April 24th Announcements

Greetings in the name of Christ. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus!

The days ahead are still not clear, but we do know we serve a mighty God, our strong tower, refuge and strength.  It is a privilege to serve alongside all of you.  As the future continues to become the present, we wanted to share a few updates and announcements for the coming week.


Passing Along a Legacy

For most of our lives the death rate has hovered just around 100%.  As much as we want to believe the cultural trends and myths, our bodies will fail us.  As an Easter people we know we need not fear this death for we have the key to eternal life in knowing Jesus.  We can bravely face what is to come, and benefit our families in the process.  Join us Sunday Morning at 11:15 for a ZOOM conversation on estate planning, wills, and advanced directives.  Doug Oler, a Central member and lawyer who has several decades of experience in facilitating these actions, will lead our time together.  This conversation is made possible by the Endowment Committee of Central UMC.  Let us together continue working to build for the generations to come.

Topic: Passing Along a Legacy – Estates, Wills, and Advanced Directives​

Time: Apr 26, 2020 11:15 AM Eastern Time 

​Join Zoom Meeting​: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89619042761

​Meeting ID: 896 1904 2761​

or Dial-in to join: +1 253 215 8782 US​


Emergency Resource Room at Central

Emergency – a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action. In many cases, people cannot anticipate and/or prepare to face an emergency situation. Often, it is necessary to rely on others to get through these difficult situations. What do these look like? Perhaps it is a fire that occurs and destroys many, if not all, of your earthly possessions. It may also present itself as a woman, and her children, who suddenly need to flee an abusive situation with nothing but the clothes on their backs. It may be a family who has opened their home to take in a child through an emergency placement and is challenged to meet the needs of that child. Or perhaps it is a homeless person trying to get back on their feet. It is likely there are additional examples. In response to addressing these needs, Central United Methodist Church is opening an emergency resource room. Assistance will be provided on a referral/request basis rather than an open-to-community arrangement. Items available through the resource room will include clothing for women, men, and children; small kitchen appliances and utensils; household management items; small furniture items; supplies for babies and children; and more. How can you help? Donations to establish and maintain the resource room are needed. Anything that meets the needs listed above are being gathered. Items that are clean and in working order. Things that you no longer need, but could be used by others. For more information, to assist with resource room, or to arrange a donation, feel free to contact Dana Mollenkopf at (765-277-0287 or at papamole@comcast.net).


Upper room

The May/June upper rooms are available. If you would like one, please contact the office during our modified business hours of 9am – 1pm and we would be happy to mail one to you or you can drive by the church and we will bring one out to you. You may also download it and read it for free HERE



If you have not join our online community through onrealm.com or the realm connect app, please take a look at our Realm resource page on our website to get set up HERE! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the church office at 765-962-8543.


Pastor Office Hours

We have designated a time for one-on-one conversations with a Pastor on Wednesdays from 1pm – 3pm on Zoom. This is a private time for you to discuss any prayer requests or concerns. If you have any questions, please call the office at 765-962-8543

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/986183597…

Zoom Meeting ID: 986 183 597
Password: 4082020

Mobile Call-in: 1-929-205-6099


Scripture Reading Info

If you are following along with us as we read the bible in a year, we are on week 16 as of today, Friday April 24th. We are reading Isaiah 28-30 and Psalm 115. If you do not have the readings, you can download the ReadScripture app or check out the readings here.


Together, though physically apart, we will continue to shine brightly the love of our God until all of Richmond and beyond are awash in redemptions glow.  May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Yours in Christ,

Central UMC Staff

One Response to “April 24th Announcements”

  1. Electa Berk says:

    Thank you for all you do and keeping me connected with the church and all its ministries. We will be together soon and that will be a great day.

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