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  • Matthew 29:19-20

    Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

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Welcome to Ruskin UMC.

9:00 am- Youth and Children Sunday School  ON HOLD

10:00 am- Sunday Worship Service in sanctuary

12:00 pm – Online

Come, be our guest!

 

Dear Ruskin UMC Family & Community,

It has been a long three months since we have worshipped together.  We are excited to begin easing back into worship in our sanctuary.  We will practice social distancing and ask everyone to please wear a mask.  Worship will feel a little different than before.  There are certain higher risk activities that we will be avoiding for the near future.  We will not have a choir and will not have congregational singing.  Eventually, this restriction will be lifted.

Our pews have been and will be sanitized for each worship service.  We will have two collection boxes located at the main entrance and the west entrance of the sanctuary for your tithes and offerings.  Every other pew will be blocked off to allow for social distancing.  Family units may sit together.  We will try to space people to ensure the greatest level of safety.  

We are excited to have people returning to the sanctuary for worship.  Hebrews 10:25 says, “not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

We recognize that many will be not return right away for personal and health concerns thus, our services will continue to be recorded and posted on the website and our Facebook page.  

Looking forward to seeing you in worship as we try to reestablish a sense of normalcy.

 

A place to belong,

A place to become,

A place to make a difference.

About

Ruskin UMC has a rich and full history of ministry to the Ruskin and Southshore area communities and beyond.  We are striving to provide a Christ-centered community wholly committed to transforming lives through Christ’s love:  “Where Christ’s Love Creates:  A Place to Belong,  A Place to Become, A Place to Make a Difference.”

 

Our Mission is “to make disciples by reaching out with hearts, hands and hope.”

Discipleship-Based Core Values

MEETING PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE IN WAYS THAT ARE  SCRIPTURAL

Jesus met each of His disciples where they were, doing what they did, and accepted them as they were. We were accepted that same way and those who do not yet know Jesus are there to be met as we were, just as they are.

 

HELPING PEOPLE ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS THEIR LORD AND SAVIOR

Jesus spent three years with His disciples letting them come to know Him and allowing them to come to the decision that He was in fact the Messiah. Those we meet who are not yet committed to Christ need our support, encouragement and knowledge to make this important decision for themselves.

 

PARTICIPATING IN COMMUNITY THAT EMBODIES CHRIST’S LOVE

The twelve disciples were constantly with Jesus for three years participating in what He did and sharing His wisdom. One who wishes to follow Christ will do best by active participation in the community of believers. This goes far beyond attending church for one hour a week–it means sharing in the life of the community in joys and sorrows, working constantly to grow and help others grow in Christ.

EXPERIENCING THE HOLY SPIRIT’S POWER IN PRAYER AND WORSHIP

Jesus’ disciples witnessed in Him the power of the Holy Spirit and His dependence upon communicating with His Father through prayer. We too have witnessed God’s power within His people and know that prayer is essential for realizing the fullness of God’s blessings.

 

HEARING AND FOLLOWING GOD’S WORD IN SCRIPTURE

Jesus taught the disciples the scriptures and their meanings. Their continued ministries after the death and resurrection of Jesus were founded on what He taught. We have the scriptures preserved for us and through them we can learn all we should be doing.

 

BECOMING MORE CHRIST-LIKE IN OUR DAILY WALK

The disciples actually walked with Jesus and became more like Him in the process. Jesus promised that He would never leave us and so we can be assured that He is walking with us daily. We need to make sure that He will be pleased with our walk of faith.

 

SEEKING & SERVING PEOPLE AS CHRIST’S AMBASSADORS

Jesus traveled throughout His homeland looking for those who needed to hear His message and encouraging them by serving them at their point of need. We are His ambassadors in the world today. We should be giving others the opportunity to meet Him and know His ways through our service at their point of need and that they would see Christ in us.

 

SHARING GOD’S GIFTS

Each of us is wonderfully blessed in our abilities, special gifts, and our wealth. That which we share multiplies. That which we hoard becomes corrupted. The purpose of becoming a follower of Christ is to become His disciple which means becoming a serving and sharing person.  Our membership vows remind us that we will support the church through our Prayers, our Presence, our Gifts, our Service and our Witness.

Ministries

Ruskin UMC has a variety of ministries for people of all ages. We hope you find your place here with us.

{1 Peter 4:10} Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

It’s that time of year again – our school ministry is collecting school supplies for 2020-2021…

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We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!