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.
Starting in October, Redmond UMC will host the Emergency Winter Shelter for families each night in our fellowship hall. We rely on volunteers from both our congregation and the community to serve at the shelter, ensuring that all goes smoothly and the shelter's clients have a safe and positive environment. To learn more about serving at the shelter, please register for the September 22nd volunteer training event.
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 kept 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.
This year, several youths will be headed to Smith River, California to learn a thing or two about power tools and lend a hand with ongoing construction projects in the community. Click here for more information.