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10/29/21 Updates

All Saints Remembrance Sunday

This Sunday the 31st, 6-7pm, you are invited to join us in the sanctuary for a special event of prayer, remembrance, and celebration of life. Historically, October 31 has been a Christian holiday known as All Hallows Eve, the evening before All Hallows Day (or, All Saints). This was when the church would remember and celebrate all the saints who had died in the Lord. You’re invited to this special come-and-go event. We will have individual prayer stations and places for personal quiet reflection for you to remember and give thanks for the departed loved ones in your life. Pastor Joseph and Pastor Phil will also be available for prayer at this time.

 

PECANS!!

UMW will be selling PECANS. They will be $12 per one pound bag. You can order halves or pieces. PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDER BY NOVEMBER 14TH. Contact Shanron Rider or Martha Hayes with questions. Pecans and noodles will be available on the 21st of November.

 

Sunday Greeters

After a long absence due to Covid we are resuming the greeters program to welcome members and visitors to our church. We would appreciate your help in greeting church goers. We will follow the protocols established for Covid. We like to have 2 volunteers each Sunday 20 minutes before Church begins. We are making some changes to the way we have done this in the past and would appreciate suggestions as to how to make the program better. There will be a sign-up sheet available in the main hall way.

 

Media Ministry

Can you “double-click” a mouse button? Can you press the space bar on a keyboard? Then YOU have what it takes to join Central’s Media Ministry! Please prayerfully consider joining this vital ministry of Central UMC. Contact Jack or Krissi Hughes with questions or to get more information
 

Central Serves meal

After service on November 7th, we will gather in the fellowship hall for a meal and opportunities to sign up to serve in various areas.  Several different opportunities will be offered and open conversation will be had as well as a time for new ideas to be shared.  Look forward to hearing how you will serve and enjoying a meal with you then.

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 7th. Please send their name, date of birth and death, and a photo. All submissions are due by NOVEMBER 3RD.
 
Prayer Walks
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.

 

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RELIEF ROOM

We wish to thank Eileen Cravens for her time and effort in helping us get the Relief Room more organized. Thanks to Eileen, all of our youth clothing has been sorted and placed in containers marked with sizes. We have a couple other short term projects that need to be done. Anyone interested in helping, please contact Dana Mollenkopf at 765-277-0287 or at papamole@comcast.net.

 

UMW Meeting

Red Cross Hurricane Relief: Dana Mollenkopf will speak to United Methodist Women on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 1:00 in Fellowship Hall. All men, women & kids are welcome to join us for this interesting presentation. If you would like to join us for lunch at noon, please let Shanron Rider or Mary Ann Brooks know, so we can prepare enough food.
 

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10/22/21 Updates

Fall Festival in the Park?

We have had an opportunity to join the City of Richmond in their Trick or Treat in the park. Instead of competing with our own Fall Festival, we have made the decision to join in the fun on October 30th from 5-7pm! We are still in need of Candy donations and anyone who has volunteered so far are welcome to come to the park with us to help pass out candy. Please call the church office for information or look out for an email from either Pastor Phil or Christin.

 

All Saints Remembrance

On Sunday the 31st, 6-7pm, you are invited to join us in the sanctuary for a special event of prayer, remembrance, and celebration of life. Historically, October 31 has been a Christian holiday known as All Hallows Eve, the evening before All Hallows Day (or, All Saints). This was when the church would remember and celebrate all the saints who had died in the Lord. You’re invited to this special come-and-go event. We will have individual prayer stations and places for personal quiet reflection for you to remember and give thanks for the departed loved ones in your life. Pastor Joseph and Pastor Phil will also be available for prayer at this time.

 

PECANS!!

UMW will be selling PECANS. They will be $12 per one pound bag. You can order halves or pieces. PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDER BY NOVEMBER 14TH. Contact Shanron Rider or Martha Hayes with questions.

 

Sunday Greeters

After a long absence due to Covid we are resuming the greeters program to welcome members and visitors to our church. We would appreciate your help in greeting church goers. We will follow the protocols established for Covid. We like to have 2 volunteers each Sunday 20 minutes before Church begins. We are making some changes to the way we have done this in the past and would appreciate suggestions as to how to make the program better. There will be a sign-up sheet available in the main hall way.

