April 2014 Newsletter

Despite the looming winter storm, it’s still April and time for the April 2014 Rosemount UMC Newsletter. Enjoy, and think warm thoughts!

 

April 2014 



Bishop Ough’s Challenge to the people of Rosemount UMC

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… 

  • Sunday, March 23rd: A congregational presentation by our District Superintendent and the Director of Congregational Ministry. Clay and Dan will present on what multi-site ministry is, and why this congregation is being asked to consider it.  They will outline next steps and a timeline. They will speak during worship and will host a Question/Answer session in the chapel after each service.
  • The Bishop will appoint an additional clergy person to Rosemount UMC. Their primary responsibility will be outreach to these new geographical areas. The Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church will pick up the salary and benefits of the new pastor. Rosemount UMC will receive financial support, coaching and training for a five-year period. A team from Rosemount UMC will be created to guide and shape the vision.

 

What is being asked of us?

  • Pray.  Pray for God’s will to be revealed to us. Pray for leaders who are exploring this possibility. Pray for the pastor who will be brought onto our staff. Pray that we will have evangelistic hearts to share the good news of Christ. Most importantly, pray for the new residents who are coming to our area. At several points along the way, we will be called to affirm that God is or is not calling us to take the next step.
  •  Watch and listen for lots of communication and news as things unfold.
  • Ask questions.  Talk to anyone on the Church Council or Staff Parish Relations Committee. Talk to staff members. Things are still developing so not every question will be able to be answered today, but will be able to be answered down the road.

 

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!

 

 



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This Week at a Glance, April 21-28

To learn more about the events listed below, please click on the orange links. You can also view an expanded calendar by clicking HERE, or by clicking the orange Online Calendar icon at the right side of the page under Important Links.

 

Monday, April 21
6:30pm Den 6 Pack 295, Fellowship Hall
7:00pm Finance Team Meeting

 

Tuesday, April 22
6:00am TMT (Tuesday Men Thing), D120
1:00pm Church Staff Meeting, Conference Room
6:00pm  Basketball, Picone, Family Life Center
6:30pm Den 9 Pack 293, Studio
6:30pm Den 5 Pack 293, D121-14
6:30pm Worship Team Meeting, Conference Room
6:30pm Adult Life Meeting
7:00pm Boy Scout Troop 270, Attic

 

Wednesday, April 23
9:15am Parent’s Morning Out (PMO), Nursery
11:00am -1:00pm 47th Annual Salad Luncheon
5:45pm KFC Middle School Choir, Choir Room
6:30pm DRIVE Worship, Sanctuary
6:30pm Chancel Bell Rehearsal, D125
6:30pm Club 78, Attic
6:30pm Zone 56, Studio
7:00pm Children’s Church School, Discovery Avenue
7:00pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
7:15pm The Gathering Team Rehearsal, Sanctuary
7:30pm Rejoice Team Rehearsal, Family Life Center
7:30pm GET It! (Guy’s Evening Thing), D120

 
Thursday, April 24
6:00am Bagel Boys, Bruegger’s Bagels, Cliff Road in Eagan
1:00pm Book Study, Conference Room
6:00pm Den 2 Pack 295, Studio
7:00pm Den 5 Pack 295, Studio
7:00pm Pack 295 Committee Meeting, D121-24

 

Friday, April 25
Church Office Closed
7:30am Men’s Bible Study, The Seasons, Apple Valley
5:00pm GDK Pajama Night

 

Saturday, April 26
8:00am Basketball, Family Life Center
10:00am Pottery Event, Fellowship Hall
1:30pm Reach. Renew. Rejoice., Fellowship Hall
3:30pm Family Life Center Set Up
7:00pm Bells of the Bluff Handbell Concert, Sanctuary

 

Sunday, April 27
8:30 am Arise Worship Service, Sanctuary
9:15am Sonbeams/ROCKstars Choir Rehearsal, E141
9:45am Rejoice Worship Service, Family Life Center
9:45am Children’s Church School, Discovery Avenue
9:45am Adult Bible Study, Conference Room
9:45am Contemporary Issues Class, D121
9:45am Covenant Class, Chapel
11:00am The Gathering Worship Service, Sanctuary
11:00am Children’s Church School
1:00pm Lily Masova Piano Recital, Sanctuary
4:00pm Basketball, Capra, FLC
6:00pm Spring into Summer, Dinner and Pie Auction

 

Monday, April 28
9:30am Moms on Mondays, D120
5:30pm Rosemount Readers, D120
6:30pm Den 4 Pack 295, Studio
6:30pm Den 6 Pack 295, Fellowship Hall
7:00pm Stamping Small Group, D121-24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



This Week at a Glance, April 7-14, 2014

To learn more about the events listed below, please click on the orange links. You can also view an expanded calendar by clicking HERE, or by clicking the orange Online Calendar icon at the right side of the page under Important Links.

