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November 6th Updates

Technology Assistance Tutorials
The pandemic has placed a massive strain on our technology proficiency, understanding, and stamina. We want all of Central to be resourced and trained to the level desired. We will be offering an ongoing space and basic training on whatever question you may have in regards to computers, phones, technology, and all the programs in between. Luke Sheridan is willing to learn alongside you on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 3:30 in the Fellowship Hall starting October 28th. Bring your devices, questions, and desire to learn as we tackle whatever is before us together. Feel free to email Luke to better prepare him at lcsheridan1212@gmail.com.
 
A tour of the Refuge of Hope
homeless women’s shelter will be conducted by it’s new director, Briget McFadden, on Thursday, November 12th. UMW will have a short business meeting in Fellowship Hall from 1-1:30, then carpool to the shelter for a tour and a question and answer session. All are welcome to attend. If you would like to join us for lunch at noon, give me a call or text me at 765-994-1979. Ann Cashner, Pres.
 
The Laundry Project
The Intermediate Sunday School class is once again collecting quarters for the Laundry Project. While the Trustee’s Office has had to reorganize they are still in need of quarters!!!! The Laundry Jug will be in the parlor on November 8, 15, and 22. If you are not able to come to the church service and would like to drive through either on a Sunday morning or evening between 5 and 7, we will meet you at the door. Just let us know.
 
Just in time for the holidays
Homemade noodles and pecans, coming to you from a UMW nearby. Can’t go out shopping for that special gift? Central United Methodist Women’s Creative Hands participants have also been busy, busy, busy creating some extra special items with fall/winter and Christmas themed pillows; tea towels, tree ornaments and more. Can’t gather with your family because of COVID? We’ll help you figure out a way to help you make local deliveries, if necessary. Or just freeze the noodles and pecans and celebrate when the pandemic is over. Our proceeds help many local charities who need our help now more than ever. Working together in spirit and faith makes us all stronger!
 
Community Emergency Relief Room
Six months have passed since the first family received assistance through the Community Emergency Relief Room in early May. We have now assisted fourteen families, involving fifty-one individuals. A user group has been established on Facebook that helps those involved with this mission to keep abreast with what is going on in the Relief Room and to communicate with each other. We would like to invite members of the CUMC congregation to join this group in order to learn more about this mission and perhaps decide they would like to become involved. You can find the group HERE
 
Monday Morning Connection
Come join us at Monday Morning Connection for a continental breakfast on Monday, November 9th at 9:00am in the parlor. Distancing will be observed and masks are required. We will have a special speaker, Alesia Stewart, who will talk on the topic; Sandpaper People – How to deal with people who rub you the wrong way. She comes highly recommended giving an enlightening take. Ask a friend to join you! If you have any question contact Linda Jennings
 
Red Cross Blood Drive
Central United Methodist Church will once again be hosting a Red Cross blood drive. It is scheduled for 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on December 17th. As always, the need for blood donations is high. A new aspect of the blood draw is that you will be provided with information on how to check back with the Red Cross to see if they have determined if Covid antibodies are in your system. During the draw, a number of precautions will be in placed in consideration of Covid-19 restrictions. To register for the blood drive, go to redcrossblood.org and enter the code CUMCRICH. There you will be able to select a time for either a blood draw or a PowerRed draw. Hoping to see the time slots fill up quickly. Thanks.

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October 30th Updates

As we make the turn from October to November, please remember to Wear a mask, Wash your hands, and Watch your distance
 
REMEMBER TO TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK 1 HOUR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!
 
Central Leaf Pick-up
It is that time of year again! We will be picking up leaves starting Thursday, November 5th at 9:00am and will continue though Saturday November 7th. We plan on spreading out the work over a few days to keep everyone from getting too tired. The leaves in front of the church and east side need to be raked into 15th street curb. The leaves along 14th Street need to be raked into the 14th street curb. All others will need to be bagged for us to haul to Buckleys. If you are interested in helping out, contact the church office at 765-962-8543 or contact Dave Sheets. We need all the help we can get!
 
Technology Assistance Tutorials
The pandemic has placed a massive strain on our technology proficiency, understanding, and stamina. We want all of Central to be resourced and trained to the level desired. We will be offering an ongoing space and basic training on whatever question you may have in regards to computers, phones, technology, and all the programs in between. Luke Sheridan is willing to learn alongside you on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 3:30 in the Fellowship Hall starting October 28th. Bring your devices, questions, and desire to learn as we tackle whatever is before us together. Feel free to email Luke to better prepare him at lcsheridan1212@gmail.com.

