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Worship Schedule

Sunday, August 30
9:00 am
Worship Service in the Sanctuary with Organ and Choirs
11:00 am
Living Waters Worship Service outdoors in the courtyard with a band and casual feel.
(If inclement weather, this service will be held in the fellowship hall.)

Book for Fall 2015
"We Make the Road by Walking" by Brian D. McLaren is available to be purchased in the church office for $12. Please pick up a copy if you are planning to attend the 6:15 pm Wednesday evening adult study beginning on September 16. Chapters are short (about 4-5 pages) and the book carries us through a full year of study together, bringing together Sunday worship and Wednesday evenings. Questions? Talk with Pastor Pam.

Rally Sunday: September 13, 2015
We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation · Worship at 9:00 am and 11:00 am
· Blessing of the Backpacks and Daily Tools (see below)
· Registration for Children and Youth Ministries (Welcome Whirl-see below) at 10:10 am

Blessing of the Backpacks and Daily Tools
Sunday Sept 13,  9:00 and 11:00 worship
Another fall is approaching. It is a time for students to return to the classroom and for other fall schedules to resume. We will be having a Blessing of the Backpacks Milestone celebration on September 13 at both the 9 am and 11 am services. We are asking that all students come with backpacks or another kind of student bag. The Blessing of the Backpacks will include students, parents, and other caregivers to be present for recognition and for prayers. Every parent wants his or her child to have all the advantages possible for a good education. This year that includes a blessing.
Not only do we want to acknowledge, support, and pray for our students, we also want to acknowledge, support, and pray for all efforts to learn, grow, and gain divine wisdom. Therefore, we are asking all people to bring for a blessing something that they use on a regular basis. Perhaps it is a briefcase, computer bag, tool belt, kitchen apron, gardening tools, calculator, or work gloves. Whatever it is, bring it to worship on September 13 at 9 am or 11 am for a blessing for everyone else who learns, grows, and gains divine wisdom.

Welcome Whirl – Rally Day
Sunday, September 13, 10:00-11:00am
Our Welcome Whirl is an important day to get families, children, and youth, ready for the upcoming activities within the year. Please make every effort to be at this event as there is no make-up date: Welcome Whirl not only is our official registration event for the school year, but also serves the following purpose: Liability and Photography Permission Forms, Contact information of Parents and Emergency Contacts, Birthdays of the Children and Youth Collected, Take Home Calendar of Fall/Winter Activities for Children and Youth, Sign Ups for Fall/Winter Activities for Youth Available, Drawings for Discounts on Upcoming Ministry Events, Children’s Choir Schedule Released with CD of songs for the year, Christmas Pageant Rehearsal Schedule Released, Learn about Special Event and Dates  – Trunk N Treat, Movie Morning, Parent Volunteer Opportunities Posted at Welcome Whirl, Children’s Funny Photos with Props, Intergenerational Prayer Partner Matchup
Don’t miss this one-stop event for all you need to get started with RUMC Children and Youth Ministry for the school year!



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