September 24th Updates

UMW Fall Pop-Up
Thank you for your support of the United Methodist Women’s Trunk Show Pop-Up. We kept busy, we had fun, we hope you enjoy your purchases. We look forward to gathering again. (The noodle elders may assemble soon, at a safe distance, with PPE.) Do you need pecans? More info later coming soon!
 
Worship Team
Will you prayerfully consider serving on the Worship Team? We have many dreams to grow our worship services in the coming years so that others will have space to connect to God. This might mean new services, different services, or television services. All of these need more servants in the audio video work to become a reality. Please prayerfully discern whether you have the time and heart to bring worship more fully to someone else. Do not worry about the skills. God equips the called more than God calls the equipped. And I know several people ready and willing to walk every step with you. If you feel this tug on your heart, please send me an email
joseph@richmondcumc.com.
 
Step Out Saturday – October 3rd
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us, “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” So many at Central have done this well in their own mission fields during the distributed time of the coronavirus, On October 3rd, we are hoping to do this well here at Central. There will be outdoor praise and worship, a community luncheon, prayer walks, projects, and service opportunities. More information to come. Please be in prayer that we might glorify our Father and shine our lights well.
 
Lamplighter Devotionals and Testimonies
We are asking for devotionals and testimonies from the congregation to be shared in a future Lamplighter. If you feel led to share, please submit yours to Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com.
 
UMW Unit Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 8th at 1:00pm, come join us in Fellowship Hall as Dr. Paul Rider speaks to us about COVID and the pandemic as it applies to Richmond. This should be a very interesting and informative program. ALL are invited. We will be socially distanced, and will all wear masks, as we fellowship and learn together.
 
Marriage Night – Registration Deadline October 1st!
We wanted to let you know about an exciting opportunity coming up on October 10th from 5:00pm – 8:30pm. We are registered as a host site for the Marriage Night simulcast event presented by RightNow Media, and we would love for you to attend. Marriage Night is a one-night event for married and engaged couples to laugh and learn as they hear from marriage experts and discover how to honor God through their relationship. The speaker lineup includes Matt and Lauren Chandler, Conway and Jada Edwards, Les and Leslie Parrott, and comedian Michael Jr. Mark your calendar and plan to attend—it’ll be worth your time.
Tickets are available for $15 per person. visit the link below to register to attend Marriage Night at Central UMC
https://events.rightnowmedia.org/attendee/site/2507
Due to Covid-19 this is virtual. The simulcast link will be emailed to participants. You can drive thru to pick up dinner. More details to follow! If you don’t have access to internet, contact the church office to register for a spot at the church.
 
Thank you!
The Methodist ladies that prepare sack lunches and dinners at Rock Solid thank Nettie Cates and Becky Shaw for their leadership and Aileen Githens for her generous donations.

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September 18th Updates

Our local charities need our help now more than ever
To keep from going Covid Crazy, Creative Hands has kept busy creating for you! Even Social distancing hasn’t kept us from making pillows, pumpkins and plentiful hand crafted items. The sale of our handiwork raises funds for UMW to support local charities. And since most of us aren’t out shopping too much, what better way to shop for the holidays. So pop over to the church parking lot from 10am to 2pm Saturday, Sept. 26th for our open air pandemic pop-up from the trunks of our cars and SUVs/ Enjoy complimentary treats with styles by The Secret Ingredient.
 
Community Emergency Relief Room
The Community Emergency Relief Room will be part of the UMC Pop-up scheduled for September 26. Representatives of the Relief Room will be on hand to share information about this new mission and will have items available for purchase to help support the mission. Included will be brand new LuLaRoe women’s clothing and leggings available at a great price. A large amount of Tupperware will also be available for purchase. So be sure to look for our display, get some items for yourself or for Christmas presents for others, and in doing so, contribute to the Relief Room ministry.
 
