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Silent Retreat

Saturday March 12th from 8:15am-:00pm5 at Hayes Arboretum. Cost: $10 (Scholarships are available)

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So much of our everyday can be noise and distraction. Good and bad we fill our moments with song, talk, screens, scrolling, reading, writing, doing, pets, work, scheduling, driving, arriving, leaving, preparing, cleaning, clothes, kids – only to see a week go by in the blink of an eye. 

Though life brings us through such seasons, following Jesus calls us to enduring, daily presence. Jesus regularly pursued silence and retreat in his unforced rhythms of prayer.  Sometimes we need an invitation to pause and do the same.

Join us for a day of contemplation as we enter the spiritual discipline of silence.  Pastor Joseph and Pastor Phil will lead a day of prayer, contemplation, and silence as we journey closer to God.  Phones will be either turned in for the day or turned off and left in your vehicle.

The day will begin at 8:30am at Hayes Arboretum. Lunch, water, coffee, snacks, and a book will be provided.

What to bring: Bible, pen, journal, presence, appropriate clothes for walking through Hayes

 

Lenten Hymn Study

We will be offering a 5-week virtual hymn study over Lent, examining and discussing some of the classics (Were You There, When I Survey The Wondrous Cross, etc). Email Madeleine if you would like to join this study: madeleine@richmondcumc.com

 

New Members Class

During Lent we will be offering a New Members Class on Sunday Mornings in the

Memorial Room. If this is your first Sunday or if you have been attending Central for years, this is for all called to commit prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness to Jesus here at Central. Paul tells us, “For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” Please contact Pastor Joseph if you are interested in attending or would like more information.

Central Blood Drive for Red Cross

Central United Methodist Church, 1425 E Main St. Richmond, IN is scheduled for our next Red Cross blood draw. It will be held on Thursday, May 5th between noon and 5:00pm. We have been asked to fill thirty-eight time slots. Hopefully at least ten of these time slots will be filled by Central members. So now is the time to get registered. Go to redcrossblood.org and enter CUMCRICH into the box that says Find a Blood Drive. Find a time slot that is convenient for you and provide the requested information. Thirty minutes of your life can mean a lifetime for someone else.

 

COMING SOON – The Grandmillenial UMW Pop-up. (April 30th)

Join us at Creative Hands the second and fourth Thursday of the month, 9a.m. thru lunch for fun and fellowship as we create.

 

New Sunday Study Engaging the Spiritual Practices

Have you ever wondered- Is there more to the Christian life? Is there something deeper than just attending worship, living a good life, and affirming a set of beliefs? As Methodists, we believe there is! We were made for loving union with God. In this Lenten study, we will explore the classic spiritual practices that draw us deeper into that union with God. These practices are channels of grace that enable us to grow into Christlikeness. Join us each Sunday, March 6th through April 10th.
 

Youth Camp / Kids Camp

It’s that time of year! Camp season is fast approaching! Registrations are now open with early bird pricing until April 20th. You can register your son or daughter online HERE

-Impact Camp (grades 3-6) at Camp Lakewood, June 12-17th

-Impact Camp (grades 6-8) at Camp Adventure, June 12-17th

-That Thing Camp (grades 9-12) at Epworth Forest, June 26-July 1st

Discounted rates are also available through the generous support of our church

(contact Pastor Phil for the iCash code). Please reach out to Pastor Phil if you have any questions.


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