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!
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 providing a meal for the guests, please go to the sign up page to learn more. To learn about volunteering at the shelter for an evening, please view the sign-up page! For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Laurie Biethan
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 (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!