 
Getting Political – Shalom Sessions
With so much dividing us in our world today, the church can and should offer a third way of uniting us in following the way of Jesus. Following up on Pastor Joseph’s sermon on the church as a political (but not partisan) entity, we will be continuing the conversation. Join us on the 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 12:05 in the Fellowship Hall for a brown bag lunch as we discuss and listen to the matters and efforts breaking and making the Shalom of our community. This week, the 15th, we will again be discussing the political nature of the church and take requests for future topics of conversation.
 
Worship Team
There is much you will find in this newsletter calling you to portions of what home means for us at Central. The devotionals which call us to walk deeper with God. The reports of the good works we are shining to Richmond and beyond. The invitations to serve in building a home for many to follow Jesus here at Central. Fall break sits like an oasis for this strange school year. The Living prayer studies continue to call us to one another and a deeper walk with God. We continue to serve many every week here through the ministry of our building. Soon we will offer our commitment cards for 2021 and the work God has for us all at Central. There is much going on with our Central home.
I will offer one such invitation for this intersection of wisdom and the 21st century. Will you prayerfully consider serving on the Worship Team? We have many dreams to grow our worship services in the coming years so that others will have space to connect to God. This might mean new services, different services, or television services. All of these need more servants in the audio video work to become a reality. Please prayerfully discern whether you have the time and heart to bring worship more fully to someone else. Do not worry about the skills. God equips the called more than he calls the equipped. And I know several people ready and willing to walk every step with you. If you feel this tug on your heart, please send me an email joseph@richmondcumc.com.
 
Marriage Night – REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 1ST
We wanted to let you know about an exciting opportunity coming up on October 10th from 5:00pm – 8:30pm. We are registered as a host site for the Marriage Night simulcast event presented by RightNow Media, and we would love for you to attend. Marriage Night is a one-night event for married and engaged couples to laugh and learn as they hear from marriage experts and discover how to honor God through their relationship. The speaker lineup includes Matt and Lauren Chandler, Conway and Jada Edwards, Les and Leslie Parrott, and comedian Michael Jr. Mark your calendar and plan to attend—it’ll be worth your time.
Tickets are available for $15 per person. visit the link below to register to attend Marriage Night at Central UMC
https://events.rightnowmedia.org/attendee/site/2507
Due to Covid-19 this is virtual. The simulcast link will be emailed to participants. You can drive thru to pick up dinner. More details to follow! If you don’t have access to internet, contact the church office to register for a spot at the church.
 
Step Out Saturday – October 3rd 11:30am
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us, “let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” So many at Central have done this well in their own mission fields during the pandemic. On October 3rd, we plan to do this at Central. There will be outdoor praise and worship and a community luncheon beginning at 11:30am. Prayer walks, projects, and service opportunities will follow. Please be in prayer about the ways we can let our lights shine before others on this day and every day! Please wear a Central or red shirt.
 
Are you a Caregiver?
Are you caring for a loved one? Do you need a listening ear? Do you need suggestions of help? WE ARE HERE! RICHMOND AREA SUPPORT GROUP 1ST AND 3RD Wednesday each month 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. First English Lutheran Church (rear door) 2727 E. Main St. Richmond IN. WE CARE!

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September 11th Updates

Friendship Circle
The Friendship Circle will resume meeting on Thursday, September 17 at 10:00 A.M. in the church parlor. We will practice social distancing. Masks are required. Please join us for this opportunity to be together again in fellowship and love of Christ Jesus.
 
Our local charities need our help now more than ever
To keep from going Covid Crazy, Creative Hands has kept busy creating for you! Even Social distancing hasn’t kept us from making pillows, pumpkins and plentiful hand crafted items. The sale of our handiwork raises funds for UMW to support local charities. And since most of us aren’t out shopping too much, what better way to shop for the holidays. So pop over to the church parking lot from 10am to 2pm Saturday, Sept. 26th for our open air pandemic pop-up from the trunks of our cars and SUVs/ Enjoy complimentary treats with styles by The Secret Ingredient.
 
