8/26/22 Updates

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Children & Youth Sunday School

We are gearing up for another year of Preschool – 12th grade Sunday School with a gathering for the WHOLE family! Please join us Sunday, September 11th at 9am up in Studio 252 – use the stairs by the office/sanctuary and you can’t miss it 😉 We’ll sing, fellowship, and share the plan for the different age groups so kids and parents know what to expect.

** Please prayerfully discern if you would be able to serve on a monthly teaching rotation for our Children & Youth Sunday School. You will be partnered with another adult or older youth, materials will be provided. **


American Red Cross

Dana Mollenkopf will be manning booth 124 at the Archway Days in Centerville on August 26 and 27 focusing on the Wayne County American Red Cross. They will be sharing information about free smoke alarms, blood donations, the scope of RC services and how to volunteer with Red Cross. It will start at 3:00 p.m. on the 26th and 9:00a.m. on the 27th and will end at 9:00 each day. He would love to have people join him in the booth to share information about Red Cross. You will be told everything you need to know to share information with those who stop by to see us. If you are interested and would like to join him for even a short time, contact him at papamole@comcast.net or 765-277-0287.


Continuing the Conversation

There remains many prayers, questions to be asked, Scripture passages to study, history to ponder, and conversations to be had as we come to a better understanding of the current issues surrounding the UMC. We may not know all the paths ahead, but we can have greater clarity on where we are now. Pastor Joseph is available to gather with you or your group to continue this conversation for greater understanding. To set up a time, please call the office at 765-962 8543 or email joseph@richmondcumc.com. We will journey through this all together. 


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


Low Vision Support Group

Get to know others who are dealing with vision issues and find out about available resources. We will meet in the first Thursday of every month from 10:30am – 12pm at Central United Methodist Church. We will meet in the Parlor. Our first meeting will be September 1st. Support people are welcome. For more information, please call Toni Reinke at 765-969-6631

Community Prayer Focus
This month we get to join our community in praying for Church Friends Who Need God. You are encouraged to ask God to fill your heart with love for your friends, help you know what encouraging words to share with them, and remind them of his great love for them.. And don’t forget: Our 24-hour prayer cycle is Sunday, August 28th. Please pick up a prayer packet in the hallway or in the church office.


Wisdom Study

Much Wisdom has been gleaned as we have worked our way through the Hebrew Scriptures in this class. Much more lies ahead. Any who desire to wrestle with Scripture for insights from another angle are welcome to join us. We meet Wednesdays at 10am in the Parlor. You just need your Bible and an open heart – packets will be provided. Contact Pastor Joseph (joseph@richmondcumc.com) with interest and questions.


Fireside Conversation

Monday afternoons at 1:30 we create space to share about our past week, ask questions about church and life, and open our Bibles to read what Jesus has commanded us to do. Come as you are able for each week brings new studies and conversations to light for us to Practice the Way of Jesus.

Dear Central Friends

Thank you for all the prayers, cards, and phone calls on my behalf during my recent physical problems. All of these contacts were very much appreciated. I am doing well and hope to continue on the good track with proper medication. –Jan Hibner


Save the Dates:

Family Camp October 7th-9th at Camp Moneto – contact Pastor Joseph for more information.


Mark your Calendars for October 28th-29th as Central hosts Dr. Dave Smith and his True North Bible seminar. Check out more at profdavesmith.com

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