10/15/21 Updates

Fall Festival in the Park?

We have had an opportunity to join the City of Richmond in their Trick or Treat in the park. Instead of competing with our own Fall Festival, we have made the decision to join in the fun on October 30th from 5-7pm! We are still in need of Candy donations and anyone who has volunteered so far are welcome to come to the park with us to help pass out candy. Please call the church office for information or look out for an email from either Pastor Phil or Christin.


All Saints Remembrance

On Sunday the 31st, 6-7pm, you are invited to join us in the sanctuary for a special event of prayer, remembrance, and celebration of life. Historically, October 31 has been a Christian holiday known as All Hallows Eve, the evening before All Hallows Day (or, All Saints). This was when the church would remember and celebrate all the saints who had died in the Lord. You’re invited to this special come-and-go event. We will have individual prayer stations and places for personal quiet reflection for you to remember and give thanks for the departed loved ones in your life. Pastor Joseph and Pastor Phil will also be available for prayer at this time.



UMW will be selling PECANS. They will be $12 per one pound bag. You can order halves or pieces. PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDER BY NOVEMBER 14TH. Contact Shanron Rider or Martha Hayes with questions.


Sunday Greeters

After a long absence due to Covid we are resuming the greeters program to welcome members and visitors to our church. We would appreciate your help in greeting church goers. We will follow the protocols established for Covid. We like to have 2 volunteers each Sunday 20 minutes before Church begins. We are making some changes to the way we have done this in the past and would appreciate suggestions as to how to make the program better. There will be a sign-up sheet available in the main hall way.

Media Ministry

Can you “double-click” a mouse button? Can you press the space bar on a keyboard? Then YOU have what it takes to join Central’s Media Ministry! Please prayerfully consider joining this vital ministry of Central UMC. Contact Jack or Krissi Hughes with questions or to get more information


All Saints Sunday

If you would like to honor a loved one that has passed away this year, please notify the church office at 765-962-8543 or email Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com so that we may honor them on November 7th. Please send their name, date of birth and death, and a photo. All submissions are due by NOVEMBER 3RD.

Hands of Hope

Central has been approached to come alongside the expansion of the Hands of Hope ministry in Wayne County. Hands of Hope has heard of Central’s history of adoption, coming alongside foster families, recent work with Indiana Kids Belong, and our Emergency Resource Room. Hands of Hope will be coming to Wayne County on October 20th to share more information. Please check out this ministry at https://handsofhopein.org/index.php and be in prayer about ways we can come alongside. If you are interested in serving/attending, please contact Pastor Joseph.

Wayne County Church Meet and Greet
October 20th at 1:30pm at the Dwyer Community Center. The Crisis: Indiana’s rate of child abuse and neglect is over twice the national average. Roughly half of foster parents quit after the first year. The Solution: Join us to find out how your church can partner with other to be part of the solution.


Wayne County Jail Ministry

I was in prison and you came to visit me … I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:36, 40) 

Visiting prisoners has been and continues to be a hallmark of Christian ministry. Paul wrote several letters from prison. Jesus, Peter, and John all spent time in prison. The invitation continues to us today. The Jail Ministry for the Wayne County Jail is seeking followers of Jesus to serve on its visitation, Crisis Ministry, and Jail services teams. To do so, you will first need to complete an orientation. Fill out the attached application and bring it with you to the scheduled orientation or you may mail it to the address on the application. We have two orientations scheduled with our Jail Administrators; Thursday October 21st at 10am and Saturday October 23rd at 10am. These orientations will be held in person at the Sheriff administrative offices on the second floor of the Wayne County Jail, 200 East Main Street Richmond Indiana.

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