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4/29/22 Updates

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Red Cross Blood Drive

There is still time to sign up to donate at the May 5 blood drive. We are hoping to fill all of the time slots for the drive. Go to redcrossblood.org and put CUMCRICH in the box that says locate a blood drive to register. We also need a few people to greet donors between noon and 5:00 p.m. If you are willing and able to assist, contact Dana Mollenkopf at 765-277-0287 or at papamole@comcast.net. Your help in making this a successful blood drive is greatly appreciated.

 

Wisdom

In the Month of May, Central will be reading together through some of the Bible’s Wisdom literature. The Bible does more than tell us about Israel and Jesus – it forms our character. It forms our souls. A bookmark guiding our readings has been made available. You can pick one up in the narthex or church office. We will be reflecting on the readings during worship and at the Wednesday 10am Wisdom Study at Central.  Let us follow Paul’s teaching in this season, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”

 

Mission Trip Informational Meeting 

Our all-church mission trip to Henderson Settlement is set for the week of July 10th and plans are coming together. We’ll have an informational meeting Sunday, May 1st, at 4:30pm in the parlor for anyone interested in learning more. If you have questions, please see Krissi Hughes.

 

General Conference Update

The 2020 General Conference, our worldwide decision making body, has been postponed for the third time due to pandemic related concerns. It is not scheduled to meet again until 2024. If you were unable to go our information session on April 25th, there are still sessions on May 1st after worship, and May 3rd over lunch at 12:05. There will also be evening teaching sessions  May 15th and May 22nd from 5:15 – 6:45 on Scripture and matters related to these issues. Please keep our denomination in your prayers as we continue to live out our callings to follow Jesus together here in Richmond and beyond.

 

National Day of Prayer

Thursday May 5 is the National Day of Prayer. Here in Richmond we have several opportunities to partake in lifting up prayer as a community.

Prayer Room for Prayer – Unveiled Church, 721 E Main.  9:00am – 6:00pm

Prayer Breakfast – Christ United Church, 3420 Backmeyer  (Make sure to register for your tickets here)

 Noon Day Time of Prayer – Jack Elstro Plaza, 47 N 6th St. Noon – 1:00pm

Evening Prayer and Worship – Central UMC, 1425 E Main St. 7:00pm (our very own Toni Reinke will be sharing)

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” ~Colossians 2:6-7

 

Y.M.C.A Memory Cafe

Join us for our next Memory Cafe on Friday, May 13th from 10-11am! This program’s focus is to bless the special people in our community who live the experience of mild to moderate dementia. The Memory Cafe meets the second Friday of each month at the Y.M.C.A. for one hour., from 10:00-11:00 am. We have a planned activity and a craft or game suited to the adult with dementia and a snack. While we provide activities , we are also providing an opportunity for the caregiver to meet with other caregivers and a Chaplain to share concerns, problems or emotions…. Or just relax. The caregiver could also take advantage of the gym and get some exercise.  This time is ‘just for them.’ For information please call, (765) 962-7504

Sunday Greeters

Are you looking for a way to participate on Sundays? Sign-up to be a Sunday Greeter! A sign-up sheet is in the entryway. We would like to have 2 people for each Sunday. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Hinshaw or the Church Office.

 

Office Support Team

Do you know how to use a phone? then you are perfect for the Office Support Team! Occasionally our Office Manager, Christin, needs to be away from the office. During these times we would like to have a team we can call on the help cover the phones and greet people as they come in. don’t worry, we will train you on everything! This will be an “on-call” type team and you may be asked to help with small projects as well. If you are interested you may call the office at 765-962-8543 or email Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com. If you have helped in the past, please check-in with Christin so that we know you would still like to be a part of the team!
 
 

Take Me Out to the Ballgame…

Central is sponsoring a baseball team at our local recreation league, Richmond Evening Optimist or REO.  Almost every week night from May  –June hundreds of people from all over the county gather at our local baseball/softball/volleyball complex at NW 13th and Peacock. Please keep the young families of our community in prayer as they find opportunities for such public activities to raise up our next generation.  Central has kids playing many of the nights on various fields.  Central’s sponsored team will be playing at 6pm on May 3rd, 6th, 18th, 25th, & June 1st. Come on out and support the team or just get to know some neighbors over a hot dog and bag of popcorn.  Play ball!

 


May is Foster Care Awareness Month. 

Please be in prayer for Families affected by Foster Care this month.  Central has a long history of coming alongside foster and adoptive families.  If you feel led to come alongside Foster Families, to become a Foster Family, to become a CASA, or to just support the youth/parents of our community, please email or call Pastor Joseph (joseph@richmondcumc.com).
 

Walking each other home: a choral remembrance

The Richmond Threshold Choir will be sharing a musical vigil today, Sunday May 1st at 2pm to honor the lives of individuals lost in the last two years during the COVID-19 pandemic- offering messages of peace, kindness, grace and love. Location is at Reid Memorial Hospital outside at the arch (north of emergency dept, by the retention pond). In case of inclement weather, the venue will be the outside entrance to the cancer center.


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4/22/22 Updates

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The Chosen Video Series

Starting April 24th at 8:45am in Fellowship Hall. “Meet Jesus through the eyes of those who knew him.” For more information, see Ned & BJ Toms.

