While there are many ways to get plugged into church life at RUMC, it won't take you long to see that RUMC has a heart for service! Working alongside other RUMC volunteers is a great way to get connected. As a community, we value the joy and the reward of helping and serving others, and encourage everyone to discover it for themselves.
Below are some of our short term volunteer needs. Get in touch with the coordinator to get involved!
Derby Days, Redmond's festival celebrating biking, competition, summer, and fun, is gearing up! We LOVE participating in this annual event. Have you wondered what we've been cooking up for the Derby Days parade? How 'bout a Kazoo Marching Band! Anyone can join this family-friendly marching band, regardless of musical ability.
Two practices will be held, both at 7:15pm, on Wednesday, June 28th and Wednesday, July 5 to get you ready to "create a buzz" at the parade!
To sign up, email Jerry Smith.
Redmond Summer Lunch Program is a collaborative effort between Open Kitchen, the City of Redmond and Hopelink to feed children during the summer months when school doors are closed. Since the program's launch in 2013, we’ve served nearly 4,000 lunches to children who depend on free and reduced lunch during the school year. Questions? Contact Kristen Muscott.
Every Wednesday from 5-7pm, volunteers and guests gather in the RUMC Fellowship Hall for Open Kitchen: a welcoming and safe place where one can find nutrition, companionship, and the opportunity to serve. For more information, visit www.openkitchenredmond.com.
Threads and Patches is a group for socializing, quilting, and serving the community! Some of the completed quilts are gifted as "launch quilts", but most are donated or sold to benefit The Sophia Way, a local organization striving to end homelessness for women. Threads and Patches also does projects and work days for other organizations, like Days for Girls. Threads and Patches is open to all who share a love for quilting, knitting, crocheting, or sewing, as well as those who want to pick up a new craft or who just want to get in on the socializing!
Our passion for serving others moves us beyond our local community to "draw the circle wider" and serve others around the world.
Every year, members of the youth group take on a new mission. For 2017, they'll spend a week in Idaho with the Idaho Mission Project engaging in a different service project each day. They'll learn more about what problems people in other parts of the world are experiencing and how those issues are being addressed, explore how our service and our faith affect each other, and spend time building friendships!