Save the Date – October 3rd
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us, “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” So many at Central have done this well in their own mission fields during the distributed time of the coronavirus, On October 3rd, we are hoping to do this well here at Central. There will be outdoor praise and worship, a community luncheon, prayer walks, projects, and service opportunities. More information to come. Please be in prayer that we might glorify our Father and shine our lights well.
 
Getting Political – Shalom Sessions
With so much dividing us in our world today, the church can and should offer a third way of uniting us in following the way of Jesus. Following up on Pastor Joseph’s sermon on the church as a political (but not partisan) entity, we will be continuing the conversation. Join us on the 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 12:05 in the Fellowship Hall for a brown bag lunch as we discuss and listen to the matters and efforts breaking and making the Shalom of our community. This week, the 15th, we will again be discussing the political nature of the church and take requests for future topics of conversation.
 

Community Emergency Relief Room

The Community Emergency Relief Room continues to assist families who have faced emergencies, the latest of which occurred on September 1. To date, assistance has been provided to nine families involving 33 individuals, including 23 adults and 10 children. We continue to need bedding, essential kitchen items, shoes, men’s pants and school age clothing. Appreciation is given to those who continue to donate physical items as well as financial support. In response to how financial support can be provided, it can be done by submitting a check made out to Central United Methodist Church with Emergency Relief Room listed on the memo line. It is also possible to donate online through Realm. As always, anyone interested in seeing the Relief Room need only catch Dana Mollenkopf on Sundays and he will be happy to take you down.

 

Marriage Night

We wanted to let you know about an exciting opportunity coming up on October 10th from 5:00pm – 8:30pm. We are registered as a host site for the Marriage Night simulcast event presented by RightNow Media, and we would love for you to attend.

Marriage Night is a one-night event for married and engaged couples to laugh and learn as they hear from marriage experts and discover how to honor God through their relationship. The speaker lineup includes Matt and Lauren Chandler, Conway and Jada Edwards, Les and Leslie Parrott, and comedian Michael Jr. Mark your calendar and plan to attend—it’ll be worth your time.

Tickets are available for $15 per person. Click below to register to attend Marriage Night at Central UMC

https://events.rightnowmedia.org/attendee/site/2507

Due to Covid-19 this is virtual. The simulcast link will be emailed to participants. You can drive thru to pick up dinner. More details to follow! If you don’t have access to internet, contact the church office to register for a spot at the church.


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September 4th Updates

The Workbook of Living Prayer Study begins September 6th

Although the world is dramatically changing our need to pray has remained constant. Join us in this formative time to make prayer come alive. This six week prayer adventure begins after your first gathering in September and features daily commentary on a particular facet of prayer, scripture readings, and reflections by the author.

There are 11 groups offering different study times that you can be a part of. To register join us on Realm! Here is how it’s done. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the church office or one of the leaders of the groups. Check out our Realm resource page if you are not signed-up for Realm. For friends and others who do not have a Realm account, we will have sign-ups available on Sunday morning.

 

Community Emergency Relief Room

The Community Emergency Relief Room continues to assist families who have faced emergencies, the latest of which occurred on September 1. To date, assistance has been provided to nine families involving 33 individuals, including 23 adults and 10 children. We continue to need bedding, essential kitchen items, shoes, men’s pants and school age clothing. Appreciation is given to those who continue to donate physical items as well as financial support. In response to how financial support can be provided, it can be done by submitting a check made out to Central United Methodist Church with Emergency Relief Room listed on the memo line. It is also possible to donate online through Realm. As always, anyone interested in seeing the Relief Room need only catch Dana Mollenkopf on Sundays and he will be happy to take you down.

 

Family Camp – Last Weekend to Sign-up!

A great opportunity to escape to the woods of Brown County will come September 18-20. Families will have the opportunity to hike, challenge, shop, and experience all that Camp Moneto and Brown County have to offer. We realize not everyone will be able to participate at this time, so we will ask all to love and respect the social distance of any family who chooses to join. There are over 700 acres to socially distance effectively while having ample opportunity to gather safely for times of worship and fellowship.  Come and join us in God’s good creation. For those interested, please email Pastor Joseph for more details and costs.

