Comfort Knotting

     Please join us on January 9th for comfort knotting.    We will begin around 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Come when you can.  No experience required!  If you can tie a knot, you can help!  These blankets are donated to local shelters and are always greatly appreciated.  Questions?  Lana Allison or Nancy Barb.

Community Fellowship Meal

Please join us for our Free Community Fellowship Meal held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.  This month’s meal is scheduled for Wednesday, January 16th.  All are welcome to come anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m.!

Carry-in Meal and Annual Business Meeting

     Following worship on January 20, we will have a carry-in meal in the fellowship hall prior to our Annual Congregational Business Meeting at 12:45 p.m.  Please bring a dish to share.  Each of the commissions will report on their ministry from 2018.  Commission Chairs – please turn in your written annual reports to the church office no later than January 7th.  Email to


American Red Cross Blood Drive, March  26, 2019, 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Habitat House

The Habitat for Humanity House being built in Timberville is moving forward.  The Ruritans are looking to gather a list of volunteers and skills (basic construction, drywall, painting, etc.).  If you do not have a construction skill but would like to help that is also welcome.  Habitat for Humanity’s insurance requires that volunteers be 16 years old.  There is a signup sheet in the Narthex for people interested.  Construction will start in the Spring (late March/early April) next year depending on weather.

Directory Updates

     Please make sure the church office has your correct address, phone, email, birth date & anniversary.  You may email the above information to or put your written updates in the door pocket of the church office.  If you are not listed in our church directory & would like to be, please let us know!

 Interest Survey

   The Nominating Commission invites you to complete an Interest Finder Survey. Blank forms are available on the table in the back of the narthex.  Completed forms may be placed in the basket at the same location.  In addition an electronic version is available here:

    Completing the survey will not obligate you for any job, service, or responsibility. The Nominating Commission is seeking to find your interests as part of our church family.