Sunday Worship Schedule
worship Times

9:00 am
Worship Service in the Sanctuary with Organ and Choirs
11:00 am
Living Waters Worship Service in Fellowship Hall with a band and casual feel.

Child care available, birth-age 5 for both services

Sponsor A Book
This year RUMC’s Community Carnival focus is on literacy with a book giveaway.
Help provide new books to those in the community. At the community carnival we'll be giving away a free book to all children attending that remind these young ones of God's love for them. The church has pre-purchased five titles for various children’s reading abilities that are available in the commons today for sponsorship. Please consider sponsoring a book $10/copy that will be given away at the carnival on Saturday, August 27. 

Play and Pray—Sunday, July 17, 10:00 am—Richfield UMC playground
Families with children ages 0-3 meet at the church playground to connect with other young families from our congregation.  We will have introductions with stickers, a short prayer, and time to play with our new friends. This is a great way to let the kids burn off energy for the day and for young families to meet one another and connect. Older siblings are welcome. Come play and pray with us.  Text RSVP to 612-296-1403.

All Ages "Good Book" Program for Summer Reading—Now through August 28
All Ages are invited to dive into the Bible and other faith-filled stories this summer. Reading Lists for all ages are available in the commons area on the table outside the church office.
All books are available in the church library. Bookmark Marks and Stickers are available from the ushers. Complete the reading goals by 8-28 and celebrate at a special party on that day, and be entered into a prize drawing for Barnes & Noble gift cards, Half Price Books gift cards, and a Kindle reading device. 

The VEAP Back to School Drive has begun!
Get a list of needed items in the Commons Area near the VEAP barrel or visit Watch your newspapers for sales on school supplies, and bring RUMC no later than Sunday, August 7. Can we outdo last year's 136 backpacks?

Cancelled: Women's 2016 BWCA retreat

Helping Hands in Isanti—All Ages—July 22-24  Or   Sat. July 23 Only
Cost: $30/person ($100 cap per family) All meals included
Option to serve Saturday only beginning at 9:30 am. Carpool from church at 8:30 am.
They have a food giveaway which we will help with as well as other hands-on outreach endeavors such as building wheelchair ramps for the handicapped in the community and serving children. On Sunday we will worship at SRUMC and say a farewell to the friends we've served alongside. Sign up in the registration book by Sunday, July 10. 

A Summer of Grace—Bring in you pictures of the places you see God this summer and put them up on the bulletin board! There are clothespins available for pinning them up.

Worship at Lake Harriet
Sunday, July 31, 2016
10:00 am
(No worship services at the church that day)
Join in the fun at our biggest service of the year!!! Where else can we meet and welcome our neighbors in a non-threatening space, sing together, worship together, serve together, and share a meal together?!?  After worship, we will have the opportunity to serve, making birthday bags for VEAP. And, we’ll have a potluck lunch. Bring something to share; hotdogs will be provided.

Save the Date for the annual Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, August 7 at the Living Waters service at 11:00 am.
Bring your pets, bring you friends, bring your friend’s pets, and join in a grace-and love-filled worship service in the courtyard. (Indoors if it rains.)

Yoga At RUMC – 2 Week Break
Some of you may know we have a Yoga class that meets Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to 10:15 am.
Anyone is invited to attend, $10 per class.
PLEASE DO come to yoga this Saturday (July 16th) and next Saturday (July 23rd). Get your yoga on before the two week break. See you this Saturday.
Please mark your calendar! Yoga at Richfield United Methodist Church on Saturdays: July 30th and August 6th is cancelled.

RUMC Community Carnival

August 27, 2016


GOD'S HANDS THRIFT STORE - read more about it

Imagine No Malaria

What are Apportionments? - Click here to see a video about it.

Caring For Children Early Learning Center (a ministry of Richfield UMC) is proud to announce that it has recently earned accreditation by the National Early Childhood Program Accreditation (NECPA). NECPA is an independent early childhood accrediting organization that encourages quality and recognizes excellence. Check out their website:

The United Methodist Church -

Read Bishop Ough's letter concerning same-sex marriage