April 2nd Updates

  • Good Friday Service at 7pm at Central – The terrible event of the crucifixion told through Jesus’ seven last words. Come as we again remember what our sin has done. Come as we remember that true love bleeds. The invitation link to come in a few weeks.  Stay tuned.
  • Methodist Sunrise service at 7am at Cope Environmental Service – Join us for a joint Methodist service as we celebrate our risen savior at the breaking of dawn.
  • Easter Communion Service at 10am at Central UMC – HE. IS. RISEN
  • UMW Meeting, Thursday, April 8th at 1:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Shana Evans, BSN, ER and Forensic/Sexual Assault Nurse in the Emergency Department at Reid Hospital Richmond, will present a program on Sexual Assault Awareness and the effects on victims. If you would like to join us for lunch at noon, please contact Ann or Shanron to make your reservation. All are welcome.

No Lamplighter?!
We will not be having a Lamplighter for April, May, or June due to our office manager, Christin Hampton going on maternity leave start March 26th. During this time, we will be offering announcements and opportunities on our Central webpage – www.richmondcumc.com under Central News. Further, we will communicate our stories, devotionals, and check-ins via the blog found there.

We are all about to emerge not just from winter, but also from the distanced, coronavirus ice age. There will be wonderful reunions, communal grief and celebration, and maybe some grace revealed especially for you. As we will be without the Lamplighter, we invite you to chronicle how the Light of the World leads you during this time. Whether it would be through journaling, devotionals, poetry, drawing, painting, building, or essay – please take time to mark how God meets you.

Then, as you feel led, we ask for the people of Central to share these works. We will gather them as they come in to share on the blog, to create a future community devotional, and maybe to have a gallery of art and expression around emerging from this pandemic. You are what make Central so special – an image bearing, adopted child of the Most High God. We look forward to hearing from you. If you have anything you would like to have published, please email Pastor Joseph at joseph@richmondcumc.com or Carla Gillespie at carla@richmondcumc.com

Real Discipleship Survey

The Real Discipleship Survey is an instrument designed to support the development of maturing disciples at both the personal and congregational levels. It measures the level of maturity in each of six dimensions of discipleship: Worship, Hospitality, Open to Jesus, Obeying Jesus, Service, and Generosity. The Indiana Conference has purchased a conference-wide license which makes the survey free for all INUMC churches and congregants! You can find the links to the Real Discipleship Survey and the Instructions on our website a richmondcumc.com/exploring/

Virtual 5K

Run, walk, or crawl and record the results on Saturday, April 3rd. $25 per person Participate as a donation to missions for all or let me know the student you are supporting Register at TRIBEyouthIndiana@gmail.com. If you have  PayPal, you may pay with the above email address or, if you prefer, send a check, by March 31st, to Central UMC-TRIBE 1425 E. Main Richmond, IN 47374 *Flyers will be available for youth to share on Social Media or to hand out* Start spreading the news to friends and family!

Blood Drive at Central

The next blood at Central United Methodist has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 28 between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. As always, the need for blood donations is high. COVID-19 precautions will be in practice as they have been in the past. The bar has been set high as we have forty-six time slots to fill. To register, go to redcrossblood.org enter CUMCRICH

in the box that says find a drive, select your time and put it on your calendar. Central has been recognized by the Red Cross as a strong supporter. Blood donations is a great way to continue our support.

Musical Reminders/Announcements:

Tuesdays at 10:00am: Experience a time of weekly worship and virtual fellowship from Madeleine’s home in Brookville, Ohio! We pray, read Scripture, sing hymns, and hear meditative piano music. Streams live from Central’s Facebook page.


One Response to “April 2nd Updates”

  1. Doris Miller says:

    I am asking for prayers as I travel to Kalamazoo, Michigan later this week for Hip Replacement Surgery there on Wednesday, April 14.

    I will be at son John’s home until early May while I recover and begin rehabilitation with Physical Therapist daughter-in-law, Therese.

    In His Name, Doris Miller

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