 

Friendship Circle

The Friendship Circle will resume meeting on Thursday, September 18 at 10:00 A.M. in the church parlor. We will practice social distancing. Masks are required. Please join us for this opportunity to be together again in fellowship and love of Christ Jesus.

 

UMW Pop-Up

To keep from going Covid Crazy, Creative Hands has kept busy creating for you! Social distancing hasn’t kept us from making pillows, pumpkins and plentiful hand crafted items.  The sale of our handiwork raises funds for UMW to support local charities. And since most of us aren’t out shopping too much, what better way to shop for the holidays. So pop over to the church parking lot from 10am to 2pm Saturday, Sept. 26th for our open air pandemic pop-up from the trunks of our cars and SUVs/ Enjoy complimentary treats with styles by The Secret Ingredient.

 

Love Offering

Greg Scott, one of our custodians, will be having surgery soon. If you would like to give a love offering to support him during this time and lower the costs associated with this procedure, please send a check written to the church with “Love Offering – Greg” in the memo line, or you can give online and choose the love offering option. Please contact the office if you have questions. Thank you for your support!

 

Marriage Night

We wanted to let you know about an exciting opportunity coming up on October 10th from 5:00pm – 8:30pm. We are registered as a host site for the Marriage Night simulcast event presented by RightNow Media, and we would love for you to attend.

Marriage Night is a one-night event for married and engaged couples to laugh and learn as they hear from marriage experts and discover how to honor God through their relationship. The speaker lineup includes Matt and Lauren Chandler, Conway and Jada Edwards, Les and Leslie Parrott, and comedian Michael Jr. Mark your calendar and plan to attend—it’ll be worth your time.

Tickets are available for $15 per person. Click below to register to attend Marriage Night at Central UMC

https://events.rightnowmedia.org/attendee/site/2507

Due to Covid-19 this is virtual. The simulcast link will be emailed to participants. You can drive thru to pick up dinner. More details to follow! If you don’t have access to internet, contact the church office to register for a spot at the church.

 

UMW News

Please join us on Thursday, Sept. 10th at 12:45pm for a program called “The Tale of Three Trees” presented by  our Vice President, Linda Foley. Mark your calendar for Thursday, Oct. 8th to come hear Dr. Paul Rider from the Health Department. ALL are welcome!  We’d love to have you join us.


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August 28th Updates

The Workbook of Living Prayer Study begins September 6th

Although the world is dramatically changing our need to pray has remained constant. Join us in this formative time to make prayer come alive. This six week prayer adventure begins after your first gathering in September and features daily commentary on a particular facet of prayer, scripture readings, and reflections by the author.

There are 11 groups offering different study times that you can be a part of. To register join us on Realm! Here is how it’s done. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the church office or one of the leaders of the groups. Check out our Realm resource page if you are not signed-up for Realm. For friends and others who do not have a Realm account, we will have sign-ups available on Sunday morning.

 

Prayer Service on Sundays at 6:30pm.

In the midst of the uncertainty of 2020, we will be leaning into the knowledge of our God, and discerning where the Holy Spirit is leading Central in the days to come.  

 

Family Camp

A great opportunity to escape to the woods of Brown County will come September 18-20. Families will have the opportunity to hike, challenge, shop, and experience all that Camp Moneto and Brown County have to offer. We realize not everyone will be able to participate at this time, so we will ask all to love and respect the social distance of any family who chooses to join. There are over 700 acres to socially distance effectively while having ample opportunity to gather safely for times of worship and fellowship.  Come and join us in God’s good creation. For those interested, please email Pastor Joseph for more details and costs.

 

Friendship Circle

The Friendship Circle will resume meeting on Thursday, September 18 at 10:00 A.M. in the church parlor. We will practice social distancing. Masks are required. Please join us for this opportunity to be together again in fellowship and love of Christ Jesus.

