11/9/22 Updates

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Office Closed

The church office will be closed Thursday, November 10th. We will re-open on Friday, November 11th. You may reach staff members through email or leave a message on their voicemail.


Church Fall Leaf Cleanup THIS SATURDAY

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


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!


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

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.

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.


Hanging of the Greens

Join us after the Endowment Lunch and Learn for Hanging of the Greens. All are invited! If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 765-962-8543


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.


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



We will again be giving away turkeys plus all the fixings to 200 local families.Central has been very generous in the past by donating canned goods for this event. Grocery sacks will be passed out at church on Sunday, Nov. 13, for you to take home and fill. Then everyone can BRING THEIR BAG BACK on SUNDAY, NOV. 20. Ann and Randy Cashner will deliver all the bags to Rock Solid after church that day. Please be generous! If you would like to give a check, instead of food, please give your check, made out to Rock Solid Ministries, to Ann or Randy Cashner.


2023 Directory

Have you moved? Want to update your photo for our directory? Now is the time! On November 13th, 20th, and 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!
Shalom Sessions
With so much dividing us in our world today, the church can and should offer a third way of uniting us in following the way of Jesus. Join us on the 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 12:05 in the Fellowship Hall for a brown bag lunch as we discuss and listen to the matters and efforts breaking and making the Shalom of our community. On the 15th, we will be going over a Christian approach to Elections and Government. Bring your lunch, your bibles, and a listening ear. May God break our hearts for what breaks his in this season.

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