Trauma and the Impact on Children

“Young children are especially vulnerable to trauma and should be psychologically examined after a traumatic event has occurred to ensure their emotional well-being.”*

Trauma and the Impact on Children
Sunday March 24, 2019
11:30 am

In 2018 Connecticut 8, 134 children were victims of substantiated abuse and/or neglect. How does such trauma effect these children? Elizabeth Dionne, of KidSafe, and Patricia Valle, of The Village for Families and Children, will present “Trauma and the Impact on Children” on Sunday March 24, 2019 at 11:30 am at Rockville United Methodist Church, 142 Grove Street, Rockville, CT 06066. The lecture will focus on the effects on the children and what their organizations are doing to help them. There will be a question and answer session following the lecture. Light refreshments will be served.



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

2017 Vacation Bible School – Hero Central

2017 Vacation Bible School

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June 26 to June 30, 2017
9 am to noon

$20 per child ($40 maximum per family)

Storytelling, Crafts, Music, Bible Study, Science, Puppet Shows…

Open to all children age 3 (toilet trained) to 5th grade (completed in June 2017). Special needs children are welcome and do not need to be toilet trained. Registration Form

Valentine’s Day Outreach


Shine and Rise!

Our outing on Friday’s Valentine Day was postponed due to bad weather and a tractor-trailer rollover on route 31.

Instead, we went out on Presidents’ Day to the Park and Ride lot off route 31 to pass out free coffee. Starting at 6:30 AM, we met five (5) commuter buses and handed out hot coffee to many passengers as they boarded the CT Express bus.

Along with the coffee was a packet with sugar, creamers, Valentine candy and a Showing God’s Love calling card with our church information.  It was a good outing, but cold at 11 degrees.

We plan to try a different outreach in April.

Candy Sunderland

Steve Yoder

Pete Schilling

Parent’s Day Off – Saturday Dec 7th


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On Saturday, December 7th the Rockville United Methodist Church will be providing free daycare from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Parents are invited to drop off their children (ages 3-11 years) and then spend the day shopping, preparing for the holidays, or enjoying some quiet time leading into the holidays.

This is a free service program, provided to our local community as our gift to you.  Holiday craft activities, games, holiday videos and snacks will be provided free for your children.

Please call the church office at 860-875-6562 for more information and to register your children.  Preregistration is required by Wednesday, December 4th.