3/17/23 Updates

Information Session THIS SUNDAY!

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.


Sunrise Service

Central will again be joining Centerville and First United Methodist Churches for the 7am Easter Sunrise Service and Breakfast at Cope Environmental Center. Please share with others in the community. Central has been asked to help with the drinks for the breakfast. If you would like to bring drinks or help in other ways, please contact Pastor Joseph.

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.


Central Childcare

Thank you to everyone that has donated supplies and funds to Central Childcare! 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, and Empty Coffee cans. We also offer a variety of snacks that include Graham crackers, cheez-its, goldfish crackers, Nutrigrain bars, animal crackers, honey nut cheerios, mandarin orange cups, canned peas, and canned corn.

Red Cross Blood Drive May 3rd

We are now scheduled for our spring blood drive to support the American Red Cross in their effort to address the critical blood shortage which exists. We have a number of 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 are available 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2023. The drive will be held in the multipurpose room. Questions? Contact Dana Mollenkopf at papamole@comcast.net or at 765-277-0287.


Richmond Gideons Membership

The Richmond Camp is seeking new members. We are looking for men who can help us distribute God’s word. If you are interested, please contact the Membership Chairman, Jack Doyle, at 2310 Parkdale Dr., Richmond, IN 47374



Sign-ups are open for Summer Camp at one of our seven Impact Camps across the State. Go to impact2818.org for more information or ask a pastor. All Central youth automatically receive a 1/2 scholarship due to the generosity of the congregation. Contact a pastor or the church office on how to sign up. Happy Camping!


Grief Share

No matter what the circumstances, grief recovery is a painful process. To aid in that journey, a community Grief Share support group jointly hosted by the First Presbyterian and the First English Lutheran Churches of Richmond is available and will start on Thursday, April 13th at the First English Lutheran Church, 2727 East Main Street in Richmond and will continue through July 6th. The group will meet each Thursday afternoon from 4:30pm – 6:00pm for the 13-week program. For more information or to pre-register, call 765-962-5773 or email parishadministrator@felconline.org


Save the Date!

Starr Neighborhood Cleanup – Saturday, April 22nd from 10am – 12:30pm. More info to come.

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