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No Need For Sign Up- Just Show Up

Sisters & Brothers, I wanted to send a brief e-note before leaving for the beach with the boys. Worship attendance has been good, and in-person attendance has been well within safety guidelines so for now there is no need to register for worship. Like most of you, I’ll utilize our live-stream option this week and experience worship with each of you at 9:00am for Traditional and then again at 11:00am for Contemporary. This Sunday our theme is our mission to…

Exciting News

Sisters and Brothers, May God’s grace continue to pour out upon us and through it we see fresh, new mercies each morning, even in, especially when we find ourselves “in the middle of awful.” Quickly glance at these bullet points for a brief overview. We had 456 people in worship last Sunday! (86 people were in person, divided almost exactly in half in our two services, and 370 online – we counted…)  Welcome Jamie Rhinehart Smith, our new Youth Director, through a house-warming gift / old fashioned “pounding”…

RSVP – Open for (in-person) Worship…

Are you as EXCITED as Bobby to resume In-Person Worship? Check out this video to see. RSVP: Tell Us Your Coming To (In-Person) Worship Review our Safe-Practices Friends, This Sunday, we are “reopening” for “in-person” worship. However, I want to state two things very, very clearly. #1 The “Church” and specifically, Ringgold United Methodist Church never “closed.” We are and will continue to be the church regardless of our physical space or limitations thereof. #2 We will continue to offer ONLINE…

She’s Hired | Tune In LIVE | Survey Results | Covid-19 & Church Information

Sisters and Brothers, Quickly glance at the bulletin points for an overview and then read below for more details:  Meet our new youth director, Jamie R. Smith, starts July 1st; We are live-streaming (not prerecording) this Sunday;  Eighty-Five percent (85%) of those surveyed (184 responses) love or like our online service; Almost as many folks (78%) are somewhat or very concerned about COVID-19 with regard to in-person worship. An incredible webinar from an infection expert & other links After much prayer, and much conversation and multiple interviews we have hired Jamie Rhinehart Smith as our…

Celebrating 2 Birthdays & Your Help Needed

Dear RUMC Family, This is Pentecost Sunday, the birth of the church, please share our promo on FB to invite your friends and family to join us online. Click here to watch it yourself.  Here are some other things I want you to know about. Happening In Our Church: Happy 99th Birthday Ms. Aileen! Staged Plan for Reopening of the Building & Restarting In-Person Worship Your Input/Feedback Needed In A Survey In Worship This Sunday: Two Families Join RUMC A Special Version…

You’re Going To Enjoy This!

Sisters & Brothers, Friends the internet dropped out and didn’t save my changes to the e-note. THIS EMAIL IS WHAT I WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU TODAY.  (Please delete the earlier email.) In Worship This Sunday; High School Senior Recognition Special Greetings from Six (6) different RUMC Families An Interview With A Front Line Medical Professional Don’t Forget About; Curbside Care & Drive-Thru Conversations, 2pm Sunday We Hosted all 3 Baccalaureate Services, Bobby gave Key Note Address…  Happy Memorial Day! Early…

Multi – Stage Reopening Process & Other News You Need to Know

Dear Friends, This week, I have engaged in many different conversations, planning meetings and information sessions about COVID-19 regarding specifically the safety (or lack thereof) of offering in-person worship, especially for a church our size. I have reviewed three different plans for re-opening by three different churches and spoken today with our District Superintendent and other pastors. There is much to consider, process and for which we must plan.  Let me summarize by stating three things: 1. We need to delay…

Stay the Course

Sisters and Brothers, I believe in Jesus.I believe in science.I don’t know everything. That is how I began my first e-note to you regarding the coronavirus and its how I wanted to begin again today. It continues to be an important confession for pastors to make these days. Our immediate plan is to remain closed to in-person worship through Sunday, May 10th (Mother’s Day).  Our first attempt at some form of in-person worship will possibly be May 17th. As I’m sure you…