 

UMW Pop-Up

To keep from going Covid Crazy, Creative Hands has kept busy creating for you! Social distancing hasn’t kept us from making pillows, pumpkins and plentiful hand crafted items.  The sale of our handiwork raises funds for UMW to support local charities. And since most of us aren’t out shopping too much, what better way to shop for the holidays. So pop over to the church parking lot from 10am to 2pm Saturday, Sept. 26th for our open air pandemic pop-up from the trunks of our cars and SUVs/ Enjoy complimentary treats with styles by The Secret Ingredient.

 

Love Offering

Greg Scott, one of our custodians, will be having surgery soon. If you would like to give a love offering to support him during this time and lower the costs associated with this procedure, please send a check written to the church with “Love Offering – Greg” in the memo line, or you can give online and choose the love offering option. Please contact the office if you have questions. Thank you for your support!

 

Marriage Night

We wanted to let you know about an exciting opportunity coming up on October 10th from 5:00pm – 8:30pm. We are registered as a host site for the Marriage Night simulcast event presented by RightNow Media, and we would love for you to attend.

Marriage Night is a one-night event for married and engaged couples to laugh and learn as they hear from marriage experts and discover how to honor God through their relationship. The speaker lineup includes Matt and Lauren Chandler, Conway and Jada Edwards, Les and Leslie Parrott, and comedian Michael Jr. Mark your calendar and plan to attend—it’ll be worth your time.

Tickets are available for $15 per person. Click below to register to attend Marriage Night at Central UMC

https://events.rightnowmedia.org/attendee/site/2507

Due to Covid-19 this is virtual. The simulcast link will be emailed to participants. You can drive thru to pick up dinner. More details to follow! If you don’t have access to internet, contact the church office to register for a spot at the church.

 

UMW News

Please join us on Thursday, Sept. 10th at 12:45pm for a program called “The Tale of Three Trees” presented by  our Vice President, Linda Foley. Mark your calendar for Thursday, Oct. 8th to come hear Dr. Paul Rider from the Health Department. ALL are welcome!  We’d love to have you join us.


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August 21st Updates

Realm Sign-ups!

Join us in the Parlor today after worship to get your account set-up. Want to know more about Realm? Join us on Mondays and Thursdays in August from 10am – 11am where we will be available to answer any of your questions. 

 

Prayer Service on Sundays at 6:30pm.

In the midst of the uncertainty of 2020, we will be leaning into the knowledge of our God, and discerning where the Holy Spirit is leading Central in the days to come.  

 

Family Camp

A great opportunity to escape to the woods of Brown County will come September 18-20. Families will have the opportunity to hike, challenge, shop, and experience all that Camp Moneto and Brown County have to offer. We realize not everyone will be able to participate at this time, so we will ask all to love and respect the social distance of any family who chooses to join. There are over 700 acres to socially distance effectively while having ample opportunity to gather safely for times of worship and fellowship.  Come and join us in God’s good creation. For those interested, please email Pastor Joseph for more details and costs.

 

 Friendship Circle

The Friendship Circle will resume meeting on Thursday, September 18 at 10:00 A.M. in the church parlor. We will practice social distancing. Masks are not required but would be appreciated. Please join us for this opportunity to be together again in fellowship and love of Christ Jesus.

 

UMW Pop-Up

To keep from going Covid Crazy, Creative Hands has kept busy creating for you! Social distancing hasn’t kept us from making pillows, pumpkins and plentiful hand crafted items.  The sale of our handiwork raises funds for UMW to support local charities. And since most of us aren’t out shopping too much, what better way to shop for the holidays. So pop over to the church parking lot from 10am to 2pm Saturday, Sept. 26th for our open air pandemic pop-up from the trunks of our cars and SUVs/ Enjoy complimentary treats with styles by The Secret Ingredient.

 

Love Offering

Greg Scott, one of our custodians, will be having surgery soon. If you would like to give a love offering to support him during this time and lower the costs associated with this procedure, please send a check written to the church with “Love Offering – Greg” in the memo line, or you can give online and choose the love offering option. Please contact the office if you have questions. Thank you for your support!
 

Marriage Night

We wanted to let you know about an exciting opportunity coming up on October 10th from 5:00pm – 8:30pm. We are registered as a host site for the Marriage Night simulcast event presented by RightNow Media, and we would love for you to attend.

Marriage Night is a one-night event for married and engaged couples to laugh and learn as they hear from marriage experts and discover how to honor God through their relationship. The speaker lineup includes Matt and Lauren Chandler, Conway and Jada Edwards, Les and Leslie Parrott, and comedian Michael Jr. Mark your calendar and plan to attend—it’ll be worth your time.

Tickets are available for $15 per person. Click below to register to attend Marriage Night at Central UMC

https://events.rightnowmedia.org/attendee/site/2507

Due to Covid-19 this is virtual. The simulcast link will be emailed to participants. You can drive thru to pick up dinner. More details to follow! If you don’t have access to internet, contact the church office to register for a spot at the church.


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August 14th Updates

Realm Sign-ups!

Join us in the Parlor today after worship to get your account set-up. Want to know more about Realm? Join us on Mondays and Thursdays in August from 10am – 11am where we will be available to answer any of your questions.

 

Prayer Service on Sundays at 6:30pm.

In the midst of the uncertainty of 2020, we will be leaning into the knowledge of our God, and discerning where the Holy Spirit is leading Central in the days to come.  

 

Join us for Welcome 2020 as we seek to help each individual and each local church learn their own first step or next step on the welcome journey. Impactful stories will be shared from a diverse range of voices and experiences in order to give clear and innovative ways for individuals and churches to connect with and welcome immigrants. We believe Welcome 2020 will give new inspiration to overcome obstacles and practical steps for what to do next as you seek to offer welcome and build relationships with immigrants in your neighborhood and community. Speaker details There is an unprecedented movement of peoples in our world today: 1 in every 30 individuals is living outside their country of birth. In the United States, close to 14% of the population is foreign-born and more than 1 in 4 individuals living in the US is part of an immigrant family (first generation immigrant and their children).
This particular context hasn’t existed since 1910 and impacts every context; whether you live in a rural, urban, or suburban community, whether you’re a part of a small church or a large church, whether your church is monoethnic or multiethnic, whether your church is established or a brand new church plant.
Immigrant Connection believes every disciple of Jesus and every local church is called to welcome the stranger (Matthew 25:35) and to practice Biblical hospitality (literally “philoxenos” – philo – love, xenos – foreigner/immigrant). We also realize everyone is at a different place on the journey of welcome.”

 

Men’s Gathering

Tuesday August 18th @6:30pm. Bring your own chair, meat, favorite snack, cup, and sense of survival for this socially distant men’s gathering around the original social networking site – the campfire. A space for men to connect and converse and enjoy food while centering on Christ. At Jack Hughes’ 9876 St Rd 227 N, on the left north of Whitewater.

 

Family Camp

A great opportunity to escape to the woods of Brown County will come September 18-20. Families will have the opportunity to hike, challenge, shop, and experience all that Camp Moneto and Brown County have to offer. We realize not everyone will be able to participate at this time, so we will ask all to love and respect the social distance of any family who chooses to join. There are over 700 acres to socially distance effectively while having ample opportunity to gather safely for times of worship and fellowship.  Come and join us in God’s good creation. For those interested, please email Pastor Joseph for more details and costs.

 

Friendship Circle

The Friendship Circle will resume meeting on Thursday, September 18 at 10:00 A.M. in the church parlor. We will practice social distancing. Masks are not required but would be appreciated. Please join us for this opportunity to be together again in fellowship and love of Christ Jesus.
 
