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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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