6/2/23

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UNITED WOMWN IN FAITH

UWF will take a summer break. There will be no UWF meetings in June, July, or August. UWF will resume in the fall, when we will elect and install our officers and have a memorial service for those women who have passed in 2022 and 2023. Mark your calendar for Thursday, Sept. 14 at 1:00, in Fellowship Hall. ALL women are welcome.

 

Developing a Mentorship Model for Youth

Rev. Paul Samura will be conducting a six-week interactive training workshop from August 20th – September 30th. There are only 9 spots left! If you are interested or want more information, please contact the church office at 765-962-8543.

 

First Sunday Choir

First Sunday Choir is a newly-forming ad hoc group who will be offering music for worship services on the first Sundays of June, July, and August. Choir call is 9:30 in the Choir Room on first Sundays to rehearse music for morning worship that day. All interested singers are welcome. We will have our first gathering next Sunday, June 4. If questions: Frederick (Fred) Chatfield (937) 478-9208.

 

Celebrating the Segers

Please come join us in a time of thankfulness and celebration for Pastor Joseph and family as they look toward a new chapter in their ministry June 11th, 2023 immediately after service in the Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 765-962-8543
 

Meijer Simply Give

MEIJER SIMPLY GIVE Spring Campaign for our pantry will be April 2nd to July 2nd. Pickup one of the Simply Give cards, pay for it at check out and all the money will come to our pantry. The cards say $10 but the same card can be used for any amount $10 or more. SATURDAY JUNE 17th WILL BE THE MAGIC MEIJER DOUBLE MATCH DAY.

Pastor Joseph Love Offering

We would like to take up a love offering to present to Pastor Joseph on his last Sunday on June 18th. If you choose to write a check, please make it out to Central UMC and write “Pastor Joseph Love Offering” in the memo line. You may also give online here. The deadline is June 14th. Thank you for your kindness. SPRC Chair, Donna Jurgens. If you have any questions, please call the church office at 765-962-8543

 

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. We are in need of; Tissues, Plastic tote boxes (all sizes), Baby wipes, Construction Paper, Various craft/sensory supplies (glue (white or clear), baking soda, corn starch, empty water bottles, Empty Formula or Coffee cans, etc…), Plastic spoons, Small Child size blankets, Books for young children (Infant-4 years), Sponges, Mr Clean Magic Erasers, and Dish Soap. If you would like to give a monetary donation, it will be used to provide snacks for our classrooms. If you have any questions, please contact our Childcare Director, Kathy George at 765-962-8543. Thank you!

 

Sunday Greeters & Communion Helpers

Sign-up to be a Sunday Greeter or a Communion Helper! There are sign-up sheets in the entryway. We would like to have 2 people for each Sunday as greeters and 4 helpers a month for communion. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.

 

Serving Refuge of Hope

Refuge of Hope has been an excellent ministry to some of the most vulnerable people in our neighborhoods – homeless women. They have overcome many obstacles and continue to serve with grace, love, and tenacity. Refuge has often been full and has recognized the need for expansion. They are currently planning to renovate the upstairs space at 1032 East Main Street to create more capacity, offer more ministry, and touch more lives with Jesus’ love. They are currently seeking teams who wish to aid in demolition and construction (eg. swing a sledge hammer, carry out debris, etc.) to help them with this renewed vision. Refuge of Hope is in need of the following items: Toiletries and Cleaner, Paper Towels, Laundry Soap, Dryer Sheets, New Twin Bed Sheets, Towels and Washcloths. If you feel led to serve or give toward this effort, please contact the office to get connected. For all of us, let us pray for this work and this ministry.


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5/26/23 Updates

First Sunday Choir

First Sunday Choir is a newly-forming ad hoc group who will be offering music for worship services on the first Sundays of June, July, and August. Choir call is 9:30 in the Choir Room on first Sundays to rehearse music for morning worship that day. All interested singers are welcome. We will have our first gathering next Sunday, June 4. If questions: Frederick (Fred) Chatfield (937) 478-9208.

 

Celebrating the Segers

Please come join us in a time of thankfulness and celebration for Pastor Joseph and family as they look toward a new chapter in their ministry June 11th, 2023 immediately after service in the Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 765-962-8543

 

Pastor Joseph Love Offering

We would like to take up a love offering to present to Pastor Joseph on his last Sunday on June 18th. If you choose to write a check, please make it out to Central UMC and write “Pastor Joseph Love Offering” in the memo line. You may also give online here. The deadline is June 14th. Thank you for your kindness. SPRC Chair, Donna Jurgens. If you have any questions, please call the church office at 765-962-8543

 

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. We are in need of; Tissues, Plastic tote boxes (all sizes), Baby wipes, Construction Paper, Various craft/sensory supplies (glue (white or clear), baking soda, corn starch, empty water bottles, Empty Formula or Coffee cans, etc…), Plastic spoons, Small Child size blankets, Books for young children (Infant-4 years), Sponges, Mr Clean Magic Erasers, and Dish Soap. If you would like to give a monetary donation, it will be used to provide snacks for our classrooms. If you have any questions, please contact our Childcare Director, Kathy George at 765-962-8543. Thank you!
 

Sunday Greeters & Communion Helpers

Sign-up to be a Sunday Greeter or a Communion Helper! There are sign-up sheets in the entryway. We would like to have 2 people for each Sunday as greeters and 4 helpers a month for communion. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.

