An important part of Richfield United Methodist Church’s ministry is to reach out to others on a local, national, and international level. You are invited to help extend Christ’s love to other by joining in our efforts. Interested in getting involved in a an outreach ministry, contact the church office at 612-861-6086 or email email@example.com.
“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”
Holiday Toy Program—Collection November 18-December 15, 2013
Each year VEAP offers a holiday toy program designed to help parents of low-income families provide stable and positive holiday memories for their children. In 2013, VEAP will be serving 5,500 kids in our community.
Toys, games and winter clothing will be collected from November 18 through December 15.
Help families build memories
Donate $15 gift cards from a local retailer (Target, Walmart, Kohl's, MOA, etc.)
In an effort to be equitable, VEAP will only distribute items valuing $10-$20.
Donations should be placed in the VEAP barrel in the church office or make checks out to RUMC with VEAP in the memo line.
Movie and Missions Series
Outreach and Social Justice Committee Presents:
Broken On All Sides
Race, Mass Incarceration & New Visions for Criminal Justice in the U.S.
A documentary by Matt Pillischer
November 22 at 7:00 pm at Richfield UMC
Please join us for a movie about the prison system. Popcorn and apple juice will be available. Childcare will be provided.
Synopsis: The project began as a way to explore, educate about, and advocate change around the overcrowding of the Philadelphia county jail system. The documentary has come to focus on mass incarceration across the nation and the intersection of race and poverty within criminal justice. The documentary centers around the theory put forward by many, and most recently by Michelle Alexander (who appears in the movie), that mass incarceration has become "The New Jim Crow." That is, since the rise of the drug war and the explosion of the prison population, and because discretion within the system allows for arrest and prosecution of people of color at alarmingly higher rates than whites, prisons and criminal penalties have become a new version of Jim Crow. Much of the discrimination that was legal in the Jim Crow era is today illegal when applied to black people but perfectly legal when applied to "criminals." The problem is that through subjective choices, people of color have been targeted at significantly higher rates for stops, searches, arrests, prosecution, and harsher sentences. So, where does this leave criminal justice? Through interviews with people on many sides of the criminal justice system, this documentary aims to answer questions and provoke questions on an issue walled-off from the public's scrutiny.
Families Moving Forward Tour
On the Monday preceding Thanksgiving, before overindulging in turkey and sitting in the warm company of friends and family, come with us to see how homeless families are using temporary shelters, in church buildings, to get back on their feet. You’ll learn how the Richfield UMC community will play a part in helping families this coming spring.
Monday, November 25, 7:00 pm
Meet at Woodlake Lutheran Church at 7:00pm
(7525 Oliver Ave. S., Richfield, MN 55423 ——-Oliver is 1 block east of Penn)
Richfield UMC will be hosting a group of homeless families the week of April 6, 2014. We want to explore the Families Moving Forward hosting program more and see how other local churches provide for the temporary shelter needs of these families. A representative of Families Moving Forward as well as experienced volunteers will give us a tour of their space and answer questions for us as we prepare to host in April.