900 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Phone: 252-537-3973


        We have 2 services each Sunday. The early service begins at 8:45AM and is a casual service held in our fellowship hall.  The 11:00AM service is more traditional and is held in the sanctuary.  Sunday School classes for all ages begins at 10:00 until 10:45AM. Nursery care is provided for all services and during Sunday School. Please join us in fellowship!


Maundy Thursday Service Planned

             A Maundy Thursday service of Holy Communion and Tenebrae is planned for April 17 at 7:30 p.m.  This service commemorates the institution of the Lord’s Supper by the Lord Jesus at a Passover meal.  The observance of Tenebrae, Latin for “shadows,” focuses on Jesus’ suffering following his arrest by the Roman soldiers. 

Easter Celebrations Set

             Our joint Easter Sunrise Service with Rosemary Baptist Church is set for April 20 at 7:00 a.m. in our courtyard.  Pastor Jim Bell will bring the message.  In case of inclement weather, the service will move to the sanctuary of Rosemary Baptist Church.  Following the service, a breakfast will be served in the Rosemary Baptist Church fellowship hall.

             Worship services celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ are planned for 8:45 a.m. in the fellowship hall and 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. 


Jesus for Today Series Scheduled for Lent

             A Lenten sermon series titled Jesus for Today will examine the person, the ministry and the legacy of Jesus.  We will discover the difference Jesus has made in the lives of millions of followers through the centuries – and for us.  Individual sermons include:

 March 16                    Christ’s Lordship                                   John 14:21-24

March 23                     Christ’s Servanthood                            Mark 10:35-45

March 30                     Christ’s Teaching and Mission   Matthew 21:28-45

April 6                          Christ’s Offer of Salvation                     John 14:1-6

April 13                        Christ’s Example and Sacrifice  Luke 19:28-40

April 20                        Christ’s Victory                                    Matthew 28:1-10

            Join us for worship as we focus on Jesus, our Savior and Lord! 

Lenten Ecumenical Services Planned

            A series of noontime services and luncheons on the Wednesdays of Lent is sponsored by the Roanoke Rapids Ministerial Association.  The worship service begins at  noon with the luncheon following at 12:30 p.m.   Here is the schedule with the host church and the guest preacher:

March 5           All Saints’ Episcopal Church                             The Rev. Leah Reed

March 12         Rosemary Baptist Church                                 The Rev. LaCount Anderson

March 19         Rosemary United Methodist Church                  The Rev. Anna Anderson

March 26         Stanley White Presbyterian Church                   Ms. Lynn Benson

April 2              St. John the Baptist Catholic Church                 The Rev. Joseph Sandoval

April 9              First Presbyterian Church                                  The Rev. Kevin Brunk

Lenten Offering Supports Two Causes

            Our church traditionally has received a Lenten offering during this period of self-denial, as we give up something tangible in remembrance that God gave his Son for us. 

            This year’s Lenten offering will support The Union Mission of Roanoke Rapids and the Central Conference Pension Initiative (CCPI).  The CCPI is an effort to provide pensions to retired United Methodist pastors and surviving spouses in various countries in Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia. 

            You may bring your Lenten offering any Sunday during Lent or on Easter, April 20.

Get to know Jesus, the One and Only 

Women’s Bible Study, Tuesdays, 6 – 7:30pm  March 18 – June 3

This 11-week, in-depth, interactive study includes personal, daily assignments and weekly group session during which you will view Beth Moore’s video lectures, videoed on location in Jerusalem and the places where Jesus walked in Israel.  Carolyn Bratton will facilitate this close-up and intimate portrait of the life of Jesus the Messiah.

Contact the church office to sign up today. (252-537-3973 or ) Please make checks out to RUMC, indicate “Beth Moore Study” in the memo line.

Member book: $22

Childcare available; pre-registration required.


Get Ready for Summer Fun!

            Now is the time for children and youth to register to attend summer camp at a NC Conference United Methodist camp.  There are three camps, Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center ( just west of Chapel Hill, Don Lee Camp and Retreat Center ( on the north shore of the Neuse River near Oriental, and Rockfish Camp and Retreat Center, ( southwest of Fayetteville.  Partial scholarships are available through our church.  Contact Jim Bell or Lynn Benson for more information. 


Son of God Movie Recommended

            Son of God, a major motion picture about the life of Jesus, opens in theaters on Friday, February 28.  This includes UEC Theatres 14, 821 Benvenue Road, in Rocky Mount.  The film is presented with the scope and scale of an action epic.  It spans from Jesus’ humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. 

             It is produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the award-winning producers of the record-breaking miniseries, The Bible.  “This movie is brilliantly produced with stunning cinematography, a Hans Zimmer score and academy-worthy acting.  Not since The Passion of the Christ ten years ago have I been this excited about a movie,” wrote the Rev. Rick Warren, author of A Purpose Driven Life.