Serving Refuge of Hope

Refuge of Hope has been an excellent ministry to some of the most vulnerable people in our neighborhoods – homeless women. They have overcome many obstacles and continue to serve with grace, love, and tenacity. Refuge has often been full and has recognized the need for expansion. They are currently planning to renovate the upstairs space at 1032 East Main Street to create more capacity, offer more ministry, and touch more lives with Jesus’ love. They are currently seeking teams who wish to aid in demolition and construction (eg. swing a sledge hammer, carry out debris, etc.) to help them with this renewed vision. Refuge of Hope is in need of the following items: Toiletries and Cleaner, Paper Towels, Laundry Soap, Dryer Sheets, New Twin Bed Sheets, Towels and Washcloths. If you feel led to serve or give toward this effort, please contact the office to get connected. For all of us, let us pray for this work and this ministry.

 

Meijer Simply Give

MEIJER SIMPLY GIVE Spring Campaign for our pantry will be April 2nd to July 2nd. Pickup one of the Simply Give cards, pay for it at check out and all the money will come to our pantry. The cards say $10 but the same card can be used for any amount $10 or more. SATURDAY JUNE 17th WILL BE THE MAGIC MEIJER DOUBLE MATCH DAY.


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5/19/23 Updates

First Sunday Choir

First Sunday Choir is a newly-forming ad hoc group who will be offering music for worship services on the first Sundays of June (6/4), July (7/2) and August (8/6). Choir call is 9:30am in the Choir Room on those Sundays to rehearse music for morning worship that day. All interested singers are welcome. If questions: Frederick (Fred) Chatfield (937) 478-9208.

 

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. We are in need of; Tissues, Plastic tote boxes (all sizes), Baby wipes, Construction Paper, Various craft/sensory supplies (glue (white or clear), baking soda, corn starch, empty water bottles, Empty Formula or Coffee cans, etc…), Plastic spoons, Small Child size blankets, Books for young children (Infant-4 years), Sponges, Mr Clean Magic Erasers, and Dish Soap. If you would like to give a monetary donation, it will be used to provide snacks for our classrooms. If you have any questions, please contact our Childcare Director, Kathy George at 765-962-8543. Thank you!

 

Serving Refuge of Hope

Refuge of Hope has been an excellent ministry to some of the most vulnerable people in our neighborhoods – homeless women. They have overcome many obstacles and continue to serve with grace, love, and tenacity. Refuge has often been full and has recognized the need for expansion. They are currently planning to renovate the upstairs space at 1032 East Main Street to create more capacity, offer more ministry, and touch more lives with Jesus’ love. They are currently seeking teams who wish to aid in demolition and construction (eg. swing a sledge hammer, carry out debris, etc.) to help them with this renewed vision. Refuge of Hope is in need of the following items: Toiletries and Cleaner, Paper Towels, Laundry Soap, Dryer Sheets, New Twin Bed Sheets, Towels and Washcloths. If you feel led to serve or give toward this effort, please contact the office to get connected. For all of us, let us pray for this work and this ministry.

 

 

Meijer Simply Give

MEIJER SIMPLY GIVE Spring Campaign for our pantry will be April 2nd to July 2nd. Pickup one of the Simply Give cards, pay for it at check out and all the money will come to our pantry. The cards say $10 but the same card can be used for any amount $10 or more. SATURDAY JUNE 17th WILL BE THE MAGIC MEIJER DOUBLE MATCH DAY.

 

Sunday Greeters & Communion Helpers

Sign-up to be a Sunday Greeter or a Communion Helper! There are sign-up sheets in the entryway. We would like to have 2 people for each Sunday as greeters and 4 helpers a month for communion. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.

 

Save the Dates:

• Central will be closed on May 29th for Memorial Day

• Annual Conference is June 8th – 10th


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5/12/23 Updates

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Celebrating Madeleine Demetriades Sunday!

Join us today, Sunday, May 14th after worship as we say farewell to Madeleine. We’d like to honor her and wish her Godspeed in her new Coordinator of Music position in Dayton, OH.

 

Community Food Pantry Sunday is Sunday!

Community Food Pantry Sunday is always the second Sunday of the month. The pantry needs our contributions of food and other necessities. We are currently in need of Non-perishable items, cereal, and instant mashed potatoes. Cash contributions may also be made using the envelopes in the pew racks. Simply mark them for “Food Pantry” and place in the offering plate.

 

Serving Refuge of Hope

Refuge of Hope has been an excellent ministry to some of the most vulnerable people in our neighborhoods – homeless women. They have overcome many obstacles and continue to serve with grace, love, and tenacity. Refuge has often been full and has recognized the need for expansion. They are currently planning to renovate the upstairs space at 1032 East Main Street to create more capacity, offer more ministry, and touch more lives with Jesus’ love. They are currently seeking teams who wish to aid in demolition and construction (eg. swing a sledge hammer, carry out debris, etc.) to help them with this renewed vision. Refuge of Hope is in need of the following items: Toiletries and Cleaner, Paper Towels, Laundry Soap, Dryer Sheets, New Twin Bed Sheets, Towels and Washcloths. If you feel led to serve or give toward this effort, please contact the office to get connected. For all of us, let us pray for this work and this ministry.

Camp!

Sign-ups are open for Summer Camp at one of our seven Impact Camps across the State. Go to impact2818.org for more information or ask a pastor. All Central youth automatically receive a 1/2 scholarship due to the generosity of the congregation. Contact a pastor or the church office on how to sign up. Happy Camping!

 

Meijer Simply Give

MEIJER SIMPLY GIVE Spring Campaign for our pantry will be April 2nd to July 2nd. Pickup one of the Simply Give cards, pay for it at check out and all the money will come to our pantry. The cards say $10 but the same card can be used for any amount $10 or more. SATURDAY JUNE 17th WILL BE THE MAGIC MEIJER DOUBLE MATCH DAY.

