A joyous New Year to you!
Because of the continuing rise in COVID infections, as of Sunday January 2nd RVUMC reverted to ONLY an online worship service. Pre-recorded worship will be posted Sunday mornings on both YouTube and the Rondout Valley United Methodist Church Facebook "page."
RVUMC had an "in person" Candlelight Christmas Eve service at 6 pm on Friday, Dec. 24. Chairs were separated by person/group. Everyone, no matter vaccination status, was masked. (RVUMC can give you a disposable mask if you need one.) Christmas Eve's pre-recorded service should still be available HERE. The print order for the recorded service is here.
We continued limited in person worship at 10:00 every Sunday morning, with COVID protocols, through the 26th of December. Please enjoy a special compilation of pre-recorded Christmas hymns and carols here! Readings from scripture and a brief meditation for that day are available if you click this. We have a somewhat larger repertoire of music in person than we have online, due to copyright. RVUMC's building is accessible! Contact Pastor Caroline in advance if you'd like the orders of worship emailed to you. December 19, the Fourth Sunday of Advent, is HERE, and the print order for that day should come up when you click this. The Third Sunday of Advent, Dec. 12, is here; for the printed order, click this.
Christmas Eve Candlelight service was at 6 pm on Friday the 24th,
with limited, distanced, seating. As always, masks were required for
everyone over 2 years. There is an online pre-recorded service too.
Thank you to everyone who baked, boxed, and/or bought pre-Christmas cookie assortments which sold briskly (outside!) on Friday Dec. 17th. We sold nearly all the cookies by 5:00, which is good for us especially looking at Saturday's forecast...but we are sorry to disappoint potential Saturday cookie buyers. We still DO have some District cookbooks, and a good selection of fair trade items from Equal Exchange (teas, coffees, chocolate and olive oil). If you'd like any of those still-available items, leave a message on the church telephone number (687-9090).
The Sauerbraten Dinner on Saturday Nov. 6th was SOLD OUT well in advance.
Thank you to all who helped and to everyone who supported this.
Because of COVID limits on indoor worship and indoor eating, RVUMC didn't have a pancake breakfast and "First Responder Sunday" service this year. Our "2nd Sunday Supper" at 5:30 on the 12th was OUTDOORS, free and open to all.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is working with partners in Haiti to deliver emergency food, water, and medical care in the aftermath of the major earthquake there on August 14th followed by tropical storm Grace (!). Contributions will get to UMCOR most efficiently if you make gifts online at https://umcmission.org/advance-project/982450/ or by checks sent to Global Ministries/UMCOR, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068, with Advance #982450 noted on the memo line.
Thanks to those who helped cook, set up, serve and clean up the "Second Sunday Supper" on August 8--especially Matt who hauled grill to church AND did amazing veggies, fried rice and chicken. As always, it was free to anyone in the community. It was outdoors due to COVID concerns and the weather was GREAT.
The August 15 service is HERE.
and the order for that here.
Saturday, May 8th RVUMC's PLANT SALE was outdoors only, COVID protocols--no "garden tea" this year.
April 25's "Good Shepherd Sunday" pre-recorded service should be HERE. The order of worship including all the readings is here. If you're viewing the pre-recorded service, see if you can spot what spell-check and real people missed this week! Despite what YouTube claims, the hymns are public domain.
April 18's order of worship including text for all the readings should be HERE.
Link to April 11's revised service should be HERE. If it doesn't work, the URL to "copy and paste" is:
Link to the Easter service should be HERE. If the link doesn't work, the URL you can "copy and paste" is:
We continue to offer 20-30 minute worship on the church's (Rondout Valley United Methodist
Church) Facebook page and on the pastor's also (RVUMC). Starting with
July 12th 2020's worship it's also on YouTube, at RondoutValley
Methodist. Most Midweek Moments (March 2 and 17) are on the "video" page; there is also a "midweek moment" at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x94DhW9rE5g . Sunday services are available by our "usual" worship time of
Sunday at 10, more or less; and remain available for later viewing. If
you'd like an order of worship emailed to you with the prayers, hymns
and readings contact the pastor; best email for this is
firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find us at 25 Schoonmaker Lane in Stone
Ridge, NY, at the corner of Schoonmaker Lane and Route 209.
Sunday, Feb. 14 was not only Valentine's Day; it was Transfiguration Sunday, and the NY Annual Conference recorded a worship service that was streamed at 8:45 am on the 14th, but will also be available ANY TIME at: https://www.nyac.com/respite-service-february-14-2021
RVUMC is no longer a satellite pickup location for RV Food Pantry Emergency Bags; if you are in need of food call the RVFP directly at 687-4013. Church phone is 845 687-9090. Watch this space and Facebook for updates; stay safe, stay in touch with others by phone and email; and let us uphold each other and our world in prayer.