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The Chosen Video Series

Starting April 24th at 8:45am in Fellowship Hall. “Meet Jesus through the eyes of those who knew him.” For more information, see Ned & BJ Toms.


Central Blood Drive for Red Cross

Central United Methodist Church has been proud to partner with the American Red Cross and be a part of all they do. Our sixth blood for the Red Cross will be held on Thursday, May 5 between noon and 5:00. Did you know the Red Cross needs to collect more than 13,000 blood donations and more than 2,500 platelet donations each day and 84 percent of blood donations are given at blood drives like the one we are hosting. And did you know the blood collected by the Red Cross helps millions of patients in over 2,500 hospitals and other facilities across the country. The current blood shortage is critical, 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.


Grandmillennial Pop-Up

What: Items new and vintage

When: April 30th from 10am – 2pm

Where: Central UMC

1425 East Main St., Richmond

Why: Benefitting our local missions

P.S. Homemade noodles for sale!

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 9am thru lunch for Creative Hands!


Family Ministries Lunch Sunday!

Families of youth and children, let’s share together. As we emerge from the pandemic and look to the future, we want to explore ways we can resource and reimagine our discipleship this summer and beyond. Join us, Sunday, April 24, in the fellowship hall after worship. All parents, youth, and children are invited. Pizza, salad and drinks will be provided. See Pastor Phil if you have any questions.


Sunday Greeters

Are you looking for a way to participate on Sundays? Sign-up to be a Sunday Greeter! A sign-up sheet is in the entryway. We would like to have 2 people for each Sunday. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Hinshaw or the Church Office.

Community Prayer Focus

This month we get to join our community in praying for revival amongst our community. You are encouraged to pray for our community. And don’t forget: Our 24-hour prayer cycle is Thursday, April 28th. download the prayer guide HERE
Central Childcare
Central Childcare is hiring! Do you or someone you know love to work with small children? If so, email Kathy at cumcchildcare@richmondcumc.com or call the church office at 765-962-8543. Operating hours are 7:30am – 5:30pm Monday – Friday. Starting pay is $10/hr!

National Day of Prayer

Thursday May 5th is the National Day of Prayer. Here in Richmond we have several opportunities to partake in lifting up prayer as a community.

Prayer Room for Prayer – Unveiled Church, 721 E Main.  9:00am – 6:00pm

Prayer Breakfast – Christ United Church, 3420 Backmeyer 8am – 9am (Make sure to get your tickets on Eventbrite)

Noon Day Time of Prayer – Jack Elstro Plaza, 47 N 6th St. Noon – 1:00pm

Evening Prayer and Worship – Central UMC, 1425 E Main St. 7:00pm


Mission Trip Informational Meeting

Our all-church mission trip to Henderson Settlement is set for the week of July 10 and plans are coming together. We’ll have an informational meeting Sunday, May 1, at 4:30pm for anyone interested in learning more. If you have questions, please see Krissi Hughes.


General Conference Update

The 2020 General Conference was recently postponed for a third time until 2024. The General Conference is the global decision making body of the United Methodist Church. Central will be having a series of meetings to share about the latest news around this decision and to answer any questions you may have. Meetings will be held in the Sanctuary Monday April 25, at 6:30pm; Sunday May 1st 15 minutes after worship ends; and Tuesday May 3rd at 12:05pm. Please continue in prayer for the General Conference and the worldwide United Methodist Church.


Music Ministry Volunteers Needed
We are seeking 2-3 volunteers to assist with cataloging Joysinger and Handbell sheet music into Central’s online choir music database. Central is extremely blessed with so much sheet music for our various groups. Please email Madeleine if you feel called to assist with this project.


Y.M.C.A Memory Cafe

Join us for our next Memory Cafe on Friday, May 13th from 10-11am! This program’s focus is to bless the special people in our community who live the experience of mild to moderate dementia. The Memory Cafe meets the second Friday of each month at the Y.M.C.A. for one hour., from 10:00-11:00 am. We have a planned activity and a craft or game suited to the adult with dementia and a snack. While we provide activities, we are also providing an opportunity for the caregiver to meet with other caregivers and a Chaplain to share concerns, problems or emotions…. Or just relax. The caregiver could also take advantage of the gym and get some exercise.  This time is ‘just for them.’
Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
Central is sponsoring a baseball team at our local recreation league, Richmond Evening Optimist or REO. Almost every week night from May –June hundreds of people from all over the county gather at our local baseball/softball/volleyball complex at NW 13th and Peacock. Please keep the young families of our community in prayer as they find opportunities for such public activities to raise up our next generation. Come on out and support the team or just get to know some neighbors over a hot dog and bag of popcorn. Play ball!

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