 

Sunday Greeters & Communion Helpers

Sign-up to be a Sunday Greeter or a Communion Helper! There are sign-up sheets in the entryway. We would like to have 2 people for each Sunday as greeters and 4 helpers a month for communion. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.

 

Save the Dates:

Central will be closed on May 29th for Memorial Day
 
Annual Conference is June 8th – 10th
 
Schools Out Skate Event June 11th from 5-7pm. More info to come!

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5-4-23 Updates

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Celebrating Madeleine Demetriades

Join us on Sunday, May 14th after worship as we say farewell to Madeleine. We’d like to honor her and wish her Godspeed in her new Coordinator of Music position in Dayton, OH.

 

Love Offering for Madeleine Demetriades

We would like to take up a love offering to present to Madeleine when she plays her last Sunday on May 14th. If you choose to write a check, please make it out to Central UMC and write “Madeleine Demetriades Love Offering” in the memo line. The deadline is May 10th. You may also give online here. Thank you for your kindness. SPRC Chair, Donna Jurgens.

 

Central Bicentennial – Volunteers needed!

2023 is Central’s Bicentennial year. We would love to celebrate this milestone this fall. We are looking for a team of people to research, organize, and help present the wonderful things Central has done over the years. We can’t do it without you! If you have any interest in the history of Central or know anything about Central’s history, please contact the church office at 765-962-8543.

 

Serving Refuge of Hope

Refuge of Hope has been an excellent ministry to some of the most vulnerable people in our neighborhoods – homeless women. They have overcome many obstacles and continue to serve with grace, love, and tenacity. Refuge has often been full and has recognized the need for expansion. They are currently planning to renovate the upstairs space at 1032 East Main Street to create more capacity, offer more ministry, and touch more lives with Jesus’ love. They are currently seeking teams who wish to aid in demolition and construction (eg. Swing a sledge hammer, carry out debris, etc.) to help them with this renewed vision. Refuge of Hope is in need of the following items: Toiletries and Cleaner, Paper towels, Laundry Soap, Dryer Sheets, new twin bed sheets, towels and washcloths. If you feel led to serve or give towards this effort, please contact the office to get connected.  For all of us, let us pray for this work and these people.

 

Camp!

Sign-ups are open for Summer Camp at one of our seven Impact Camps across the State. Go to impact2818.org for more information or ask a pastor. All Central youth automatically receive a 1/2 scholarship due to the generosity of the congregation. Contact a pastor or the church office on how to sign up. Happy Camping!

A TIME for FELLOWSHIP, Sunday, May 7th

The AGAPE Adult Discipleship Class invites you to a time of fellowship and refreshments immediately following worship on Sunday, May 7th. PLEASE spend a few minutes with us building relationships with our Central family.

 

Starting in June and continuing through August, we will again be having Dinners for six –by popular demand. We have a lot of new people attending, making this a good time to get involved. Couples, singles, all adults are encouraged to sign up. Summer brings a whole host of new “outings”-picnics, cooking out, homemade ice cream etc. With everyone pitching in a main dish, a salad, or a dessert you have a dinner. OR, something even simpler-Lunch, Brunch, Coffee. Your group, your choice. While food is an enjoyable part of Dinners for Six, just as important is the fellowship. Around the table we hear each other’s stories, we build trust, and we learn to love better. Don’t miss this opportunity to know each other better and make friends for life. Sign up May 7th in the hall, or call the office, Jim Puckett, or BJ Toms. Remember Dinners for Six is a monthly get together. Three times with your group.

 

Community Food Pantry Sunday is Next Sunday!

Community Food Pantry Sunday is always the second Sunday of the month. The pantry needs our contributions of food and other necessities. We are currently in need of Non-perishable items, cereal, and instant mashed potatoes. Cash contributions may also be made using the envelopes in the pew racks. Simply mark them for “Food Pantry” and place in the offering plate.
 

Meijer Simply Give

MEIJER SIMPLY GIVE Spring Campaign for our pantry will be April 2nd to July 2nd. Pickup one of the Simply Give cards, pay for it at check out and all the money will come to our pantry. The cards say $10 but the same card can be used for any amount $10 or more. SATURDAY JUNE 17th WILL BE THE MAGIC MEIJER DOUBLE MATCH DAY.


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4/28/23 Updates

Garage Sale!

UWF will be having a garage sale on April 29th from 9am – 2pm. Shop our rock bottom prices! We will have antiques and collectibles, household items, decorative items, toys, games, puzzles, glassware, dishes, seasonal items, books, DVD’s, CD’s, linens, craft items, tools, electronics, and more! Proceeds to CWIF missions.

 

Central Bicentennial – Volunteers needed!

2023 is Central’s Bicentennial year. We would love to celebrate this milestone this fall. We are looking for a team of people to research, organize, and help present the wonderful things Central has done over the years. We can’t do it without you! If you have any interest in the history of Central or know anything about Central’s history, please contact the church office at 765-962-8543.

 

Serving Refuge of Hope

Refuge of Hope has been an excellent ministry to some of the most vulnerable people in our neighborhoods – homeless women. They have overcome many obstacles and continue to serve with grace, love, and tenacity. Refuge has often been full and has recognized the need for expansion. They are currently planning to renovate the upstairs space at 1032 East Main Street to create more capacity, offer more ministry, and touch more lives with Jesus’ love. They are currently seeking teams who wish to aid in demolition and construction (eg. Swing a sledge hammer, carry out debris, etc.) to help them with this renewed vision. Refuge of Hope is in need of the following items: Toiletries and Cleaner, Paper towels, Laundry Soap, Dryer Sheets, new twin bed sheets, towels and washcloths. If you feel led to serve or give towards this effort, please contact the office to get connected.  For all of us, let us pray for this work and these people.

