At RUMC, we believe that what we do ministry-wise should flow purposefully out of what we value and love. With this in mind, we focus our energies on, reaching out to our community, teaching the love and truth of the Bible, and sending as many as we can out into the world with the good news of forgiveness and life through Jesus Christ. As our mission statement says "We grow together in Christ through
WORSHIP: We offer several ministries that support Worship. We have adult choirs, youth and children choirs, hand bells and our Praise Band. We also have a dance ministry and are always looking for help on our technical team that manages the sound and video portion of our services.
FELLOWSHIP: Potlucks, line dancing, community kitchen and church picnics are some of the ways we enjoy each other and God. We also offer coffee and light snacks during our Grow Hour so people can just spend time getting to know one another. See our calendar for upcoming events.
WITNESS: Our Grow Hour (Sunday school for children and adults) and small groups are central to our ministry plan. These groups focus on prayer and guided discussion-based Bible study. The goal of these groups is to take God’s truth and love and learn together how to incorporate them into our lives. In addition to small groups, each ministry offers various ways to grow and serve.
SERVICE: We believe that the good news of life and forgiveness in Jesus is the most important message in the world. At RUMC we encourage and facilitate the sharing of this good news by offering several ministries and missions that support our congregation, the communities around us and communities outside our immediate area. Here’s a list of just a few. Be sure to investigate any that interest you.
The RUMC Food Pantry provides food to supplement family grocery budgets. Staffed entirely by volunteers and funded by donations, the pantry distributed over 2500 bags of food in 2014, and the number of clients continues to increase. Find Out More...
Hours: Saturday, 8:30 am am to 10:30 am
RUMC provides a free, home-cooked meal for community neighbors who are in need as well as for anyone who would like to share a meal with others. The congregation is invited to participate by enjoying the meal, visiting with our neighbors and/or helping in the kitchen. Come Join Us
Hours: First Saturday every month, 11:30 am to 1 pm
Volunteers in Mission
VIM provides the opportunity to help with disaster cleanup, both near and far. Skills are taught to those less skilled and all are welcome to participate in this outreach. Volunteer Here
Contact: Sue Wright, 410-833-6738
His Hands and Feet
This is a ministry to the unhoused in our community to help with food, showers, and other ways to provide assistance. Volunteers are always needed to help our brothers and sisters in our community.
Contact: The Church Office - 410-833-5440
The RUMC Prayer Chain is a group of dedicated men and women who are committed to pray on a daily basis and pray individually for those who request special prayers in urgent situations. Our prayer chain observes strict confidentiality and is always on call for prayer.
Contact: Barb Bonicker, (410) 363-8323
The Church Care Team originated in 2002 and has been trained in many facets of congregational care. We are ready and able to respond to those at RUMC who are in need of a visit, a friend, or aid such as transportation to church or the doctor's office. Over the years we have touched more than 100 families with encouragement and support in their times of challenge and difficulty. This ministry of personal presence and spiritual reassurance is a vital part of the "church in action" and the Team works in cooperation with the pastor to help in any way we can.
Contact: Church Office, (410) 833-5440
College “We Care” Packages
Several times a year, boxes are assembled to let our college students know that we are thinking about them and praying for them.
Contact: Lani Hoffmann, (410) 526-6967
RUMC is blessed with a group of health care professionals who support the congregation by reminding us to keep moving, offering monthly blood pressure screenings, arranging for flu shots in the fall, and generally supporting us so we can get healthier.
Contact: Tracy Tambaoan, (410) 549-6455
- Adopt-a-School supporting the needs of children in Glyndon and Cedarmere Elementary Schools
- Alternative Christmas supporting missions while honoring family or friends
- Angel Tree/Adopting Families for Christmas
- Baskets of Love to show our support for seniors in assisted living and senior housing
- Board of Child Care which provides help to youth & children referred by the courts.
- Red Cross Blood Drives to provide blood for people in need due to accidents and/or natural disasters
- Lunch Bunch/Second Helping for Mission of Mercy providing hot meals for staff
- Luncheons for Bereaved Families
- Missionary Support for Mrs. Mbwizu Ndjungu, a UM Missionary serving in Cameroon.
- Panera Bread pickups and distribution at the Food Pantry
- UMCOR Disaster Relief through donations and service
- UM Advance Specials supporting UM work around the world
- WAWA food pickups and distribution at the Food Pantry
- Collect pop-top tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore