2/24/23 Updates

Central Childcare Thanks You!

Thank you to everyone that has donated supplies and funds to Central Childcare. We are so excited about things to come in the near future starting with expanding into a 3 and 4 year old classroom! If you want to hear about all the wonderful things we are doing for our kids and their families, feel free to talk with Kathy George, our Childcare Director, by emailing cumcchildcare@richmondcumc.com or by calling 765-962-8543. We are still in need of a few items; Tissues, Plastic tote boxes (all sizes), Various craft/sensory supplies like; glue (white or clear), corn starch, empty water bottles, Empty Coffee cans, Empty Paper towel or toilet paper rolls, etc., Sponges, Mr Clean Magic Erasers, and Dish Soap. If you would like to give a monetary donation, it will be used to provide snacks for our classrooms. Again, thank you to everyone who as donated so far!


Community Emergency Relief Room

Referrals to the Relief Room have been coming in rather frequently. Our supply of men’s shoes is getting small. Dress shoes are not needed but casual shoes, tennis shoes and shoe boots would be helpful. Kitchen items and small pieces of furniture are always in need. THANKS!


Overnight Warming Station

An awesome group of community members have been working together to establish a temporary overnight warming station to assist with overflow from existing shelters. The goal is to provide a warm, safe place for those in need in extreme weather conditions. As the final planning is happening and facility is being secured, volunteers are needed to be available to help at the shelter. Please consider signing up to help meet this important need as colder weather is approaching. There are several different ways you can help. Once signed up, someone will connect with you to see where/how you could be best utilized. Thank you!


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


Garage Sale

We are having a GARAGE SALE April 29th! So bring items in and put them outside the office. We appreciate your support. If you have any question, please contact Shanron Rider or the church office.

Cuba Presentation

Join Pastor Joseph after worship today as he shares his experiences while in Cuba and how the Holy Spirit is working in wonderful ways. All are welcome!


Information Session

An information session will be held on Sunday, March 19th at 12:00 in the sanctuary. Russ Abel, our conference superintendent, will provide information for our congregation regarding disaffiliation from the UMC. There will be a light lunch provided in the Fellowship Hall between the end of Sunday worship and the beginning if the information session at 12:00. The Administrative Council will make a decision whether to proceed with a vote to disaffiliate at the March 23rd meeting at 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall. Please feel free to attend the meeting to address the Council with your preference regarding our congregation voting at this time. Please also feel free to reach out to any of the members of the Ad Council and communicate your preference if you would prefer to speak individually.



A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southern Turkey at 4:17 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, the most powerful earthquake recorded since 1939. In the hours that followed, at least 78 aftershocks were reported, followed by a second earthquake of 7.5 magnitude. The earthquake and aftershocks also impacted northwest Syria, where 4.1 million people depend on humanitarian assistance. Syrian communities, many of them women and children, are simultaneously facing an ongoing cholera outbreak and extreme winter weather, including heavy rain and snow. to give to UMCOR, please make a check out to Central United Methodist Church and put “Earthquakes” in the memo line. Or donate online here


Tribe 56

5th and 6th graders are invited to join TRIBE Sunday, February 26th from 5-7 in the Tribe room on the 2nd floor for songs, games, prayer, conversation, food, and more.

Mark your calendar:

The next United Women in Faith unit meeting will be held on Thursday, March 9 at 1:00 in Fellowship Hall. All are welcome!

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