 

Meijer Simply Give

MEIJER SIMPLY GIVE Spring Campaign for our pantry will be April 2nd to July 2nd. Pickup one of the Simply Give cards, pay for it at check out and all the money will come to our pantry. The cards say $10 but the same card can be used for any amount $10 or more. SATURDAY JUNE 17th WILL BE THE MAGIC MEIJER DOUBLE MATCH DAY.

 

Camp!

Sign-ups are open for Summer Camp at one of our seven Impact Camps across the State. Go to impact2818.org for more information or ask a pastor. All Central youth automatically receive a 1/2 scholarship due to the generosity of the congregation. Contact a pastor or the church office on how to sign up. Happy Camping!

 

Foundations for Breakthrough Prayer on Saturday, May 6, 9:00 a.m.-Noon

This is an introduction for churches that would like to begin practicing Breakthrough Prayer. You’ll learn how to launch and fuel this prayer for new God-possibilities. Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey will be joining us on May 6 for this teaching. It will be held at ten in-person host sites and online. Register through the conference website or at https://inumc.swoogo.com/fbp5623.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE THIS WEDNESDAY!

We are now just a few days from our spring blood drive to support the American Red Cross in their effort to address the critical blood shortage which exists. We still have a number of slots to fill, so we are looking for past CUMC donors, as well as new donors, to get registered in order to make this a successful blood drive. Go to redcrossblood.org and enter code CUMCRICH in the box that says find a blood drive. Appointment times are available 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2023The drive will be held in the multipurpose room. Questions? Contact Dana Mollenkopf at papamole@comcast.net or at 765-277-0287.

 

National Day of Prayer

The Richmond area 2023 National Day of Prayer commemoration sponsored by RAMA will be next Thursday, May 4, 2023. Once again Unveiled church, 721 E Main St.,  Richmond, has graciously agreed to host and will be open beginning at 7:00 am through 7:00 pm for the community to drop in and pray individually. Prayer stations will be set up in the sanctuary with light music in the background. Light refreshments will be available in the gathering area. At noon – 1:00 pm, the community is invited to gather for a time of corporate praise led by the Unveiled worship team followed by a brief devotional led by Pastor Micah Level. We will then pray together with several local pastors and church leaders leading us in prayers of repentance and for revival in ourselves, our churches, our community, our nation, and our world.

 

A TIME for FELLOWSHIP, Sunday, May 7th

The AGAPE Adult Discipleship Class invites you to a time of fellowship and refreshments immediately following worship on Sunday, May 7th. PLEASE spend a few minutes with us building relationships with our Central family.

 

Dinners for Six

Starting in June and continuing through August, we will again be having Dinners for six –by popular demand. We have a lot of new people attending, making this a good time to get involved. Couples, singles, all adults are encouraged to sign up. Summer brings a whole host of new “outings”-picnics, cooking out, homemade ice cream etc. With everyone pitching in a main dish, a salad, or a dessert you have a dinner. OR, something even simpler-Lunch, Brunch, Coffee. Your group, your choice. While food is an enjoyable part of Dinners for Six, just as important is the fellowship. Around the table we hear each other’s stories, we build trust, and we learn to love better. Don’t miss this opportunity to know each other better and make friends for life. Sign up today and May 7th in the hall, or call the office, Jim Puckett, or BJ Toms.

 

Thank You

The Richmond Gideons want to thank Central for your gift of $256. This is tangible evidence of the love you and your congregation have for making the Word of God available to those whom otherwise might not have a copy. Thank you!


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4/21/23 Updates

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College and Young Adult Care Packages

Final exams are coming up and it can be a stressful time of year for many young adults, so we’re sending care packages full of good things! If you have a student in college/grad school or a young adult under 26, please send their name and mailing address to Pastor Ashley (ashley@richmondcumc.com). We’re also looking for volunteers to help assemble these and write cards for each student. Contact Pastor Ashley if you’re interested. We plan to send these out by Monday, April 24. Thanks!

 

Red Cross Blood Drive May 3rd

We have a number of slots to fill, so we are looking for past CUMC donors, as well as new donors, to get registered in order to make this a successful blood drive. Go to redcrossblood.org and enter code CUMCRICH in the box that says find a blood drive. Appointment times are available 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2023. The drive will be held in the multipurpose room. Questions? Contact Dana Mollenkopf at papamole@comcast.net or at 765-277-0287.

 

Sunday Greeters

Are you looking for a way to participate on Sundays? Sign-up to be a Sunday Greeter! A sign-up sheet is in the entryway. We would like to have 2 people for each Sunday. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Hinshaw.

 

Richmond Gideons Membership

The Richmond Camp is seeking new members. We are looking for men who can help us distribute God’s word. If you are interested, please contact the Membership Chairman, Jack Doyle, at 2310 Parkdale Dr., Richmond, IN 47374

 

Meijer Simply Give

MEIJER SIMPLY GIVE Spring Campaign for our pantry will be April 2nd to July 2nd. Pickup one of the Simply Give cards, pay for it at check out and all the money will come to our pantry. The cards say $10 but the same card can be used for any amount $10 or more. SATURDAY JUNE 17th WILL BE THE MAGIC MEIJER DOUBLE MATCH DAY.

