12/29/22 Updates

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The church will be closed on Friday, December 30th and Monday, January 2nd


2023 Giving Envelopes

2023 giving envelopes are available in the parlor. If you do not see yours, or would like to get envelopes, please let Christin know by calling the church office at 765-962-8543 or by email at christin@richmondcumc.com.


The 2023 Photo Directories are here!

You can pick up your 2023 photo directory in the parlor or in the church office. If you would like to access our online directory through Realm, please contact Christin in the church office at 765-962-8543 or by email at christin@richmondcumc.com.


Read the Bible in 2023!

Here then I am, far from the busy ways of men. I sit down alone: only God is here. In His presence I open, I read His book; for this end, to find the way to heaven.” John Wesley knew and lived the Bible. The Methodist movement he started had Bible reading at its core. Let us build this up afresh in the New Year. Will you schedule now time to be with God and His Word every day in 2023? Central will be embarking on reading the Bible through with the ‘One Story that Leads to Jesus’ plan from the Bible Project. This plan can be picked up in the office, found online, or followed in the YouVersion Bible App. You can go over these readings in your small group or at our Fireside Conversations every Monday at 1:30. May the love of God’s word cause us to cry out with Mr. Wesley, “O give me that book! At any price, give me the book of God! I have it: here is knowledge enough for me. Let me be “homo unius libri.”


Creative Hands

There will be no Creative Hands meeting in January. We will meeting again on Thursday, February 9th from 9am thru lunch. We will be having a garage sale in 2023 so start cleaning after Christmas! If you have any questions, contact Shanron Rider


Red Cross Blood Drive THANK YOU!

Thanks to 30 donors at the December 6th blood drive, including 6 from Central United Methodist, 29 units of blood were collected for the American Red Cross. A special thanks to David Shaw for assistance in set up; Elaine Mollenkopf, Beth Hartsough, Patty Kelley and Diane Desonie who served as greeters; and Charlie Black, Duane Locker and Gary Rogers who took care of the tear down of the donation area.

TRIBE Winter Jam 2023

Tribe will be going to Winter Jam 2023 on January 20th in Cincinnati, OH. Join us for an evening of music and worship with We the Kingdom, Jeremy Camp and more. Tickets are $15 with scholarships available. Grades 5-12 are invited as are adult chaperones and drivers (or just people wanting to worship with 10,000 of your closest friends). Please contact Pastor Joseph with questions or to reserve your spot.


Pizza with the Pastor

Join us Today, Sunday, January 15th for an informal time of fellowship in the Fellowship Hall following worship service (approximately 11:30am). We will provide Pizza, Salad, Dessert, and Drinks. Come and meet others who follow Jesus here at Central while learning about the latest from Pastor Joseph and Pastor Ashley.


Prayer Walks

Prayer connects us daily to a loving God moving in our midst. In his 3 rules for Methodists, John Wesley calls us to both private and public prayer. On January 9th, we will have a prayer walk through our neighborhood. We will divide into small groups at the entrance of the church and proceed in different directions. Along the way, we will pause to pick up trash and renew our streets and sidewalks. Contact Pastor Joseph with questions.


Lamplighter Devotionals and Testimonies

We are asking for devotionals and testimonies from the congregation to be shared in a future Lamplighter. If you feel led to share, please submit yours to Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com


New Sunday Study

Beginning on January 15th, a new Sunday School Study will meet on How to Read the Bible at 9am. We will offer overviews, approaches, history, meditation, and seek deeper understanding.. Whatever your question, this would be the space for the conversation. This class will have ample time for discussion while diving into the Word every Sunday.
Family Dinner Church
Family Dinner Church will not be meeting on January 5th. Please join us on January 19th at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring a sack lunch for you and your family. If you have any questions, please contact Maryann Smith

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