Every holiday season RUMC is honored to sponsor 50 families in the IWV and offer each the makings of a traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas meal for their families. Along with their Christmas baskets, families with children are also given gifts for each child including new clothes and toys.
RUMC church members are asked to help donate funds to purchase food items for each basket, donate frozen turkeys (watch for those special sales!), sponsor an "angel" off our angel tree at Christmas by purchasing new clothes for a sponsored child, and to help deliver baskets to our families.
The youth of the church offer great help with this mission by shopping for and preparing each basket for delivery. They also go out into our community and ask for additional food donations and help raise awareness of this important ministry.