Serving the Community & Beyond

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.

current Seasonal volunteer opportunities

Below are some of our short term volunteer needs. Get in touch with the coordinator to get involved!

  • Emergency Winter Shelter | October 1st - December

    volunteer Training on September 9th

    This year, we'll be hosting families as the location for the Eastside Emergency Winter Shelter from October 1st through the end of December. If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to Laurie Biethan and save the date for our Volunteer Training on Saturday, September 9th, from 10:30am to 12pm. Lunch will be provided at noon, and you are invited to stay until 2pm for additional training with staff from Catholic Community Services (CCS).

  • Summer Lunch Program | July 5th - August 25th.

    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.

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Ongoing Service Opportunities

  • OPEN KITCHEN | Wednesdays from 5-7pm

    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

  • threads & patches | Saturdays at 10am, Room 102

    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!

Serve around the World

Our passion for serving others moves us beyond our local community to "draw the circle wider" and serve others around the world.

  • Youth Missions

    Every year, members of the youth group (RUMY) take on a new mission. A quick look at the past couple of years shows them going to Los Angeles in 2015 to serve on Skid Row. 2016 took them to Guatemala to help build houses with Habitat for Humanity. And 2017 brought them a little closer to home with the Idaho Mission Project, where they were able to try several forms of service - from helping the environment, to getting food to the hungry, to spending time with those society often casts out. Where will their mission take them next? Stay tuned for 2018!