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January 29th Updates

Virtual Coffee Hour
Let’s connect! Sundays at 11:30am (except communion/first Sundays)
Feel free to bring your coffee or lunch and invite your friends to join us on zoom for a short time for fellowship and a chance to get to know one another a bit better.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86075240433?pwd=T2YvUk0vQlp4SCt3dk0rQlVFdmpDUT09
Meeting ID: 860 7524 0433
Passcode: 813984
One tap mobile +13126266799 
 
Community Emergency Relief Room
The Community Emergency Relief Room has now addressed thirty-four referrals, including several that received assistance during the city-wide effort to count the homeless in our community on January 27.  We are well stocked now with the exception of bedding, and essential household and kitchen items.  We still want to encourage members of the CUMC congregation to get involved with this ministry.  There is always something to be done in the room such as inspecting, sorting and placing donated items in the proper locations.  All it takes to get involved is a phone call to Dana Mollenkopf at 765-277-0287.
 

Ash Wednesday Service

Join us on Wednesday, February 17th at 7pm on zoom for our Ash Wednesday Service.You can join us either by phone call at 1-312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 893 7844 5987 or virtually! Be sure to keep an eye out for the zoom link on our Central News Page on our website in the coming weeks.

 
Helping without Hurting
Have you ever thought about how poverty can be alleviated? What are possible long term solutions? How can we support lasting change in the lives of others? Join us for a few weeks during Lent to work through the book “Helping without Hurting in Church Benevolence” by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. Books are available in the church office. We will have a call out meeting to gather those interested and then set up meeting times from there. We look forward to continuing to work through how Central can continue to tangibly demonstrate the love of Christ not only in the church, but in the community around us. Contact the office or one of the pastors to be added to the list!

 

Confirmation

We are excited to be offering confirmation here in 2021.  Confirmation is a journey in which 7-12 graders have an opportunity to work through the tenets, history, and practicality of the Christian faith and Methodist way.  Space is offered for far ranging questions and conversation.  If you are a 7-12 grader, or a parent of a 7-12 grader, and are interested in joining this journey, please come to our informational meeting January 24th at 11:30 in Fellowship Hall.  Contact Sheri Koyles for more information
 

Parenting During Covid Conversation

Tired of the quarantine? Miss seeing your church friends who also have children? Take time on Monday, February 8th to talk about your struggles, suggestions, and successes from your quarantine days at home.  Hosted by Douglas Jamison, retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker and fellow Central member.  We will gather via Zoom from 8-9. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82781783246

Meeting ID: 827 8178 3246

+1 312 626 6799 

 

Fireside Conversations

2021 brings not just a new year, but also a renewed opportunity to gather.  Starting every Monday at 1:30 we will be gathering by the fireplace and on Zoom to share and discuss whatever may be on your heart or mind.  Feel free to drop in here and there or attend weekly or invite someone new.  There is no topic off limits as we conspire about what Jesus is about.  For 2021, any remaining time in the hour will be focused on Practicing the Way of Jesus.  We will go through every command ofJesus and wrestle with how we can obey them here and now. For more questions, contact Pastor Joseph (joseph@richmondcumc.com).  Zoom meeting link – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81236087134 meeting ID – 812 3608 7134

 

Real Discipleship Survey

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

 

Financial Peace University

70% of Americans were living paycheck to paycheck – then the pandemic hit. That’s why we’re going to be offering Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class virtually online starting Friday, February 5th at 6:30pm. It’s timely wisdom, practical, and a fun way to learn about money. Each weekly session starts with teaching on video and is followed by a powerful small group discussion. You’ll see that you are DEFINITELY not alone if you’re struggling in this area. And even if you’re one of the few who isn’t struggling, you’ll still benefit from this powerful material. It teaches you how to apply biblical principles to the way you handle money and how to start truly managing all of the resources God has given you. This class breaks the process down into easy steps that will help no matter where you are. You’ve just got to take it!  If you want to get some more information now, just ask Carla – carla@richmondcumc.com. Can’t wait to see you all there! 

 

Garage Sale Update

Many of you have asked if we will be having a garage sale this year. Plans are still in the works. While we appreciate your contributions, please hold on to your items until further notice.

 

Creative Hands

Creative hands will meet again starting February 11th at 9am. See you there!

 

Prayer Partners

It is time to revive our Prayer Partner program. This has been a longstanding tradition at Central and many have been able to experience the connection between generations.  Now, more than ever, is a great time to get this program active again. This is a wonderful way to get to know our church body. We may not be able to connect face to face right now, but we can always meet face to face with Christ and pray for one another. If you are interested in being a prayer partner, please email sheri@richmondcumc.com with your name, phone, and address. She will connect you with a child or teen that will be your partner for the year. We ask that you pray for each other, send a written note from time to time, and recognize special days with a card.

