6.23.16 e Happenings

6.23.16 e Happenings

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30 Volunteers Needed
Life Sport  –  July 16-20

Did you know that over 240 children have already signed up for Life Sport?

Did you know that about 90% of the children do not attend RUMC?

What an incredible opportunity to show God’s love and share the message of the gospel with families in our community!

Will you commit to being part of the Volunteer Team that will make it happen?  Dozens of folks have already committed, but with a crowd that will probably top 300 children, we need 30 more helpers.  We will find the right place for you to serve – young, old, experienced, novice, physically challenged, or high capable – jump in today!

Sign up HERE to volunteer.  Better Yet.  Show up at the Life Sport Volunteer Meeting this Wednesday, June 29th @ 6p in the RUMC gym.

Life Sport Volunteer Meeting

Wednesday, June 29th at 6:00p in gym.

Let’s organize for the best Life Sport Camp ever!

BE:atitudes:  Blessed. Happy. Changed.  A Different Way to Live.

Beatitudes Series - LogoJesus started his longest sermon with profound insights into human life. The words are challenging, deep, but incredibly meaningful and helpful when understood. Join us as we dig into each beatitude and become more like Jesus.

Summer Feedback Sessions

Summer Feedback Sessions

Your insight is needed! We need your feedback through guided conversations hosted in the homes of RUMC church council members. This could be the most interesting conversation you have all summer. Where is RUMC headed in the near future? What is our ministry strategy? What are the values that we hold close to our hearts and want to teach others? How can we reach our community for Christ and help newcomers grow as disciples?  What will worship times, style, and locations look like in the near future? Oh, and did we mention ice cream…

You can register for a session HERE.

Help Wanted

Part-time Communications Coordinator

Summary: Seeking an energetic team player to direct and coordinate all aspects of in house communications at RUMC.

Weekly: Production of key weekly communication platforms in print and digital formats. Social media coordinator. Approve standard dates on the digital calendar and approve room use.

Occasional: Monthly information publication and occasional special bulletins. Help with bulk mail printing and delivery. Update in house materials and website.

Helpful Details: We print most of our items in house. The bulk of the work is often accomplished on Thursdays. All but printing and face to face meetings can be accomplished in a home office environment. Graphic design abilities required, but expertise is not. Digital portfolio of previous work very helpful. Must be able to take communications principles and turn them into visible results. Must be able to filter diverse information from different voices into a consistent format. Must recognize that communication is not just about “telling”, but about what the audience “hears.” RUMC is rooted in Orthodox Wesleyan understandings of interpreting and applying scripture. The position will require 8-15 hours per week.

Desired Ministry Characteristics:

  1. Confident and inspired follower of Jesus
  2. Love all people because God loves all people.
  3. Passionate about reaching un-churched, de-churched, and non-believing people and bringing them into a relationship with Jesus.
  4. Empower volunteers to lead, serve, and do; through recruitment, training, cheerleading, and meaningful delegation.
  5. Vision minded in the sense of connecting the bigger vision to smaller tasks.
  6. Growth minded in the sense of caring that God’s church grows consistently over time.
  7. Strategic minded in the sense of always understanding why we do what we do.
  8. Risk taker who can have fun trying new things and does not take life too seriously.
  9. Self-starter who is efficient with personal work habits and can finish tasks on time.
  10. Team player who works in unison with all ministries at RUMC to achieve our mission.

Return resumé to ben@ringgoldumc.org

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Lookouts Game – July 8

Game starts at 7:15p. Meet at church at 6p, and return around 10:30p. Cost of $10 includes general admission ticket and combo meal. Signup and register online here.

Life Sport Youth Volunteers

Youth who volunteer play a HUGE part in making Life Sport a great success each year. Youth can help across the spectrum of the event held July 16-20 at Ringgold High School.Two significant ways that youth can help to may the Life Sport event a great success:

  • Signup to volunteer (adult or youth) here.
  • Be in THE CREW. This group pulls off the musical elements of each night’s opening pep rally through dancing and singing. We need 10-15 youth to help. Practice is required to participate and we need you each night to make it a great success. Please email Bobby, bobby@ringgoldumc.org , to let him know you are interested, and he’ll get you the more detailed information.

Storytellers – Summer Sunday Youth Gatherings

This summer, I am excited to let you know we be doing a special message series at our Sunday Youth Gatherings. During this series, called “Storytellers,” we will hear from several adults and youth who will share of their testimonies and God stories. For the month of June, three adults will share, and for the month of July three youth will share their God stories. This series gives us an excellent opportunity to hear from the lives of other followers of Jesus Christ. Sunday Night Youth Gathering runs from 6p to 7:45p and includes snack supper, games, worship, and a message.

Upcoming Events

  • July 8 – Lookouts Game
  • July 16-20 – Life Sport

May God Bless You,
Bobby Fleck
bobby@ringgoldumc.org / 423-488-4265

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Saturday, July 16th – Wednesday, July 20th
Go HERE to register your child to attend our awesome and exciting Vacation Bible Camp!


We have over 240 kids registered for Life Sport already!  There is a big opportunity for you to help volunteer!!  Click HERE.

Life Sport Volunteer Meeting Wednesday June 29th at 6:00p in RUMC gym.


Wednesday, July 6th @ 12:00- Super Fly Jump Park


Order your shirts by filling out a form at the r|kidz check-in stations or order online here (see picture on order form). 


To receive reminders and information through a text message on your phone please fill out this form!

Christina Ware

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eHappeningsBlog-07Catoosa Kids Camp

RUMC hosts Camp Catoosa during June & July. All participants are referred by elementary and primary school guidance counselors. The children are from low income families and many receive the snack packs during the school year. There is no charge to attend but there are field trips that cost $10-$15 each week. If you would like to sponsor a child make a donation to RUMC and put “summer camp” on the memo line. Thank you! Sue Mason, 423-619-0843.

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Prayer Requests

Family of Shane Goodwin
Tim Hall
Tony Housley
Kathy Harvey
Garry Watts: car accident, shattered his wrist, will need surgery
Mark Thomas: back surgery Tuesday @ Memorial
Terry Kilgore
Anna: Brigadesta Nicaragua
Ester: awaiting surgery approval at Vanderbilt
Natalie Bates: bone marrow transplant
Larry Miller
Terry & John Wallace: travel
Mitchel Chambers: cancer
Candy Hoekstra: Annie Blanks’ mother, breast cancer & masses in abdomen
Tom Billington: surgery
Louise & Toni Patterson: Toni has medical condition; Louise is her mother
Lindsay Hill, Roger & Kay Bowman’s granddaughter, her  husband Chad Hill and their son Hollis Hill: serious virus
Julia Hollis-Alger, Roger Bowman’s granddaughter, was  hospitalized, released and scheduled for pre-op next week, with surgery to follow

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Men’s Club Breakfast: Not meeting in June or July

Recycling Club: June 25, 9a – 10:30a

Operation Christmas Child Craft Club: Second Saturday of the month, July 9, 10a – noon

United Methodist Women Club: July 11, 6p in the Parlor

49ers Adult Fellowship Club: Second Tuesday of the month, July 12

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