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7/1/22 Updates

Family Dinner Church
Calling all families of all kinds! Let’s get together… and eat, chat, laugh and worship our Mighty God. Our First Dinner will be Thursday July 7th @ 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. For the first dinner please bring your own food- but also- bring your family! We will have a short devotion and prayer and then the rest of the time to eat and chat. Your children will be listening and eating with you. For more information please contact Maryann Smith at 765-576-0375.
 
Central Bowling Night
Join us July 17th at 5pm for an evening of fellowship and fun at Richmond 40 Bowl’s Soul Bowl. Central will cover the cost for all who bowl, so invite your friends. The lanes will be open from 5-8pm. Please bring money for food, drinks and games. RSVP with Christin (christin@richmondcumc.com) by noon on the 15th so we can reserve the appropriate number of lanes. If you decide late to come, no worries. Any can join later that evening for $5 a person
 
Pizza with the Pastor
It’s back! Join us Sunday July 17th for an informal time of fellowship in the Fellowship Hall following worship service (approximately 11:30am). We will provide Pizza, Salad, Dessert, and Drinks. Come and meet others who follow Jesus here at Central while learning about the latest from Pastor Joseph.
 
Children’s Music Camp- 7/18-7/20
Central is excited to offer a music camp this summer available for grades 2nd through 6th from July 18th to 20th from 9:30am – 11:30am at Central UMC—. Please reach out to Madeleine Demetriades if you are interested in signing up, or able to volunteer: madeleine@richmondcumc.com
Community Emergency Relief Room
The Community Emergency Relief Room continues to help fire victims, as well as other individuals referred due to unforeseen emergencies. Small furniture items such as dressers, book cases, chairs, desks, dinette tables, night stands and bed frames are often needed. Other needs would be kitchen items and small household items such as lamps, bedding, cleaning supplies, etc. Personal clothing items typically are not accepted unless there are packaged. The continued support of the Central congregation is greatly appreciated.
 
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. The church is a political (but not partisan) entity and we will be continuing the conversation of Central can be a place for all to build God’s shalom in the world. 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. On the 19th, we will be discussing abortion, gun control, and the ongoing debate within the UMC. Bring your lunch, your bibles, and a listening ear. May God break our hearts for what breaks his in this season.
 
Food Truck Party VBS
Summer! Glorious Summer! No classes, no school night bedtime and all those hours of sun! Maybe you are already thinking about how to fill them. Here’s one way – Vacation Bible School!
This year Central is proud to join in the fun with First UMC and Centerville UMC For Food Truck Party! Vacation Bible School is happening July 24-28 From 6-8 PM each evening at First UMC (318 National Road West) All pre-school – 5th graders are welcome! You can sign your child, grandchild or neighbor up by going to First UMC’s website below. VBS is not only for the kids – Volunteers are also needed! You can volunteer to be anything from a crew leaders to crafts to clean up and more! Tribe members welcome! Need more information or want to get more involved? Call Jen Seger, she is our Central VBS coordinator for this year!

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6/24/22 Updates

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Community Prayer Focus

This month we get to join our community in praying for the lost. God desires that every person be saved. You are encouraged to pray for the lost and our community. And don’t forget: Our 24-hour prayer cycle is Tuesday, June 28th. Please pick up a prayer packet in the hallway or in the church office.
 

UMFaith Mission U 2022

Deadline is July 1st!

Don’t forget to register for UWFaith’s MISSION u 2022. This will be a virtual event, held July 15-17. We will study Luke 13. The virtual event will include music, worship, discussion, and study.  Registration is only $25. You can register and receive your Mission u study book by contacting the registrar, Barb McCoy at barb.mccoy@frontier.com. If you would like to take part in Mission u with some friends, contact Electa Berk. She will be having a “viewing party” at her house in July.  Contact Electa at electa_b@yahoo.com. If you have questions about UWFaith or about Mission u 2022, contact Ann Cashner at 765-962-8458 email her at dovesnestphotos@icloud.com or text 765-994-1979. You can find out more at UWFaith.org.  Registration ends July 1st!
 