 

Upcoming UMW Meetings

Thursday, Feb. 11th, Aleasia Stewart, former RCS teacher and administrator, will present a program on LOVE at our 1:00pm meeting in Fellowship Hall. If you would like to join us for lunch at NOON, please let Ann or Shanron know.

Thursday, March 11th, Alisa Clapp-Itnyre will present a program on Climate Justice at 1:00pm in Fellowship Hall.  If you would like to join us for lunch at NOON, please let Ann Cashner or Shanron Rider know.  All are welcome! 
 
Prayer Walk
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 February 1st 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.

 

Wisdom Study – Study of Job

2020 has been a year unlike any other. Job offers wisdom unlike any other. Join us Wednesday mornings from 9-10 starting January 13th as we resume our study of Wisdom in the Bible.  Pastor Joseph will guide the conversation as we walk through the book of Job with readings, reflections, and applications during our hour together so that you are free to apply the wisdom gleaned throughout the week.  We will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall and on Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88545160130 Meeting ID: 885 4516 0130 or call: +1 312 626 6799

 

Musical Reminders/Announcements:

  • Tuesdays at 10:00am: Experience a time of weekly worship and virtual fellowship from Madeleine’s home in Brookville, Ohio! We pray, read Scripture, sing hymns, and hear meditative piano music. Streams live from Central’s Facebook page.
  • Wednesdays at 12:15pm: Weekly Musical Meditations from Central’s beautiful sanctuary. Reflective music played on pipe organ or piano. Streams live from Central’s Facebook page!

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January 22nd Updates

Virtual Coffee Hour
Let’s connect! Sundays at 11:30am (except communion/first Sundays)
Feel free to bring your coffee or lunch and invite your friends to join us on zoom for a short time for fellowship and a chance to get to know one another a bit better.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86075240433?pwd=T2YvUk0vQlp4SCt3dk0rQlVFdmpDUT09
Meeting ID: 860 7524 0433
Passcode: 813984
One tap mobile +13126266799

 

Confirmation

We are excited to be offering confirmation here in 2021.  Confirmation is a journey in which 7-12 graders have an opportunity to work through the tenets, history, and practicality of the Christian faith and Methodist way.  Space is offered for far ranging questions and conversation.  If you are a 7-12 grader, or a parent of a 7-12 grader, and are interested in joining this journey, please come to our informational meeting January 24th at 11:30 in Fellowship Hall.  Contact Sheri Koyles for more information
 

Fireside Conversations

2021 brings not just a new year, but also a renewed opportunity to gather.  Starting every Monday at 1:30 we will be gathering by the fireplace and on Zoom to share and discuss whatever may be on your heart or mind.  Feel free to drop in here and there or attend weekly or invite someone new.  There is no topic off limits as we conspire about what Jesus is about.  For 2021, any remaining time in the hour will be focused on Practicing the Way of Jesus.  We will go through every command ofJesus and wrestle with how we can obey them here and now. For more questions, contact Pastor Joseph (joseph@richmondcumc.com).  Zoom meeting link – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81236087134 meeting ID – 812 3608 7134

 

Real Discipleship Survey

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

 

Financial Peace University

70% of Americans were living paycheck to paycheck – then the pandemic hit. That’s why we’re going to be offering Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class virtually online starting Thursday, February 5th at 6:30pm. It’s timely wisdom, practical, and a fun way to learn about money. Each weekly session starts with teaching on video and is followed by a powerful small group discussion. You’ll see that you are DEFINITELY not alone if you’re struggling in this area. And even if you’re one of the few who isn’t struggling, you’ll still benefit from this powerful material. It teaches you how to apply biblical principles to the way you handle money and how to start truly managing all of the resources God has given you. This class breaks the process down into easy steps that will help no matter where you are. You’ve just got to take it!  If you want to get some more information now, just ask Carla – carla@richmondcumc.com. Can’t wait to see you all there! 
 

Garage Sale Update

Many of you have asked if we will be having a garage sale this year. Plans are still in the works. While we appreciate your contributions, please hold on to your items until further notice.

 

Creative Hands

Creative hands will meet again starting February 11th at 9am. See you there!

 

Prayer Partners

It is time to revive our Prayer Partner program. This has been a longstanding tradition at Central and many have been able to experience the connection between generations.  Now, more than ever, is a great time to get this program active again. This is a wonderful way to get to know our church body. We may not be able to connect face to face right now, but we can always meet face to face with Christ and pray for one another. If you are interested in being a prayer partner, please email sheri@richmondcumc.com with your name, phone, and address. She will connect you with a child or teen that will be your partner for the year. We ask that you pray for each other, send a written note from time to time, and recognize special days with a card.