UMW Pop-Up
To keep from going Covid Crazy, Creative Hands has kept busy creating for you! Social distancing hasn’t kept us from making pillows, pumpkins and plentiful hand crafted items.  The sale of our handiwork raises funds for UMW to support local charities. And since most of us aren’t out shopping too much, what better way to shop for the holidays. So pop over to the church parking lot from 10am to 2pm Saturday, Sept. 26th for our open air pandemic pop-up from the trunks of our cars and SUVs/ Enjoy complimentary treats with styles by The Secret Ingredient.

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August 7th Updates

Realm Sign-ups Today!
Realm is an online ministry tool designed for real time connection. It helps our church connect with you and you connect with us. Realm allows you to manage your personal information and who is allowed to see it, control your giving, and keep in touch with the groups that matter to you. Join us in the Parlor today after worship to get your account set-up. Want to know more about Realm? Join us on Mondays and Thursdays in August from 10am – 11am where we will be available to answer any of your questions.
 
Prayer Service on Sundays at 6:30pm.
You, me, and God – bringing our hearts before our maker together at 1425 E Main in the Sanctuary for a half hour each week.  In the midst of the uncertainty of 2020, we will be leaning into the knowledge of our God, and discerning where the Holy Spirit is leading Central in the days to come.  
 
Men’s Gathering
Tuesday August 18th @6:30pm. Bring your own chair, meat, favorite snack, cup, and sense of survival for this socially distant men’s gathering around the original social networking site – the campfire. A space for men to connect and converse and enjoy food while centering on Christ. At Jack Hughes’ 9876 St Rd 227 N, on the left north of Whitewater.
 
Family Camp
A great opportunity to escape to the woods of Brown County will come September 18-20. Families will have the opportunity to hike, challenge, shop, and experience all that Camp Moneto and Brown County have to offer. We realize not everyone will be able to participate at this time, so we will ask all to love and respect the social distance of any family who chooses to join. There are over 700 acres to socially distance effectively while having ample opportunity to gather safely for times of worship and fellowship. Come and join us in God’s good creation. For those interested, please email Pastor Joseph for more details and costs.

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July 31st Updates

Lester Robinson’s Memorial Service

On Sunday August 2nd we will be having a Celebration of Life for Lester Robinson. Visitation for Lester will be at 2pm with service at 3pm at Central United Methodist Church. You may view his obituary HERE 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Central United Methodist Church, 1425 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.
 
Wisdom Study Resuming

Wisdom. We desperately need it in 2020, yet it drips forth from Genesis to Revelation. Join us as we resume our study of Wisdom literature starting Tuesday August 4th at 1:30pm. We will recap where we have been in the first gathering and then move on to Song of Songs. We will be having a hybrid session of in-person and Zoom to accommodate whatever situation you find yourself. Please email Pastor Joseph (joseph@richmondcumc.com) if you are interested in joining.

 

Realm Sign-ups Sunday!

Realm is an online ministry tool designed for real time connection. It helps our church connect with you and you connect with us. Realm allows you to manage your personal information and who is allowed to see it, control your giving, and keep in touch with the groups that matter to you. Join us in the Parlor Sunday after worship to get your account set-up. Want to know more about Realm? Join us on Mondays and Thursdays in August from 10am – 11am where we will be available to answer any of your questions.

 

Prayer Service on Sundays at 6:30pm.

You, me, and God – bringing our hearts before our maker together at 1425 E Main in the Sanctuary for a half hour each week.  In the midst of the uncertainty of 2020, we will be leaning into the knowledge of our God, and discerning where the Holy Spirit is leading Central in the days to come.  

 

Prayer Walk Monday at Noon

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. For those who cannot participate in this way, contact pastor Jen for alternative options.

 

Stuff the Bus

At the Annual Conference of the Indiana United Methodist Church each year a mission project is presented for all the Indiana churches to participate in.  Last year we donated lap blankets to Brianna’s Hope and the previous year it was backpacks packed with personal health care products for the homeless. 

