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. Today the 26th and again on Oct. 3rd, a table will be set-up under the portaco 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.


UMW Pop-Up This Saturday

Oct. 2nd from 10am – 2pm

at Central UMC

Fall • Halloween • Christmas



Wayne County Jail Ministry

I was in prison and you came to visit me … I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:36, 40) 

Visiting prisoners has been and continues to be a hallmark of Christian ministry. Paul wrote several letters from prison. Jesus, Peter, and John all spent time in prison. The invitation continues to us today. The Jail Ministry for the Wayne County Jail is seeking followers of Jesus to serve on its visitation, Crisis Ministry, and Jail services teams. To do so, you will first need to complete an orientation. Fill out the attached application and bring it with you to the scheduled orientation or you may mail it to the address on the application. We have two orientations scheduled with our Jail Administrators; Thursday October 21st at 10am and Saturday October 23rd at 10am. These orientations will be held in person at the Sheriff administrative offices on the second floor of the Wayne County Jail, 200 East Main Street Richmond Indiana.


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.



UMW will be selling PECANS. They will be $12 per one pound bag. You can order halves or pieces.  Contact Shanron Rider or Martha Hayes. 


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.

UMW Meeting

UMW meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month after Creative Hands. The next UMW Meeting will be October 14th at 1:00pm. We will be hearing from Pastor Jen huff about her new job with the conference and how we can be involved with missions at the conference level.


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



we will be making noodles at the October Creative Hands – October 14th and 28th.


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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