4/8/22 Updates


4/14 – Maundy Thursday Service 6:30pm at Central

4/15 – Good Friday Service 7pm at Central

4/17 – Sunrise Service 7am at Cope Environmental
– Breakfast 8:45am at Central
– HE IS RISEN! 10am at Central

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.


College and Young Adult Care Packages

Final exams are coming up and it can be a stressful time of year for many young adults. So we’re sending care packages full of good things! If you have a student in college/grad school or a young adult under 26, please send their name and mailing address to Pastor Phil (phil@richmondcumc.com). We’re also looking for volunteers to help assemble these and write cards for each student. Contact Pastor Phil if you’re interested. We plan to send these out by April 22.


Family Ministries Lunch

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.


Worship Workshop

April 21st at 6:30pm

In following Jesus, we have the privilege of worshipping the good God of the whole universe.  This daily posture towards God guides our every action. A. W. Tozer said it this way, “God wants worshipers before workers; indeed the only acceptable workers are those who have learned the lost art of worship.” Join us April 21st at 6:30pm in the sanctuary as we gather to reclaim, reinforce, and rejoice in this art. We will worship together. We will discuss the various aspects of worship. We will work on new practices of worship. Oswald Chambers wrote, “Stand true to God and he will bring out his truth in a way that will make your life an expression of worship.”Come and worship with us as we develop a daily posture of worship together.


Ukraine – UMCOR

Thank you to everyone who gave to UMCOR over the past few weeks. Central has been able to give $2,832.00 along with those who have given to UMCOR directly. Please continue to pray for all involved in the war in Ukraine and any who are in open conflict throughout the world.  If you still feel led to give, you may write a check to Central UMC and write “Ukraine” in the memo line.

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 at impact2818.org/camps/
-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.


United Women in Faith
United Methodist Women has now become United Women In Faith! Come join us on Thursday, April 14, at 1:00, for a short meeting and a dynamic speaker. Amanda Corder, from Centerstone, will tell us about their Healthy Start Program and will present some interesting statistic pertaining to our community. You may also join us for lunch by contacting Shanron Rider, Mary Ann Brooks, or Ann Cashner.


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!


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!


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.
Join a choir today!
The music ministry at Central is gearing up for great things in the fall. Please consider joining a music group at Central – there is the Wesley Ringers Handbell Choir, Chancel Choir and Joysingers Children’s Choir. You can also play music individually or in a small group for Sunday worship! Wesley Handbell Ringers are seeking FOUR more ringers so that we can employ our full five-octave set. Chancel Choir and Joysingers Children’s Choir are always open to new members. We have a fabulous time each week learning, singing and sharing together. Email Madeleine for more information: madeleine@richmondcumc.com

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