Our Partners

These are some of the organizations we collaborate with to make our community and our world a better place! (To view our partners' websites, click on their names, in green, which are links.)

  • As a United Methodist Church, RUMC is part of a tradition, vision, and mission that extends around the world! 

  • RUMC belongs to the PNW Conference of the United Methodist Church. This means that, in various ways, RUMC is partnered with other United Methodist Churches throughout the Pacific Northwest and can also tap into valuable resources provided by the conference!

  • In November of 2015, RUMC became a part of the RMN and officially embraced RMN's mission to "mobilize United Methodists of all sexual orientations and gender identities to transform our Church and world into the full expression of Christ's inclusive love".

  • UMCOR is the UMC humanitarian relief and development agency. Periodically, RUMC raises funds for various UMCOR initiatives such as wildfire relief in Eastern WA, tsunami relief, and Haiti recovery.

  • RUMC partners with Hopelink to provide Open Kitchen, a weekly community meal where all are welcome. Hopelink helps clients achieve stability through the provision of basic needs and equips them to exit poverty by connecting them to life-changing skills and knowledge.

  • For decades, RUMC has been partnering with Congregations for the Homeless to provide an overnight shelter for men who need a warm dinner and a safe and comfortable place to sleep. We host the shelter for several months before it moves on to another congregation.

  • CCS is the main organization behind the Eastside Emergency Winter Shelter, a place for women, children, and entire families to find a warm meal and a safe and comfortable place to sleep. The EWS is hosted by several congregations throughout the winter months.

  • The Sophia Way is another collaborator for the Eastside Emergency Winter Shelter, and strives to assist women from homelessness to independence. RUMC's quilting group partners with The Sophia Way by donating quilts or the money they receive for their creations.

  • "Homelessness is a very complex challenge—both for those who become homeless as well as for communities in which they reside... It will take the engagement and collective action of everyone in the community doing whatever they can to address this crisis!"

  • Several members of RUMC serve in an annual Habitat for Humanity trip in Guatemala. The church is looking forward to sending more members in the future!

  • RUMC hosts Boy Scout Troop 550 for meetings, and the Boy Scouts supports the church through clean up days, 

  • CUE is a homeless tent encampment currently hosted by Bear Creek UMC in Woodinville. RUMC strives to aid CUE in their efforts to provide for those in need and to raise awareness.

  • Nourishing Network is another partner of RUMC's Open Kitchen and focuses on collective ownership of the problem of hunger and other basic needs.

  • Katie provides sliding scale individuals and couples pastoral psychotherapy. Her specializations include grief and loss, trauma, recovery, depression and anxiety, sexuality and gender, and the intersection of spirituality and holistic health.

  • Laura provides person-centered, humanistic, and existential counseling for individuals, couples, and families facing anxiety, depression, grief, anger, post-traumatic stress, patterns of abuse, illness or disability, or issues with food, self-care, intimacy, sexuality, or sexual identity.