The Role of the Cross
If the cross is the place where the worst thing that could happen happened, it is also the place where the best thing that could happen happened. Ultimate hatred and ultimate love met on those two crosspieces of wood. Suffering and love were brought into harmony.
To be “saved” requires a severance from the former life as clean and sharp as though made by a knife. There must be a wall of separation between the old life and the new, a radical break. That means death — death to the old life, in order for the new to begin. This wall of separation, this barrier, is the cross.
— Elisabeth Elliot, A Path Through Suffering
Adult Sunday School Classis studying United Methodist history. Copies of each week’s readings will be available in the literature rack near the church office.
Are there any other special worship services available?
During various parts of the Christian calendar, UMCRC offers several other special worship opportunities.
For Christmas Eve, RCUMC offers two opportunities to worship. During Lent, services are held on Ash Wednesday at 6 pm.
When is communion available?
As with many United Methodist churches, UMCRC offers the sacrament of Communion on the first Sunday of every month. Communion is also offered during several other special services as part of the seasons of the Christian calendar.
What style of worship does UMCRC offer?
We offer United Methodist Worship that is inclusive of many flavors of worship. We value traditional worship but also appreciate many of the more contemporary styles of worship.