Coming up in May and June are "Special Sundays" – Mother's Day on May 12 and Father's Day on June 16. Donations on Mother's Day will go to support the RPUMC Girl Scouts and on Father's Day, the RPUMC Boy/Cub Scouts will receive that support.


Want to make RPUMC your church home?
Plan to attend our Membership Class on Monday, April 29, at 6:30 pm.

Check the Calendar Closely for Meeting Changes
Wednesday, April 17 – No Bible Study
Friday, April 19 and 26 – No Disciple Bible Study
Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 pm – Trustees Meeting

VBS – "ROAR – Life is Wild – God is good!"

RPUMC and Wilmington COB to be held at RPUMC
Sunday, June 23 – Thursday, June 27
5:30 - 8:30 PM with dinner served each night.
For Children ages 3 – 6th Grade


Scout Sub-Sale after worship – April 28

PECOMETH DAY – Family Fun!

The Annual Family Fun-PECOMETH DAY will be held this year on Saturday, April 27. It's a perfect chance to see Pecometh for the first time and hear about our Summer Camp program, or come back to camp to revisit familiar sites and see familiar faces. Entertainers and exhibitors include balloon artist Jungle John, Party Animals Petting Zoo, Birds of Prey from the Chesapeake Bay Environment Center, and music. Food will also be available for purchase in the dining hall. For more information and to register, visit www.pecometh.org/pecometh-day or by calling 410-556-6900.

This is your chance to fish at Camp Pecometh at our 4th Annual Fishing Derby! On April 27th, join us for a morning filled with fishing, fellowship and fun. The Grand Prize is a free week of camp!For both the age groups of kids under 17, the entry fee is $10. The adult age group's entry fee is $15. Proceeds go towards our campership fund. The entry fee also includes a lunch provided at the Dining Hall during Pecometh Day, 11am-3pm that same day. Please note: participants 16 and older will need to bring a fishing license. Day of arrival time is 8:30am for check-in with fishing start time of 9am.
For more information, and to register, please visit our website at www.pecometh.org/fishing-derby or by calling


Sold Out!  See you on April 13!



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!


We now have an electronic Finance Committee Mailbox that anyone who has questions about financial
matters of the church can submit questions.  The email address is: 


September 7, 2018 – May 24 2019
Fridays from 10 AM to Noon
Class rotates among RPUMC,
Peniel UMC and St. James

The books that will used are listed below.  If anyone would like St. James to
order a book for them, please contact their office at 30

   PRAY LIKE JESUS – Rediscovering the Lord's Prayer by Don Underwood –
       St. James cost $10.00

   TRANSFORMING QUESTIONS by Scott Gunn and Melody Wilson Shobe –
from Forward Movement – possibly free

   WHEN DID GOD BECOME A CHRISTIAN? – Knowing God Through the Old
and       New Testaments by David Kalas – St. James cost $12.00

   A JOURNEY WITH MARK  The 50-Day Bible challenge by Marek P. Zabriskie –
      St. James Cost $15.00


Janelle Middleton, Executive Director of CAP, expressed an immediate need for items to restock their helves for needy families.  The following staples are in great need:  Pasta, pasta sauce, rice, peanut butter, jelly, tuna, cereal, canned fruit and roman noodles.  Please keep these items in mind when you do your grocery shopping.  Thank you!


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.


Have you shared the "Good News" about our relaxed, Contemporary Worship Service?  Perhaps you have a friend who can't make it on Sunday mornings but Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm might be perfect, or didn't feel like getting up yourself? Sunday at 4:30 pm is your "do -over" opportunity, to catch up with the Lord.  Invite a friend, or better yet, bring them! Have a cup of coffee or tea, enjoy some spirit-filled music and find a blessing for yourself in the message.  We hope to see you and your friends soon!


Please see Marlene Johnson for your
February assignments for upcoming meetings.