Family Dinner Church

Calling all families of all kinds! Let’s get together… and eat, chat, laugh and worship our Mighty God. Our First Dinner will be Thursday July 7th @ 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  For the first dinner please bring your own food- but also- bring your family! We will have a short devotion and prayer and then the rest of the time to eat and chat. Your children will be listening and eating with you. For more information please contact Maryann Smith at 765-576-0375.
 

Pizza with the Pastor

It’s back! Join us Sunday July 17th for an informal time of fellowship in the Fellowship Hall following worship service (approximately 11:30am). We will provide Pizza, Salad, Dessert, and Drinks.  Come and meet others who follow Jesus here at Central while learning about the latest from Pastor Joseph.

 

Central Bowling Night

Join us July 17th at 5pm for an evening of fellowship and fun at Richmond 40 Bowl’s Soul Bowl. Central will cover the cost for all who bowl, so invite your friends. The lanes will be open from 5-8pm. Please bring money for food, drinks and games. RSVP with Christin (christin@richmondcumc.com) by noon on the 15th so we can reserve the appropriate number of lanes. If you decide late to come, no worries. Any can join later that evening for $5 a person

Purpose of Life Church Website BannerLamplighter 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.
 

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.
 
Emergency Relief Room
The Community Emergency Relief Room continues to help fire victims, as well as other individuals referred due to unforeseen emergencies. Small furniture items such as dressers, book cases, chairs, desks, dinette tables, night stands and bed frames are often needed. Other needs would be kitchen items and small household items such as lamps, bedding, cleaning supplies, etc. Personal clothing items typically are not accepted unless there are packaged. The continued support of the Central congregation is greatly appreciated. 
 

I Have A Dream Church Website BannerSummer Music Camp

July 18th – July 20th

Available for grades 2nd through 6th. Please reach out to Madeleine Demetriades if you are interested in signing up, or if you are able to volunteer: madeleine@richmondcumc.com. More information to come!

 

Getting Political – Shalom Sessions July 19th at 12:05pm

Join us on the 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 12:05pm in the Fellowship Hall for a brown bag lunch. More information to come!

 

Food Truck Party VBS

July 24th – 28th

6-8 PM each evening at First UMC (318 National Road West) All pre-school – 5th graders are welcome! Need more information or want to get more involved? Call Jen Seger. More information to come!


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6/10/22 Updates

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VBS Bubble Church Website BannerCelebrating Pastor Phil
Join us on Sunday, June 12th after worship as we say farewell to Pastor Phil. We’d like to honor him and wish him Godspeed in his new lead pastor ministry in Lafayette, Indiana.
 

NAME CHANGE AND DATE FOR UMW

United Methodist Women is now UNITED WOMEN IN FAITH. Not only have we changed our name, but we have also changed our meeting date for June.  We will meet on the FOURTH Thursday, June 23, at 1:00 in Fellowship Hall.  We will elect and install our UWFaith officers for 2022-2023.  You can also join us for lunch at noon by contacting Shanron Rider or Mary Ann Brooks. Creative Hands will also meet that day from 9:00-12:00.  Come join us for fun, fellowship, and good food!

Proposed officers for UWFaith 2022-2023 are:

President—Ann Cashner

Vice President—Electa Berk

Secretary—Amy McKee

Treasurer—Barb Shirden

Social Action—Sally Sayre

Program Resources—Elizabeth Holmes

Spiritual Growth Coordinator—Linda Smith

Outreach/Missions Coordinator—Shanron Rider

 

EMBRACE

June 24, 2022 6:30pm-8:30pm & June 25, 2022 10am-4pm $40 (Scholarships Available) All over the world, people have difficulty sharing their faith. They can share about their love for their children, or their excitement about a new movie or restaurant, but sharing about their faith feels much harder. Yet evangelism, at its core is not a rigid set of techniques to be mastered. Rather, it is simply showing and sharing the love of Jesus.