 

East District of UWF presents

Spring Fling! – “Renew a steadfast spirit within me” Psalm 51:10-12. Saturday, April 22nd, 2023 at 9:30am at Losantville UMC, corner of Maple and Elm Street, Losantville, IN. Guest Speaker: Tammy Atwood. Please bring bottles of shampoo and/or skeins of yarn to share with the women at the prison.
 

Invitation to Silence

CH Spurgeon writes, “There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wider than speech. We should be better Christians if we were more alone, waiting upon God.” Christian Discipleship calls us to a road where we will inevitably encounter silence. With Jesus, we can embrace it rather than avoid it. On April 26, we will again have an invitation to the spiritual discipline of silence. We will gather at Hayes Arboretum from 9-3 to learn more about the spiritual discipline, to pray, and to be in silence. The cost is $10 and is open to the public. Lunch will be included. Please contact Pastor Joseph by April 23rd to register.

 

Camp!

Sign-ups are open for Summer Camp at one of our seven Impact Camps across the State. Go to impact2818.org for more information or ask a pastor. All Central youth automatically receive a 1/2 scholarship due to the generosity of the congregation. Contact a pastor or the church office on how to sign up. Happy Camping!

Endowment Luncheon April 23rd

Last time we checked, the death rate was hovering around 100%. Yet, praise be to God for the resurrection. Still, our family remains after our death, are you and your family prepared for what’s next? Join us April 23rd after the service in the fellowship hall for a luncheon and brief presentations on wills, advanced directives, and funeral planning. This event is offered by your endowment committee.
 

Garage Sale!

UWF will be having a garage sale on April 29th from 9am – 2pm. Shop our rock bottom prices! We will have antiques and collectibles, household items, decorative items, toys, games, puzzles, glassware, dishes, seasonal items, books, DVD’s, CD’s, linens, craft items, tools, electronics, and more! Proceeds to CWIF missions.

 

Starr Neighborhood Cleanup

Alley Community Action Team invites you to join them on Saturday, April 22nd from 10am – 12:30pm. They will start at The Reid Center, 1004 N. A St. Youth groups could will $100! Free cookout to all who attend at 12:15pm. If you have any questions, please contact Martin Holman at 765-220-0803 or email pastormartin@hbcrichmond.com

 

Lamplighter Assembly Team – Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for several volunteers to help prepare the monthly Lamplighter for mailing. Lamplighter assembly happens on the last Wednesday on the month at 10am. It only requires about 2 hours of folding, sealing, and addressing the newsletter. We will be happy to train anyone interested. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact me at christin@richmondcumc.com or call the office at 765-962-8543.

 

Central Bicentennial – Volunteers needed!

2023 is Central’s Bicentennial year. We would love to celebrate this milestone this fall. We are looking for a team of people to research, organize, and help present the wonderful things Central has done over the years. We can’t do it without you! If you have any interest in the history of Central or know anything about Central’s history, please contact the church office at 765-962-8543.
 

Serving Refuge of Hope

Refuge of Hope has been an excellent ministry to some of the most vulnerable people in our neighborhoods – homeless women. They have overcome many obstacles and continue to serve with grace, love, and tenacity. Refuge has often been full and has recognized the need for expansion. They are currently planning to renovate the upstairs space at 1032 East Main Street to create more capacity, offer more ministry, and touch more lives with Jesus’ love. They are currently seeking teams who wish to aid in demolition and construction (eg. Swing a sledge hammer, carry out debris, etc.) to help them with this renewed vision. Refuge of Hope is in need of the following items: Toiletries and Cleaner, Paper towels, Laundry Soap, Dryer Sheets, new twin bed sheets, towels and washcloths. If you feel led to serve or give towards this effort, please contact the office to get connected.  For all of us, let us pray for this work and these people.


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4/14/23 Updates

Church Conference TOMORROW April 15th

Central UMC will be having a Church Conference at 10:00am April 15th in the sanctuary. This church conference is to discern whether Central should exercise paragraph 2553 of the UMC Book of Discipline in regards to disaffiliation from the United Methodist Church. Only members present will be voting. We will have a time of prayer preceding the meeting starting at 9:30am.

 

Camp!

Sign-ups are open for Summer Camp at one of our seven Impact Camps across the State. Go to impact2818.org for more information or ask a pastor. All Central youth automatically receive a 1/2 scholarship due to the generosity of the congregation. Contact a pastor or the church office on how to sign up. Happy Camping!

 

TRIBE Mission Trip

TRIBE will be traveling to Port Charlotte Florida this July 19-26th to come alongside the clean-up efforts from Hurricane Ian. Any Youth who will be 14 by the start of the trip is invited to go. Come to TRIBE on Sunday to learn more about what we will be doing and the cost. CENTRAL CONGREGATION – please be in prayer for our youth as they prepare and go on this trip. If you feel led to support their efforts, please add Youth Mission Trip in the memo line.

 

Endowment Luncheon April 23rd

Last time we checked, the death rate was hovering around 100%. Yet, praise be to God for the resurrection. Still, our family remains after our death, are you and your family prepared for what’s next? Join us April 23rd after the service in the fellowship hall for a luncheon and brief presentations on wills, advanced directives, and funeral planning. This event is offered by your endowment committee.

 

East District of UWF presents

Spring Fling! – “Renew a steadfast spirit within me” Psalm 51:10-12. Saturday, April 22nd, 2023 at 9:30am at Losantville UMC, corner of Maple and Elm Street, Losantville, IN. Guest Speaker: Tammy Atwood. Please bring bottles of shampoo and/or skeins of yarn to share with the women at the prison.

