rpumcBanner
Announcements

BIBLE STUDY

Bible Study will begin meeting on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Lounge starting on January 17.  The new study will be, "The Prayer of Jabez" by Bruce Wilkinson.  Join us as we discover the power of prayer.  A sign-up sheet and study books are available in the church office.  We hope you will be able to join us.


FAMILY FUN AND GAME NIGHT
Saturday, February 17   5 PM 'til ?

We'll gather in Fellowship Hall.  Bring the family, your favorite game and a covered dish or dessert to share!  If you have questions, see Kristi Doughty.


A CELEBRATION OF LIFE

In Loving Memory of
Kathy Daniels

Saturday, March 3   2 PM – 5 PM
Fellowship Hall

RSVP  302-892-2851

Come share your memories.

"OUR MAD HATTER TEA"

Sponsored by the United Methodist Women

The Tea will be held on Saturday, April 14 at Noon in Fellowship Hall.  Cost is $15.00/ticket.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.  (Last year the tea sold out by March 1.)  For information, contact Marlene Johnson at 328-5806.


ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE

FEBRUARY 14   12 PM   PENIEL UMC
                 7 PM   RPUMC


COMMUNITY LENTEN SERVICES

Wednesdays at Noon

February 21
Peniel United Methodist Church

February 28
St. James Episcopal Church

March 7
Wilmington Church of the Brethren

March 14
Richardson Park United Methodist Church

March 21
Calvary Presbyterian Church  -  Tentative

Please join the noon prayer services during Lent, followed by a light lunch.
Offertory benefits Newport Soup Kitchen.


BAGS OF BLESSINGS

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.


LAITY/CLERGY BANQUET
Monday, March 5   7 PM
Cornerstone UMC

If you've ever had an opportunity to attend the laity/clergy banquet, you know it's a wonderful celebration. It's an opportunity to give thanks for the talented laity in the Wilmington District.  This year the banquet is honoring Lay Leaders.  Our very own Kathy Rogers is the honoree representing Richardson Park UMC.  If you want to attend this event and show your support for Kathy, it's being held on Monday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m.  The location is Cornerstone UMC, 3135 Summit Bridge Rd., Bear, DE.

Tickets to attend this celebration are $10:00 and must be purchased in advance.  This includes light refreshments.  Let's show Kathy how much we love and appreciate her sacrifice of time and talent for the Kingdom of God.

Tickets must be purchased by Sunday, February 18.  No tickets will be sold at the door. Make checks payable to: United Methodist Wilmington District, MAIL TO:  Karen S. Jones, 3983 S. DuPont Pkwy, Townsend, DE 19734. Mark checks for District Laity/Clergy Celebration.


*CRAYONS FOR CHRIST
The new "once-a-month" small group for ZOUNG PEOPLE

We will meet the last Wednesday of each month from 6-7:15 pm. Dinner will be provided. Kids/Youth ages 5 and up are welcome.  We will find ways to connect with God through art and devotionals.

First Meeting - Wednesday – February 28
See Beth Warfel or Marlene Johnson for more information.


*TRUSTEES ATTIC CLEAN-OUT – Saturday, March 24
Starting at 8:00 am.
All help will be gratefully received.