9/2/22 Updates

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UWF Meeting

United Women IN Faith’s first fall unit meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 8 at 1:00 in Fellowship Hall. Our speaker will be from The Refuge of Hope homeless shelter here in Richmond. Please bring a roll or two of toilet paper as your donation to the shelter residents. If you would like to join us for lunch, let Shanron Rider or Ann Cashner know. You can also come join us in the morning for Creative Hands, between 9:00 and noon. All women are invited to Creative Hands and our UWF meetings. Bring a friend for food, fun, and fellowship.

East District UWF Fall Celebration

The East District UWF Fall Celebration will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9:30-Noon at Yorktown UMC. The speaker will be Cecelia Whitfield from “Use What You Have” bus ministry. Her organization provides free transportation which allows family members to visit their loved ones who are incarcerated in state prisons here in Indiana. There will be coffee and refreshments provided when you arrive. Contact Electa Berk to carpool.

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. **


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


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.

Shalom Session

Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 12:05pm in the Fellowship Hall for a brown bag lunch as we discuss and listen to the matters and efforts breaking and making the Shalom of our community. On the 20th, we will be discussing The Good Life and whatever else is on the hearts of those attending. Bring your lunch, your bibles, and a listening ear. May God break our hearts for what breaks his in this season.


Friendship Circle

The Friendship Circle will start back up on Thursday September 15th at 10am. We will meet on the third Thursday of the month in the church parlor. We hope to see you there!


2023 Altar Flowers

If you would like to place an order for Sunday altar flowers in 2023, please call the office at 765-962-8543 or email Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com. Each order costs $25 and is billed through Jack Daggy Flowers. There are plenty of open dates in 2023!


2023 Scripture Readers

Looking for a way to serve on Sundays? Be a scripture reader! We are planning the 2023 schedule and would love to have you on board. To sign-up or to ask questions, please email Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com or call the church office at 765-962-8543. Have you read in the past and want to read again? Let Christin know so we can get you on the schedule for 2023!

Register for Family Camp! – Reservations are due by September 21st

The time has come to register for our annual Family Camp at Camp Moneto October 7-9. Whether you are a family of 1 or 8, you are invited to join us as we retreat in the woods of Brown County. God will be worshipped, adventures will be had, and rest will come. Come, as you feel led. Please email Pastor Joseph (joseph@richmondcumc.com) for pricing and lodging options. Scholarships are available.

Prayer Walk – September 12th

Prayer connects us daily to a loving God moving in our midst. In his 3 rules for Methodists, John Wesley calls us to both private and public prayer. On the first Monday of every month at noon, we will have a prayer walk through our neighborhood. This month we will meet on September 12th. We will divide into small groups at the entrance of the church and proceed in different directions. Along the way, we will pause to pick up trash and renew our streets and sidewalks. Contact Pastor Joseph with questions.


Save the Dates:

Women’s Spiritual Growth Retreat October 22nd – Cost will be $10. Contact Ann Cashner 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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