 

Garage Sale! DROP OFF DAY TOMORROW APRIL 15TH 9AM – 1PM

UWF will be having a garage sale on April 29th from 9am – 2pm. You may drop off your items by the church office. If you have any questions, please contact Shanron Rider. Don’t forget to shop our rock bottom prices! We will have antiques and collectibles, household items, decorative items, toys, games, puzzles, glassware, dishes, seasonal items, books, DVD’s, CD’s, linens, craft items, tools, electronics, and more! Proceeds to CWIF missions.

 

Starr Neighborhood Cleanup

Alley Community Action Team invites you to join them on Saturday, April 22nd from 10am – 12:30pm. They will start at The Reid Center, 1004 N. A St. Youth groups could will $100! Free cookout to all who attend at 12:15pm. If you have any questions, please contact Martin Holman at 765-220-0803 or email pastormartin@hbcrichmond.com

 

Lamplighter Assembly Team – Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for several volunteers to help prepare the monthly Lamplighter for mailing. Lamplighter assembly happens on the last Wednesday on the month at 10am. It only requires about 2 hours of folding, sealing, and addressing the newsletter. We will be happy to train anyone interested. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact me at christin@richmondcumc.com or call the office at 765-962-8543.

College and Young Adult Care Packages

Final exams are coming up and it can be a stressful time of year for many young adults, so we’re sending care packages full of good things! If you have a student in college/grad school or a young adult under 26, please send their name and mailing address to Pastor Ashley (ashley@richmondcumc.com). We’re also looking for volunteers to help assemble these and write cards for each student. Contact Pastor Ashley if you’re interested. We plan to send these out by Monday, April 24. Thanks!

 

Red Cross Blood Drive May 3rd

We have a number of slots to fill, so we are looking for past CUMC donors, as well as new donors, to get registered in order to make this a successful blood drive. Go to redcrossblood.org and enter code CUMCRICH in the box that says find a blood drive. Appointment times are available 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2023. The drive will be held in the multipurpose room. Questions? Contact Dana Mollenkopf at papamole@comcast.net or at 765-277-0287.

 

Sunday Greeters

Are you looking for a way to participate on Sundays? Sign-up to be a Sunday Greeter! A sign-up sheet is in the entryway. We would like to have 2 people for each Sunday. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Hinshaw.

 

Richmond Gideons Membership

The Richmond Camp is seeking new members. We are looking for men who can help us distribute God’s word. If you are interested, please contact the Membership Chairman, Jack Doyle, at 2310 Parkdale Dr., Richmond, IN 47374

 

Meijer Simply Give

MEIJER SIMPLY GIVE Spring Campaign for our pantry will be April 2nd to July 2nd. Pickup one of the Simply Give cards, pay for it at check out and all the money will come to our pantry. The cards say $10 but the same card can be used for any amount $10 or more. SATURDAY JUNE 17th WILL BE THE MAGIC MEIJER DOUBLE MATCH DAY.

 

Serving Refuge of Hope

Refuge of Hope has been an excellent ministry to some of the most vulnerable people in our neighborhoods – homeless women. They have overcome many obstacles and continue to serve with grace, love, and tenacity. Refuge has often been full and has recognized the need for expansion. They are currently planning to renovate the upstairs space at 1032 East Main Street to create more capacity, offer more ministry, and touch more lives with Jesus’ love. They are currently seeking teams who wish to aid in demolition and construction (eg. Swing a sledge hammer, carry out debris, etc.) to help them with this renewed vision. Refuge of Hope is in need of the following items: Toiletries and Cleaner, Paper towels, Laundry Soap, Dryer Sheets, new twin bed sheets, towels and washcloths. If you feel led to serve or give towards this effort, please contact the office to get connected.  For all of us, let us pray for this work and these people.
 

Invitation to Silence

CH Spurgeon writes, “There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wider than speech. We should be better Christians if we were more alone, waiting upon God.” Christian Discipleship calls us to a road where we will inevitably encounter silence. With Jesus, we can embrace it rather than avoid it. On April 26, we will again have an invitation to the spiritual discipline of silence. We will gather at Hayes Arboretum from 9-3 to learn more about the spiritual discipline, to pray, and to be in silence. The cost is $10 and is open to the public. Lunch will be included. Please contact Pastor Joseph by April 23rd to register.


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4/7/23 Updates

Sunday Greeters

Are you looking for a way to participate on Sundays? Sign-up to be a Sunday Greeter! A sign-up sheet is in the entryway. We would like to have 2 people for each Sunday. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Hinshaw.

 

Starr Neighborhood Cleanup

Alley Community Action Team invites you to join them on Saturday, April 22nd from 10am – 12:30pm. They will start at The Reid Center, 1004 N. A St. Youth groups could will $100! Free cookout to all who attend at 12:15pm. If you have any questions, please contact Martin Holman at 765-220-0803 or email pastormartin@hbcrichmond.com

 

Lamplighter Assembly Team – Volunteers Needed!

For many years, Mary Ann Brooks, Louise McIntosh, Marilyn Gauthier, and Flo Arthur have helped me assemble the monthly newsletter. I have greatly appreciated their time and efforts in helping me, but they would like to retire. Lamplighter assembly happens on the last Wednesday on the month at 10am. It only requires about 2 hours of folding, sealing, and addressing the newsletter. Mary Ann, Louise, Marilyn, and Flo will be happy to train anyone interested. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact me at christin@richmondcumc.com or call the office at 765-962-8543. Thank you ladies for all of your hard work over the years! – Christin Hampton

 

Sunrise Service

Central will again be joining Centerville and First United Methodist Churches for the 7am Easter Sunrise Service and Breakfast at Cope Environmental Center. Please share with others in the community. Central has been asked to help with the drinks for the breakfast. If you would like to bring drinks or help in other ways, please contact Pastor Joseph.

