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Richfield United Methodist Church

Families Moving Forward September 29 - October 6, 2019

Since 2014, RUMC has joined other metro-area congregations to host families without homes as part of Families Moving Forward (FMF), a shelter program of Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative.  This fall, RUMC will host up to four families during the week of September 29 - October 6, 2019. The families will stay with us from around 6:00 every evening until 7:00 every morning, eating dinner with us.  The upstairs Sunday School rooms will be used for sleeping.   

RUMC is partnering with Living Spirit UMC and Park Avenue UMC.  Living Spirit UMC will provide volunteers on Tuesday, October 1, and Park Avenue UMC will provide volunteers on Friday and Saturday, October 4 and 5.  RUMC is responsible for providing volunteer support for Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (September 29 and 30, and October 2 and 3, as well as a hot breakfast on Saturday, October 5.  RUMC volunteers are also needed to help with set-up and take-down of family bedrooms.  Volunteer roles include:

  • Help with set-up and take-down of family bedrooms
  • Lead evening coordinator
  • Dinner preparers / cooks
  • Dishwashers
  • Mealtime hosts
  • Activity hosts
  • Overnight / breakfast hosts
  • Hot breakfast on Saturday, October 5

You are invited to sign up for one or more roles on the date(s) that fit your schedule.  Thank you!

Location: RUMC

Created by:   Barbara Devlin
 
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Available Slot Date (mm/dd/yyyy CDT)

Dismantle Sunday School Rooms

Need able-bodied volunteers to move Sunday School furniture and supplies in preparation for FMF

09/22/2019
(Sun, 10:15am - 11:15am)
(10)

 
5 of 10 slots filled
Barbara Devlin
John Devlin
Joseph Warling
Sue Johnson
Sharon Hall
Will lead this effort

Set-up family bedrooms

Need able-bodied volunteers to set up bedrooms for FMF families

09/28/2019
(Sat, 12:00pm - 2:00pm)
(7)

 
4 of 7 slots filled
Barbara Devlin
John Devlin
Sharon Hall
Will lead this effort
Jerry Schilling

Lead Evening Coordinator

09/29/2019
(Sun, 4:00pm - 9:00pm)

 
Barbara Devlin
John Devlin and Merry Rendahl will also be present to welcome the families.

09/30/2019
(Mon, 5:00pm - 9:00pm)

 
John Devlin

10/01/2019
(Tue, 5:00pm - 9:00pm)

 
Barbara Devlin

10/02/2019
(Wed, 5:00pm - 9:00pm)

 
Merry Rendahl

10/03/2019
(Thu, 5:00pm - 9:00pm)

 
Barbara Devlin

10/04/2019
(Fri, 5:00pm - 9:00pm)

 
Merry Rendahl

10/05/2019
(Sat, 5:00pm - 9:00pm)

 
John Devlin

Dinner Preparers / Cooks

09/29/2019
(Sun, 4:00pm - 6:00pm)
(4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Gail Johnson
The dinner menu will be hamburger and rice hotdish, salad and cheesy bread
Sally Stromquist

09/30/2019
(Mon, 5:00pm - 7:00pm)
(4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Wayne Johnson
Ruth Phelps

10/02/2019
(Wed, 5:00pm - 7:00pm)
(4)

 

10/03/2019
(Thu, 5:00pm - 7:00pm)
(4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
jill williamson
Kate Currie

Dishwasher

09/29/2019
(Sun, 5:30pm - 7:00pm)
(2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Jerry Wilson

09/30/2019
(Mon, 6:00pm - 7:30pm)
(2)

 
All slots filled
Patrick Eder
Wayne Johnson

10/02/2019
(Wed, 6:00pm - 7:30pm)
(2)

 

10/03/2019
(Thu, 6:00pm - 7:30pm)
(2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
grover dodds

Mealtime Hosts

09/29/2019
(Sun, 4:45pm - 6:45pm)
(2)

 
All slots filled
Fern Albertson
Wayne Albertson

09/30/2019
(Mon, 5:45pm - 7:45pm)
(2)

 
All slots filled
Jerry Wilson
Wayne Johnson
Sue will help as well.

10/02/2019
(Wed, 5:45pm - 7:45pm)
(2)

 

10/03/2019
(Thu, 5:45pm - 7:45pm)
(2)

 

Activity Hosts

The RUMC Youth Group has been asked to provide 1-2 youth helpers, in addition to the adult volunteers.

09/29/2019
(Sun, 5:45pm - 7:45pm)
(2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Joseph Warling
McKenzie Lambert and Mitchell Wilson will be youth activity helpers

09/30/2019
(Mon, 6:45pm - 8:45pm)
(2)

 
All slots filled
Sharon Keen
Will bring therapy rabbit from 7-8 PM
Terry Bumgarner
Will arrive at 7 PM

10/02/2019
(Wed, 6:45pm - 8:45pm)
(2)

 

10/03/2019
(Thu, 6:45pm - 8:45pm)
(2)

 
All slots filled
Sharon Keen
Will bring therapy rabbit from 7-8 PM
Joseph Warling
McKenzie Lambert will be a youth helper

Overnight / Breakfast Hosts

One male, one female

09/29/2019
(Sun, 9:00pm - 7:00am)
(2)

 
All slots filled
Fern Albertson
Wayne Albertson

09/30/2019
(Mon, 9:00pm - 7:00am)
(2)

 
All slots filled
Kent Johnson
Sarah Musgrave

10/02/2019
(Wed, 9:00pm - 7:00am)
(2)

 
All slots filled
Rev. Nate Melcher
My first time, woo-hoo!
Molly Reko
Al Reko signed up too

10/03/2019
(Thu, 9:00pm - 7:00am)
(2)

 
1 of 2 slots filled
Joseph Warling

Hot Breakfast Preparers / Cooks

10/05/2019
(Sat, 6:45am - 8:45am)
(4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Rexanne Warner
Steve Warner

Preparation for take-down of family bedrooms

Advanced preparations for dismantling of family bedrooms after the 9 AM service

10/06/2019
(Sun, 8:00am - 8:45am)
(3)

 
All slots filled
Barbara Devlin
John Devlin
Sharon Hall
Will lead this effort

Take-Down of Family Bedrooms

10/06/2019
(Sun, 10:15am - 11:15am)
(10)

 
3 of 10 slots filled
Barbara Devlin
John Devlin
Sharon Hall
Will lead this effort

Laundry

Need volunteers to take home 1-2 loads of bed linens and towels for laundering during the week of October 6 - 12.

10/06/2019
(Sun, 11:00am - 11:15am)
(5)

 
4 of 5 slots filled
Mary Martha Butler
Sharon Hall
Will lead this effort
Jeanne Exline Exline
Maxene Schwanke
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