Satellite Site: Central United Methodist Church – Richmond, IN

The training will be streamed in from Delphi UMC. Participants will be able to communicate with the main site and be in conversation with others at the regional site. Registration includes lunch. Satellite site participants may join the Friday session via Zoom. 

For more information click here 

To register click here 

 

UMFaith Mission U 2022 – Deadline is July 1st!

Don’t forget to register for UWFaith’s MISSION u 2022. This will be a virtual event, held July 15-17. We will study Luke 13. The virtual event will include music, worship, discussion, and study. Registration is only $25. You can register and receive your Mission u study book by contacting the registrar, Barb McCoy at barb.mccoy@frontier.com. If you would like to take part in Mission u with some friends, contact Electa Berk. She will be having a “viewing party” at her house in

July. Contact Electa at electa_b@yahoo.com. If you have questions about UWFaith or about Mission u 2022, contact Ann Cashner at 765-962-8458 email her at dovesnestphotos@icloud.com or text 765-994-1979. You can find out more at UWFaith.org. Registration ends July 1st!

Summer Camp Sun Church Website BannerWhat is an Usher?
An usher by definition is one who assist a person find a seat in a theater or in church. A Central usher is more than assisting a person to a seat. A Central usher greets every person with kindness, willing to show a person where the restroom is, can find the Upper Room booklet and other duties as required. A Central usher is always serving the Lord as they do their duties. Being a Central usher represents how Central relates to the congregation and visitors. Being a Central usher is easily done. A person can contact Electa Berk by leaving a message at the church office or contacting Pastor Joseph about becoming a Central usher.
 

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.
 
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.
 

Volunteers needed for camps

Impact 2818 staff is hard at work planning for camp this summer, and they need many volunteers to make it happen. Volunteers are needed to take photos, lead worship, cook food, run technology, mow fields, be safety spotters, medics, camp counselors, and more! Click here to read how you can help.
 
 

Child Dedication Sunday Church Website BannerFood Truck Party VBS

July 24th – 28th

This year Central is proud to join in the fun with First UMC and Centerville UMC for Food Truck Party! Vacation Bible School is happening July 24-28 from 6-8 PM each evening at First UMC (318 National Road West) All pre-school – 5th graders are welcome! Need more information or want to get more involved? Call Jen Seger, she is our Central VBS coordinator for this year! More information to come!

 

Summer Music Camp

July 18th  – July 20th

Central is excited to offer a music camp this summer available for grades 2nd through 6th. Please reach out to Madeleine Demetriades if you are interested in signing up, or if you are able to volunteer: madeleine@richmondcumc.com. More information to come!


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6/3/22 Updates

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UMCOR SCHOOL KIT ($11 Value) – Due June 7th
Central UMC is a collection site for items to go in the UMCOR School Kits for Annual Conference. All items are due on or by June 7th so they can be taken to Annual Conference June 8th – 11th

Kit Contains (All items must be new):
• One pair blunt scissors
-Round tip only
-No plastic scissors
• One box of 24 crayons
-Only 24-count boxes are accepted
• Three one-subject notebooks
-No marble composition books
-No 3 or 5-subject notebooks
• One pack of loose-leaf paper
-100-200 page packets are acceptable
-Wide or college rule accepted
• One hand-held pencil sharpener
-1-inch or longer
-Remove from packaging
• One ruler
-12 inches or 30 centimeters long
-Sturdy or flexible material accepted
• Six unsharpened pencils
• One eraser
-Two inches or larger
• One two-gallon re-sealable plastic bag 
 
 

Love Offering for Pastor Phil – deadline this Sunday!

We would like to take up a love offering to present to Pastor Phil when he preaches his last sermon June 12,2022. If you choose to write a check, please make it out to Central UMC and write “Pastor Phil Love Offering” in the memo line. The deadline is June 5th. Thank you for your kindness. SPRC Chair, Ned Toms

 

Celebrating Pastor Phil
Join us on Sunday, June 12th after worship as we say farewell to Pastor Phil. We’d like to honor him and wish him Godspeed in his new lead pastor ministry in Lafayette, Indiana. 

