Come Join Us

Interested in Joining RUMC?

Membership in a United Methodist Church means taking on several responsibilities by making several promises.  We promise to pray for each other and the church, to be there — our presence, to offer our gifts of both time and money, to serve in the church and beyond the church, and to witness to our faith.

It is not necessary to be a member of RUMC to participate in pretty much all of our ministries.  There are a few offices that a non-member cannot hold because of our church law, but other than that, you are welcome to be a fully participating part of the RUMC faith family.  We will care for you in every way (such as funerals, weddings, etc.), whether you are a member or not.

It is my prayer that many of those who visit will feel called to become members of the church, but you are welcome to be part of our faith family for as long as you wish without becoming a member.

That said, there will usually be 2 opportunities each year to become a member of RUMC:  in the spring and again in the fall.  Our membership process requires that you commit to attend 2 gatherings before new member Sunday and then be present on the special Sunday.

The Gatherings:

   Tuesday, May 22nd, at 7 pm, the prospective new members will meet with the leaders of the church who will share about our ministries and get to know the new members. Meeting will take place in the Library.

   Sunday, June 3rd, about 11:45am. Vivian will meet with the prospective new members to talk together about being United Methodist.  Lunch will be provided in room 8. Please let us know if you need child care.

  Sunday, June 10th, new members will join the church at both Services (whichever one you normally attend), and a special coffee hour will be held so that new members may be acquainted with the congregation.

If you are interested in becoming a member of RUMC, please let the pastor know via email or the Connection Card. Or call the church office if you’d like to talk about it first!