“Rio Rancho United Methodist
Church is a body of Christ, led and
empowered by the Holy Spirit,
meeting the needs of God's people
through open hearts, open minds,
and open arms."
Please register your attendance
as well as all members of your family
who are present today.
You will find the perforated registration form at the
end of the bulletin.
Tear it off and place it in the offering plate
or hand it to an usher.
If you have a prayer request, please fill it out
and place it in the offering plate for the
9:45 to 10:45 a.m. - Sunday School
11:00 a.m. service - Children’s Church
is for children
in grades K-3.
• In accordance with Safe Sanctuaries,
it is important that YOU make sure
that your children get to,
and are picked up from,
their Sunday school classrooms.
• It is not safe to have children
“wandering” the church,
looking for their parents.
NOOMA video series
Led by Pastor Joe
at 5:30 p.m.
in the Agape room
All are welcome to attend.
Women's Bible Study
Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
in the Agape room
We will be following a Serendipity Bible Study.
All you need to bring is your Bible.
For more information contact Cazandra at
Our Mission Emphasis
for the rest of September is
Warrior Wash supports churches in starting ministries
to help veterans recover from the effects of war.
Dr. David Bachelor, an ordained United Methodist
pastor, who struggled to reintegrate after war, leads
He will speak to us on Sunday, October 13.
The ministry newsletter is The Bootlace at
• Please see Betty or Walt
• Pictures in the directory
are so important
to help us all to get
to know one-another.
Sunday School Study
Methodist Beliefs and
Sundays: 9:45 a.m. - Agape room
Book: United Methodists and
by Gayle C. Felton
Led by: John Hockert
• We have just a few openings
left in our RRUMC Preschool.
• Tell your friends and neighbors
of this wonderful opportunity
that awaits their children!
New Bible Study
The Frazzled Female –
Finding God’s Peace in Your Daily Chaos
Sundays at 9:45 a.m.
in the Upper room
Facilitated by Melissa Mercogliano
Join other women as we look at God’s word
for just how we are supposed to manage all
the demands of life.
Wednesday Night Out
Sonshine Choir 5:00 PM
Sonshine Parents 5:00 PM
Dinner 5:30 PM
Praise Practice 6:00 PM
Bible Study 6:15 PM
Choir Practice 7:00 PM
Baked Sweet Potato
Women’s Book Club
Book: The Little Way of Ruthie Leming
by Rob Dreher
When: 3rd Thursday,
September 19th ,11 am
Where: The Agape Room
– Across from the
• Who: For 6th through
• When: Sundays, starting
Sept. 22nd, for 20 Sundays
• Time: 3:30 to 5:00 PM
• To sign up, please
Kim or Pastor Joe
in the church office.
• When: Sunday, September 29th ,
Leave RRUMC at 2:00 PM and
return at 5:00 PM.
• Where: Titanic exhibit at the
Natural History Museum.
• Who: Youth Group + everyone
• Cost: $18.00 for adults and
$11.00 for children under 12
• Notify: Kim Peterson
Seeking Altar Decorations
If you have something to donate,
please drop it off at the office or
see Cazandra on a Sunday morning.
You’ll find a list of healthy,
easy to manage, snack
suggestions near the
Project Backpack box
in the Narthex.
Maggie Cordova ES
Near the Project Backpack box,
you’ll find a list of school
supplies requested for our needy
families and a list of Supply
Room items for our teachers.
Thanks for Your
Coupons for Our Troops!
• Bring in Manufacturers Coupons to help
Air Force families at Osan Air Force Base,
South Korea stretch their tight food and
• Thanks to Priscilla Brigham
and the Free Store
for clipping, sorting,
and mailing these coupons.
Drop off non-perishable food in the
Storehouse West box across from Fellowship Hall.
Find the needs of the week by checking the
Storehouse West page.
You can make a monetary gift by writing
“Storehouse West” on your offering envelope or the
memo line of your check to “RRUMC.”
Campbell Soup Labels
Box Tops for Education
• Please bring them to church and place them in the
box on the shelf outside Fellowship Hall (above the
collection boxes for Storehouse West and Project
• Their goal is to get a new van. The vans currently
cost 1.6 million points, and they currently have
1,179,898 points. They’re getting close!
The Renewed Hope
Have a truck? Want to help?
We have had to turn down furniture because
we don’t have large enough pickup trucks or
the muscle needed.
If you are willing to help or know anyone who
has access to a BIG truck, please contact:
Priscilla Brigham 771-1642
or Judy Brunk 771-0379.
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Cards!
• Cards available for sale, for $10.00 each.
• Each card is good for 10 dozen free
doughnuts, (buy one dozen get one dozen
free). That is a total of $75.00 in free
• Get yours today!
Community Partners card
• Support our Youth Group!
• Pick up your card from Kim today.
• Our youth group receives a
quarterly check for a percentage of
all our purchases from Community
• Easy funding!
Mark your Calendars - Fall
• Fort Lone Tree Retreat
- September 13 – 15th
• Confirmation Classes
- Sept. 22nd
Mark your Calendars – Fun Stuff!
• Sunday, Oct. 27- Fall Festival,
Trunk or Treat
• Saturday, Nov 2 - Craft Fair
• Sunday, Nov 3 - Christmas Child Boxes
• Sunday, Nov 10 - Poinsettia Sale
• Sunday, Dec 1- Combined Worship,
-Hanging of the Greens & Pot Luck Lunch
• Sunday, Dec 1 - Plum Pudding Festival
• Sunday, Dec 8 - March to the Manger
• Sunday, Dec 8 - White Elephant Party
Like going out to eat?
Interested in getting to know other
members of your church family better?
This is a dinner program for groups of 6-8.
Each month, each group decides where to have
dinner —restaurant, potluck at someone’s home.
Typically groups are switched around every 6 months
Contact Mary Ann Steuck at 463-7564 or
email@example.com if you are interested in
being part of a group. We can have groups
consisting only of adults and some including children
if there is an interest.
Sacramento Camp &
• Sacramento’s Annual Aspen Tour
Oct. 4, 5, and/or 6th. Fall color is
guaranteed to be beautiful on this
day-long ATV ride!
• Thanksgiving Celebration &
Open House, Nov. 8-10 Fun, fun, fun!
• Make a donation, today!
With our help they can eliminate their debt
and establish a stabilization fund.
Shared Ministries Spotlight
Sacramento Methodist Assembly
• Your gift to Sacramento Methodist
Assembly supports camping and retreat
ministries at our church camp, touching
the lives of children, youth, and adults.
• Sacramento Methodist Assembly,
Shared Ministries # 50
2013 Combined Worship Services
• December 1, 2013
(Hanging of the Greens)
• December 15, 2013
Keep Track of Events!
•Online at - www.rrumc.net
- editor Steph Kohlrust
• – Rio Rancho United
Methodist Church - editor Cazandra
•Newsletter – “Our Vision”
- editor Walt Gallaher
Snacks for Fellowship
Sign up to provide snacks
for Fellowship time.
is held in the
right after the
It is convenient for you
for our church.
Pick up a form in the office.
Electronic giving allows you to
make donations on a scheduled,
• Our Prayer Quilt Ministry
is in need of volunteers to make the
Prayer Quilts we give
to those going through
a time in their lives
when they need extra prayers.
• If interested, please, contact
Lowell Kohlrust, 892-6011.
Not Getting a Copy
of the RRUMC Newsletter?
You can download a copy from the Church
Web Site: www.rrumc.net
Or e-mail Walt at: firstname.lastname@example.org
and ask for a single copy, or to be put on the
list for e-mailing.
A Free Copy of
If you would like to use
“The Upper Room”
for a part of your worship,
please help yourself to a copy.
Copies are available on the table
in the rear of the sanctuary.
What’s happening in the
Pick up a free copy of
You can find copies in the Narthex
(at the back) under the bulletin board.
Our flower calendar
is in the Narthex,
(the room between
the entrance and
You can sign up to
honor special occasions and