 

Men’s Gathering
Thursday, November 5th at 6pm. Bring your own chair, drink, food (it can be something to cook over the fire), favorite snack, mask, 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. Dress appropriately
 
 
Community Emergency Relief Room
A big thanks goes out to those who have contributed to the Community Emergency Relief Room, especially over the past week. JC Penny knew about our Relief Room efforts and decided to donate their unliquidated clothing to our mission. For the most part, we are well stocked with men’s and women’s clothing. So, this makes our current need as shoes, children’s clothing, sweatshirts and sweatpants, bedding, and essential household and kitchen items. There is always something to do in the Relief Room. For example, there are clothes to inspect, sort and place in the appropriate location.  There are kitchen and household items to inspect and place on the shelves. We would like to encourage other members of our congregation to become a part of this effort. There is no heavy lifting. You can help whenever your schedule allows and the church office is open. To become part of the mission team, contact Dana Mollenkopf at 765-277-0287 or papamole@comcast.net and we’ll get you started.
 

Prayer Walk Monday at Noon

Prayer connects us daily to a loving God moving in our midst. Let us cover our streets in prayer as we lift up our community to this movement.  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.

 
Happy Birthday!
Ruby Clevenger, a long time member of Central, will be 99 on November 16th. Unfortunately, she hasn’t been able to attend services at Central due to travel and her health. Her family would really appreciate it if as many church members as possible could send her a birthday card. If you would like to send a card, please contact the church office at 765-962-8543 for the address of simply drop your card off during normal business hours.
 
A tour of the Refuge of Hope
homeless women’s shelter will be conducted by it’s new director, Briget McFadden, on Thursday, November 12. UMW will have a short business meeting in Fellowship Hall from 1-1:30, then carpool to the shelter for a tour and a question and answer session. All are welcome to attend. If you would like to join us for lunch at noon, give me a call or text me at 765-994-1979. Ann Cashner, Pres.
 
Thanksgiving Bags
Grocery bags will be handed out to the congregation on Sunday, November 8. We hope that you will fill your bag with the food items listed on the bag and return it on Sunday, November 15, to help fill 200 Thanksgiving Day dinner bags to be given out by Petra Board of Rock Solid Ministries during the week before Thanksgiving. This year there is a greater need than every before. Please be generous.
 
UMW Pecans
UMW will have one pound bags of pecans, halves or pieces, available before Thanksgiving. If you would like to pre-order, please see or call or leave a message for Shanron Rider (966-6909) or Martha Hayes (962-5009) and let us know your order. (Most years our pecans arrive by the 2nd Thursday of the month.) We will have extras available. You may also contact christin at christin@richmondcumc.com with the following information;
name, phone number, number of pounds of halves and/or number of pounds of pieces
 
The Wayne County Foundation Matching Grant is coming soon
All donations given to participating non-profits will be matched by the grant, if your donation is given between Nov. 2 and Nov. 10. If using a check, please date it for one of the days between Nov. 2-Nov.10. More information will be coming soon.
 

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October 23rd Updates

All Saints Sunday
If you would like to honor a loved one that has passed away this year, please notify the church office at 765-962-8543 or email Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com so that we may honor them on November 1st. Please send their name, date of birth and death, and a photo. All submissions are due by October 28th.
 

 

Meeting with Central Medical Professionals
We are seven months into this pandemic. We know so much – and yet, it seems so little. At Central we wanted to have a time of conversation with some of the medical professionals from our congregation. This will be a time to ask questions of and hear from those we know about the current state of our community’s fight against the Coronavirus while also offering encouragement and prayer for our members in the medical professions. Join us Sunday, October 25th at 7:00pm on Zoom
 
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Technology Assistance Tutorials
The pandemic has placed a massive strain on our technology proficiency, understanding, and stamina. We want all of Central to be resourced and trained to the level desired. We will be offering an ongoing space and basic training on whatever question you may have in regards to computers, phones, technology, and all the programs in between. Luke Sheridan is willing to learn alongside you on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 3:30 in the Fellowship Hall starting October 28th. Bring your devices, questions, and desire to learn as we tackle whatever is before us together. Feel free to email Luke to better prepare him at lcsheridan1212@gmail.com.
 
Happy Birthday!
Ruby Clevenger, a long time member of Central, will be 99 on November 16th. Unfortunately, she hasn’t been able to attend services at Central due to travel and her health. Her family would really appreciate it if as many church members as possible could send her a birthday card. If you would like to send a card, please contact the church office at 765-962-8543 for the address of simply drop your card off during normal business hours.
 
