The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by proclaiming the good news of God’s grace and by exemplifying Jesus’ command to love God and neighbor, thus seeking the fulfillment of God’s reign and realm in the world.


Defensive Driving Course

The Rural Retreat Senior Citizens are sponsoring an AARP course on defensive driving Thursday, September 29, 2016. It will be in the Fellowship Hall from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Cost is $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Everyone is welcome. Call Kay Fleming at 686-4558 to register or for further information.

Lord’s Acre Sale

Lord’s Acre Sale on October 8th – Rural Retreat Community Center – 8:00am, devotions at 7:45am. Bring your homemade, handmade, or homegrown items on Friday the 7th between 5:00pm and 7:00pm, or on Saturday the 8th from 6:00am to 7:45am. For more information, call Sandra Lewis 686-4535 or Ray and Sue Schrier at 686-5386.

Church Choir and Community Choir

The RRUMC Choir will practice Wednesday, September 7th at 7:00 pm

The Community Choir will begin practicing on September 14th at 8:00 pm


UMW Meeting

United Methodist Women meeting on Septemer 6

Refreshments 6:30

Meeting 7:00

Finance Committee

Finance Committee Meeting

September 7 @ 7:00pm

Charge Conference

October 10 – All information pertinent to Charge Conference is due

October 23 – Charge Conference Meeting – 3:00pm (location TBD)

Youth Choir

Youth Choir will resume practices on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:15 in the choir room.  Anyone 4th grade and up that would like to sing, please join us.  The more the merrier.  We will be working on some Christmas things and some songs just for fun.

Ringtones – Youth/Children’s Hand chime group – this group will meet on Wednesdays at 5:30 starting on September 28.  Anyone in Kindergarten and up that would like to learn how to play these fun instruments is welcome.  You do not need to know how to read music or read period for that matter.  Just a willingness to learn and make music together.  We will also be working on some Christmas songs and some other songs in the meantime.

If your child(ren) are interested in either of these groups, please see Ginny Smith or call 686-5975 or email  Hope to see some new faces as well as familiar ones.

Apple Butter

September 13 – Cut apples @ the Church – 10:00am

September 14 – Cannery – 6:30am

September 26 – Cut apples @ the Church

September 27 –  Cannery – 6:30am

October 1 – Making apple butter in a kettle at Williams Orchard – 6:00am.

Directory Pictures

Directory pictures will be taken September 17, September 18, September 24, and September 25.

Make-up day will be October 2.


Charge Conference Meeting

Charge Conference Meeting

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.