10/8/21 Updates


Pastor Phil and Rev. Paul are finally moving!

The apartments where Pastor Phil and Rev. Paul are finally ready but they need help moving in! Their items will be moved from the church to their apartments tomorrow, Saturday October 9th starting at 9am. If you are willing to help get them moved, please be at the church around 9am. If you would like to help but need to come later, contact Pastor Phil at phil@richmondcumc.com

Family Fall Festival • October 31st 5pm-7pm

We are looking for many volunteers to help pass out candy to our visiting neighborhood kids and their families! You are not required to dress up but we encourage you to have fun! We are also looking for a few volunteers to help with simple games, setting up and cleaning up, and greeting our guests as they come.

We are also in need of candy donations to pass out to our visitors. These donations can be dropped off in the office workroom during our normal business hours. If you would like to volunteer, or have any questions please call the office at 765-962-8543 or email Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com or Pastor Phil at Phil@richmondcumc.com

  • 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.



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.


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.


UMW Meeting

Rev. Jen Huff will speak to the women of Central on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 1:00 in Fellowship Hall. She is asking that we bring donations of baby formula, or a monetary donation, to help the needy mothers in Indiana.  Pastor Jen will tell us about her new job with the Conference and her job as assistant to our District Superintendent, Russ Abel. Everyone is welcome. Come and bring a friend. We will make noodles that morning and you are welcome to come help us do that, also, from 9:00-12:00. 


we will be making noodles at the October Creative Hands – October 14th and 28th.

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.

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 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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