|Rootstown United Methodist Church||
BIG CELEBRATION COMING!
This September we have a big weekend planned! It will be a celebration of our 200 years, but also a big outreach to the community. Therefore, we will need many people to help, whether all day or in shifts. There will be things to do inside and outside. On Saturday September 12, we will have our
HERITAGE FESTIVAL from 11 am to 4 pm. The festival will have:
Local Business Vendors
Inside displays of the church groups and ministeries
Call Amanda with any questions and contact Tammy Taubler if you'd like a booth/tent for your business!
Sunday September 13 - Pastor Recognition
10:45 am during out worship service, we will be honoring past and present pastors. After church, at noon, we will have our Church Potluck Picnic. Everyone is encouraged to stay and visit with pastors and one another. We ask that you bring a dish to share.
At the Fair!
We will have a booth inside the Antique Building at the Portage County Randolph Fair showing our church ministries and celebrating our 200 years. Be sure to take a look!
Our church family cookbook is in the works! We have received many good recipes and no longer need any more. However, some recipes turned in do not have a name -- please check the folder in the foyer to see if it could be yours. Thank you for your contributions!
VBS was a BIG HIT!
Vacation Bible School (VBS) was a big hit! We had 74 kids total and 16 did not claim a home church. We're glad we could show them Jesus, as that might be all they know! Our money collected was tied in to a competition with boys and girls (girls won) and we owe a big THANKS to Lauren Cash and Issac Carson for being good sports to let the kids slime them! However, as we point out to the kids, the true winners are the people that are helped by the money coming in. This year it went through United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to the people affected by the 2 spring earthquakes in Nepal. Total raised was $272.52! Many thanks to all who helped during the week, before it began, followed up afterwards, and those that contributed monies for the activities. The kids had a good time and it was a great outreach!
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Haven of Rest
Help us serve the second Sunday of each month. Haven of Rest feeds the homeless or those in need. We go and help serve their food. You can sign up for any month and will be given a reminder. We need 5-6 people at a time. Please sign up in the foyer (must be over age 16).
Men's Breakfast Weekly
On Tuesdays, 9 am at Brimfield Steakhouse. Head towards the last table for good food and fellowship!
Sunday Mornings at the Movies!
Bring your kids K-5th grade to a fun time on Sunday mornings! There will be popcorn, movies and fun! This is one easy way for you to make sure your children are learning about Jesus! Bring your friends!
Spring Pennies Added Up!
Thanks for all your spring pennies! We were able to send $600 to Jonathan Naylor,one of our former Pastor's son. He will be taking his Cardington youth group to Chicago on a mission trip and the money helps! Thanks again!
Summer pennies go to the air conditioning put into the older part of our building. This has made those rooms much more comfortable for those in the fellowship hall, offices and more! Bring them in!
Teaching Kids to Care
One way we show our kids how to care about others is our collection of pennies. We collect every quarter and tell the kids where the pennies are going. Some are places far away, some near, sometimes they are for church or parsonage needs. Either way, it's showing them that even a little bit of money can add up and be used to help others. God blesses us so we can help others!
Sign up on the sheet in the foyer pledging to thoroughly clean and/or repair a room in our church this summer. That way, when we invite the community in for our Bicentennial Celebration Weekend (Sept. 12 & 13) our church will look great! Many hands make light work!
Let Your Money Work Twice!
Get your dry cleaning at Marshall's in Ravenna. Give your receipt to Paul and Marshall's will donate 10% back to our youth. See, it works twice!
Memorial Stepping Stone Garden
Stepping from the Past into the Future -- Orders for engraved stones are being taken until we reach 100 orders. Cost is $30 and can contain 6 lines. Order forms are in the foyer. For questions, please contact Jill Reitz.
Rummage & Bake Sale
Start gathering your things! We will have our next rummage sale on October 24. Looking for your items not used anymore that are still in good condition. We also need those who can bake goodies to start looking through your recipes! People love our baked goods and they go quick! As always, help will be needed before, during, and after the sale so if you can help, mark your calendar now! We appreciated all the help we get! Money proceeds are always used for mission needs.
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Coming in October...
Trunk or Treat! Last year was the first time we did trunk or treat, and we had a great turnout and a lot of fun! More details will come later, but be thinking of how you could join the fun and decorate your vehicle's trunk for this event. Help make fun memories for kids! Date has yet to be determined by the township.
Ignite coming in the Fall
Youth grades 6-12 from all churches come to these events once a month! It's a great time to blend in, make new friends, enjoy good music, play games, and hear inspiring messages! Tell your family, friends, neighbors, whoever you can find that needs to know Jesus or be encouraged in their faith.
4 - Missionaries Angie & Larry Overholt
15 - Men's Emmaus Walk
17 - Family movie night
18 - Throwback Sunday (1980's)
22 - Women's Emmaus Walk
24 - Rummage/Bake Sale
TBD - Trunk or Treat!
5 - Charge Conference at Faith UMC in Brimfield, 7 pm