This year our project is Stuff the Bus which follows the theme of this years conference “Children Matter Most”.  However, due to COVID-19 and to avoid physically handling school supplies donations will be accepted and donated to the 10 Districts of the Indiana Conference. 

To donate: 

  • Text the word “missional” to give to Children Matter Most, and the amount of your donation to 855-389-1555.
  • Give online through Securegive at https://app.securegive.com/INUMC/-missional-offering.
  • If you prefer to get a check to me, I will see that the conference gets it.

Thank you for participating in the Annual Conference mission project. 

Dixie Armstrong – Equalizing Member East District

 

Imhoff Baby Sprinkle

We are doing a “sprinkle” for the Imhoff family that is soon expecting their 3rd baby! A Virtual Sign Up has been created. If you would to purchase an item, please contact Leanne Backmeyer, at Lealogue@comcast.net and she will email you the link so you can view the needed items. You may bring all purchased items to the church office and label them “Imhoff Sprinkle”
 
 

Hymn Study

Madeleine has started a Zoom Hymn Study! We will examine the fascinating stories behind our most beloved Methodist hymns, and discuss how these songs help to enrich our spiritual lives and elevate our worship experience. I promise we will have fun! It will held on Tuesdays at 2:00pm and last until September 1st. If you are interested in participating, please email Madeleine at: madeleine@richmondcumc.com


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July 24th Updates

Wisdom Study Resuming

Wisdom.  We desperately need it in 2020, yet it drips forth from Genesis to Revelation.  Join us as we resume our study of Wisdom literature starting Tuesday August 4th at 1:30pm.  We will recap where we have been in the first gathering and then move on to Song of Songs.  We will be having a hybrid session of in-person and Zoom to accommodate whatever situation you find yourself.  Please email Pastor Joseph (joseph@richmondcumc.com) if you are interested in joining.

 

Lester Robinson’s Memorial Service

On Sunday August 2nd we will be having a Celebration of Life for Lester Robinson. Visitation for Lester will be at 2pm with service at 3pm at Central United Methodist Church. You may view his obituary HERE 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Central United Methodist Church, 1425 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

 

Shrub Trimming Workday

We will have another shrub trimming workday this Thursday, July 30th from 8AM-11:00AM. Please contact Frank Monroe (765-716-0531) or Dave Sheets (765-914-2437) if you are interested so we will know how many to plan for.

 

Join us for our last Praise and Play! July 26th at 6:00pm

We will gather at 6:00pm outdoors (indoors if it’s raining) for a time of praise through song with guitar. Children will then have the opportunity for a short lesson and playing on our playground or indoors in the gym, while the rest of us join together for a short devotion and discussion. We hope you will join us!

 

Realm

Our church uses a church record keeping solution called Realm®. It serves the administrative needs of our staff, and also offers some exciting opportunities to support the way you are involved in our church. Not only does this improve work life for our ministry staff, it makes it easier for our church members to connect with each other, keep up with what’s going on, and grow as a connected community of believers.

 

With Realm, everyone in our church gets a unique profile. Your profile contains everything you want people in our church to know about you. Your profile also enables you to join a small group, RSVP to events, track your giving, update your contact information, change family details, set notification preferences, or replace that outdated family photo. By keeping your information current, you are helping our staff, group leaders, and our church community. Your Profile includes: Contact Information* (e.g. name, address, email, and phone), Photo, Family Members, and Personal Information (e.g. marital status, birthday**, etc.) If you would like access to your account, contact the church office and be on the look out for some Realm informative sessions coming soon!

 

Hymn Study

Madeleine is starting a Zoom Hymn Study! We will examine the fascinating stories behind our most beloved Methodist hymns, and discuss how these songs help to enrich our spiritual lives and elevate our worship experience. I promise we will have fun! It will start on Tuesday, 7/28 at 2:00pm and last until 9/1. If you are interested in participating, please email Madeleine at: madeleine@richmondcumc.com


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