11/23/22 Updates

Understanding Where We are

Join us Sunday evening in the Fellowship Hall from 5:15-6:45 on November 27th for conversation and teaching as we continue to seek understanding on our current UMC moment.  We will cover questions, review our history, share the latest news, and cover the relevant Biblical passages as we clarify where we stand. Please keep our denomination in your prayers as we continue to live out our faith in Jesus together here in Richmond and beyond.

Community Prayer Focus

This month we get to join our community in praying for the Community. God’s judgement or blessing on a community is related directly to the morality of its citizens. And don’t forget: Our 24-hour prayer cycle is Monday, November 28th. Please pick up a prayer packet in the hallway or in the church office.

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


2023 Directory

Have you moved? Want to update your photo for our directory? Now is the time! On November 27th, Ann Cashner will be available before and after worship for a short time to take your updated photo if you wish to take one. You will also be able to update your information at that time. Don’t have time on those Sundays? Send in a photo to Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com or drop one off in the office. If you would like access to our online directory, Realm, please contact the church office. 2023 directories will be available on Christmas Eve!


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!


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 November!!

Sounds of the Season
The Sounds of the Season Christmas concert is coming right up on Sunday, December 11th at 6:00pm in the Sanctuary. Enjoy the Chancel Choir, Wesley Ringers Bell Choir, Joysingers Children’s Choir and numerous individuals and small groups who will share their musical gifts to help you ring in the season!

Red Cross Blood Drive

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.


Help is needed! Due to shoulder surgery, Dana will be unable to do things as usual for our blood drive scheduled for December 6. Help will be needed for set up and for tear down. Greeters will also be needed throughout the drive schedule from 1:00 until 6:00. For more information, contact Dana at 765-277-0287 or at papamole@comcast.net. THANKS.


Altar Guild

Would you like to be part of the ALTAR GUILD here at Central? Each member of the guild takes one month during the year to come in once weekly to refill the altar candles and refill pew pockets. Contact Ann Cashner at 765-994-1979 or 962-8458 if you would like to help. We need help during the following months in 2023–: February, March July, August, and October.


All Church Christmas Luncheon

Mark your calendar for the United Women In Faith’s annual all church Christmas Luncheon, after church, on Sunday, Dec. 4. Food will be provided by members of UWF as our gift to you!

Christmas Poinsettias

Christmas Poinsettias are $12.50 each and come in red and white. The deadline for Poinsettia orders is December 9th. Please contact the church office or email Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com with the following information to place your order;


In Honor Of:

In Loving Memory Of:

Number of Poinsettias:

Color: Red or White
Longest Night Service
December 21st at 6pm
Christmas Eve Family Service
December 24th at 4:30pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
December 24th at 8pm

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