 

Media Ministry

Can you “double-click” a mouse button? Can you press the space bar on a keyboard? Then YOU have what it takes to join Central’s Media Ministry! Please prayerfully consider joining this vital ministry of Central UMC. Contact Jack or Krissi Hughes with questions or to get more information

 

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 7th. Please send their name, date of birth and death, and a photo. All submissions are due by NOVEMBER 3RD.

 

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RELIEF ROOM

We need a volunteer or two to assist with a short term project. We have a number of clothing items for school age children that needs some organization. The project would be to sort the items by size and place then in plastic bins that have been purchased for their storage. This will help us work quickly with families who come in needing specific sizes of clothing for their children. Likewise, we have several pairs of children shoes that also need to be sorted by size. Come alone or bring a friend. Sort some of the items or all of the items. Whatever you can do would be appreciated. For more information contact Dana Mollenkopf at 765-277-0287 or

papamole@comcast.net. THANKS.

 
 

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10/15/21 Updates

Fall Festival in the Park?

We have had an opportunity to join the City of Richmond in their Trick or Treat in the park. Instead of competing with our own Fall Festival, we have made the decision to join in the fun on October 30th from 5-7pm! We are still in need of Candy donations and anyone who has volunteered so far are welcome to come to the park with us to help pass out candy. Please call the church office for information or look out for an email from either Pastor Phil or Christin.

 

All Saints Remembrance

On Sunday the 31st, 6-7pm, you are invited to join us in the sanctuary for a special event of prayer, remembrance, and celebration of life. Historically, October 31 has been a Christian holiday known as All Hallows Eve, the evening before All Hallows Day (or, All Saints). This was when the church would remember and celebrate all the saints who had died in the Lord. You’re invited to this special come-and-go event. We will have individual prayer stations and places for personal quiet reflection for you to remember and give thanks for the departed loved ones in your life. Pastor Joseph and Pastor Phil will also be available for prayer at this time.

 

PECANS!!

UMW will be selling PECANS. They will be $12 per one pound bag. You can order halves or pieces. PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDER BY NOVEMBER 14TH. Contact Shanron Rider or Martha Hayes with questions.

 

Sunday Greeters

After a long absence due to Covid we are resuming the greeters program to welcome members and visitors to our church. We would appreciate your help in greeting church goers. We will follow the protocols established for Covid. We like to have 2 volunteers each Sunday 20 minutes before Church begins. We are making some changes to the way we have done this in the past and would appreciate suggestions as to how to make the program better. There will be a sign-up sheet available in the main hall way.
 

Media Ministry

Can you “double-click” a mouse button? Can you press the space bar on a keyboard? Then YOU have what it takes to join Central’s Media Ministry! Please prayerfully consider joining this vital ministry of Central UMC. Contact Jack or Krissi Hughes with questions or to get more information

 

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 7th. Please send their name, date of birth and death, and a photo. All submissions are due by NOVEMBER 3RD.

Hands of Hope

Central has been approached to come alongside the expansion of the Hands of Hope ministry in Wayne County. Hands of Hope has heard of Central’s history of adoption, coming alongside foster families, recent work with Indiana Kids Belong, and our Emergency Resource Room. Hands of Hope will be coming to Wayne County on October 20th to share more information. Please check out this ministry at https://handsofhopein.org/index.php and be in prayer about ways we can come alongside. If you are interested in serving/attending, please contact Pastor Joseph.

Wayne County Church Meet and Greet
October 20th at 1:30pm at the Dwyer Community Center. The Crisis: Indiana’s rate of child abuse and neglect is over twice the national average. Roughly half of foster parents quit after the first year. The Solution: Join us to find out how your church can partner with other to be part of the solution.

 

Wayne County Jail Ministry

I was in prison and you came to visit me … I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:36, 40) 

Visiting prisoners has been and continues to be a hallmark of Christian ministry. Paul wrote several letters from prison. Jesus, Peter, and John all spent time in prison. The invitation continues to us today. The Jail Ministry for the Wayne County Jail is seeking followers of Jesus to serve on its visitation, Crisis Ministry, and Jail services teams. To do so, you will first need to complete an orientation. Fill out the attached application and bring it with you to the scheduled orientation or you may mail it to the address on the application. We have two orientations scheduled with our Jail Administrators; Thursday October 21st at 10am and Saturday October 23rd at 10am. These orientations will be held in person at the Sheriff administrative offices on the second floor of the Wayne County Jail, 200 East Main Street Richmond Indiana.
 

