RUMPLE MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Blowing Rock, North Carolina



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While we anticipate our Savior's birth to "Come Light our World," we can also light our community here in the High Country. Continue reading below to find more information on Rumple's Missions and Offerings during this Advent season. 

Angel Tree for 2018

It's almost time for Rumple members and friends to help area children and families have a joyous and blessed Christmas! The Angel Tree with the names, ages, and clothing sizes of children needing our help is displayed in the reception area (see the picture on the left).

We hope you will choose an angel from the tree in the church lobby, purchase and wrap gifts, and return the gifts to the office beside Kathy's study by Sunday, December 9 so that they can be distributed to families. You will also have the opportunity to buy a food/grocery gift card for a family. Our lives have been blessed in so many ways and we can continue the tradition of enriching the lives of others.

Please direct any questions about this ministry to Susan Suddreth at 263-0821 or Teresa Lentz at 295-3276.

Elderberry Tree

Circle 4 Invites you to join them in Elderberry Mission this Christmas
Again this year Rumple members will be invited to share Christmas joy with some elderly members of our community. 

In addition to the Angel Tree, an Elderberry Tree is in the office reception area. There will be gold bags on the branches to share information requesting $25.00 food cards to be matched by another $25.00 food card for at least 20 elderly that have been identified by the Hunger and Health Coalition. 

If you have questions, contact Eula Calvin.

Diaper Drive

As we celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus at our Christmas Eve services at Rumple Memorial
Presbyterian Church, the Mission Committee would like to start a new tradition by asking
members and visitors to bring diapers to donate for the Children’s Council of Watauga County.


Believing that “all children deserve equal care and basic necessities,” the Council supplies free
diapers to local families in need through their Who Needs a Change? program. Established in
1977, the Children’s Council is committed to a “vision of a community where every child has the
support to live a healthy, happy life. We work to build a strong foundation for children’s learning
and development by strengthening families, the early childhood system, and the wider
community.”


Rumple’s Mission Committee will have a collection box available in the lobby of the church
starting Sunday, December 16. We particularly encourage members and guests, especially our
children, to carry boxes or bags of diapers to one of our Christmas Eve services, at 4 p.m. or 6
p.m., participating in giving back to our community with a tangible gift at this holy time of the
year.


In addition to the diaper drive, the offering collected at the Christmas Eve services will be
donated to both Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S., our local food bank, and WeCan, which provides
assistance to area residents who need help paying their heating bills.

Habitat for Humanity


Thank you to everyone who worked, helped with lunch, made financial contributions, and prayed for Habitat and the Bradshaw family. ​​



For more on the Bradshaw home:
  https://www.wataugahabitat.org/projects/1
Give: Financial support for relief efforts can be designated to DR000169, which supports the church’s response to hurricanes impacting the U.S. You can also send directly in response to the wildfires in California to DR000165. Gifts can be made online, by phone at (800) 872-3283, or by check, which can be mailed to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700.

Act: Learn how you and your congregation can help families who have lost everything in the devastation. Stay informed and like us on Facebook, download resources and share updates with your congregation.

Pray: God of our life, whose presence sustains us in every circumstance, in the aftermath of storm and distress, we welcome the restoring power of your love and compassion. We open our hearts in sorrow, gratitude and hope: that those who have been spared nature’s fury as well as those whose lives are changed forever by ravages of wind and water may find solace, sustenance and strength in the days of recovery and reflection that come.
Click 'here' to donate
Annual Grandfather Home Sunday
Click the button below to see the special video created by Jim Ruff to celebrate 100 years of supporting Grandfather Home for Children (now part of Children's Hope Alliance).

Rumple-Grandfather Home Video

Rumple on a Mission 


Rumple Church has a long history in service to Christ in our community. In their every day lives, our members reach out to share their gifts with other organizations. We hope to be a beacon of God’s light and love wherever we go.

Rumple Missions provides opportunities to grow in service and are pleased with Rumple's response...from Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S. on our campus to Wine to Water’s outreach worldwide. But we know that you have each found a desire to serve in some way. You can be an inspiration to others by sharing your story...your passion!

Contact Misty Mayfield, Elder Liasion, to serve or help.
allredml@appstate.edu



The November items of need for Blowing Rock C.A.R.E.S. are:
toilet paper, applesauce (low or no sugar), canned fruits in natural juices, canned beans (pork & beans, pinto, great northern, lima), black-eyed peas, and low-fat canned milk. 


You may bring your items throughout the month of November and leave them in the shopping cart in the church lobby.



Click here for a Message from
Al and Ellen Smith

Rise Against Hunger

4/28 Habitat Work Day
​Working on the Love Family's Home