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News item from United Methodist News Service Daily Digest, 9-19-14
Communiqué From the Bilateral Dialogue:
Representatives of the Moravian Church and The United Methodist Church met from 11 to 13 September 2014 in
Winston-Salem, North Carolina for the fourth session of the dialogue. The purpose of the meeting was to draft a
joint statement declaring and affirming a full communion relationship between our two churches.
Previously, the dialogue had explored questions relating to the history, doctrine, polity, and church life in the
Northern and Southern Provinces of the Moravian Church and The United Methodist Church. The dialogue
committee found no church-dividing issues. Moreover, it concluded that, in accordance with the definitions used by
each church to define a full communion relationship such, in fact, exists already.
The Dialogue Committee finished its work on a Statement, with recommendations to their respective churches, and
will soon transmit these documents to the appropriate authorities in the Moravian Church and The United Methodist
Church. Upon receipt of the Statement it is hoped that necessary approval will be given to recommendations and
that a declaration and affirmation of a full communion relationship will be adopted by the Moravian Provincial Synods
and the United Methodist General Conference.
Volume II – Issue 9
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Contact this office (436-3354) for
Report from Sawtooth Camp: We are over half-way
there at Sawtooth with the construction of this
magnificent log building that will welcome people as
they enter the camp with the office, restrooms,
registration area and a multi-purpose meeting space.
The outer structure completed by so many faithful
volunteers is now ready for the windows and doors so
the interior finishing work can be completed. The
goal is to be able to have it ready for use in the
summer of 2015.
Those of you not in this area, there are food pantries
helping feed folk where you live too, and they like to see
their shelves empty . . and filled . . . and empty . . . just
like we do! Let’s transform the world one can at a time!
(we don’t have quite 15 weeks from the time you read this
– but we can do what we can do).
The upcoming holidays for most, is a time of great joy and
celebration. For some, for many reasons, it’s a time of
sadness and going without.
This year we can change this for some. Please join the 15
can challenge – it is simple and easy to do.
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Every week when you do your grocery shopping,
purchase one extra item. It could be a can of
something or some nonperishable item (soup,
baked beans, veggies, fruit, etc.)
Collect one item each week for the next fifteen
Drop them off to the charity of your choice,
during the first week in December.
Invite as many of your friends as you can;
remember together we can change someone’s life.
Many communities will benefit.
All food pantry’s and charities will greatly appreciate any
and all donations. It is your gift to give, we are simply
attempting to source charities in great NEED.*
(*The above challenge taken from facebook.com)
Message from Pastor Pam:
Mon., Tues., Wed.
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Clsd. @ lunch 12-1 p.m.
Rev. Pamela Meese
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United Methodist Church
605 H Street
P. O. Box 804
Rupert, ID 83350
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Full communion is when two denominations develop a relationship based on a common confessing of the
Christian faith and a mutual recognition of Baptism and sharing of the Lord’s Supper. This does not mean
the two denominations merge; rather, in reaching agreements, denominations also respect differences.
These denominations worship together, may exchange clergy and also share a commitment to evangelism,
witness and service in the world. Each entity agrees that even with differences, there is nothing that is
Once again you the members and supporters of RUMC
came through on restocking the food pantry shelves. The
case-lot sale donations were outstanding. It was reported
that a total of eight shopping carts were filled, but that’s
not all, several cases also showed up here at church in the
basket. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. Thanks also to
Stan & Leanna Bruns, Bryan Bruns, Cliff Hieb, and John &
Chris Paulson for shopping, loading, and unloading all the
Grace Circle would also like to thank Stan & Leanna
Bruns, Roger & Cheryl Juntunen, Charlie Warren, Peggy
Hess, Don Wiedenheft, & Patricia Munden for picking up
the Ridley’s produce and unloading the food bank truck.
We couldn’t do this ministry without your help.