 

CHANGE OF NAME AND DATE FOR UMW

United Methodist Women is now UNITED WOMEN IN FAITH. Not only have we changed our name, but we have also changed our meeting date for June.  We will meet on the FOURTH Thursday, June 23, at 1:00 in Fellowship Hall.  We will elect and install our UWFaith officers for 2022-2023.  You can also join us for lunch at noon by contacting Shanron Rider or Mary Ann Brooks. Creative Hands will also meet that day from 9:00-12:00.  Come join us for fun, fellowship, and good food!

 

Proposed officers for UWFaith 2022-2023 are:

President—Ann Cashner

Vice President—Electa Berk

Secretary—Amy McKee

Treasurer—Barb Shirden

Social Action—Sally Sayre

Program Resources—Elizabeth Holmes

Spiritual Growth Coordinator—Linda Smith

Outreach/Missions Coordinator—Shanron Rider

 

EMBRACE

June 24, 2022 6:30pm-8:30pm & June 25, 2022 10am-4pm $40 (Scholarships Available) All over the world, people have difficulty sharing their faith. They can share about their love for their children, or their excitement about a new movie or restaurant, but sharing about their faith feels much harder. Yet evangelism, at its core is not a rigid set of techniques to be mastered. Rather, it is simply showing and sharing the love of Jesus.

Satellite Site: Central United Methodist Church – Richmond, IN

The training will be streamed in from Delphi UMC. Participants will be able to communicate with the main site and be in conversation with others at the regional site. Registration includes lunch. Satellite site participants may join the Friday session via Zoom. 

For more information click here 

To register click here 

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What is an Usher?
An usher by definition is one who assist a person find a seat in a theater or in church. A Central usher is more than assisting a person to a seat. A Central usher greets every person with kindness, willing to show a person where the restroom is, can find the Upper Room booklet and other duties as required. A Central usher is always serving the Lord as they do their duties. Being a Central usher represents how Central relates to the congregation and visitors. Being a Central usher is easily done. A person can contact Electa Berk by leaving a message at the church office or contacting Pastor Joseph about becoming a Central usher.

 

Office Support Team – Volunteers needed for June 13th – 17th

Do you know how to use a phone? Then you are perfect for the Office Support Team! Occasionally our Office Manager, Christin, needs to be away from the office. During these times we would like to have a team we can call on the help cover the phones and greet people as they come in. don’t worry, we will train you on everything! This will be an “on-call” type team and you may be asked to help with small projects as well. If you are interested you may call the office at 765-962-8543 or email Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Volunteers needed for camps

Impact 2818 staff is hard at work planning for camp this summer, and they need many volunteers to make it happen. Volunteers are needed to take photos, lead worship, cook food, run technology, mow fields, be safety spotters, medics, camp counselors, and more! Click here to read how you can help.
 

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UWFaith Mission U 2022- July 15th – 17th

Virtual Event held July 15th – 17th. Registration is only $25. You can register and receive your Mission u study book by contacting the registrar, Barb McCoy at barb.mccoy@frontier.com. Any questions, please see Ann Cashner. More information to come!

 

Food Truck Party VBS – July 24th – 28th

This year Central is proud to join in the fun with First UMC and Centerville UMC for Food Truck Party! Vacation Bible School is happening July 24-28 from 6-8 PM each evening at First UMC (318 National Road West) All pre-school – 5th graders are welcome! Need more information or want to get more involved? Call Jen Seger, she is our Central VBS coordinator for this year! More information to come!

 

Summer Music Camp – July 18th  – July 20th

Central is excited to offer a music camp this summer available for grades 2nd through 6th. Please reach out to Madeleine Demetriades if you are interested in signing up, or if you are able to volunteer: madeleine@richmondcumc.com. More information to come!


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