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New Sermon Series-myMESS
New Sermon Series begins Sunday Sept. 11th
#myMESS – not perfect, just better
Messes just seem to happen. They are never planned. They appear, then we wonder what to do with them. Sometimes we make messes of our lives. Sometimes we find ourselves in the middle of messes created by someone else. How do we deal with them? We are never going to be perfect, but we can be better . . . and God has everything to do with that.
A new learning resource coming to Ringgold UMC. Hungry for a “Disciple-esque” resource for encountering scripture and applying to your life? Over the course of our lives, we will read many books. The question we must grapple with is this: What book will govern our lives, families and communities? OneBook. has an emphasis on “learning.” The Greek word that we translate to mean “disciple” is “mathetes.” The word means “learner.” Because the word “disciple” has come to mean so many things to so many people, we have determined to frame the word in its original conception. Critical to the learning objectives of a disciple of Jesus Christ is clarity of outcomes. The goal cannot be reduced to cultivating biblical expertise. The ultimate question underlying our approach is, “who is Jesus calling his disciples to become?” rather than “What do we want people to know?”
There are two ways to get involved with a OneBook. group.
1. Our newest Sunday School Class called “Bible for Today” led by Chris Hopkins. Chris will be teaching out of “The Invitation” resource from OneBook.
2. A Wednesday Night Study Group led by James Pelt. James will be teaching of the the “Book of John” resource from OneBook.
Find out more about both learning resources at www.seedbed.com/onebook.
Sign up to be involved at www.ringgoldumc.com/sign-up under the 2016 Fall Sign-Up option.
September 11th, 6pm, Church Gym
Mission Interest Meetings
There are two Nicaragua Mission trips for you to get involved in. Please attend one or both of the upcoming interest meetings to learn more.
- Nicaragua Educational Mission Trip, July 2017
Interest Meeting, Sunday, August 28, 12:15p
Seekers Classroom (B-2)
- Nicaragua Community Ministry and Mission Trip, June 2-10, 2017
Interest Meeting, Sunday, September 11, 12:15p
Seekers Classroom (B-2)
Wednesday Nights Return
5:45 Snack Dinner
6:30 Children’s, Youth, and Adult Groups
Dinner-$5 adults, $3 children-no registration
9/7- Mexican Night-Tacos with all the trimmings!
Tailgating RHS vs. HHS Football Game
Let’s get together for some pre-game fun, food, and games before the Ringgold vs. Heritage Football Game. We will gather in the church parking lot beginning at 5p. We will have grilled hotdogs and sides. We will tailgate until around 7p and then head over to RHS for kickoff scheduled at 7:30p
We will also join in passing out flyers for the PAINT WAR as we canvas the parking lot.
Sign Up Sundays
This Sunday and next Sunday you will have the opportunity to sign up for serve teams at Ringgold United Methodist Church. There are several ways that you can volunteer to serve within the youth ministry at Ringgold United Methodist Church. Signing up through sign up Sundays lets me know you are interested in serving. There are no assumptions here. If you want to serve in any capacity, please sign up online here.
- On Sunday Nights, there are people who are food providers, greeters, security, counselors, tech team servers, and adult leaders.
- On Wednesday Nights, we need adults who can assist with being a counselor alongside the life group teachers.
- For Youth, there are opportunities for youth to serve within the youth ministry and the church as a whole. You can also serve in other capacities within the youth ministry.
Fall Kickoff – August 28
The youth ministry kickoff for the Fall semester is like a school open house, except way cooler! Every parent of a youth is invited to attend this Fall Kickoff with their student from 6:00-7:45p.
We will participate in a typical Sunday night Youth Gathering with a twist…our parents will be invited to participate and join in with us. We hope to see and celebrate with each of the parents who are a part of our youth ministry.
Pray for Me Campaign
This Fall, we will begin a new campaign within the youth ministry called the Pray for Me Campaign. The idea is that every middle and high school student within the youth ministry would have three adults from three different generations praying for them on a daily basis throughout the school year. These prayer champions will have a prayer guide to assist them in praying for specific things for our students.
Each student will be able to pick his/her three Prayer Champions at the Pray for Me Campaign Launch event on September 11. The youth will hear more about this campaign on upcoming Sunday nights. Also, parents can sign up (through the sign up Sunday list) to be a Prayer Champion for another youth.
- August 26 – Tailgating – Ringgold vs. Heritage Football Game
- August 28 – Fall Youth Ministry Kickoff 6-7:45p
- September 11 – Nicaragua Community Mission Trip – Interest Meeting, 12:15p, Seekers Classroom
- September 18 – PAINT WAR RINGGOLD, 6-8p
Sunday Night Youth Helpers
- 8/28 – Adults: Chris Kilgo & Luanne Kilgo. Food: Luanne Kilgo. Greeter: Mason Sherrill
- 9/ 4- Adults: Lance Hamilton & Amanda Stanton. Food: Jennifer Hamilton. Greeter: Davis Kilgo
May God Bless You,
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PRAY FOR ME CAMPAIGN
A really exciting and new church-wide program will begin this Fall. Here is a video that will tell you about the program.
