This Week’s Sermon

There is something amazing that happens when human beings gather together to be in worship of the divine.

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another.
— Hebrews 10:24-25

Every time we gather to worship the Lord, our stories are becoming one with the Lord’s.

Worship is really difficult to describe with our limited vocabulary. When our stories connect with the heart of God in the midst of worship there are no words that can truly capture that experience. That is why at RRUMC we believe that we should be in worship each and every week. We want everyone to worship weekly in order to create more and more opportunities for our stories to connect with the Creator of the universe. 

There are three powerful and life-transforming things that happen in the midst of worship:

First, worship takes effort on the part of the worshipper. You have to do your part to complete the connection between your story and God. 

Second, worship is an intimate experience. The Greek word for worship is proskunEo, which is a compound word meaning to turn toward someone for the purpose of a kiss. In America today you do not kiss a total stranger. To kiss someone is to know someone and that kiss celebrates that special knowledge and relationship. 

Third, worship is not something you do alone. No matter how much you like yourself, you cannot give yourself a kiss. Worship happens in community right in the midst of everyone’s stories.

Connect your beautiful story to God’s story in the midst of worship at RRUMC this year and make a priority of: 

  1. Being present for worship services at one or more of our services offered each week.

  2. Bringing your beautiful, broken, joyful, hurting story to worship and connecting it to God.

CHILD CARE - RRUMC provides a safe, clean environment for infants and toddlers. Child care is provided during all three worship services for children age 3 and under. Children are registered upon arrival. Parents are issued a vibrating pager which may be used to contact you. For information about child care, please visit our Children’s Ministry page or select a Children’s or Ministry brochure from our information center.


The Chapel

When: Sunday, 8:30am
Location: Chapel

This 45-minute casual service captures the essentials of Christian worship. This service is perfect for early morning risers, families involved with sports and other morning activities. Come as you are and experience God's love and compassion. Child care is provided for children aged 3 and under.


The Sanctuary

When: Sunday, 10:00am
Location: Sanctuary

This service is a traditional United Methodist service of worship. This service includes traditional music with various instrumental and vocal music selections. A Children's Message is part of the service.

The Sanctuary service is immediately followed by a fellowship and refreshment time in Jean and Jan’s Café on the lower level of the building. You are encouraged to stop by to renew acquaintances, meet new people and experience the warmth of Rocky River United Methodist Church first-hand.

Child care is provided for children 3 and under. A Sunday school program is available for age 3 - grade 12. For information about our Sunday school programs, please visit our Children's and Youth’s Ministry pages.



The Harbor

When: Sunday, 11:30am
Location: Harbor

Experience upbeat worship in a casual, contemporary setting! This contemporary worship experience includes praise and worship music led by our Praise Team as well as a relevant message from God's word. Come as you are – everyone is welcome in the Harbor!

Child care is provided for children under age 3. The "Lighthouse Gang" Sunday school program is available for children ages 3 - 12th grade; please visit our Children's Ministry page for additional information. 
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Twice Blessed Worship

When: Saturday, 9:30am
Location: 6515 Bridge Ave. Cleveland, OH 44102

Our congregation at Twice Blessed welcomes you to worship with us every Saturday morning at 9:30 right on the corner of W65th and Bridge Ave on the near west-side of Cleveland. We are a growing congregation in our second campus home. This worship service was born from our Twice Blessed Free Store ministry, and offers a 20-minute worship experience before we open the store to shopping every Saturday. Join us for communion once per month, and enjoy various guest preachers every Saturday as we talk about how we can meet Jesus in the midst of our stories. Whether you are volunteering, shopping, or just want to know where Jesus is in your story, we welcome you to worship with us! More info on Twice Blessed here.