December 2014 Newsletter

Welcome to the Advent Season … the season of waiting …
And while you’re waiting, check out the latest edition of the Rosemount UMC Newsletter! Great info this month, including:
  • Information about our many and varied Advent Season services
  • Don’t miss our All-Church Advent Worship Service, “O Day of Peace”, on December 13 and 14 in the Family Life Center
  • More news on the breakthrough prayer initiative starting in the new year
  • What’s our 1 Thing this month? (hint: look for the manger in the lobby to leave your donations!)
  • Updates on many fun events for Children’s Ministries and Youth Ministries
… and so much more!

Holiday 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!

This Week at a Glance, December 15 – 23

For exact locations, please see the monitor at the Welcome Desk upon arrival.
Monday, December 15
9:00am GDK Gingerbread House Event
6:00pm Den 1 Pack 295
6:00pm Missions Team Meeting
6:30pm Den 7 Pack 295
7:00pm Finance Team Meeting
Tuesday, December 16
6:00am TMT (Tuesday Men Thing)
1:00pm Church Staff Meeting
5:30pm Baptism Quilters
6:00pm Basketball-Picone
7:00pm Marriage Counseling
Wednesday, December 17
9:00am Piecemaker’s Quilting Group
9:15am Parent’s Morning Out
5:30pm KFC Choir Rehearsal
6:00pm Open Gym & Pizza
6:30pm Drive Worship and Talent Show
6:30pm Zone 56
6:30pm Club 78
6:30pm Chancel Bells
7:00pm Seek Bible Study
7:00pm Children’s Church School
7:00pm Rejoice NOW Music Team
7:00pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal
7:30pm GET It! (Guy’s Evening Thing)
Thursday, December 18
1:00pm Book Discussion
6:00pm Den 3 Pack 295
6:30pm BS Troop 295
7:00pm Pack 295 Committee Meeting
Friday, December 19
7:30am Men’s Bible Study-Off Site at Ecumen Seasons in Apple Valley
6:15pm River City Rhythm
Saturday, December 20
8:00am Basketball
3:30pm Family Life Center Set Up
7:00pm An Early Christmas: Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 21
8:30am  Arise Worship  Service
9:45am Dave Kitchel’s Bible Study
9:45am Children’s Church School
9:45am Explore Rosemount UMC Class
9:45am Rejoice Worship Service
11:00am The Gathering Worship Service
11:00am Children’s Church School
11:00am Explore Rosemount UMC Class
11:00am Open Minds, Open Hearts
6:00pm High School Youth Group
Monday, December 22
9:30am Moms on Mondays
6:30pm Den 2 Pack 295
6:30pm Den 4 Pack 295
6:30pm Den 6 Pack 295
6:30pm Den 7 Pack 293

This Week at a Glance, November 24-Dec 1

For exact locations, please see the monitor at the Welcome Desk upon arrival.
Monday, November 24
9:30am Moms on Mondays
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 Team Meeting
Tuesday, November 25
6:00am TMT (Tuesday Men Thing)
1:00pm Church Staff Meeting
3:15pm RHS Basketball
6:00pm Basketball, Picone
6:30pm Inclusion Team
6:30pm Tiger Den 4 Pack 293
Wednesday, November 26
7:00pm Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service
7:30pm GET It! (Guy’s Evening Thing)
Thursday, November 27
Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 28
7:30am Men’s Bible Study-Off Site at Ecumen Seasons in Apple Valley
Saturday, November 29
8:00am Basketball
3:00pm Wedding
3:30pm Family Life Center Set Up
5:30pm Advent Decorating
Sunday, November 30
8:30am  Arise Worship Service
9:45am Rejoice Worship Service
11:00am The Gathering Worship Service
11:00am Open Hearts, Open Minds
1:00pm Moving Spirit Dance Ministry
4:00pm Basketball Capra
Monday, December 1
6:30pm Den 7 Pack 293
6:30pm Den 7 Pack 295
7:00pm Church Council 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!!!

Have questions about the projects? Contact…

Have questions about church finances? Contact…

Have questions or ideas regarding stewardship and fundraising? Contact…

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.

December’s One Thing: Baby Items: Formula, blankets and diapers for the Rosemount Family Resource Center.

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

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14770 Canada Avenue West
Rosemount, MN 55068


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