 

Richmond Gideons Membership

The Richmond Camp is seeking new members. We are looking for men who can help us distribute God’s word. If you are interested, please contact the Membership Chairman, Jack Doyle, at 2310 Parkdale Dr., Richmond, IN 47374

 

Camp!

Sign-ups are open for Summer Camp at one of our seven Impact Camps across the State. Go to impact2818.org for more information or ask a pastor. All Central youth automatically receive a 1/2 scholarship due to the generosity of the congregation. Contact a pastor or the church office on how to sign up. Happy Camping!

 

Garage Sale!

UWF will be having a garage sale on April 29th from 9am – 2pm. The drop-off day will be April 15th from 9 am – 12pm. You may drop off your items by the church office. If you have any questions, please contact Shanron Rider.

 

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday United Women in Faith!. Come join us for a birthday party on Thursday, April 13, at 1:00 in Fellowship Hall. Bring a photo of yourself as a baby or as a young child. Come celebrate with birthday cake, games, and stories about our lives growing up. Everyone is welcome at our UWF meetings.

 

East District of UWF presents

Spring Fling! – “renew a steadfast spirit within me” Psalm 51:10-12. Saturday, April 22nd, 2023 at 9:30am at Losantville UMC, corner of Maple and Elm Street, Losantville, IN. Guest Speaker: Tammy Atwood. Please bring bottles of shampoo and/or skeins of yarn to share with the women at the prison. 

 

Grief Share

No matter what the circumstances, grief recovery is a painful process. To aid in that journey, a community Grief Share support group jointly hosted by the First Presbyterian and the First English Lutheran Churches of Richmond is available and will start on Thursday, April 13th at the First English Lutheran Church, 2727 East Main Street in Richmond and will continue through July 6th. The group will meet each Thursday afternoon from 4:30pm – 6:00pm for the 13-week program. For more information or to pre-register, call 765-962-5773 or email parishadministrator@felconline.org

Church Conference April 15

Central UMC will be having a Church Conference at 10:00am April 15 in the sanctuary.  This church conference is to discern whether Central should exercise paragraph 2553 of the UMC Book of Discipline in regards to disaffiliation from the United Methodist Church.  Only members present will be voting.  We will have a time of prayer preceding the meeting starting at 9:30.
 
 

Invitation to Silence

CH Spurgeon writes, “There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wider than speech. We should be better Christians if we were more alone, waiting upon God.” Christian Discipleship calls us to a road where we will inevitably encounter silence. With Jesus, we can embrace it rather than avoid it. On April 26, we will again have an invitation to the spiritual discipline of silence. We will gather at Hayes Arboretum from 9-3 to learn more about the spiritual discipline, to pray, and to be in silence. The cost is $10 and is open to the public. Lunch will be included. Please sign-up in the Gathering Area or contact Pastor Joseph by April 23rd to register.

 

Serving Refuge of Hope

Refuge of Hope has been an excellent ministry to some of the most vulnerable people in our neighborhoods – homeless women. They have overcome many obstacles and continue to serve with grace, love, and tenacity. Refuge has often been full and has recognized the need for expansion. They are currently planning to renovate the upstairs space at 1032 East Main Street to create more capacity, offer more ministry, and touch more lives with Jesus’ love. They are currently seeking teams who wish to aid in demolition and construction (eg. Swing a sledge hammer, carry out debris, etc.) to help them with this renewed vision. Refuge of Hope is in need of the following items:. Toiletries and Cleaner, Paper towels, Laundry Soap, Dryer Sheets, new twin bed sheets, towels and washcloths.

If you feel led to serve or give towards this effort, please contact the office to get connected.  For all of us, let us pray for this work and these people.

 

Meijer Simply Give

MEIJER SIMPLY GIVE Spring Campaign for our pantry will be April 2 to July 2. Pickup one of the Simply Give cards, pay for it at check out and all the money will come to our pantry.  The cards say $10 but the same card can be used for any amount $10 or more. SATURDAY JUNE 17 WILL BE THE MAGIC MEIJER DOUBLE MATCH DAY. 

 

Endowment Luncheon April 23rd

Last time we checked, the death rate was hovering around 100%.  Yet, praise be to God for the resurrection.  Still, our family remains after our death, are you and your family prepared for what’s next?  Join us April 23rd after the service in the fellowship hall for a luncheon and brief presentations on wills, advanced directives, and funeral planning.  This event is offered by your endowment committee.
 

Easter Morning Scavenger Hunt!

THE JOYSINGERS CHOIR invites you to share Easter with their FIRST ANNUAL SCAVENGER HUNT! The kiddos will be “hiding” Inspirational stuff, Cute stuff, and Just Silly stuff throughout the church – but in plain sight! The search starts on Easter Sunday – arrive early or stay late – this hunt is for “kids” of ALL ages! Please share the joy of the season with the choir, as they thank you for your continued support!

 

Red Cross Blood Drive May 3rd

We are now scheduled for our spring blood drive to support the American Red Cross in their effort to address the critical blood shortage which exists. We have a number of slots to fill, so we are looking for past CUMC donors, as well as new donors, to get registered in order to make this a successful blood drive. Go to redcrossblood.org and enter code CUMCRICH in the box that says find a blood drive. Appointment times are available 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2023. The 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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3/31/23 Updates

Sunday Greeters

Are you looking for a way to participate on Sundays? Sign-up to be a Sunday Greeter! A sign-up sheet is in the entryway. We would like to have 2 people for each Sunday. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Hinshaw.

