1/7/21 Updates

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24/7 Prayer Vigil for 2022

Our church (CUMC) will be participating in a round the clock prayer vigil for a city wide spiritual revival and renewal for the 2022 year. CUMC has selected the 28th of every month in 2022 to pray for our city during the upcoming year. We are looking for prayer warriors to join us for this 24/7 focus. Persons may sign up to pray for as little as 15 minutes or as long as each individual wishes. Prayer warriors may pray from home or workplace – it’s each person’s choice as to where to pray. Each participant will receive a letter and prayer guide. Thanks for each of you for joining us in this vigil for spiritual and community revival. Thanks be to God. Your 24/7 Prayer Initiative Team; Jan Hibner (765-277-3136) and Toni Reinke (765-969-6631) 

Here are the available time slots. Please call the office at 765-962-8543 or email Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com to claim your spot!

12:45am      12:15pm       3:15pm       6:00pm
2:15am        1:00pm        3:30pm        6:30pm
3:45am        1:15pm        3:45pm        6:45pm
4:00am        1:45pm        4:30pm        7:30pm
4:15am        2:30pm        4:45pm
10:45am      2:45pm        5:30pm
12:00pm      3:00pm        5:45pm
Central is praying 2022 through. We are joining with other Richmond area churches in covering the year in prayer through the 24/7 prayer effort. Our date is the 28th of each month and there are still spots available for you to commit to such prayer. To kick off this time of prayer, you are invited to join us for a Prayer Gathering on January 20th at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary. We will share stories of prayer, ways of prayer, questions about prayer, songs of prayer, and be in prayer together. Lord, hear our prayers.
Pickleball Starts Monday!
Pickleball fun for beginners starts Monday, January 10th, 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!”
Cornerstone Sunday School Class
The Cornerstone class will begin to meet again on January 9 at 9:00am. We will be doing a 10 week study of the longest chapter of the Bible, Psalm 119. In difficult times we often wonder where is God in this? We will look at the words of King David who experienced similar seasons of life. Serving as the anchor for the study, Psalm 119 demonstrates the power of God’s Word in the lives of believers and its ability to provide a warm blanket for the soul. Please feel free to join us and if you have any questions contact Krissi Hughes at kristaannhughes@gmail.com.

Thank You!
I’d like to thank everyone for your prayers, cards, love, and support as I grieve over the loss of my mom. I take comfort in knowing she is resting with God in heaven. – Greg Scott

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! Below you will find dates and times that Ann Cashner will be available at the church to take your photo for the directory. If these dates/times do not fit your schedule you may 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 these dates/times, please contact Ann Cashner. If you have any questions, please call the church office at 765-962-8543. 
  • Tuesday, January 11th from 11am – 1pm
  • Wednesday, January 12th from 1pm – 3pm
  • Monday, January 17th from 11am – 1pm
  • Wednesday, January 19th from 1pm – 3pm


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.
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.
Wisdom Study Resumes
Daily our God offers wisdom for us to walk in. Join us as we pick up the thread of Wisdom as a major theme in the Bible and apply it to our everyday lives. We will resume the study in the Psalms at 10:00 am on January 12 in the parlor. No reading ahead is required though application and contemplation is expected. Contact Pastor Joseph with any questions.
Creative Hands
Creative Hands will NOT be meeting in the month of January. If you have any questions, please contact Shanron Rider.
A View of the Church
Please take a moment today or sometime this week to respond to the questions HERE.
You can pick up a copy at Central or leave your answers here throughout the week. Please scroll down and offer your insight and reflection. The answers will be gathered anonymously unless you leave your name. Thank you.

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