 

Coronavirus Vaccine Conversation

On Monday January 25th medical professionals from Central will share their latest insight and answer questions on the coronavirus, the vaccine, and what the latest models are for the days ahead. This meeting will be on Zoom from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83713945531

Meeting ID: 837 1394 5531

One tap mobile: +1 312 626 6799

 

UMW Meeting

Women of the church, UMW will have our monthly unit meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11, in a socially distanced Fellowship Hall. Creative Hands (all are welcome to join us) will meet form 9:00- 12:00. Lunch will be served at noon.  Reservations needed. Please contact Ann Cashner or Shanron Rider. Our UMW meeting will follow at 1:00, with a short business meeting and  a guest speaker.  LOVE will be our theme. February Mission Offering: If you are able, please bring a package of new children’s underwear or socks, or a small monetary donation. Please join us!

 

Wisdom Study – Study of Job

2020 has been a year unlike any other. Job offers wisdom unlike any other. Join us Wednesday mornings from 9-10 starting January 13th as we resume our study of Wisdom in the Bible.  Pastor Joseph will guide the conversation as we walk through the book of Job with readings, reflections, and applications during our hour together so that you are free to apply the wisdom gleaned throughout the week.  We will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall and on Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88545160130 Meeting ID: 885 4516 0130 or call: +1 312 626 6799

 

Musical Reminders/Announcements:

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

• Wednesdays at 12:15pm: Weekly Musical Meditations from Central’s beautiful sanctuary. Reflective music played on pipe organ or piano. Streams live from Central’s Facebook page!


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January 15th Update

Garage Sale Update
Many of you have asked if we will be having a garage sale this year. Plans are still in the works. While we appreciate your contributions, please hold on to your items until further notice.
 

Alpha

Alpha is a time where you can explore life’s biggest questions in an intimate, relational atmosphere. It features a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, run over eleven weeks. Each session features a talk exploring different questions around faith, and a time for small group discussion.

During the conversation, you’ll have the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic and hear from others. There’s no obligation to say anything. And there’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

Alpha has been run all around the globe and is designed to be a place where everyone is welcome. You don’t have to come with all the questions because it is really about exploring. The adventurer and TV personality, Bear Grylls said, “Alpha was the best thing I ever did. It helped answer some huge questions and to find a simple empowering faith in my life.”

  • Dates: January 12 – March 30 (11 weeks)
  • Meeting Time – Tuesday nights @ 7:30pm-9:00pm
  • Meeting Location – Zoom
  • Cost – $0
  • Leader: Joseph Seger

 

Fireside Conversations

2021 brings not just a new year, but also a renewed opportunity to gather.  Starting every Monday at 1:30 we will be gathering by the fireplace and on Zoom to share and discuss whatever may be on your heart or mind.  Feel free to drop in here and there or attend weekly or invite someone new.  There is no topic off limits as we conspire about what Jesus is about.  For 2021, any remaining time in the hour will be focused on Practicing the Way of Jesus.  We will go through every command of Jesus and wrestle with how we can obey them here and now. For more questions, contact Pastor Joseph

(joseph@richmondcumc.com).  Zoom meeting link –

 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81236087134

meeting ID – 812 3608 7134

 

Wisdom Study – Study of Job

2020 has been a year unlike any other. Job offers wisdom unlike any other. Join us Wednesday mornings from 9-10 starting January 13th as we resume our study of Wisdom in the Bible.  Pastor Joseph will guide the conversation as we walk through the book of Job with readings, reflections, and applications during our hour together so that you are free to apply the wisdom gleaned throughout the week.  We will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall and on Zoom –

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88545160130

Meeting ID: 885 4516 0130

+1 312 626 6799

 

Musical Reminders/Announcements:

  • Tuesdays at 10:00am: Experience a time of weekly worship and virtual fellowship from Madeleine’s home in Brookville, Ohio! We pray, read Scripture, sing hymns, and hear meditative piano music. Streams live from Central’s Facebook page.
  • Wednesdays at 12:15pm: Weekly Musical Meditations from Central’s beautiful sanctuary. Reflective music played on pipe organ or piano. Streams live from Central’s Facebook page!

 

Martin Luther King Jr Day Service

Sunday, January 17th, we will be offering a community service to celebrate the life, legacy, and faith of Martin Luther King Jr. This service will be streamed through Facebook at 4 pm.

 

Prayer Partners

It is time to revive our Prayer Partner program. This has been a longstanding tradition at Central and many have been able to experience the connection between generations.  Now, more than ever, is a great time to get this program active again. This is a wonderful way to get to know our church body. We may not be able to connect face to face right now, but we can always meet face to face with Christ and pray for one another. If you are interested in being a prayer partner, please email sheri@richmondcumc.com with your name, phone, and address. She will connect you with a child or teen that will be your partner for the year. We ask that you pray for each other, send a written note from time to time, and recognize special days with a card.

