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August 5, 2022 
RSM Summer Mission Trips
  
While RUMC is a “place of community and faith,” it is also an outpost for God’s people to go out in service. During the month of June, our church sent out 65 different students and adults on mission experiences across the world! In those four weeks, we went to Matasia, Kenya; Gatlinburg, TN; and Lake Charles, LA to work alongside pastors and churches serving the lost and the least.

The first week of June saw 13 high school seniors and graduates travel more than 20 hours to Divine Providence Training Center (DPTC) in Kenya. Our group helped with work projects around Camp Chemi-Chemi and saw the new water bottling system at work. The team visited with several alumni from DPTC and even revisited the local girls’ high school. One of the group’s favorite traditions is to attend church with Pastors Paul and Martha and visit Strong Tower Orphanage, which they run. The group wrapped up their time there with a trip to Masai Mara and a breathtaking safari.

At the end of June each year, the youth take two trips: a middle school and a high school mission trip. 25 middle school students and adult leaders travelled to the towns of Gatlinburg and Seymour, TN to help local churches serve their communities. The group split into smaller teams and assisted in landscaping of a local elementary school, served in a thrift store that gives back to the community, and painted a local church. For fun, they spent a day in Pigeon Forge, riding go-karts, and much more.

That same week, we also sent a team of 30 high schoolers and chaperones to help with hurricane recovery in Lake Charles, LA. In August 2020, Hurricane Laura, a category four hurricane and the most destructive one in Louisiana history, hit Lake Charles. Just six weeks later as recovery was in full swing, Hurricane Delta cut a path right through Lake Charles as well. The city was devastated. Our group of missionaries carried the good news of Jesus Christ (as well as some willing hearts) to the people there. They were able to help paint five classrooms for a local elementary school and paint several rooms for our host church, Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Their entire church was damaged in the storms. We also helped them run Vacation Bible School, as they were able to have it at their church for the first time in three years. Not to mention, 29 people went “crabbing” for the first time. It involves string and a turkey neck!

A huge thanks to all our adult volunteers who led and served alongside our students this month. Thanks to Chad Miller, Jennifer Scott, Tiffany Stone, Ryan Harrison, Jesse Adams, Rebecca Hart, and Beth Cayce for answering God’s call and responding with your time, talents, gifts, and service. YOU are what makes this church so special. Your faith and commitment are what makes it a place of community and faith!
 
In His Name,

 We will be holding in-person worship services led by Dr. Tom Davis at 9 and 11:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary. A digital bulletin will be available at rumc.com/sundays.

You can also join us online at rumc.com/live, on our Facebook Pageor at chapelroswell.com/live.
First Sunday Chapel Communion

Join us this Sunday, August 7 in the Chapel at 8:30 a.m. for a 30-minute service including the sacrament of Holy Communion, a short meditation, worship, and a time of prayer.
Back to School, Back to Church
 
Stick around after the 11:15 a.m. services on Sunday, August 14 to kick off the new school year! We will have BBQ, ice cream, bounce houses, live music, games, and more! Make sure to bring the whole family to enjoy food and fun in the parking lot outside the Chapel building—seating will be available in the Fellowship Hall and Dining Room, Chapel building. RSVP and make a requested, but not required $5 donation on our website.
Community Groups
 
If you’re looking for a place to get plugged in, Roswell UMC’s Adult Discipleship community is here for you! Registration for our fall studies and community groups begins on Sunday, August 7. For more information, go to our website
Job Networking
 
Job Networking meets in person on Monday, August 8 from 3-8 p.m. with outstanding workshops and dinner speaker, Debbie Goodwin. If you or someone you know is unemployed, in transition, or needs help with resumes or interviewing skills, Job Networking is the place to be. For more information and the complete agenda, visit our website.
Second Fridays on The Commons
 
Join us for Second Fridays on the Commons from 5:30-8 p.m. on Friday, August 12 as part of our Back to School, Back to Church weekend! Enjoy live music, snow cones, and fun activities for kids and adults with your community. For more information, contact Jeff Ross.
Caregivers Support Group
 
The Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group meets via Zoom on the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. Please contact Toni Fagan for more information or to receive a link to the meeting. 
The Commons Project will provide an inviting outdoor setting to welcome community, encourage outreach, and expand capacity for worship and more. From a new building to a revamped outdoor space, this project will help meet the growing needs of Roswell UMC and the surrounding community. Visit our website for more information or to make a donation to the project.
MUST Neighborhood Pantry
 
My Neighbor’s Pantry is partnering with MUST Ministries to offer food donations to our community the first Monday of each month. This change is great, but we still need your help! If you’re interested in shopping for, packaging, or loading food, contact Scotty Brewington.
5K Run with Kenya
 
Join us on August 13 for the first annual Run with Kenya, supporting Divine Providence Training Center! To learn more or register, visit the Run with Kenya website.
Sunday School Teachers
 
Grow in your personal faith while building relationships with the children of Roswell UMC. Sunday School teachers are needed for pre-k through fifth grade—volunteers of all ages are welcome. Weekly schedules are flexible and lessons are provided. For more information, contact Sabrina Hulse.
RUMCK Preschool and Kindergarten
 
RUMCK has limited openings for the 2022-23 school year. Classes range from 18-24 months through kindergarten. For more information, contact Sally Newkirk.
Parents' Morning Out
 
Parents’ Morning Out has openings available for the upcoming school year for children ages three months through 18 months old. Additional days are available for children under the age of three who are currently enrolled or on a waitlist for RUMCK. More information can be found on our website. 
New App Experience
 
Our new app is available now! Download it in the App Store or the Google Play Store by searching "Roswell UMC."
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