9/30/22 Updates

Join us in prayer for the people of the Southeast as Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida as a catastrophic category 4 storm. You can donate directly to UMCOR HERE or through CENTRAL’S ONLINE GIVING HERE. You may also write a check with “UMCOR” in the memo line and place it in the offering during Sunday Worship.

Central in the Schools

Richmond Schools have experienced a shortage of teachers and paraprofessionals this year. This does not mean our children must feel the consequences. The church can stand in the gap with a ministry of presence. Whether this is making copies, watching a hallway, answer phones or whatever – we can begin to make a difference, now. Please prayerfully consider giving an hour a week to serve in one of our three neighborhood schools (Test, Vaile, Starr). Background check forms and sign-up can be found in the church office.


October Events for UWF

Fri-Sat, Oct 7-8, Conference Fall Celebration at St. Luke’s in Indy

Thursday, Oct. 13th at 1pm, Unit Meeting featuring a speaker from A Better Way, formerly the Genesis Shelter. Bring socks for women/children.

Saturday, Oct. 22, Spiritual Growth Retreat—“Renewal—Luke 13” Featuring Rev. Judi Marshall as our retreat leader. Tickets-$10. Lunch will be provided. Renew your spirit through discussions, activities, music, and prayer. All women are welcome. Tickets will be available Sunday, October 9 at church. Invite a friend or two!


Prayer Walk

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. 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. Please contact Pastor Joseph with any questions.


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!


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!
Volunteers needed!
The Community Food Pantry needs a few volunteers for the following days/hours:
Tuesday 12:00pm-2:00pm
Wednesday 12:30pm-3:00pm
Thursday 12:30pm-3:00pm
To volunteer or for more information contact: Becky Shaw, Cell 765-960-5028 or Home765-966-2770 Thank you!

Trick or Treat in the park 2022

The 2021 Trick or Treat in the Park was such a success that Central has been asked to return in 2022. Our theme for this year’s booth is “So Sweet to Trust in Jesus.” We are in need of volunteers to help engage with, and pass out candy to our community on Saturday, October 29th from 5pm – 7pm. While we encourage you to dress up as your favorite candy, this is not a requirement to help! If you would like to volunteer in any way, please contact the church office at 765-962-8543 or email Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com by Friday, October 21st!


We are also accepting candy donations. We are expecting close to 1,000 kids and community members to attend Trick or Treat in the Park and would love to have enough candy to pass out to everyone. Candy donations can be placed in the office during our normal operating hours of 9-12 and 1-5 Monday through Thursday and 9-1 on Fridays. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.


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.

Creative Hands

Creative Hands will meet October 13, October 27, and November 10.
Central Childcare Donations Needed
Central Childcare is in need of some items. If you would like to donate, please leave your donations in the church office during our normal business hours. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy George at cumcchildcare@richmondcumc.com or 765-962-8543. Thank you!


Plastic tote boxes (all sizes)

Baby wipes

Construction Paper

Various craft supplies

Plastic spoons

Small Child size blankets

Jackets (sizes 12 months-4T)

Books for young children (Infant-4 years)


Mr Clean Magic Erasers

Dish Soap
Any monetary donations will be used to provide snacks for our kids.

Save the Dates:

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


UWF Pop-UP: November 19 th, 10am – 2pm. We will have 1 pound bags of pecan halves or pecan pieces again this year for $12 per bag. See Shanron Rider for more details


Red Cross Blood Drive: Go to redcrossblood.org and enter code CUMCRICH in the box that says find a blood drive. Appointment times available 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2022. Drive will be held in the multipurpose room. Questions? Contact Dana Mollenkopf at papamole@comcast.net or at 765-277-0287.

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