 

Central Childcare is Hiring!

If you or someone you know is interested in working in our childcare, please contact Pastor Jen at jennifer@richmondcumc.com or call the office at 765-962-8543.
 
 
Creative Hands
Creative hands will begin to meet again in February! We will see you for our first meeting on Thursday, February 11th at 9am!
 

 

Ministry to Homeless

On January 27th we will be hosting a meal for the homeless from 12-3 to aid in the Continuum of Care count for our region.  If you are interested in serving, please contact the office.  If you are interested in counting, please contact joseph@richmondcumc.com. And all of us, please pray. If you would like to give towards the amenities to be handed out to the homeless, please donate money or drop off the following in the office by January 19th – (soap, shampoo, lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, and disposable razors), soft cereal bars, bottled water, rain ponchos, beanies, gloves, batteries, socks, white tshirts, can opener, blankets, etc.

 
Virtual Coffee Hour
Let’s connect! Sundays at 11:30am (except communion/first Sundays)
Feel free to bring your coffee or lunch and invite your friends to join us on zoom for a short time for fellowship and a chance to get to know one another a bit better.
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86075240433?pwd=T2YvUk0vQlp4SCt3dk0rQlVFdmpDUT09
Meeting ID: 860 7524 0433
Passcode: 813984
One tap mobile +13126266799
 

Financial Peace University

We will again be offering Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class here at the church starting in February. It’s the most practical stuff out there and the most fun you’ll ever have learning about money. You are invited and feel free to invite a couple to join you in the journey.  Stay tuned for more information.

 

Confirmation

We are excited to be offering confirmation here in 2021.  Confirmation is a journey in which 7-12 graders have an opportunity to work through the tenets, history, and practicality of the Christian faith and Methodist way.  Space is offered for far ranging questions and conversation.  If you are a 7-12 grader, or a parent of a 7-12 grader, and are interested in joining this journey, please come to our informational meeting January 24th at 11:30 in Fellowship Hall.  Contact Sheri Koyles for more information

 

Coronavirus Vaccine Conversation

On Monday January 25th medical professionals from Central will share their latest insight and answer questions on the coronavirus, the vaccine, and what the latest models are for the days ahead.  This meeting will be on Zoom from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  The link will be posted next week.


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January 8th Updates

Fireside Conversations

2021 brings not just a new year, but also a renewed opportunity to gather.  Every Monday at 1:30pm we will be gathering by the fireplace and on Zoom to share and discuss whatever may be on your heart or mind.  Feel free to drop in here and there or attend weekly or invite someone new.  There is no topic off limits as we conspire about what Jesus is about.  For 2021, any remaining time in the hour will be focused on Practicing the Way of Jesus.  We will go through every command of Jesus and wrestle with how we can obey them here and now.  For more questions, contact Pastor Joseph (joseph@richmondcumc.com).  Zoom meeting link – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81236087134, meeting ID – 812 3608 7134

 

Central Childcare is Hiring!

If you or someone you know is interested in working in our childcare, please contact Pastor Jen at jennifer@richmondcumc.com or call the office at 765-962-8543.

 

Study of Job

2020 has been a year unlike any other.  Job offers wisdom unlike any other.  Join us Wednesday mornings from 9-10 starting January 13th as we resume our study of Wisdom in the Bible.  Pastor Joseph will guide the conversation as we walk through the book of Job with readings, reflections, and applications during our hour together so that you are free to apply the wisdom gleaned throughout the week.  We will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall and on Zoom –

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88545160130

Meeting ID: 885 4516 0130

+1 312 626 6799

 

Alpha

Alpha is a time where you can explore life’s biggest questions in an intimate, relational atmosphere. It features a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, run over eleven weeks. Each session features a talk exploring different questions around faith, and a time for small group discussion.

During the conversation, you’ll have the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic and hear from others. There’s no obligation to say anything. And there’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

Alpha has been run all around the globe and is designed to be a place where everyone is welcome. You don’t have to come with all the questions because it is really about exploring. The adventurer and TV personality, Bear Grylls said, “Alpha was the best thing I ever did. It helped answer some huge questions and to find a simple empowering faith in my life.”

Sign up today!

January 12th – March 30th (11 weeks)

Tuesday Nights @ 7:30pm-9:00pm

Meeting on Zoom

Cost – $0

Leader: Joseph Seger

 

Martin Luther King Jr Day

On January 17th, we will be offering a community service to celebrate the life, legacy, and faith of Martin Luther King Jr.  This service will be streamed through Facebook at 4 pm.

 

Funeral Service for Mae Monroe

Funeral Service for Mae Monroe will be held privately this Saturday at 1:30.  You are welcome to view the service online through our Facebook page. You may view her obituary here.


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