Meal Packing Event – Rise Against Hunger

Rise Against Hunger (formerly Stop Hunger Now) 
Meal Packing Event
Saturday April 21, 2018 
3 to 5 pm

In two hours volunteers will measure, weigh, seal, and package over 10,000 meals of rice, vitamins and protein for distribution to impoverished countries and areas affected by disasters.   Sign up to help pack meals or make a donation at our Rise Against Hunger RUMC Page.  This is a fun, family-friendly, hands-on volunteer event that provides everyone who participates with a sense of accomplishment.


Baked Potato Bar Fundraiser

Baked Potato Bar
Sunday April 8, 2018
following service

Join us during fellowship for our Stop Hunger Now fundraiser. Baked Potatoes and all the fixin’s provided by the Joy’s. Bring your appetite and checkbook to help with this very good cause.

A Blank Canvas for your appetite!

Stop Hunger Now – Now Called “Rise Against Hunger”
April 21, 2018
3 to 5 pm

Register to participate or donate to help us:



Men’s Palm Sunday Service

Men’s Palm Sunday Service and Breakfast
March 25, 2018
7 am

The men of Rockville United Methodist Church and the surrounding towns are invited to attend Communion Service followed by Breakfast on Sunday, March 25, 2018. The communion service will begin at 7:00 am in the sanctuary of the church and will be immediately followed by breakfast served in Fellowship Hall.

Our speaker this year will be Pastor Paul R. O’Neil of RUMC discussing his recent visit to Israel.

There is no charge for the breakfast, but we will need to know how many men are coming from your church by Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Please call the church office (860) 875-6562) with this information.

2018 Good Friday Walk – March 30th 7 am

Good Friday Walk
Friday, March 30th
at 7am

What: 20 Mile Charity walk
When: March 30, 2018
Where: Rockville United Methodist Church (see full map)
Who: Anyone can participated. Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration: Registration starts at 7 am. Each participant must collect a minimum of $20. The walk begins at 7:30 am.
Donate Online: Click the paypal link on this page: donate online.

Over 30 churches and organizations participate with workers volunteering their time and energy to make the walk successful for over 100 walkers. There are ten stops along the route where restrooms, first aid, or snacks may be available. Transportation is available for those who can’t finish the entire twenty miles


2017 Silent Auction Spotlight

2017 Silent Auction Spotlight:
Kota Office Systems has generously donated four skybox seats to the Hartford Wolfpack vs. Syracuse Crunch hockey game on Saturday January 6, 2018. These tickets are valued at $340. What a great gift for the hockey fan in your life!

Here is a list of businesses who have donated to our 2017 Silent Auction:

  • Birch Mountain Pottery, lovely creamer and sugar bowl, valued at $40
  • Boston Market, Manchester, 1 Family Meal for 3, valued at $24
  • Bolles Motors, Ellington, Complete Car Detailing, valued at $185
  • Cinemark Theatres, Manchester, 2 Guest Passes, one time use, valued up to $36
  • Christmas Tree Shops, Gift Certificate, valued at $20
  • Denny’s Restaurant, Vernon, 2 free meals not to exceed $10 each, valued at $20
  • Felecia Gerardi, LMT, Healing Therapeutic Massage Certificate, valued at $65
  • The Garden Barn, Gift Certificate, valued at $25
  • Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall, 2 VIP Tickets, valued at $65
  • Marcy’s House of Beauty, Gift Card, valued at $25
  • Mitchell’s Restaurant, Gift Card, valued at $25
  • Ninety’Nine Restaurant, Gift Card, valued at $25
  • Rein’s Deli, Gift Card 1, valued at $25
  • Rein’s Deli, Gift Card 2, valued at $25
  • Royal Nail & Spa, Gift Card, valued at $10
  • Salon Gio, Gift Card, valued at $10
  • Target, Gift Card, valued at $25
  • Wildflowers of Tolland, Gift Card, valued at $50

Bidding for the silent auction ends at 1:30 pm.

2017 Holiday Bazaar


RUMC 2017 Holiday Bazaar
Saturday November 18, 2017
9 am to 2 pm

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Our annual Holiday Bazaar is a great chance to start your holiday shopping. Bid on that something special at our silent auction, find that perfect homemade item at our craft tables, purchase a cookie or brownie mix at our youth table, find a fresh-baked treat at our baked goods table, purchase a retail gift card at our gift card table, and don’t forget our fancy cookies for all of your holiday gatherings. We also have jewelry, used books, puzzles & dvds, and Grandma’s Attic. Exhausted from all this shopping? Take a break with a delicious lunch once again created by Gretchen Ross Hutton.

Vernon-Ellington Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service

November 19, 2017
4 pm

Join us for a celebration of thanks for all of our blessings.

Gather together as a community to thank God for all our blessings at the Ellington-Vernon Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service. Sunday November 19, 2017 4 pm at Rockville United Methodist Church 142 Grove Street, Rockville, CT 06066.  Enjoy readings by town officials and local pastors and hymns led by our Ecumenical Choir.  Everyone is welcome to this all-inclusive event.



Bryan Flint, The Cornerstone Foundation

Pastor Wayne Hansen, Talcottville Congretational Church

Steven Wakefield, Vernon Deputy Mayor

Pastor Brent Carl, Union Church

Lori Spielman, Ellington First Selectman

Deacon Michael Berstene, St. Bernard Roman Catholic Church

Reverend Virginia Army, St. John’s Episcopal Church

Reverend Paul O’Neil, Rockville Untied Methodist Church

Reverend Ed Catalano, Church of the Risen Savior