Two things you need to know:
1- You will have the opportunity to attend a Pray for Me Campaign Launch on Sunday, September 11th at 6:00. At this launch you will choose Prayer Champions for your children. Each family will have multiple Prayer Champions that will pray for all of the children within your family as a unit.
2- You will also have the opportunity to become a Prayer Champion for another family or for a youth. This is simply a commitment to pray for children/ youth by name each day. You will be given an awesome guide to use as you pray.
I’m so excited about this opportunity for our church. I hope you will join us! To sign your children up to be prayed for and/or to sign up to be a Prayer Champion go here.
r|kidz SERVE TEAMS FALL 2016
Please prayerfully consider signing up to serve with r|kidz this coming serve season. We have a lot of fun while teaching children that they are greatly loved by God! You don’t have to be a teacher… we also need people who are good at organizing materials, checking kids in to their classes, and people who just like to have fun with kids! Please let me know if you have any questions!
r|kidz SHIRTS ARE HERE!
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Sunday, August 28 @ 2PM
Want to learn more about how to get involved with a great church? Want to be a member at RUMC? Attend this interactive class led by pastor Ben Cathey. Childcare provided if registered. Sign-up online at www.ringgoldumc.org/sign-up or let Ben know you plan to attend (678-462-5642).
September 7th at 1:00 we will meet in the gym to start organizing and staging food items. We will start bagging at 3:30. As you read this message, please pray that our children stay safe and the Lord leads you to be a part of NCIC.
Thanks be to God ,
Vickie and Tom Moseley
School Supplies Needed for Educational Nicaragua Mission Trip
Now is the time to find good deals for the Education Nicaraguan Mission trip. While back to school sales are going on, please remember that we will be serving 1000 plus teachers next year. We specifically need 2 pocket folders, pens/pencils, and white board markers. Items can be brought to the church office or placed in the FOB class room (B-4).
Nicaragua Educational Mission Trip
Sunday, August 28 • 12:15p
Seekers Classroom (B-2)
Teachers in Nicaragua are in need of your support, help, and training, and you can help! Calling all educators with a commitment to Jesus Christ and a desire to make a difference in the world. What has historically been the January Nicaragua Trip for the past eight years is now transitioning to July in 2017 to enable active teachers who are a part of our church to participate in meaningful outreach and peer leadership training to Nicaragua teachers. Next year we are hoping to host 1,000 Nicaragua teachers in the city of Leon over the course of a four-day teacher conference. We have seen the difference that this important training makes in the skill sets and ability to teach students in Nicaragua. Join us at this upcoming trip interest meeting to learn how you can serve God through peer leadership training in Nicaragua!
Nicaragua Community Ministry and Mission Trip
Sunday, September 11 • 12:15p
Seekers Classroom (B-2)
For more information, contact Bill Copeland, firstname.lastname@example.org
Growing Stronger Strength Training for Older Adults
Would you like to improve your balance and flexibility, as well as, get out of the house and join friends for an hour twice a week? Ringgold United Methodist Church is offering this class free of charge to anyone in the Ringgold area. Both men and women will benefit and enjoy growing Stronger strength training for older adults class. This is a low impact class utilizing a chair and sometimes weights if you like. Classes begin starting Sept 6th at 9:50 to 11:00 on Tuesday and Thursday morning in the gym at RUMC.
Let’s grow stronger and meet some new friends. Wear your walking shoes.
(developed by Tufts University and the CDC)
Haiti Trip Report by Sara Dotson
It was an honor to be able to join the Haiti Team from RUMC for the 2016 trip. I have been on 2 other mission trips in past years, but this was my first time in Haiti.
The family of Charlotte McConathy, Rachel McConathy’s grandmother, in their time of loss
Natalie Bates: bone marrow transplant recovery, fighting infection
Amanda Lanier: battling cancer
Terry Kilgore: brain cancer
Sarah Petty: foot fracture
Cheryl: bladder cancer has returned
Karen Partin: back pain
The family of Ashley Adams in their time of loss, she was 28 years old
Todd Browning Family
Brent Kenney: cancer
The family of Brenda Wallace
Liz McCullough: being tested for MS this week
Family of Anna Jo who died leaving 2 small children
Fuller’s Chapel UMC – getting p/t local pastor
Family of Brenda Wallace who died from cancer
Family of Faye King
Baby Rowan Wells & family
Sandra Steakley: recovering from surgery
Sandra DeVore: back surgery
Ellie Cobb: bone cancer
Carol Pelt: melanoma
Faircloth Family: son committed suicide
PRAY 4 ME initiative to begin 9/11
RUMC fall programs starting 9/7
Mary Joy Yates
Men’s Club Breakfast: Not meeting in August
Recycling Club: August 27, 9a – 10:30a
Church Council: August 29, 7p
Growing Stronger Strength Training: Starting September 6, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:50-11a
Operation Christmas Child Craft Club: Second Saturday of the month, September 10, 10a – noon
Sparrow’s Nest Consignment Sale: September 15-17
United Methodist Women Club: September 12, 6p in the Parlor
49ers Adult Fellowship Club: Second Tuesday of the month, September 13
Paint War Ringgold: September 18, 6p-8p
Men’s Fish Fry: October 2, 5:45p