10/28/22 Updates

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Central Childcare needs you!

Like many organizations in our community, Central Childcare is hiring! We are looking for full and part-time employees to join our team. Starting pay is $10.50/hr. To apply, please contact Kathy George at 765-962-8543 or cumcchildcare@richmondcumc.com. We are also accepting volunteers! Volunteers are able to set their own schedules or be “on-call” as needs arise. To volunteer, contact Kathy George to set-up your fingerprinting background check and TB test. There is also some state-issued training that needs to be done before starting but all training can be done at Central and on your schedule. We look forward to working with you!


TRIBE 56 Hayride SUNDAY!

TRIBE 56 (Grades 5-12) will be gathering for a Hay Ride October 30th from 5:30 – 8:00 at the parsonage – 3245 Glen Hills Dr. Richmond, IN. We will be feasting on hot dogs, chips, and s’mores around a fire outside with drinks provided. There will be games and music as well. We will be picked up there on a hayride through Hayes Arboretum. Dress warm and bring a friend (and maybe a blanket).


Church Fall Leaf Cleanup

Please bring your rakes, leaf blowers and containers to transport leaves to a dumpster trailer that will be available to haul the leaves away on Saturday, November 12th at 8:30am. Many hands make light work of this annual cleanup project. Hope to see many to help. Thanks, Trustee Team


UWF Pop-Up

Come and start your Christmas shopping early on Saturday, November 19th from 10am – 2pm! We hope to see everyone there!



UMW will be selling PECANS. They will be $12 per one pound bag. You can order halves or pieces. Contact Shanron Rider or Martha Hayes.


The Laundry Project

Intermediate Sunday School Class once again will be collecting quarters for the Wayne Township Trustee Laundry Project. We’ll be in the foyer starting in November!!


Continuing the Conversation – UMC Update

The Administrative Council is inviting you to attend a follow-up session to continue the conversation regarding the UMC and the upcoming 2024 General Conference. We will provide information regarding the current state of things in the UMC, and if desired, paths for disaffiliation. We want to provide communication opportunities, receive more input via a questionnaire, and discern the next steps for Central. Please continue to join us in prayer over this decision as we discern God’s leading. We will hold this session in the Sanctuary following services on Sunday, November 13th. ~The Administrative Council


Endowment Lunch and Learn – Insurance

Join us November 20th following worship for a Lunch and Learn. The Endowment Ministry has a mission to ensure Central’s presence for decades to come. This learning session will be about insurance. Our world increasingly necessitates insurance, so let’s seek a better understanding together. Longtime Central member Jan Passmore will share from his wisdom gained over a long career in the insurance industry. After the brief presentation, Jan has graciously agreed to go over your household’s current insurance portfolio (please bring your policies!) and specific questions to ensure you and your household are adequately covered. We will gather in the Fellowship Hall.

Community Prayer Focus TODAY!

This month we get to join our community in praying for Community Thirst for God. Communities can change in an instant when people begin to thirst for God. Please view the prayer packet here.



We are getting closer to our blood drive to support the American Red Cross in their effort to address the critical blood shortage which exists. We still have twenty-six time slots to fill, so we are looking for past CUMC donors, as well as new donors, to get registered in order to make this a successful blood drive. Go to redcrossblood.org and enter code CUMCRICH in the box that says find a blood drive. Appointment times available 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2022. Drive will be held in the multipurpose room. Questions? Contact Dana Mollenkopf at papamole@comcast.net or at 765-277-0287. 


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 an application and bring it with you to the scheduled orientation or you may mail it to the address on the application. Applications are available in the office. We have two orientations scheduled with our Jail Administrators; Saturday November 12th at 9am and Thursday November 17th at 4:30pm. 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.

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.


2023 Stewardship

There is still time to turn in your 2023 pledge card! If you need another one, you may pick it up in the church office during our normal business hours. If you have any questions please call the church office at 765-962-8543

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