 

Monday, April 7
9:00am Kitchen Cleaning, Kitchen
6:30pm The Jesus Creed (Lori Maser), D120
6:30pm Den 7 Pack 293, Studio

 

 

Tuesday, April 8
6:00am TMT (Tuesday Men Thing), D120
1:00pm Church Staff Meeting, Conference Room
6:00pm  Basketball, Picone, Family Life Cente
6:00pm NOOMA Night, Attic
6:30pm Den 1 Pack 293, Studio
6:30pm General Disabilities Parents’ Network, Choir Room
6:30pm Taize Worship, Sanctuary

 

Wednesday, April 9
9:00am Piecemakers Quilting Group
9:15am Parent’s Morning Out (PMO), Nursery
2:00pm  The Jesus Creed (Crawford), Offsite
5:45pm KFC Middle School Choir, Choir Room
6:30pm DRIVE Worship, Sanctuary
6:30pm Chancel Bell Rehearsal, D125
6:30pm Club 78, Attic
6:30pm Zone 56, Studio
7:00pm Children’s Church School, Discovery Avenue
7:00pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Choir Room
7:00pm The Jesus Creed (Baudhuin), Conference Room
7:15pm The Gathering Team Rehearsal, Sanctuary
7:30pm Rejoice Team Rehearsal, Family Life Center
7:30pm GET It! (Guy’s Evening Thing), D120

 
Thursday, April 10
6:00am Bagel Boys, Bruegger’s Bagels, Cliff Road in Eagan
1:00pm The Jesus Creed (Morey), Conference Room
6:00pm BS Troop 295, Attic
6:00pm Den 2 Pack 295, Studio
6:30pm Allegro Choral Academy, Sanctuary, Choir Room, D124
7:00pm The Jesus Creed (Dibley, Cossette, Luckhardt) D120
7:00pm Den 5 Pack 295, Studio

 
Friday, April 11
Church Office Closed
7:30am Men’s Bible Study, The Seasons, Apple Valley
9:30am London Bridge- Two Year Old Class
5:00pm Parent’s Night Out
5:00pm Quilting Group, Fellowship Hall
6:00pm GS 53574, Studio

 

Saturday, April 12
8:00am Basketball, Family Life Center
9:00am BS 270, D121-24
10:30am Children’s Easter Celebration, Fellowship Hall & Family Life Center
3:30pm Family Life Center Set Up

 

Sunday, April 13-Palm Sunday
8:30 am Arise Worship Service, Sanctuary
9:15am Sonbeams/ROCKstars Choir Rehearsal, E141
9:45am Rejoice Worship Service, Family Life Center
9:45am Children’s Church School, Discovery Avenue
9:45am Adult Bible Study, Conference Room
9:45am Contemporary Issues Class, D121
9:45am Explore! Rosemount UMC, Chapel
11:00am The Gathering Worship Service, Sanctuary
11:00am The Jesus Creed (Maser), D120
11:00am Children’s Church School
11:00am Explore! Rosemount UMC, Chapel
1:00pm Moving Spirit Dance Ministry, Sanctuary, Family Life Center
1:00pm The Jesus Creed (Schletz), D120
1:00pm Confirmation Orientation, Attic
2:30pm GS 16836, D121-24
4:00pm Basketball, Capra, FLC
4:00pm Simpson Shelter Food Prep, Kitchen
6:00pm Senior High Youth Group, Attic
6:30pm  The Jesus Creed (Bruins) Offsite
6:30pm Pack 295 Committee Meeting, D121-24
8:00pm Senior Class Meeting, Attic

 

Monday, April 14
9:30am Mom’s on Mondays, D120
6:30pm The Jesus Creed (Lori Maser), D120
6:30pm Den 6 Pack 295, Fellowship Hall
7:00pm Trustees
7:00pm Children’s Council Team Meeting, E142

 

 

 

 

 

 



March 2014 Newsletter

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:

  • Season of Lent – The Jesus Creed
  • Information on a Lenten Retreat on April 5
  • Plans for Jamaica Mission trip
  • Children’s Ministries Lenten (and summer!) activities
  • Youth Ministries mission trip info
  • One Great Hour of Sharing

… and much more!

March 2014 <— Click to read



February 2014 Newsletter

The February 2014 edition of the Rosemount UMC Newsletter is live and ready to be read! Look inside to find great information on our upcoming Lenten series, Chili Fest, new happenings in Children and Youth Ministries, and lots of new information on Missions inside and outside of Rosemount, and a lot more!

Click to read –> February 2014



Activities During Inclement Weather

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 Mobile Packing Event

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

 

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January 2014 Newsletter

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:

January 2014



This Week at a Glance, Dec 29 – Jan 5

To learn more about the events listed below, please click on the orange links. You can also view an expanded calendar by clicking HERE, or by clicking the orange Online Calendar icon at the right side of the page under Important Links.

