9/17/21 Updates

Questions and Discussion

Following the Postlude, there will be time and space to follow-up on today’s reflection and Scripture readings. Bring your thoughts, questions, and insight forward for us to continue the conversation. Pastor Phil will respond and share more from the research on the sermon this week as we work out our discipleship together.

New Directory

It is good to be in connection with the body of Christ. It is also good to know how to contact our fellow Central family. Central has not had a directory for a few years. The time has come again. Beginning today, September 19th and continuing on the 26th and Oct. 3rd, a table will be set-up under the portico for you to update your family’s information. We will be able to take your picture on the spot, or schedule you for a more formal photography session. Additional times to update your information will be held throughout the weeks following. For more information, please contact the office.

Kinship Appreciation Collection

Thank you for your support. We are collecting again today, September 19th. This collection is being organized by DCS (Department of Children’s Services). They are responsible for foster family services.  We are taking your generous offerings to the office where they will be packed for the 85 families who are fostering children who are relatives – but, without full foster funding. This is one way DCS tries to support these important families. Our class wants to thank you, Caiden, Caleb, Courtney, Will


Wills and Estate Planning Workshop

The Central United Methodist Church Endowment Committee is going to host a Workshop on Wills and Estate Planning on September 26th after morning services. If you do not have a will or have not updated your will in many years, and have concerns as to how your estate may divided you may want to attend. If you have any question, please contact Jan Passmore. If you would like to attend, please call or email the church office by September 22nd so that we can plan for the meal.


Sunday Greeters

After a long absence due to Covid we are resuming the greeters program to welcome members and visitors to our church. We would appreciate your help in greeting church goers. We will follow the protocols established for Covid. We like to have 2 volunteers each Sunday 20 minutes before Church begins. We are making some changes to the way we have done this in the past and would appreciate suggestions as to how to make the program better. There will be a sign-up sheet available in the main hall way.


Creative Hands

Creative Hands meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Join us for at 9am thru lunch for fellowship, fun, food! POP-UP COMING OCTOBER 2ND FROM 10AM – 2PM AT CENTRAL UMC. COME GET FALL, HALLOWEEN, AND CHRISTMAS DECOR.


Shalom Sessions

With so much dividing us in our world today, the church can and should offer a third way of uniting us in following the way of Jesus. Join us on the 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 12:05pm in the Fellowship Hall for a brown bag lunch as we discuss the matters affecting the Shalom of our community. This month we will discuss CRT & the responses by religious communities.


TRIBE – Ways to Support

Our fall season for TRIBE is up and running! There are several ways you can get involved and help support our youth: 1) Pray- Commit to praying daily for us; 2) Volunteer- Become a mentor/small group leader; 3) Snacks- Help keep us stocked with cookies, chips, pop, etc. If you can help in any of these ways, please reach out to Pastor Phil.

Endowment Gift

The family of Bob Bailey has provided an endowment gift to Central United Methodist Church in his memory. We are thankful for his wonderful memories as a husband and father, and for all the good work he did over the years in our community.




New Class Meetings

How is it with your soul? Do you want to go deeper with God? Grow in your faith? Our new class meetings are just for you! In early Methodism, class meetings were the building blocks of the church. These small group gatherings were intentional, safe spaces where fellow believers could “watch over one another in love” and spur one another to deeper faith. We have several new groups starting this fall and meeting at various times. We’ll be using Kevin Watson’s The Class Meeting as a key resource. You’re invited to sign-up in the lobby, or you can reach out to Pastor Joseph or Pastor Phil.


Family Fall Festival

Sunday, October 31st from 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Fun, Games, & Trunk or Treat!

We are looking for many volunteers to help pass out candy to our visiting neighborhood kids and their families! You are not required to dress up but we encourage you to have fun! We are also looking for a few volunteers to help with simple games, setting up and cleaning up, and greet our guests as they come. We are also in need of candy donations to pass out to our visitors. These donations can be dropped off in the office workroom during our normal business hours. If you would like to volunteer, or have any questions please call the office at 765-962-8543 or email Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com or Pastor Phil at Phil@richmondcumc.com


Life Line Screening

Central UMC is pleased to offer a preventive health event. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings on 9/28/2021. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441, or text the word circle to 797979, or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle

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