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!

  • Join the Derby Days Planning Team

    July may feel like an eternity away, but our planning for Derby Days, Redmond's festival celebrating biking, competition, summer, and fun, is gearing up! Planning meetings will begin soon, as there are many details to nail down to stay ahead of the game. If you'd like to help make our float, activity, and booth spectacular, join RUMC's Derby Days Team!

    To sign up, email Jerry Smith.

  • Volunteer with RUMC's Sign Ministry

    At first glance, you may see our outdoor sign as: archaic, antique, quirky, retro, nostalgia-inducing, relic-like... the list goes on and on.

    There are lots of opinions about our sign, but one thing is for sure, it certainly gets noticed! Roughly 20% of visitors who responded to the question, "how did you hear about us?" mentioned our sign, and if you ask around, you're sure to find someone who has a story to tell visiting our church because of our sign.

    On the other hand, we will never know the full impact of the messages we put on our sign. Messages of hope, humor, inspiration, and encouragement are so needed in this world! 

    Approximately one hour of a volunteer's time is needed each week to keep our sign updated and fresh. Volunteers are added to a rotating schedule, and are responsible for the sign about once every 7 weeks.

    Won't you help with our sign ministry?


Ongoing Service Opportunities


    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

    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 meets every Saturday at 10am in the Education Building and 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.

  • Habitat for humanity (guatemala)

    For years, several RUMC members have traveled to Guatemala to serve with Habitat for Humanity's Global Village Volunteer Program. They've brought their love for the mission back to the congregation, and we now have a group serving with the program!

  • Youth Missions

    One city, seven days, five youths, three chaperones, six organizations. Youth and chaperones from our church headed to Los Angeles to work with Las Familias del Pueblo, Door of Hope, Midnight Mission, LA Mission, Project Angel Food, and Angels Health Nursing Center.