Here at Rumple, we have a number of ways to get involved. We’ve found that committees are often the best way to get things done. And depending on your interests and talents, there’s a place for you here.
Committees with Open Membership (Anyone may join.)
- Christian Education Committee
- Congregational Care Committee
- Fellowship Committee
- Finance Committee
- Missions Committee
- Properties Committee
- Stewardship Committee
- Worship Committee
Committees by Invitation Only
The Christian Education Committee arranges for and oversees enriching Bible-based educational opportunities and faith formation for all ages. This includes:
- Sunday morning adult classes and nursery.
- Weekday and evening Bible and book studies for adults.
- A children’s Wednesday After-School program.
- Vacation Bible School for elementary-aged children.
- Other special seasonal activities.
- Family nights at various times of the year.
Christian Education Subcommittees
- Adult Committee
- Children’s Committee
- Visiting Scholar Program
- Youth Committee
Interested in joining Christian Ed or one of its subcommittees? Please email us.
The Congregational Care Committee serves the spiritual and physical needs of those within Rumple Church and the local community. By offering welcome, comfort, sustenance, and healing, we hope to be a visible presence of God’s love in our congregation and community.
Congregational Care offers care in these ways:
- Send cards and make phone calls.
- Provide meals, meal gift cards, fruit baskets, and/or plants.
- Take communion to home-bound members.
- Provide a bereavement basket filled with supplies appropriate for family to use following a death.
- Send a memorial gift/donation for a family member’s death. This may include a charitable donation chosen by the family, flowers, or plants. If no designation is provided, memorial donations go to Rumple’s music program or Rumple’s pastor’s discretionary fund.
- Provide a bereavement reception for the family if not provided by a Presbyterian Women Circle or partner with a circle as needed.
- Provide walkers and wheelchairs for church members as-needed (limited supply).
- Provide one rose and vase in the sanctuary to honor newborn babies.
- Partner with the community initiative AppFaithHealth.
- Encourage and provide community and church resources and collaborations.
- Provide programming on a variety of congregational care topics for church members and the local community.
Rumple also offers healing through music with its Congregational Care small ensemble choir and therapeutic harp performances.
Congregational Care Subcommittees
- Prayer Shawl Ministry: Knitters and crocheters make shawls to give to church members experiencing an illness or loss of a loved one. The group meets once a month at Rumple to bless completed shawls and work on current projects, but most work is done at home. Please contact us if you’d like to get involved with this ministry.
- New Members: This subcommittee plans events to welcome new members.
- Visitation: Provide training opportunities for church members who would like to be better listeners and visitors to those in need.
And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of Mine, you did it for Me.’ – Matthew 25:40
Interested in joining Congregational Care or one of its subcommittees? Please email us.
Rumple’s Fellowship Committee plans and promotes gatherings to foster friendship in faith. Rumple hosts several churchwide gatherings throughout the year, along with organizing smaller group get-togethers.
- Fellowship meals: lunch after church, usually the second Sunday of the month. In December this is our special Christmas covered-dish lunch.
- Lemonade on the lawn after Sunday services in July.
- Annual church picnic in August.
- New Elder reception.
To encourage church members to get to know each other better, we’ve created a dinner program called Salt Shakers. Groups of 10–14 members meet at each other’s homes for a potluck dinner. We form groups twice a year and meet monthly for five consecutive months. Look for announcements in the bulletin for the next round of Salt Shakers.
Interested in joining the Fellowship Committee? Please email us.
The Finance Committee supports the work of the church through sound financial planning and fiscal responsibilities. This committee recommends a preliminary annual budget to Session for Session to approve; submits monthly financial statements to Session; and communicates with Session about concerns and recommendations regarding Rumple’s finances.
Interested in joining Rumple’s Finance Committee? Please email us.
Rumple’s Missions Committee works to promote Rumple’s ongoing missions locally, regionally, and globally. The committee also works together to discuss and approve new missions projects—whether short-term or long-term.
Creation Care is a subcommittee of Missions, Creation Care at Rumple works to live into God’s charge for us to be good stewards of the earth and all that lives on it.
Interested in joining Missions or one of its subcommittees? Please email us.
The Properties Committee works to ensure that Rumple’s campus, the buildings, grounds, parking lots, and other assets are well-maintained, beautiful, and safe. The committee plans preventive maintenance—working with outside vendors when needed—and also monitors the campus for any safety and security concerns.
During our ongoing campus construction and expansion, the Properties Committee is coordinating activities with the Building Committee.
The committee also coordinates and manages a volunteer pool of stewards who help with repairs. Stewards are “roll-up-our-sleeves” volunteers who repair and maintain Rumple’s buildings and grounds. If you’d be interested in joining this pool of volunteers, please email us. The Properties Committee will provide training as necessary.
Want to learn more about Rumple’s Properties Committee? Please email us.
The Stewardship Committee plans and executes Rumple’s annual stewardship campaign, which generates financial pledges for the following year sufficient to fund the church’s budget.
Interested in joining Rumple’s Stewardship Committee? Please email us.
The Worship Committee helps the pastors and church staff provide meaningful worship experiences in the sanctuary and online.
The committee’s duties include:
- Assuring appropriate observation of liturgical calendar events.
- Assisting with monthly communion services and/or special communion services.
- Coordinating with the minister of music and the organist to support meaningful musical experiences for the congregation through the regular Sunday worship choir, guest musicians for special services, choral scholars from ASU, and the handbell choir.
- Assuring the music program grows by encouraging opportunities to attend various music camps and workshops.
- Evaluating/reviewing wedding and funeral/memorial service policies.
- Reviewing safe health practices for staff and congregation members.
- Supporting and enhancing video/virtual opportunities with emphasis on Sunday worship services and other worship events.
- Enhancing the worship environment with appropriate seasonal decorations/flowers.
- Evaluating/updating worship elements as needed.
Interested in joining Rumple’s Worship Committee? Please email us.
Other Rumple Committees
The mission of Rumple’s Personnel Committee is two-fold: to support the work of the church through effective organizational and staff accountability; and to ensure church employees have the training and tools to perform their job, are held accountable for achieving goals, and are compensated appropriately for their efforts.
The purpose of the committee is to provide direction and decision-making for employee policies; employee manual content; compensation and benefits; legal compliance; performance evaluations and documentation; and church staff training.
Personnel historically has six positions. The chair, elder liaison, and pastor usually decide which church members will be asked if they are willing to serve on this committee.
Our personnel committee is committed to treating all employees with respect, dignity, and Christian love. Please email us to learn more.
If you’re new to the Presbyterian church or visiting from another denomination, you may have wondered about what Session is and does.
Session is the church’s ruling body. It consists of appointed church elders who serve three-year terms. A nominating committee works hard each year to present the congregation with a slate of new elders, and the congregation then votes to approve the new slate.
Session meets monthly with the pastor and church staff to guide the church’s plans and activities.
An elder liaison from Session serves on each committee and coordinates committee events and activities with the committee’s chair or co-chairs.
If you need to reach Session members and are not a Rumple member, please contact the church office. If you are a Rumple member, log in to Breeze and search for Session. This will bring up a page of current Session elders with options for contacting them.