A tour of the Refuge of Hope
homeless women’s shelter will be conducted by it’s new director, Briget McFadden, on Thursday, November 12. UMW will have a short business meeting in Fellowship Hall from 1-1:30, then carpool to the shelter for a tour and a question and answer session. All are welcome to attend. If you would like to join us for lunch at noon, give me a call or text me at
765-994-1979. Ann Cashner, Pres.
 
Thanksgiving Bags
Grocery bags will be handed out to the congregation on Sunday, November 8. We hope that you will fill your bag with the food items listed on the bag and return it on Sunday, November 15, to help fill 200 Thanksgiving Day dinner bags to be given out by Petra Board of Rock Solid Ministries during the week before Thanksgiving. This year there is a greater need than every before. Please be generous.
 
The Wayne County Foundation Matching Grant is coming soon
All donations given to participating non-profits will be matched by the grant, if your donation is given between Nov. 2 and Nov. 10. If using a check, please date it for one of the days between Nov. 2-Nov.10. More information will be coming soon.
 
UMW Pecans
UMW will have one pound bags of pecans, halves or pieces, available before Thanksgiving. If you would like to pre-order, please see or call or leave a message for Shanron Rider (966-6909) or Martha Hayes (962-5009) and let us know your order. (Most years our pecans arrive by the 2nd Thursday of the month.) We will have extras available. You may also contact christin at christin@richmondcumc.com with the following information;
name, phone number, number of pounds of halves and/or number of pounds of pieces

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October 16th Updates

Genesis Women’s Shelter Fundraiser
Join Genesis of Richmond, Indiana for an Evening of Hope including a live virtual auction, performances from various local performers….all from the safety of your home! The evening will be hosted by Roxie Deer & Andrew Hoover with various other local pop-ins from community leaders! Check out the event HERE
 
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. 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.
 
All Saints Sunday
If you would like to honor a loved one that has passed away this year, please notify the church office at 765-962-8543 or email Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com so that we may honor them on November 1st. Please send their name, date of birth and death, and a photo. All submissions are due by October 28th.
 
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. several people are ready and willing to walk every step with you. If you feel this tug on your heart, please contact Pastor Joseph or Pastor Jen.
 
UMW Pecans
UMW will have one pound bags of pecans, halves or pieces, available before Thanksgiving. If you would like to pre-order, please see or call or leave a message for Shanron Rider (966-6909) or Martha Hayes (962-5009) and let us know your order. (Most years our pecans arrive by the 2nd Thursday of the month.) We will have extras available. You may also contact christin at christin@richmondcumc.com with the following information to place your order;
name, phone number, number of pounds of halves and/or number of pounds of pieces
 
Technology Assistance Tutorials
The pandemic has placed a massive strain on our technology proficiency, understanding, and stamina. We want all of Central to be resourced and trained to the level desired. We will be offering an ongoing space and basic training on whatever question you may have in regards to computers, phones, technology, and all the programs in between. Luke Sheridan is willing to learn alongside you on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 3:30 in the Fellowship Hall starting October 28th. Bring your devices, questions, and desire to learn as we tackle whatever is before us together. Feel free to email Luke ahead of the conversation to better prepare him at lcsheridan1212@gmail.com.
 

Meeting with Central Medical Professionals
We are seven months into this pandemic. We know so much – and yet, it seems so little. At Central we wanted to have a time of conversation with some of the medical professionals from our congregation. This will be a time to ask questions of and hear from those we know about the current state of our community’s fight against the Coronavirus while also offering encouragement and prayer for our members in the medical professions. Join us Sunday, October 25th at 7:00pm on Zoom – stay tuned as the invite will be posted next week.

 
Community Emergency Relief Room
Last week there were two fires in Richmond. We reached out and provided assistance to the young couple and the single mother with six children who were involved. Much of this was in the form or clothing and bedding. More will be provided once they have found a new place to live. As we continue to help those in need, we will find it necessary to have our room stocked with items often needed. As always, we are looking for shoes, especially for school age children. Sweat shirts and sweat pants have been items often requested and are currently in limited supply. Bedding and essential household items and kitchen items remain a need, essential being items you would need to replace if you lost everything. Pots and pans, toasters, lamps, small furniture items and towels for example. As always, thanks to the members of our congregation who are supporting this mission.
 
Happy Birthday!
Ruby Clevenger, a long time member of Central, will be 99 on November 16th. Unfortunately, she hasn’t been able to attend services at Central due to travel and her health. Her family would really appreciate it if as many church members as possible could send her a birthday card. If you would like to send a card, please contact the church office at 765-962-8543 for the address or simply drop your card off during normal business hours.
 
Annual Conference
To see a summary of the October 10 session of the Indiana United Methodist Annual Conference please visit: https://www.inumc.org/annual-conference/2020-annual-conference-october-10-summary/

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