At a Glance

  • Worship: Sundays, 10am
  • Bible Adventures age 4 – 5th grade.
    • Children start in worship service and may join Bible Adventures after children’s time if they wish.
  • Refreshments served after service.
  • Parking, Directions, Accessibility information here.
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Immigrant Welcoming: The Dreamers and DACA – Why This All Matters

Who Are the Dreamers?
The Dreamers are about 800,000 undocumented youth and young adults whose parents brought them to the U.S before the age of 16. They have been living here uninterrupted since at least 2007. A great majority of these young people do not remember what it was like to live in their country of origin.
What is DACA?
DACA is an executive order President Obama signed. It provides the Dreamers with some protections from being deported and gives them a work permit. It does not give them any legal status, and it does not offer them a path to citizenship.
Can President Trump Get Rid of DACA?
Yes, he can. It appears President Trump is going to phase it out over the next six months.
What Impact Can We Expect on Dreamers After DACA Is Phased Out?
Many Dreamers have seen new opportunities open to them after they got their work permits. Those will no longer be available. These families will face more economic pressure as they return to less stable, lower paying jobs. This is not good for anyone.
We can expect an uptick in suicides once the deportation protections are lifted. Studies tell us that the DACA repeal will have serious impacts on Dreamers’ mental health and the mental health of their children. See these two articles for more information:
What Can I Do?
Contact your congressperson and tell them that you want them to pass the Dream Act to give the Dreamers legal status and a path to citizenship. Only Congress can fix this. President Trump, by delaying the end of DACA for six months, is giving Congress a chance to come up with a solution.
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Summer Story Adventures for ALL Ages!

Gods Paintbrush book cover

This summer we are exploring our understanding of God through children’s books! In children’s sermons, Summer (Bible) Adventures, pulpit sermons, and Summer Story Adventures!

One Monday night each month we gather ALL AGES for a meal, story and activities related to the book.

Come join us for food and fun!

Bring a friend or make a new one!

Mondays, July 10th and August 7th, 5:30-7:30pm

But God Remembered book cover

Intergenerational

intergenerational

INTERGENERATIONAL ~ At RUCC we continue to experiment with ways to engage multiple generations at the same time. If an event is advertised as “intergenerational” you can be sure that it will actively engage lots of different age groups. But sometimes within one event the young people will need to be patient as a portion of the event relates more to adults, or adults might need to engage their inner child in order to enter into the opportunity. Know that when engaging multiple generations – sometimes what is happening is tailored to you, other times you must work to tailor yourself to engage well with what is happening. Be prepared to enter in!

Wellness Night Fundraiser ~ Saturday, April 29, 5pm-9pm

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Everyone, men and women, are invited to an evening of pampering.

Silent auction, gift bags, door prizes, food, drink, and great company will fill our event. Invite your friends and family. This will be an incredible event.

This is a fundraiser for church, so donations are welcome!

  • Dr Matt from Robin Center Chiropractic will be available to talk about the benefits of Chiropractic care and total wellness.
  • Lynda Jones, esthetician from Rocco Altobelli, will be providing mini facials and skin care/makeup consultation.
  • Ali Runyon, a hairstylist from Rocco Altobelli, will be providing hair services and consultations. Ali is going on a mission trip so a percentage of the evening’s proceeds will benefit her cause
  • We will be doing yoga, so bring your yoga mats if interested in participating.
  • Massage therapy by Cheryl Nordquist.
  • Jen Hawes will be providing manicures (including gel polish) and express pedicures.
  • There will be a quiet room equipped with adult coloring books and utensils (feel free who bring your own) with soft music playing in the background.
  • There will be a wellness presentation from Melaleauca with a focus on essential oils.
  • Dale and Sheryl Fisher will be providing Reiki treatments

We will have child care available , provided by our youth (donations also welcome for the child care, as a fundraiser for the youth mission trip this summer. Dinner and snacks will be provided for the kiddos, too).

 

The Labyrinth Journey – Everyone is Welcome!

Welcome to the RUCC Holy Week Labyrinth experience:

labyrinth in FH 2017

The Labyrinth will be available in the Fellowship Hall during the following days and times:

Wednesday, April 12th: 12pm-8pm
Thursday, April 13th: 12pm-5pm
Friday, April 14th: 12pm-7pm
Saturday, April 15th: 12pm-5pm

The Labyrinth journey has been used for hundreds of years as a walking prayer/meditation. There is no wrong way to use the labyrinth. Picture walking a path that has 36 turns as you make your way to the center. Think of all the things you can let go of every time you turn. It is an amazing walk to the center where you are held in the safety of Love. It is a powerful thing to walk the labyrinth and find yourself at home. You may stay in the center as long as you need. And then you walk out the same path, turning 36 more times as you take on all that you have learned. We have made this experience possible for you to prepare your heart, soul and mind to experience Easter in a new way.

Holy Week

 

Maundy Thursday, April 13th

MAUNDY THURS

6:30 – Dinner
7:00 – Worship

We will gather around tables outside the sanctuary for a simple meal catered by Athens Cafe and worship. We explore the meaning of the last supper and the power of breaking bread in our community. This is a very meaningful service that reminds us of both the sorrow and hope of the week of Jesus’ death. The service will close with an option for foot or hand washing as a way to offer love and service to one another.

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Good Friday, April 14th

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7pm – Worship

Good Friday will be marked with an evening service of prayer, reading and reflection on the story of Jesus’ journey from the Garden of Gethsemane to the hill of Calvary. We invite you to join us on this important day in the life of Christ and in our journey towards Easter.

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Easter Day!

Sunday, April 16

EASTER celebrate Easter

8:30am – Easter Morning Breakfast
Freewill offering with all proceeds benefiting our youth ministry program

9:40am – Easter Egg Roll
Kids are invited to chase the hundreds of candy filled eggs that Pastor T. Michael Rock will roll down the hill outside the church. Always fun to watch!!

10:00am – Worship
Scripture Reading – Matthew 28:1-10
Sermon Title “How Resurrection Works” – Rev. T. Michael Rock

Easter is all about potential and possibility. Are we open to change and grow? Are we open to resurrection possibility for our lives? Are we ready for miracles and hope? Are we ready for the light?

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