 

Monday, December 30

 
Tuesday, December 31
6:00 am Tuesday Men’s Thing (TMT), D120
12:00pm Church office closes at noon- For giving to appear on your 2013 statement, it must be received in the office by noon today or postmarked by December 31, 2013.

 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Happy New Year!
Church Office is closed

 

 

Thursday, January 2
6:00am Bagel Boys, Bruegger’s Bagels, Cliff Road in Eagan
9:00am Organist Rehearsal, Sanctuary
1:00pm Book Study, Conference Room
6:00pm Boy Scout  Troop #295, Family Life Center
6:00pm Disciple Bible Study, Conference Room
7:00pm Prayer Shawl Ministry, D125

 
Friday, January 3
Church Office Closed
7:30am Men’s Bible Study, The Seasons, Apple Valley
5:00pm Quilter’s Group, Fellowship Hall
5:30pmpm Girl Scouts #53577, Studio

 

Saturday, January 4
8:00am Basketball, Family Life Center

 

Sunday, January 5
8:30 am Arise Worship Service, Sanctuary
9:15am Sonbeams/ROCKstars Choir Rehearsal, E141
9:45am Rejoice Worship Service, Family Life Center
9:45am Children’s Church School, Discovery Avenue
9:45am Adult Bible Study, Conference Room
9:45am Contemporary Issues Class, D121
11:00am The Gathering Worship Service, Sanctuary
11:00am Children’s Church School
4:00pm Basketball, Capra
6:00pm Senior High Youth Group
7:00pm Venture Crew, Studio



This Week at a Glance, December 23 – December 29

To learn more about the events listed below, please click on the orange links. You can also view an expanded calendar by clicking HERE, or by clicking the orange Online Calendar icon at the right side of the page under Important Links.

 

Monday, December 23
6:30pm Den 4 Pack 295, Studio
6:30pm Den 6 Pack 295, Fellowship Hall
7:00pm Stamping Group, D121-24

 

Tuesday, December 24
6:00 am Tuesday Men’s Thing (TMT), D120
12:00pm Church office closes at noon
1:00pm Communion, Candles and Carols in the Sanctuary
4:00pm Family Friendly Worship in the Family Life Center
7:00pm Contemporary Carols and Candles in the Family Life Center
8:30pm Carols and Candles in the Sanctuary
10:00pm Carols and Candles in the Sanctuary

 

Wednesday, December 25
Merry Christmas, He is born!

Church Office is closed

 

Thursday, December 26
Church office is closed.
6:00am Bagel Boys, Bruegger’s Bagels, Cliff Road in Eagan
9:00am Organist Rehearsal, Sanctuary
1:00pm Book Study, Conference Room
6:00pm Boy Scout  Troop #295, Attic
6:00pm Cub Scout Den 2 Pack #295, Studio
6:00pm Disciple Bible Study, Conference Room

 
Friday, December 27
Church Office Closed
7:30am Men’s Bible Study, The Seasons, Apple Valley
6:00pm Cub Scout Pack 295, Attic

 

Saturday, December 28
8:00am Basketball, Family Life Center

 

Sunday, December 29
8:30 am Arise Worship Service, Sanctuary
9:45am Rejoice Worship Service, Family Life Center
9:45am Adult Bible Study, Conference Room
9:45am Contemporary Issues Class, D121
11:00am The Gathering Worship Service, Sanctuary



December Rosemount UMC Newsletter

The December edition of the Rosemount UMC newsletter is live and ready to be read!

In this issue:

  • Advent worship schedule, including special services like The Longest Night, Bluegrass Christmas, and Christmas Eve services
  • Information on “He’s Got The World” Christmas Program
  • Children and Youth Advent activities: Night in Bethlehem, Christmas Talent Show, and more!

Check it out: December 2013

 



2013 Holiday Bazaar this Saturday, November 23

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!

holiday bazaar sign copyThe 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.



2014 Time and Talents

Hello!  My name is Tami Luckhardt.  I am the Minister of Administration at Rosemount UMC. I’d like to speak to you about sharing your time and talents.  I was originally scheduled to speak to you in September but as fall ministries got started and time sensitive events were scheduled, my time with you was re-scheduled… a couple of times.  But as it always is with God, His timing is perfect.  You see, since the middle of August I have been thinking about what I could say to you to inspire you to want share your time and talents.  And I needed until yesterday to figure it out!

 

But I believe that now is God’s perfect timing.

 

Perfect timing because, as you know,  we are in the middle of our Giving Campaign; a time when we are asked to prayerfully pledge to financially support the ministries of our church.  But in addition to pledging our financial support, we have the opportunity to pledge our support with our time and talents.  After all, our membership vows say that we will support Rosemount UMC with our “prayers, presence, gifts, service AND witness.”  God calls us to generously pour out all that we have AND all that we are as our offering to Him.

 

Perfect timing because we are entering the season of giving thanks.  And who can think of Thanksgiving without thinking of the feast?  THE FEAST!  The turkey, the sweet potatoes, the mashed potatoes, the green beans, the cranberry sauce, the rolls, the pies, …. the shopping, the housework, the dishes … ugh, I’m getting stressed out just thinking about it.  If you’ve ever hosted the feast, you know it’s a pretty big undertaking.  And, hopefully, you also know the joy when someone ask, “What can I bring?”  AH!!!  What a lovely thought; everyone bringing their best to the table.  A smorgasbord of the best!  The most savory turkey, the sweetest cranberry dressing, the softest rolls, the most delicious stuffing, delectable pies…. well, you get my drift!

 

And so it is with the ministries of the church.  When everyone offers some of their time and talents, we have a smorgasbord of the best. That is pleasing to God!  Preaching and exhortation is an important part of every worship but it’s not all there is. Can you imagine if we all had the gift of preaching?  No greeters or welcome desk hosts, no parking assistants, no singers, no ushers, no sound techs, no communion servers, no rooms set up, no bathrooms cleaned, no teachers, no COFFEE!  That would not be a very attractive or successful worship service.  (No offense to my pastor friends!)

 

Will you take a look at this 2014 Time and Talent Survey?.  Here you can find many of the ways in which you can share your time and talents. If you are currently serving, I thank you!  If you are not, maybe today will be the start of something new.  Either way, will you take a few minutes today and pray about how God is calling you to share your gift of time with Rosemount UMC?  Then fill out the brochure and return it to the table in the lobby or mail it to the church along with your financial pledge card by November 24?  Oh, and just because you check an interest area, does not mean that you are “signed up”. Our ministry leaders will be in contact with you to talk about how and when you might like to serve.

 

Will you ask, “What can I bring?”  It’s food for thought, don’t you think?



November Newsletter

Rosemount UMC’s November Newsletter is published and ready for your perusal. Features this month:

  • Stewardship Campaign: “All that I am … all that I have, generously poured out as an offering to God.”
  • Growing the culture of prayer
  • Sign up for Directory Portraits
  • Lots of news from Children’s and Youth Ministries
  • Urban Plunge update
  • Holiday Bazaar info
  • and much, much more!

 

Click to read: November 2013

 



Taize Worship at Rosemount UMC

Taize 2013 imageTaize Worship: Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30 pm – Rosemount UMC is hosting an ecumenical Taize Worship service. The service itself is about 40 minutes long and includes music, scripture, intercessory prayer and silent meditation. A few words sung over and over again to create an atmosphere of meditative prayer, allowing an encounter with the mystery of God through the beauty of simplicity. Please join us for a meditative prayer service of that has its roots originating in the Taize community of France.



2013 Holiday Bazaar

holiday bazaar sign copyThe 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.

Plan to make the Holiday Bazaar a success by donating your crafts or needlework; soup ingredients (whole turkeys, bone in ham, Hunts tomato sauce, carrots, celery and onions); items for the Bake Shop, pie for lunch, and homemade cinnamon rolls are requested for the Coffee Shop. Your time and service are needed: Thursday and Friday morning to set up tables; Friday to make the soup, prepare the dining and craft areas and Saturday to cashier, help serve the soup, serve in the dining area, run the dishwasher, take down tables and clean up. Volunteer sign up will be on the Serve Table in the lobby starting Sunday, October 27.

Tables to sell your craft or special merchandise are available to rent. Please contact Sandy Elliott, (651) 322-7422 to receive an application. Applications are also at the Welcome Desk. Reservations should be in by November 1st.



Urban Plunge

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Rosemount Town Pages did a great article on Urban Plunge! Click here to read:
Rosemount Town Pages article Urban Plunge

URBAN PLUNGE is our annual plunge into service to the community. Our church mission statement says, “Seek Christ. Serve Others. Celebrate!” The URBAN PLUNGE is just one of the ways our congregation serves.

This year there are over 19 service projects from which to choose. The projects are spread out over September –November. URBAN PLUNGE is a great opportunity to sample some of our on-going mission projects and see if it’s a place you’d like to plug in on a regular basis. Sign up as an individual, a family or a small group. Invite your friends and neighbors to join you!

For the full menu of Urban Plunge opportunities: 2013 Urban Plunge Sites and Leaders (1)<— Updated 9/24/13.

Click the banner above for registration.



October 2013 Newsletter

October’s newsletter is ready and waiting! Features this month:

  • World Communion Sunday
  • Inclusion Sunday
  • Honoring Choices event
  • Urban Plunge
  • Updates on Childrens and Youth Ministries
  • … and more!

 

Click the link to find out what’s happening this October at Rosemount UMC: October 2013