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Volume 122 | Issue 2 | April/May 2020 -Click a tab below!

The Carillon


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Member News

Second Saturday  Dinners

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Sunday School

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Unbinding Your Heart Series is Coming!

As you read this we are still in the season of Lent in which we journey with Jesus toward the cross. It is a time of prayer, reflection and preparation. When we arrive together at the empty tomb on Easter morning there is much rejoicing. We wear our fanciest clothes, deck the church in glorious flowers and fill the sanctuary with the proclamation: “Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed!”

Did you know that Easter is more than one Sunday? Easter Day is the first of Great Fifty Days of Easter that lasts until Pentecost Sunday. This year you are invited to go on an Easter journey called Unbinding Your Heart: Forty Days of Prayer and Faith Sharing.  This is an evangelism series which is so appropriate to the time in the Christian year when we think about the growth of the early Christian church.

This is a journey I hope we can take together! Unbinding Your Heart small groups will read and discuss the book, share about weekly prayer experiences, and pray together. You may choose to be a part of one of the Sunday small groups. There is also a group that meets on Thursday afternoons. Small groups of any kind are a wonderful way to get to know your brothers and sisters in Christ. Don’t miss this opportunity to develop Christian friendships! Books will be distributed on April 14. 

A prayer journal included in the book will invite you into some new and some very ancient ways of praying. It really is one of my favorite parts of Unbinding Your Heart! 

There are many ways to be a part of this church wide experience. If you cannot meet in a group, you may choose to read and pray through the book alone. Weekly worship including sermons, show and tell, visuals and music will support our learning.  We have a wonderful family booklet to guide parents as they pray and share with their children.  I’m looking forward to taking this journey with you! 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Peace & Love in Christ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pastor Martha


Member Spotlight

How well do you know your fellow congregants? Do you feel like RUMC is your family? Sometimes we can get so caught up in our own lives, that we miss an opportunity to be a part of a community. For the next year or so we will be introducing you to each other through Member Spotlight! And we want to hear from you! Who do you want to learn more about! Send us your nominations and we’ll have you all knowing everyone in RUMC by next year! 

Jean & Jan Provost



We met at the Mayflower Hotel in May of 1969, got engaged in June and married in August of the same year, and are coming up on our 50th Anniversary.  We’re retired and enjoy our 6 grandchildren, gardening, and music.



Our daughter Karen lives in Colorado with 5 kids (3 in college); our son Michael lives in Rockville and has a four year old daughter.


We love the diversity and all the various opportunities available.  You can find anything you need in Rockville.


We enjoy jigsaw and crossword puzzles and watching MASH and other re-runs with our feet up and good music in the background. 


Michael is definitely the most creative, always making up new games to play and stories to tell his sisters at bedtime.


We will be going to Tulsa for our grandson’s college graduation from Oral Roberts University.

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 Birthdays & Anniversaries here

Upcoming Worship

April-May Worship


April 7

Fifth Sunday in Lent

The End of the Age: Stay Alert!

Mark 13: 1-8, Psalm 102: 12-17

April 14

Palm Sunday

Entrance into Jerusalem | Annointing at Bethany

Mark 11: 1-11, Mark 14: 3-9

April 18

Maundy Thursday | 7:30 pm

That Last Evening

Mark 14: 22-42, Psalm 116: 12-19

April 19

Good Friday | 12:00 noon

At the Cross

Mark 15: 16-39, Psalm 22

April 21

Easter Sunday

Christ is Risen!

Mark 16: 1-8 



April 28

Second Sunday of Easter

The Paul Problem 

Isaiah 60: 1-5, Acts 9: 1-19 

May 5

Third Sunday of Easter

The Prayer Plunge

1 Kings 19: 11-13, Luke 5: 1-10

May 12

Fourth Sunday of Easter

The Converted Community

Acts 2: 14, 32-39, Micah 6: 6-8

May 19

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Catalytic Conversations

Isaiah 43: 15-19, John 4: 7-10, 16-29

May 26

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Healing Hospitality

Mark 12:28-44, Psalm 89

June 2

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Faith Focus

Mark 12:28-44, Psalm 89

Upcoming Group Meetings

April-May Group Meetings &

Bible Studies

New Day Circle

Thursday, April 4 & May 2 at 9:30 am

For more info

Contact Judy Nierman


Mary Martha Circle

Wednesday, April 10 & May 8

at 11:45 am

For more info

Contact Suzanne Everly


Trustees Meetings

Monday, April 15 & May 20

at 7:00 pm

For more info

Contact the church office


Second Saturday

RUMC Dinner

Saturday, May 11 

from 5:00-7:00 pm

For more info

Contact Keshika Dias

Finance Committee

Monday, April 8 & May 13

at 7:00 pm

For more info

Contact the church office



Thursday, April 11

at 7:00 pm

For more info

Contact the church office


Church Council

Wednesday, April 3

at 7:00 pm

For more info

Contact the church office


Adult Fellowship

Sunday School

Every Sunday at 9:15 am

Room 104

For more info

Contact Julian Sparrow


Upcoming April Events

RUMC Easter Carnival

April 4 | 11 am-1 pm

Stop by for a morning of fun that will include an Easter Egg Hunt, crafts, games, music and food. We need volunteers to help on the day of the event. For more information please contact Keshika Dias at

Palm Sunday

April 14 | 8:30 & 10:30 am

Maundy Thursday Service

April 18 | 7:30 pm

Good Friday Service

April 19 | 12:00 noon

Easter Sunday

April 21 | 8:30 & 10:30 am

Unbinding Your Heart

Bible Series Begins

April 25

A church-wide study and sermon series that will run April 28-June 2. Signup sheets for small groups will be in the narthex and in current Sunday School Classes. Plan on plugging in on this series that ties us to the work of the church at all times—sharing our faith with others. Afraid of sharing your faith? This is the series for you!

Upcoming May Events

Second Saturday RUMC Dinner

May 11 | 5-7 pm

Mother's Day

May 12| 8:30 & 10:30 am

VBS Training

May 19 | 11:45 am

Memorial Day Parade

Water Giveaway

May 27 | 9:15 am

Mark Your Calendars!

June Thrift Shop

June 21-22

Thrift Shop: Save the Dates: June 19: Set up | June 21-22: Sale Days | June 22: Take Down/ Clean Up. You may bring in your clean, repaired items. Receipts are available. We cannot accept: car seats, cribs, mattresses, computers, large gym equipment, or furniture. Donations we can use are: clothing, shoes, jewelry, linens, tools, housewares, books, knickknacks, lamps, etc. If you would like to join us in helping or have questions contact Loretta Fehr: 240-475-2787 

Vacation Bible School

July 13 | 9 am- 4 pm

One day only! Join us for fun bible adventures, music, crafts and more as we explore the glory of God’s love Registration forms can be found in the Narthex or online here

For more information on any of the above events, please reference the Online PDF link/download below

View the PDF Online HERE!

O God, you are one God, extending your healing through many channels.  Help us return with grateful hearts to those who have been a part of our healing.                                                                                           In Jesus’ name,                                                         Amen. 

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