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!


Chancel Bells will begin regular rehearsals on Thursday, January 17 at 6:30pm.

Honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Keeping the Dream Alive

On Monday, January 21, there will be a special worship service celebrating the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Grace United Methodist Church, 900 N. Washington St., Wilmington.  Following the short service, there will be a panel discussion on the topic "How Can We Keep Dr. King's Dream Alive in 2019?"  The service will begin at 9:30am and the panel discussion will continue until 12 noon.


Please keep our office volunteers in your prayers as we work through the absence of Harriet Ann.  During this time, Don McFarland is preparing the bulletins for worship services, Brenda Tucker is preparing the February Messenger (please get articles and information to her by Monday, January 14), and Janet Dickerson is daily handling office duties as required.  Please be sure and get appropriate information to these folks so that they can be sure nothing gets "lost in the shuffle."  Thank you!


If you are interested, we have an opening for Flowers at the Altar on Sunday, February 24.  Please let Ed Ide, Sandy Swain, or the Office know if you would like to have memorial flowers on that day