OK PUMC, RUMC and all MiniCassia area friends . . . In
the last newsletter we saw what our food pantry shelves
looked like – virtually bare. Thanks to all of you, and some
very frugal case-lot shopping, the shelves are now full . ..
for a couple of weeks. We LIKE empty shelves; they
mean we have helped hungry people. We LIKE full shelves,
too; they mean we can help more hungry people! Let’s do
this for the food pantry! Invite everyone to participate,
as the food pantry, while we house it and administer it, is
a COMMUNITY food pantry!
Shelves are full
605 H Street
P. O. Box 804
Rupert, ID 83350
Sunday, September 28, during Hospitality time
and again on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 7:00 p.m.
“town hall” meetings will be held about the One
Board Governance System. Most of you have
received a copy of the proposal and the “town
hall” meetings will be your chance to ask questions, voice your
opinion and perhaps clear your mind of exactly what this One
Board Governance is and how it will work. You will be voting
yea or nay during the All Church Conference (Charge Conf.)
sometime late October or early November.
UMW Annual Harvest Bazaar and
Luncheon – Friday, Oct. 3 from
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Your handmade items, gently used
or new Christmas items, and baked
food items will be accepted at
anytime the office is open, and by
Thursday, Oct. 2nd.
Bring your friends and neighbors
for a delicious lunch. (Free will
Pastor Pam has arranged for a Book
Fair on Sunday, Oct. 19 during
Hospitality Time. Might be a good
chance to buy those Christmas
Bible Study every Thurs. for 7
weeks @ 5:30 p.m. facilitated
by Pastor Pam. They will be
studying from the book by Max
Lucado entitled, “Grace”.
“God’s grace has a drenching about it. A wildness about it.
A white-water riptide, turn-you-upside-downess about it.
Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us
the power to pull it off. Let’s make certain grace gets
Paul UMC will be hosting their
annual Trunk or Treat on
Halloween night, Friday, Oct.
31, 5 to 7 p.m. Decorate your
car, wear a costume (or not)
put some candy in the trunk
and join the fun in the Paul UMC parking lot. Rather you can
come or not, packages of individually wrapped candy are
needed. Last year they gave out candy to between 150 to
200 children. This is a fun and safe way for kids to enjoy
The RUMM are again holding their
2nd Saturday of the month
breakfasts at 8:00 a.m. They invite
all men to join this group. The
UMM also plan to honor someone
soon during a Worship Service – they don’t know exactly
when, but invite you to come each Sunday so you won’t miss it
RUMC STATS FOR SEPTEMBER
(not available at printing)
Your tithes and offerings are much appreciated. We
thank you for your love and dedication to RUMC
FOOD PANTRY STATS FOR SEPTMBER
66 boxes given out, representing
when it happens.
484.2 Lbs. of produce, dairy & bread
received from Ridley’s
A new youth group is being organized. This is great news! The
new group will be meeting with the Paul UMC youth at the Paul
church. Any youth between the 7th through the 12th grade is
invited to attend. They will be doing a study of re:form
Ancestors. “Unlikely people called by God to do amazing
things; encouraging youth to see the similarities between
them and their faith ancestors.” This study includes both the
Old and New Testament. Beginning date and time will be
announced soon. For more information you can the church
By all accounts a great time was had at Family Camp. There were so
many good pictures, it was hard to choose which to put in this
newsletter. Here is a pictorial of some of the activities from
Worship to campfires to eating to cleaning up to pretzel making, tie
dying, baseball, zip line and so much more, to 5 baptisms. Those
baptized were Evey Elizabeth Johnson, Jacie Ann Johnson, Braxton
Andrew Merrill, Natalie Saige Torix and Mieka Elise French. They
were so brave to be baptized in the cold water of the camp creek.
Many thanks for all of the
birthday wishes to Duane, who
celebrated his 90th birthday on
Sept. 17, 2014 (Sept. 14th at
expects, so don’t wait to do the
things you want to do. Duane has accomplished most of what
he wanted to. Thanks also from Lucy for “get well wishes”.
She did fracture some neck bones in a fall at home. Beware
and take inventory of things that can cause a problem. That,
too, can happen sooner than one suspects.
and Love, Duane & Lucy Knos
at camp – stays