Church Picnic – Back To Church Sunday, September 15th


Save The Date!!!
Food, Fun and FellowshipPlease bring…..a lawn chair, games, balls, gloves, etc.Pray for nice weather.  Picnic will be held in fellowship hall if it rains.






2019 Wilmington District

Charge Conference Training

1 Corinthians 14:40 "Let all things be done decently and in order."  KJV

Date:         Thursday, August 29th
Time:         6:30 - 8:00 pm
Location:   Elkton UMC 
219 E. Main St.
                   Elkton, MD  21921


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Do you struggle with any of the forms needed for your Charge Conference?  Are you confused about the whole process?  If so, this session is for you! 

The District Superintendent will be conducting a workshop on how to complete the Charge Conference reports for your Church.  All clergy should attend and all administrative assistants, committee chairs or laypersons that are responsible for any aspect of the Charge Conference forms or packet.

The Charge Conference forms are now available on the Conference website (www.pen-del.org) and the District website (wilmingtondistrict.org).  Please bring a copy of the instructions and
all required forms with you to the workshop.

So we can prepare, please RSVP to the Wilmington District Administrative Assistant, Andrea Lenker at (302) 655-8873 or wilmingtondistrict@gmail.com by Monday, August 26th.

Back To Church – September 15th at 10:30 am


Invite neighbors, friends and family!
Meal and fellowship following morning service.






Grief Share

Grief Share is a support group that meets bi-weekly.  You'll find it to be a warm, caring, environment and will come to see the group as an "oasis" on your long journey through grief.  The first meeting is being held on Saturday, May 11th.   The schedule is as follows:

BI-WEEKLY, Saturdays   10 am – 12 pm

8/24/19  "Complicating Factors"
9/7/19  "Complicating Factors"
9/21/19  "Lessons of Grief – Part One"
10/6/19  "Lessons of Grief – Part Two"
10/19/19  "Heaven"
11/9/19  "What Do I Live for Now?"

Free Lunch Thursday

Due to a health issue, Bob Evely is currently unable to coordinate "Free Lunch Thursday."  In order to keep this vital ministry going we are in need of support from the congregation.  If you can help or know anyone who can help, the following volunteer support is needed:

  • Coordination of weekly meals
  • Purchasing items needed weekly (budget is available)
  • Food prep on Wednesday's
  • Dessert donations

For additional information, please see Sandy Ide



The Book Nook has all kinds of books to read and enjoy.  It is in our former parsonage as is The Shoppe at RPUMC and likewise opened Thursday from 9 AM to 1 PM and the first Saturday of each month from 9 AM to 1 PM.  Our prices are the best -- 50ȼ for hardbacks and 25ȼ for paperbacks!  Bibles are free.  A few special books may be specially priced.

The Children's Corner has books for children of all ages.  For adults, we have books of many categories – novels, biographies, cookbooks, crafts, reference, religion, classics, ancient and more current history, sports, etc.  Buy now for yourself and for Christmas giving!  Yes!  We have some Christmas books.  All monies go to missions!  Come and Buy!


CAP is in need of plastic bags.  If you have any plastic bags from grocery shopping, please bring them in, it would be of great help.  Also, the following food items are needed for their pantry:  small jars of peanut butter and jelly, tuna fish, spaghetti sauce.


A volunteer is needed to fill the Bags of Blessings which are given out at the Free Lunch Ministry on Thursdays.  If you are interested, please contact Kathy Rogers, Missions Chair.

Bags of Blessings are truly appreciated by the recipients because they provide nutrition when a meal isn't available.  The Mission Team appreciates all the donations given by the church which make this vital ministry possible.  The supplies are running a little low and we need to restock.  If you are out shopping and able to pick up a few supplies for the bags, please feel free to purchase the following items:

  • Bottled water (small 8 oz. size)
  • Individually wrapped packages of the following:
  • Crackers and Cheese or Peanut Butter Crackers-The 4 crackers to a pack type (can be found at the Dollar Store)
  • Goldfish (individual bags)
  • Cheez-it Crackers (individual bags)
  • Single serving Peanut Butter cups or Nutella cups (can be found at the Dollar Store)
  • Fruit Snacks (fruit cups can be found at the Dollar Store)
  • Protein Bars
  • Cookies

Any questions, please see Lee Powell.


This event is for both clergy and laity of the Wilmington District.  The District Superintendent and Bishop Johnson request all clergy be in attendance.

Bishop Peggy Johnson
will be discussing General Conference 2020
and Connecting to the Community

Location: Christ the Cornerstone UMC
 3135 Summit Bridge Rd.
 Bear, DE  19701
Date: Thursday, September 12th
Time: 6:30 pm Fellowship & Refreshments
             7:00 pm Worship 

September Messenger

Please submit all announcements, articles and any information for the September Messenger to the church office by Wednesday, August 21.  E-mail:  rpumc@rpumchruch.org Thank you. ~Jen