1/21/22 Updates

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Continued Coronavirus Concerns

2022 marks year four of Covid in the world, and numbers are higher than ever before.  Please continue to pray for all who are affected, all who are battling it, and all of our neighbors. Not all have chosen to fight against coronavirus in the same way, yet we are all in this fight together. Still, pandemic fatigue and the new wave of omicron are far reaching. As a people called to love our neighbors, please continue to offer your compassion as we battle through this latest wave. At Central, we continue to keep our sanctuary distanced. We continue to offer masks. We continue to offer online services for all who are hunkering down, have been exposed, are experiencing symptoms, or are just worn out from wondering what to do. We continue to be available throughout the week for whatever the need. We continue to pray and come alongside all our neighbors in these times. We continue to proclaim hope in Jesus, minister in the power of the Holy Spirit, and rejoice in the promises our God has given. Lord, hear our prayers.


Attending to the Homeless

Central will again be hosting a meal for the homeless during the annual Point In Time count on January 26th. The Point in Time Count is a nationwide, 24 hour census of our homeless.  If you are interested in helping with the meal, please connect with Pat Jarvis.  If you are interested in joining in the efforts of the count, please connect with Pastor Joseph.  If you would like to donate to the bags which will be handed out on that day, the following items will be collected in the office until the 23rd – Hand/body wipes; Hygiene care (small sizes): toothbrush, tooth paste, deodorant, Shampoo/conditioner in 1, body wash, comb, razor; Ponchos; Flashlights; Hand warmers; Snacks- peanuts, crackers, tuna/crackers, etc; Bottled water; Blankets; Gloves.



Pickleball fun for beginners on Mondays from 6:30-8:00 pm. No experience necessary. Paddle and balls will be provided. Wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes. (Questions: Contact Randy Cashner-rcashner@icloud.com or Duane Hodgin-duanehodgin@yahoo.com) Prepare to “paddle up!”

Creative Hands

Creative Hands will NOT be meeting in the month of January. If you have any questions, please contact Shanron Rider.

Central Photo Directory

We are in the final steps to having our newest photo directory ready but we are still missing some photos! If you have already had your photo taken or submitted one, thank you! SUNDAY WILL BE YOUR LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR PHOTO TAKEN. You may also submit your own photo to Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com no later than Friday, January 28th. If you would like to have your photo taken but cannot make it on Sunday, please contact Ann Cashner. If you have any questions, please call the church office at 765-962-8543.

UMW Meeting

Come join us on February 10th for Creative Hands from 9am – 12pm, lunch from 12pm – 1pm. Our first Central UMW unit meeting of 2022 will be at 1pm with a short business meeting and a great speaker. All women are welcome! Questions? Call or text Ann Cashner at 765-994-1979


2022 Giving Envelopes

2022 giving envelopes are available in the church parlor on Sunday and throughout the week during our normal office hours of 8am – 5pm. If you do not see your envelopes or have any questions please call the church office at 765-962-8543.


Community Food Pantry – Simply Give Update!

Richmond area Meijer customers “bought” Simply Give cards for $10 or more and Meijer held the money for us; one day during the campaign Meijer DOUBLE MATCHED all gifts for that day. Our pantry will receive Meijer Food Only credit cards totaling $19,440 which we will use at our Richmond Meijer to purchase food for our pantry. VERY SPECIAL THANKS to everyone who “purchased” a Simply Give card!

New Study – Messy Church:

The First Letter to Timothy

It’s a reality. Church can be messy. How do we navigate the high calling of our discipleship amid everyday human life? In this short, four-week study we’ll explore the messy church of Ephesus under the leadership of Timothy. We’ll get deep into the text with all its challenging issues and practical insights. Taught by Pastor Phil in the Fellowship Hall each Thursday in February (starting Feb 3), at 6:30pm.

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