 

Starr Neighborhood Cleanup

Alley Community Action Team invites you to join them on Saturday, April 22nd from 10am – 12:30pm. They will start at The Reid Center, 1004 N. A St. Youth groups could will $100! Free cookout to all who attend at 12:15pm. If you have any questions, please contact Martin Holman at 765-220-0803 or email pastormartin@hbcrichmond.com

 

Lamplighter Assembly Team – Volunteers Needed!

For many years, Mary Ann Brooks, Louise McIntosh, Marilyn Gauthier, and Flo Arthur have helped me assemble the monthly newsletter. I have greatly appreciated their time and efforts in helping me, but they would like to retire. Lamplighter assembly happens on the last Wednesday on the month at 10am. It only requires about 2 hours of folding, sealing, and addressing the newsletter. Mary Ann, Louise, Marilyn, and Flo will be happy to train anyone interested. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact me at christin@richmondcumc.com or call the office at 765-962-8543. Thank you ladies for all of your hard work over the years! – Christin Hampton

 

Sunrise Service

Central will again be joining Centerville and First United Methodist Churches for the 7am Easter Sunrise Service and Breakfast at Cope Environmental Center. Please share with others in the community. Central has been asked to help with the drinks for the breakfast. If you would like to bring drinks or help in other ways, please contact Pastor Joseph.

 

Richmond Gideons Membership

The Richmond Camp is seeking new members. We are looking for men who can help us distribute God’s word. If you are interested, please contact the Membership Chairman, Jack Doyle, at 2310 Parkdale Dr., Richmond, IN 47374

 

Camp!

Sign-ups are open for Summer Camp at one of our seven Impact Camps across the State. Go to impact2818.org for more information or ask a pastor. All Central youth automatically receive a 1/2 scholarship due to the generosity of the congregation. Contact a pastor or the church office on how to sign up. Happy Camping!
 
 
Garage Sale!
UWF will be having a garage sale on April 29th from 9am – 2pm. The drop-off day will be April 15th from 9 am – 12pm. You may drop off your items by the church office. If you have any questions, please contact Shanron Rider.
 

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday United Women in Faith!. Come join us for a birthday party on Thursday, April 13, at 1:00 in Fellowship Hall. Bring a photo of yourself as a baby or as a young child. Come celebrate with birthday cake, games, and stories about our lives growing up. Everyone is welcome at our UWF meetings.
 
East District of UWF presents
Spring Fling! – “renew a steadfast spirit within me” Psalm 51:10-12. Saturday, April 22nd, 2023 at 9:30am at Losantville UMC, corner of Maple and Elm Street, Losantville, IN. Guest Speaker: Tammy Atwood. Please bring bottles of shampoo and/or skeins of yarn to share with the women at the prison. 

Grief Share

No matter what the circumstances, grief recovery is a painful process. To aid in that journey, a community Grief Share support group jointly hosted by the First Presbyterian and the First English Lutheran Churches of Richmond is available and will start on Thursday, April 13th at the First English Lutheran Church, 2727 East Main Street in Richmond and will continue through July 6th. The group will meet each Thursday afternoon from 4:30pm – 6:00pm for the 13-week program. For more information or to pre-register, call 765-962-5773 or email parishadministrator@felconline.org

 

Easter Morning Scavenger Hunt!

THE JOYSINGERS CHOIR invites you to share Easter with their FIRST ANNUAL SCAVENGER HUNT! The kiddos will be “hiding” Inspirational stuff, Cute stuff, and Just Silly stuff throughout the church – but in plain sight! The search starts on Easter Sunday – arrive early or stay late – this hunt is for “kids” of ALL ages! Please share the joy of the season with the choir, as they thank you for your continued support!

 

Red Cross Blood Drive May 3rd

We are now scheduled for our spring blood drive to support the American Red Cross in their effort to address the critical blood shortage which exists. We have a number of slots to fill, so we are looking for past CUMC donors, as well as new donors, to get registered in order to make this a successful blood drive. Go to redcrossblood.org and enter code CUMCRICH in the box that says find a blood drive. Appointment times are available 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2023. The drive will be held in the multipurpose room. Questions? Contact Dana Mollenkopf at papamole@comcast.net or at 765-277-0287.

 

Invitation to Silence

CH Spurgeon writes, “There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wider than speech. We should be better Christians if we were more alone, waiting upon God.” Christian Discipleship calls us to a road where we will inevitably encounter silence. With Jesus, we can embrace it rather than avoid it. On April 26, we will again have an invitation to the spiritual discipline of silence. We will gather at Hayes Arboretum from 9-3 to learn more about the spiritual discipline, to pray, and to be in silence. The cost is $10 and is open to the public. Lunch will be included. Please contact Pastor Joseph by April 23rd to register.

 

Refuge of Hope

Refuge of Hope has been an excellent ministry to some of the most vulnerable people in our neighborhoods – homeless women. They have overcome many obstacles and continue to serve with grace, love, and tenacity. Refuge has often been full and has recognized the need for expansion. They are currently planning to renovate the space above them to create more capacity, offer more ministry, and touch more lives with Jesus’ love. They are currently seeking teams who wish to aid in demolition and construction to help them with this renewed vision. If you feel led to serve or give towards this effort, please contact the office to get you connected.
 
Upcoming Church Conference
With the upcoming Church Conference, and the vote on disaffiliation, it is important that you know your membership status. If you would like to check on your membership status, or just to confirm that you are a member, please contact the church office at 765-962-8543 or email Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com. Please continue to be in prayer for the future of Central. 

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