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10/8/21 Updates

 

Pastor Phil and Rev. Paul are finally moving!

The apartments where Pastor Phil and Rev. Paul are finally ready but they need help moving in! Their items will be moved from the church to their apartments tomorrow, Saturday October 9th starting at 9am. If you are willing to help get them moved, please be at the church around 9am. If you would like to help but need to come later, contact Pastor Phil at phil@richmondcumc.com
 
 

Family Fall Festival • October 31st 5pm-7pm

We are looking for many volunteers to help pass out candy to our visiting neighborhood kids and their families! You are not required to dress up but we encourage you to have fun! We are also looking for a few volunteers to help with simple games, setting up and cleaning up, and greeting our guests as they come.

We are also in need of candy donations to pass out to our visitors. These donations can be dropped off in the office workroom during our normal business hours. If you would like to volunteer, or have any questions please call the office at 765-962-8543 or email Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com or Pastor Phil at Phil@richmondcumc.com
 

  • Can you “double-click” a mouse button?
  • Can you press the space bar on a keyboard?

Then YOU have what it takes to join Central’s Media Ministry!

Please prayerfully consider joining this vital ministry of Central UMC. Contact Jack or Krissi Hughes with questions or to get more information.

 

PECANS!!

UMW will be selling PECANS. They will be $12 per one pound bag. You can order halves or pieces.  Contact Shanron Rider or Martha Hayes.

 

Sunday Greeters

After a long absence due to Covid we are resuming the greeters program to welcome members and visitors to our church. We would appreciate your help in greeting church goers. We will follow the protocols established for Covid. We like to have 2 volunteers each Sunday 20 minutes before Church begins. We are making some changes to the way we have done this in the past and would appreciate suggestions as to how to make the program better. There will be a sign-up sheet available in the main hall way.

 

UMW Meeting

Rev. Jen Huff will speak to the women of Central on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 1:00 in Fellowship Hall. She is asking that we bring donations of baby formula, or a monetary donation, to help the needy mothers in Indiana.  Pastor Jen will tell us about her new job with the Conference and her job as assistant to our District Superintendent, Russ Abel. Everyone is welcome. Come and bring a friend. We will make noodles that morning and you are welcome to come help us do that, also, from 9:00-12:00. 
 

Calling NOODLE ELDERS

we will be making noodles at the October Creative Hands – October 14th and 28th.

 
 
Wayne County Church Meet and Greet
October 20th at 1:30pm at the Dwyer Community Center. The Crisis: Indiana’s rate of child abuse and neglect is over twice the national average. Roughly half of foster parents quit after the first year. The Solution: Join us to find out how your church can partner with other to be part of the solution.
 

Hands of Hope

Central has been approached to come alongside the expansion of the Hands of Hope ministry in Wayne County. Hands of Hope has heard of Central’s history of adoption, coming alongside foster families, recent work with Indiana Kids Belong, and our Emergency Resource Room. Hands of Hope will be coming to Wayne County on October 20th to share more information. Please check out this ministry at https://handsofhopein.org/index.php and be in prayer about ways we can come alongside. If you are interested in serving/attending, please contact Pastor Joseph.
 

Wayne County Jail Ministry

I was in prison and you came to visit me … I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:36, 40) 

Visiting prisoners has been and continues to be a hallmark of Christian ministry. Paul wrote several letters from prison. Jesus, Peter, and John all spent time in prison. The invitation continues to us today. The Jail Ministry for the Wayne County Jail is seeking followers of Jesus to serve on its visitation, Crisis Ministry, and Jail services teams. To do so, you will first need to complete an orientation. Fill out the attached application and bring it with you to the scheduled orientation or you may mail it to the address on the application. We have two orientations scheduled with our Jail Administrators; Thursday October 21st at 10am and Saturday October 23rd at 10am. These orientations will be held in person at the Sheriff administrative offices on the second floor of the Wayne County Jail, 200 East Main Street Richmond Indiana.

 

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