October 2014 Newsletter

The October Rosemount UMC Newsletter is online! Click here for more information about all the great things happening in our faith community this month:
Please also click here for additional info: Stewardship Letter 

This Week at a Glance, October 27-Nov 2

For exact locations, please see the monitor at the Welcome Desk upon arrival.
Monday, October 27
5:30pm Rosemount Readers
6:30pm Den 2 Pack 295
6:30pm Den 4 Pack 295
6:30pm Den 6 Pack 295
7:00pm Stamping Group
Tuesday, October 28
6:00am TMT (Tuesday Men Thing)
1:00pm Church Staff Meeting
5:30pm Baptism Quilters
6:30pm Den 1 Pack 293
Wednesday, October 29
7:00am District 196 Meeting
9:00am Piecemakers Quilting Group
9:15am Parents Morning Out
5:30pm KFC Choir
6:00pm Open Gym and Pizza
6:30pm Drive Worship
6:30pm Zone 56
6:30pm Club 78
6:30pm Chancel Bells Rehearsal
7:00pm Seek-Adult Small Group
7:00pm Children’s Church School
7:00pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal
7:30pm Rejoice NOW Team Rehearsal
7:30pm GET It! (Guy’s Evening Thing)
Thursday, October 30
1:00pm Book Discussion Group
6:00pm Cub Scouts Pack 295
6:30pm Allegro Choral Academy
6:30pm Den 5 Pack 295
7:00pm Climate Study Interest
Friday, October 31
7:30am Men’s Bible Study-Off Site at Ecumen Seasons in Apple Valley
9:30am London Bridge
Saturday, November 1
8:00am Basketball
6:15pm Family Life Center Set Up
Sunday, November 2
8:30am  Arise Worship Service
9:15am Sonbeams Choir Rehearsal
9:45am Rejoice Worship Service
9:45am Children’s Church School
11:00am The Gathering Worship Service
11:00am Children’s Church School
11:00am Open Hearts, Open Minds
1:00pm Moving Spirit Dance Ministry
2:00pm Run UMC, Lebanon Hills Park (Cliff Road Entrance)
4:00pm Basketball Capra
5:30pm Senior High Leader Prep
6:00pm High School Youth Group
Monday, November 3
9:00am UMW Soup Making
4:00pm Polling Place Set Up
6:30pm Den 7 Pack 293
7:00pm SPRC Team Meeting

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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Have questions or ideas regarding stewardship and fundraising? Contact…

One Thing

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This fall we will be 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. We have already kicked this off with our Operation Classroom school supplies drive in August, and we will continue throughout the year. 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.

September’s One Thing: Sweat pants & underwear for early elementary kids.

Let’s face it, sometimes accidents happen, especially when you’re young and school is new. A simple way to help out is by donating new or gently used sweat pants and new underwear for our local elementary school kids. 
Look for the 1 THING sign in the lobby to donate!

Urban Plunge Kicks off September 14!

2014 urban plunge logoThe Urban Plunge is our congregation’s initiative to serve our community. This year there are 18 projects from which to choose. Serve with your small group. Serve with your family. Invite a neighbor to serve with you. Served before? You may want to try a different project. Along with some familiar favorites, this year there are two new projects: Stacking & Seeding at Alimagnet park in which we partner with greatrivergreening.org to plant native plants. We’ve added a project to serve the food shelf in Farmington.

Every person in the congregation; children, youth and adults are all invited to participate!!! Our goal is to have 400+ people serving in hands-on ministry.

At Rosemount UMC our mission is: SEEK CHRIST. SERVE OTHERS. CELEBRATE! Through the Urban Plunge we see the face of Christ on those we serve and those with whom we serve. We serve our community and are blessed by the joy of service. We celebrate that every person can serve in some capacity … and that we’ll have a joyful time making new friends!

Questions about the Urban Plunge may be directed to Pastor Karen Bruins kbruins@rosemountumc.org (651) 423-2475.

Garden Sanctuary Paver Engraving

garden sanctuary brickWe’re excited to announce that we are again taking orders for brick engraving in the Garden Sanctuary. Engraving a brick is a special way to honor a loved one or memorialize an event or family member. The cost of engraving is $40/brick for up to 3 lines of text. Order forms are available in the lobby on the black tables. Thank you for your past and future support of the Garden Sanctuary project.

July 2013 Newsletter

Independence Day is this Thursday! While you’re taking the day off to enjoy sun, family, and friends, spend a few moments reading the new Rosemount UMC July 2013 Newsletter. Enjoy and have a safe and happy 4th of July!

July 2013 Newsletter


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