter for March!

One Thing

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We’re implementing a new way of reaching out to partner with God to heal God’s world through an initiative called One Thing. That is, every month we will focus One Thing that we can do meet a need out in the world. Every month there be One Thing that we will focus on as a congregation, and our hope is that in doing this, we can do that One Thing well.

March’s One Thing: March in Minnesota is Food Share month, so for our “1 Thing” this month we will be collecting food for local food shelves.  Bring your nonperishable items and drop them off in the 1 Thing baskets and we’ll get them to our local food shelves.

Look for the 1 THING sign in the lobby to donate!

This Week At A Glance March 23 to March 31

Monday, March 23
6:00pm Missions Team Meeting
7:00pm Finance Meeting
Tuesday, March 24
6:00am TMT (Tuesday Men’s Thing)
1:00pm Staff Meeting
6:00pm Basketball-Picone
 Wednesday, March 25
9:00am Piecemakers Quilting Group
9:15am Parents Morning Out
6:00 pm Seek Adult Small Group
6:30 pm Chancel Bells
7:00 pm The Gathering Rehearsal
7:00pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal
7:00 pm Church School
7:00 pm Zone 56
7:00 pm Club 78
7:30 pm Rejoice NOW! rehearsal
7:30 pm Men’s Wednesday Night Lenten Group
Thursday, March 26
1:00pm Book Discussion
Friday, March 27
7:30am Men’s Bible Study-Off Site at Ecumen Seasons in Apple Valley
Saturday, March 28
8:00am Basketball
Sunday, March 29
8:30am  Arise Worship Service, Sanctuary
8:30am Sunday Lenten Life Group
9:45am Church School, ages 3-4th Grade
9:45am Dave Kitchel’s Bible Study- Lenten Group
9:45am Rejoice Worship Service, Family Life Center
11:00am The Gathering Worship Service, Family Life Center
11:00am Church School, ages 3-4th Grade
5:30pm Sr High Youth Leader Prep
6:00pm Sr High Youth Group
Monday, March 30
 7:00 pm SPRC Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, March 31
6:15 am Tuesday’s Men’s Lenten Life Group
6:00pm Basketball – Picone

Splash! Conference: Energizing Your Children’s Ministry

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April 25, 2015 / 8:30am-4pm
Christian Educators Fellowship and the Minnesota Conference Faith Formation Action Team present this all-day event for featuring workshops, networking, lunch, and shopping opportunities for all those who work with children, youth and family ministry.
Conference brochure with workshop descriptions: Splash! 2015 Brochure
Register online: Splash! Registration
Registration cost: $35 (includes lunch). Childcare provided for $10 per child.
* Register 3 or more people and SAVE! Registration caps at $100 per church campus.*

Opening Mark Lenten study

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We will begin Opening Mark on January 11 and will continue through Easter Sunday. Beginning in Lent we will be offering some Adult Life Groups that will pick up the study from that point. These groups will begin sometime around February 22 and will focus on the given week’s readings as well as the sermon from that week. Be watching for details about those groups and how you might engage. We will also have a reading list throughout each week which will take you through every word of the Gospel of Mark. Pastor Paul will be blogging on each reading through the series. You can access and follow that blog by going to Pastor Paul’s Wednesday night class (Seek) will be looking at each week’s reading with particular focus on the coming Sunday’s text. Seek meets on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm in the conference room, and you are invited to join them whenever you can. Bookmarks with the reading schedule are available in the lobby at church, at the link below, and on the blog.

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Online shopping can benefit Rosemount UMC!

Rosemount UMC has partnered with the AmazonSmile program. Just visit our link: Rosemount UMC at AmazonSmile. Shop like you normally would, and a portion of your purchase will come back to the church. There are numerous other charity organizations you can choose from, too! Consider visiting our link: Rosemount UMC at AmazonSmile the next time you shop!

Replace & Repair Project

R&R logo 3photoOur building is again showing its age and has needs to Replace & Repair that exceed our annual operational budget. The Trustees have prioritized our “home improvement projects” as follows:

  1. Replace Our Roof. We are literally using buckets to control the leaks. We need to tear off and repair the flat roofs in the Education and Adult Wings. We also need to replace the skylights in those roofs. The bids we sought for the project are coming in at $160,000 plus a 10% tithe .
  2. Repair Our Parking Lots. The cracks and potholes are becoming safety hazards. We need to repair and sealcoat both the main (north) and back (south) lots. The bids for this project are coming in at $40,000 plus a 10% tithe.
  3. Replace Our Windows. They’re letting in cold air that’s increasing our heating costs. We need to replace the courtyard windows and the Sanctuary’s east window. Bids for this project are coming in at $35,000 plus a 10% tithe.
  4. Future Projects: Remodel Adult Wing Bathrooms and complete Sanctuary Lighting. We have not yet sought bids on these projects, and we’ll update the congregation next year.

Recognizing the urgency to take care of our church home, the Church Council has approved raising money through special offerings and tackling each project one-at-a-time as the funds are raised.

Ready to Help? Take the $1-a-day challenge.

$1 a day logo copyDid you know that if 500 people gave $1 a day for a year, we’d raise the roof… er… pay for a new one? And the sooner we raise the funds, the sooner we can move on to the other priority projects.

So starting in September, we are asking everyone to begin participating in the R&R Special Offering by committing a dollar a day—or another amount that you prayerfully, cheerfully, and generously decide to give. For electronic givers, a form will be available to update your EFT amounts. For paper givers, mark your envelopes or checks “R&R.” For those with debit cards, we’ll be trying out a new iPad kiosk in the lobby.

We’ll celebrate every achieved goal and move on to the next. Together, we can tackle these projects!!!

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Rosemount, MN 55068

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