6.9.16 e Happenings

6.9.16 e Happenings

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 Summer Feedback Sessions Reservations begin June 12th

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.

Life Sport Volunteer Opportunity

Join us in sharing God’s love this summer with children in our community! Saturday, July 16th thru Wednesday, July 20th
There are MANY ways you can get involved. Sign up HERE to volunteer.

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.

New Sign Soon

New SignThe sign will be placed perpendicular to Nashville Street at the corner of our parking area closest to downtown. It is substantial in size, including a 12 x 8 section of precast concrete and standing almost 9’ tall at the tower end. Brick and precast items will correspond with the main buildings.
The design of the sign echoes the tower feature on our main lobby.
The sign includes both our new local “r” logo and our denominational logo.

Nicaragua Mission Team

The ministry of the 17 members of our Summer 2016 Nicaragua Mission Team will include water filter distribution, home construction, a youth rally, and hosting a VBS type event.  Please be in prayer for these folks from June 11 – 18.  Pray that they are filled with God’s Spirit as they illustrate God’s love by sharing the Good News and bringing needed practical help to the people of Maranonal and Comino Real.

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I (heart) Ringgold – POST EVENT

Thank you greatly to the adult leaders who made the I <3 Ringgold event such a great success. I am especially indebted to Randy Sherrill, Stacy Sherrill, and Amanda Stanton for spending the night with us and to Luanne Kilgo, Suzanne Courtney, and Melanie Graves who helped chaperone and drive us all around. I am also thankful to Suzan Gibson for coordinating the food efforts with various classes and volunteers. There are so many more adults who supported, prayed, brought food, organized, cleaned, and were generally just awesome as well. Thank you all so much! I am grateful and proud of the 30 youth who gave so freely and selflessly of themselves in service to others. So many hearts were changed and bent towards the service of others, and I am thankful. God was glorified as we made much of Jesus in our community through this incredible event.

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.

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. Signup to volunteer (adult or youth) here.

Upcoming Events

  • June 10-18 – Nicaragua Mission Trip
  • 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 almost 200 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.


Monday, June 20th @5:30- Warner Park Spray Park
Wednesday, July 6th @ 12:00- Super Fly Jump Park


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

Christina Ware

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Catoosa 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.

Emmaus Gathering

The monthly Chattanooga-LaFayette Emmaus Community gathering will be held at RUMC on Monday, June 13 at 6:15p in the gym. Bring your favorite covered dish and join us. Everyone is invited.
For more information, contact Jerry Noland at 706-935-7523 or nolandgerard@aol.com.

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Prayer Requests

Natalie Bates & Family: had bone marrow transplant last Thursday, prayers her body accepts
Liz Tyler: bone marrow transplant
2016 Graduates
Tony Housley
Tim Hall
Kathy Harvey
Jerry Noland: relief of pain
Courtney Phillips
Mitchell Chambers
Larry Miller
Liz McCaullah: testing for MS
Katie Petty: celebrating her birthday this past Saturday
Chrtista Lambert
Victims of bullying Recovery @ Ringgold
Regina Stooksbury: cancer, lymphoma
Jerry Bruce Hennon: child who received new heart this weekend & family of donor
Dani Doll: cancer
Michael Smith
Zoe Duncan
Charlene Pruett: chemo
Morris Hullender: prostate cancer
Family of Elizabeth Forsythe: passed away from cancer
Brenna Ball: born Wednesday, in NICU, prayers for her & her parents Brian & Bethany
Paisley- 1 year old with cancer
PRAISE:  I Love Ringgold: approx. 150 persons participated
Annual UMC Conference in Athens this week
Nicaragua Mission Team: 17 members. June 10-18. Many projects, new community
Newnan Springs UMC: Struggling small congregation
Portia Knowles: knee issues
Scott Noland
Connie Noland
Rhonda Robinson: going to Standifer Place rehab
Trace Cline: Haiti
Doug Franks:  has a wound vac. Slow healing; will have hematoma surgery in the future
Alice McCarty:  back in Memorial
Allene Tucker: NHC, permanent placement

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