I have a slew of favorite bible verses just like I have a slew of favorite songs. I think the one I have clung to the most often though is 2 Samuel 7:18 that says, "Who am I, O Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that You have brought me this far?" If you know my story, you know why that verse is so important to me. I proclaimed it repeatedly when Paul and I were separated (not as a name it, claim it gospel but as a belief of God moving in our marriage) and reminded myself of what I felt God had spoken to me many times when things didn't appear to be heading in the direction of a renewed marriage. Today, it truly is the echo of my heart..."Who am I, O Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?"
Remember the survey we asked you to complete back at the end of September? Yeah, it's been a minute. Things got a little busy around here and we forgot to share those results with you.
The post will contain the top two answers for each question. If you wish to have all the answers, please send us a message or contact the church office. We will be more than happy to share those results with you. We had 73 people respond to this survey which is 4 shy of the responses we had to our survey in May of this year. That's a pretty good representation of our church body. So, here ya go...
Q1. To help us understand who is responding, how would you describe your relationship to RSUMC? I am a member - 77% I consider RSUMC my church home but not a member - 21%
Q2. With the challenges and changes and disruptions of our norms during this pandemic, I would say... I am doing ok, handling it well overall - 55% I have settled into a new way of life - 32%
Q3. If I (and my family) had a preference concerning corporate worship in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings, I would... Prefer meeting outside as long as possible - 37% Want us to continue with limited capacity and restrictions - 32%
Q4. Which best describes your attitude toward worship services at RSUMC? I prefer the outdoor service - 47% I prefer to meet with my D5 Group for service & discussion - 41%
Q5. Are you currently involved in a D5 Group? Yes 66% No 34%
Q6. Have you attended the outdoor worship service? Yes 74% No 26%
Q7. If not, what is the main reason you have not attended? I prefer to meet with D5 Group for service - 53% I only want to watch online - 26%
Q8. Have you attended the indoor worship service? Yes 51% No 49%
Q9. If not, what is the main reason you have not attended? I prefer to meet with D5 Group for service - 59% I only want to attend the outdoor service - 24%
Q10. Which avenue of communication do you most usually refer to for information concerning RSUMC? RSUMC Facebook Page Events - 41% RSUMC App - 34%
Q11. Please indicate your age range 61 to 70 - 25% (Tie) 51 to 60 & 41 to 50 - 19% each
So there ya have it...that is what we learned from the most recent survey. The Comeback Team is discussing the results and making plans for our future. We love and miss everyone and pray for you often! ... See MoreSee Less
It's Tuesday! That means it is time for a Terrific Tip from RSUMC! Today we have a website for you. It is Today in The Word and it is a great resource for bible study, devotions and more. They even offer discussion starters that go along with the current featured study they have available. The website is part of the Moody Institute. Spend some time today or in the days to come exploring all the website has to offer. We don't think you will be disappointed!