outreach at RUMC


RUMC has an Outreach Coordinator, Linda Allen, who is available at the Church on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Linda serves as a liaison among Pastor Shirley Oskamp, the Congregation, and the City of Rutland. She directs the free monthly meal known as Breaking Bread.


Linda organizes and distributes donations to help members of the community.

The Church's Ministry Partners and Community Partners include:

  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

  • Dismas House

  • Dodge House Veterans Support

  • NewStory Center

  • Rutland Free Clinic

  • Soup Bowls for Caring

  • West Rutland Food Shelf

  • Project VISION Rutland

  • Bennington Rutland Opportunity Center (BROC)

  • Troll House

  • Parent Child Center

  • Community Cupboard

  • Vermont Foodbank

  • Vermont Farmers Food Center

  • Catholic Charities

  • Grace Congregational UCC