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.

Ongoing Service Opportunities

  • NEW! ok5: fIRST fRIDAY fOOD fRIENDS fun!

    Open Kitchen is trying something new! Volunteer with OK 5, our first Friday of the month gathering for friends, food, and fun. We hope to foster good community, provide some fun (BINGO), and serve a good but simple meal. For more information, visit the sign-up page!

  • 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.

  • August 2019 Service Trip: Guatemala

    Do you long to answer the call to love and serve in new places? Do you believe that education can make a difference? RUMC is sending a group of volunteers to Guatemala this August to serve with Dreams & Hopes, an organization that helps keep children in school. On this trip, you will spend time in schools helping with English and other activities. Our group will also help build a rec center. All ages are welcome. Contact Scott Biethan or Laurie Biethan.

  • 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. 2017 kept them a little closer to home with the Idaho Mission Project, where they were able to attend to environmental issues, hunger, and social injustice. Last year, several youths 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. 

    This year, youth are invited to participate in the RUMC Guatemala service trip, focusing on furthering education opportunities for those who live in a rural region of Guatemala.