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11/19/21 Updates

Hanging of the Greens THIS SUNDAY!

Join us for our annual decorating tradition today, Sunday, Nov. 21st, following worship! We’d love to have you and your family help us prepare for the seasons of Advent and Christmas. A light lunch will be served in the fellowship hall before we decorate.

 

Red Cross Blood Drive

Central United Methodist Church is scheduled for our next Red Cross blood draw. It will be held on Tuesday, December 21 between noon and 5:00. This will be our biggest campaign to date as we have been asked to fill fifty-one time slots. So now is the time to get registered. Go to redcrossblood.org and enter CUMCRICH into the box that says Find a Blood Drive. Find a time slot that is convenient for you and provide the requested information. It’s that easy. Fifteen minutes of your life that can mean a lifetime for someone else.

 

Year End Tax Considerations

As we near the end of the year we all need to think about the opportunities that are available for reducing our tax liabilities. A contribution to Central United Methodist is one means that you can use to benefit yourself as well as your church. Depending upon your personal situation it could possibly result in a dollar for dollar benefit… and I think ALL of us would prefer giving to our church rather than paying more in taxes. Your tax advisor will be able to give you more information for your specific situation. Let us on the Endowment Committee know should you have any questions.

 

2022 Altar Flowers

If you would like to place an order for Sunday altar flowers in 2022, please call the office at 765-962-8543 or email Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com. Each order costs $25 and is billed through Jack Daggy Flowers. There are plenty of open dates in 2022!

 

Sounds of the Season

The 3rd annual Sounds of the Season is on Sunday, December 12th at 6:00pm. This diverse program will feature all of Central United Methodist Church’s music ministry groups: The Wesley Handbell Ringers, Chancel Choir, Joysingers Children’s Choir, Masked Singer Quartet, and other small ensembles and talented individuals. Get into the spirit of the season with us! This event will be in person as well as livestreamed over Central’s facebook page. We ask that you bring a mask and practice social distancing.

 
 

 

Longest Night Service – December 21st at 6:00pm

When we look at one another, many of us expect to see a smile on another person’s face and a twinkle in their eye. However, for many, Christmas can feel more like a season of great darkness and shadows. The longest and for many most difficult night of the year is December 21st. The Longest Night Service (sometimes referenced as Blue Christmas) will offer us a way to claim those feelings and still feel surrounded by the compassionate love of God.

 

YOUR UMW DOLLARS GO FOR LOCAL MISSIONS:

The following seven local non-profits each received $500 from Central’s UMW during the Wayne County Foundation Match:  A Better Way (Genesis), Community In Schools, Girls INC., Every Child Can Read, Birth to Five, NATCO Community Empowerment, and the Open Arms Ministry. Crafts items made and sold by the members of the Creative Hands and purchased by YOU made this possible. United Methodist Women is dedicated to serving women and children in our community and all over the world


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11/12/21 Updates

Raking Leaves

We will be raking leaves this Saturday, November 13th starting at 8am until we are finished. We hope to see everyone there! If you have any questions, please contact Dave Sheets.

 

Rock Solid Ministries

Remember to bring your bags of food for Rock Solid Ministries’ Thanksgiving Dinner THIS Sunday, Nov. 14. You can bring your bags up to the altar. Rock Solid provides over 200 people in the community with a turkey and all the fixings every year with help from Central and other area churches. If you did not get a bag last Sunday, you can use your own bag.

Foods needed: canned fruit, canned green beans, Mac N Cheese, aluminum roasting pans.
 

 

Christmas Poinsettias

Christmas Poinsettias are $12.50 each and come in red and white. The deadline for Poinsettia orders is December 3rd. Please contact the church office or email Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com with the following information to place your order;

From:

In Honor Of:

In Loving Memory Of:

Number of Poinsettias:

Color: Red or White

 

Red Cross Blood Drive

Central United Methodist Church is scheduled for our next Red Cross blood draw. It will be held on Tuesday, December 21 between noon and 5:00. This will be our biggest campaign to date as we have been asked to fill fifty-one time slots. So now is the time to get registered. Go to redcrossblood.org and enter CUMCRICH into the box that says Find a Blood Drive. Find a time slot that is convenient for you and provide the requested information. It’s that easy. Fifteen minutes of your life that can mean a lifetime for someone else.

Coming Next Sunday Just in time for the holidays

Homemade noodles and pecans, coming to you from a UMW nearby on Sunday, November 21st before and after service. Central United Methodist Women’s Creative Hands participants have also been busy creating some extra special items with fall/winter and Christmas themed items. Our proceeds help many local charities. Working together in spirit and faith makes us all stronger!
 
 

Year End Tax Considerations

As we near the end of the year we all need to think about the opportunities that are available for reducing our tax liabilities. A contribution to Central United Methodist is one means that you can use to benefit yourself as well as your church. Depending upon your personal situation it could possibly result in a dollar for dollar benefit… and I think ALL of us would prefer giving to our church rather than paying more in taxes.  Your tax advisor will be able to give you more information for your specific situation.  Let us on the Endowment Committee know should you have any questions.

 

Hanging of the Greens

Join us for our annual decorating tradition on Sunday, Nov. 21st, following worship! We’d love to have you and your family help us prepare for the seasons of Advent and Christmas. A light lunch will be served in the fellowship hall before we decorate. Please contact Pastor Phil for more details or if you have any questions.

 

2022 Altar Flowers

If you would like to place an order for Sunday altar flowers in 2022, please call the office at 765-962-8543 or email Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com. Each order costs $25 and is billed through Jack Daggy Flowers. There are plenty of open dates in 2022!

 

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 12:05pm in the Fellowship Hall for a brown bag lunch as we discuss the matters affecting the Shalom of our community.


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11/5/21 Updates

Covid Update

Wayne County has dropped to yellow on the Indiana Covid map.  Mask wearing will be optional in the building.  We still will provide masks for whoever desires one. 

Stewardship 2022

God has more for us to be about.  Last week we celebrated our stewardship Sunday.  If you were unable to share your pledge, please pray over it and drop it off in the offering plate on Sunday.  Together we will carry this work of love into our community.

 

Central Serves Meal

After service today, 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.

 

Monday Morning Connections

We will meet on Monday, November 8th at 9am in the church parlor. Mary Livingston will be our speaker. She’s a former Air Force Officer, Pilot, and instructor.

 

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.

 

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.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Central United Methodist Church is scheduled for our next Red Cross blood draw. It will be held on Tuesday, December 21 between noon and 5:00. This will be our biggest campaign to date as we have been asked to fill fifty-one time slots. So now is the time to get registered. Go to redcrossblood.org and enter CUMCRICH into the box that says Find a Blood Drive. Find a time slot that is convenient for you and provide the requested information. It’s that easy. Fifteen minutes of your life that can mean a lifetime for someone else.
 

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

 

Year End Tax Considerations

As we near the end of the year we all need to think about the opportunities that are available for reducing our tax liabilities. A contribution to Central United Methodist is one means that you can use to benefit yourself as well as your church. Depending upon your personal situation it could possibly result in a dollar for dollar benefit… and I think ALL of us would prefer giving to our church rather than paying more in taxes.  Your tax advisor will be able to give you more information for your specific situation.  Let us on the Endowment Committee know should you have any questions.

 

Hanging of the Greens

Join us for our annual decorating tradition on Sunday, Nov. 21st, following worship! We’d love to have you and your family help us prepare for the seasons of Advent and Christmas. A light lunch will be served in the fellowship hall before we decorate. Please contact Pastor Phil for more details or if you have any questions.


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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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