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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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October 9th Updates

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. Following up on Pastor Joseph’s sermon on the church as a political (but not partisan) entity – the ekklesia, we will be continuing the conversation. 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 October 20th , we will again be giving space for clarity on the political nature of the church, whatever ails your heart in this election season, and take requests for future topics of conversation.  No matter what the outcome, God is good!

 

Good news for Homeowners

 

In addition to the work of building our Hope 2021 stewardship campaign, the Stewardship team also discussed much of the financial climate surrounding us in 2020.  One piece of good news to pass along from that conversation is for homeowners.  Historically low interest rates on mortgages (some under 2%!).  If you or someone you love has a mortgage, refinancing could possibly save them thousands/year.  We have some great financial institutions here in Richmond which would be happy to facilitate that for you or yours. 

 

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 (lcsheridan1212@gmail.com).
 

All Saints Sunday

If you would like to honor a loved one that has passed away this year, please notify the church office (765-962-8543 or 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. Do not worry about the skills. God equips the called more than God calls the equipped. And I know several people ready and willing to walk every step with you. If you feel this tug on your heart, please contact Pastor Joseph or Pastor Jen.

 

Monday Morning Connections

We will be starting “MMC” back-up on Monday, October 12th @ 9:00am in the Fellowship Hall.  For more information, please contact Linda Jennings.

 
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.
 
 
Register here for Leadercast:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eastern-indiana-leadercast-2020-positive-disruption-tickets-117785001109 
 

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October 2nd Updates

All Saints Sunday

If you would like to honor a loved one that has passed away this year, please notify the church office (765-962-8543 or 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. Do not worry about the skills. God equips the called more than God calls the equipped. And I know several people 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 Unit Meeting
 
Thursday, Oct. 8th at 1:00pm, come join us in Fellowship Hall as Dr. Paul Rider speaks to us about COVID and the pandemic as it applies to Richmond. This should be a very interesting and informative program. ALL are invited. We will be socially distanced, and will all wear masks, as we fellowship and learn together.

 

Monday Morning Connections

We will be starting “MMC” back-up on Monday, October 12th @ 9:00am in the Fellowship Hall.  For more information, please contact Linda Jennings.

 
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.

 

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.  Due to Covid-19, these will be via zoom on October 1st and October 10th.  Please contact Pastor Joseph (joseph@richmondcumc.com) for links to join him in this community ministry.

Technology Assistance Tutorials

The pandemic has placed a massive strain on our technology proficiency, understanding, and stamina.  We are working on offering ongoing space to answer questions and offer basic training on whatever question you may have in regards to computers, phones, and all the programs in between.  Stay tuned for future dates.
 
Register here for Leadercast:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eastern-indiana-leadercast-2020-positive-disruption-tickets-117785001109 
 

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September 24th Updates

UMW Fall Pop-Up
Thank you for your support of the United Methodist Women’s Trunk Show Pop-Up. We kept busy, we had fun, we hope you enjoy your purchases. We look forward to gathering again. (The noodle elders may assemble soon, at a safe distance, with PPE.) Do you need pecans? More info later coming soon!
 
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. Do not worry about the skills. God equips the called more than God calls the equipped. And I know several people ready and willing to walk every step with you. If you feel this tug on your heart, please send me an email
joseph@richmondcumc.com.
 
Step Out Saturday – October 3rd
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us, “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” So many at Central have done this well in their own mission fields during the distributed time of the coronavirus, On October 3rd, we are hoping to do this well here at Central. There will be outdoor praise and worship, a community luncheon, prayer walks, projects, and service opportunities. More information to come. Please be in prayer that we might glorify our Father and shine our lights well.
 
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.
 
UMW Unit Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 8th at 1:00pm, come join us in Fellowship Hall as Dr. Paul Rider speaks to us about COVID and the pandemic as it applies to Richmond. This should be a very interesting and informative program. ALL are invited. We will be socially distanced, and will all wear masks, as we fellowship and learn together.
 
Marriage Night – Registration Deadline October 1st!
We wanted to let you know about an exciting opportunity coming up on October 10th from 5:00pm – 8:30pm. We are registered as a host site for the Marriage Night simulcast event presented by RightNow Media, and we would love for you to attend. Marriage Night is a one-night event for married and engaged couples to laugh and learn as they hear from marriage experts and discover how to honor God through their relationship. The speaker lineup includes Matt and Lauren Chandler, Conway and Jada Edwards, Les and Leslie Parrott, and comedian Michael Jr. Mark your calendar and plan to attend—it’ll be worth your time.
Tickets are available for $15 per person. visit the link below to register to attend Marriage Night at Central UMC
https://events.rightnowmedia.org/attendee/site/2507
Due to Covid-19 this is virtual. The simulcast link will be emailed to participants. You can drive thru to pick up dinner. More details to follow! If you don’t have access to internet, contact the church office to register for a spot at the church.
 
Thank you!
The Methodist ladies that prepare sack lunches and dinners at Rock Solid thank Nettie Cates and Becky Shaw for their leadership and Aileen Githens for her generous donations.

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