 

Central Blood Drive for Red Cross

Central United Methodist Church has been proud to partner with the American Red Cross and be a part of all they do. Our sixth blood for the Red Cross will be held on Thursday, May 5 between noon and 5:00. Did you know the Red Cross needs to collect more than 13,000 blood donations and more than 2,500 platelet donations each day and 84 percent of blood donations are given at blood drives like the one we are hosting. And did you know the blood collected by the Red Cross helps millions of patients in over 2,500 hospitals and other facilities across the country. The current blood shortage is critical, 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.

 

Grandmillennial Pop-Up

What: Items new and vintage

When: April 30th from 10am – 2pm

Where: Central UMC

1425 East Main St., Richmond

Why: Benefitting our local missions

P.S. Homemade noodles for sale!

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 9am thru lunch for Creative Hands!

 

Family Ministries Lunch Sunday!

Families of youth and children, let’s share together. As we emerge from the pandemic and look to the future, we want to explore ways we can resource and reimagine our discipleship this summer and beyond. Join us, Sunday, April 24, in the fellowship hall after worship. All parents, youth, and children are invited. Pizza, salad and drinks will be provided. See Pastor Phil if you have any questions.

 

Sunday Greeters

Are you looking for a way to participate on Sundays? Sign-up to be a Sunday Greeter! A sign-up sheet is in the entryway. We would like to have 2 people for each Sunday. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Hinshaw or the Church Office.
 
 

Community Prayer Focus

This month we get to join our community in praying for revival amongst our community. You are encouraged to pray for our community. And don’t forget: Our 24-hour prayer cycle is Thursday, April 28th. download the prayer guide HERE
 
Central Childcare
Central Childcare is hiring! Do you or someone you know love to work with small children? If so, email Kathy at cumcchildcare@richmondcumc.com or call the church office at 765-962-8543. Operating hours are 7:30am – 5:30pm Monday – Friday. Starting pay is $10/hr!

National Day of Prayer

Thursday May 5th is the National Day of Prayer. Here in Richmond we have several opportunities to partake in lifting up prayer as a community.

Prayer Room for Prayer – Unveiled Church, 721 E Main.  9:00am – 6:00pm

Prayer Breakfast – Christ United Church, 3420 Backmeyer 8am – 9am (Make sure to get your tickets on Eventbrite)

Noon Day Time of Prayer – Jack Elstro Plaza, 47 N 6th St. Noon – 1:00pm

Evening Prayer and Worship – Central UMC, 1425 E Main St. 7:00pm

 

Mission Trip Informational Meeting

Our all-church mission trip to Henderson Settlement is set for the week of July 10 and plans are coming together. We’ll have an informational meeting Sunday, May 1, at 4:30pm for anyone interested in learning more. If you have questions, please see Krissi Hughes.

 

General Conference Update

The 2020 General Conference was recently postponed for a third time until 2024. The General Conference is the global decision making body of the United Methodist Church. Central will be having a series of meetings to share about the latest news around this decision and to answer any questions you may have. Meetings will be held in the Sanctuary Monday April 25, at 6:30pm; Sunday May 1st 15 minutes after worship ends; and Tuesday May 3rd at 12:05pm. Please continue in prayer for the General Conference and the worldwide United Methodist Church.

 

Music Ministry Volunteers Needed
We are seeking 2-3 volunteers to assist with cataloging Joysinger and Handbell sheet music into Central’s online choir music database. Central is extremely blessed with so much sheet music for our various groups. Please email Madeleine if you feel called to assist with this project.

 

Y.M.C.A Memory Cafe

Join us for our next Memory Cafe on Friday, May 13th from 10-11am! This program’s focus is to bless the special people in our community who live the experience of mild to moderate dementia. The Memory Cafe meets the second Friday of each month at the Y.M.C.A. for one hour., from 10:00-11:00 am. We have a planned activity and a craft or game suited to the adult with dementia and a snack. While we provide activities, we are also providing an opportunity for the caregiver to meet with other caregivers and a Chaplain to share concerns, problems or emotions…. Or just relax. The caregiver could also take advantage of the gym and get some exercise.  This time is ‘just for them.’
 
Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
Central is sponsoring a baseball team at our local recreation league, Richmond Evening Optimist or REO. Almost every week night from May –June hundreds of people from all over the county gather at our local baseball/softball/volleyball complex at NW 13th and Peacock. Please keep the young families of our community in prayer as they find opportunities for such public activities to raise up our next generation. Come on out and support the team or just get to know some neighbors over a hot dog and bag of popcorn. Play ball!

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4/15/22 Updates

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Jesus Paid It All Easter Church Website BannerCentral Blood Drive for Red Cross

Central United Methodist Church has been proud to partner with the American Red Cross and be a part of all they do. Our sixth blood for the Red Cross will be held on Thursday, May 5 between noon and 5:00. Did you know the Red Cross needs to collect more than 13,000 blood donations and more than 2,500 platelet donations each day and 84 percent of blood donations are given at blood drives like the one we are hosting. And did you know the blood collected by the Red Cross helps millions of patients in over 2,500 hospitals and other facilities across the country. The current blood shortage is critical, 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.

 

College and Young Adult Care Packages

Final exams are coming up and it can be a stressful time of year for many young adults. So we’re sending care packages full of good things! If you have a student in college/grad school or a young adult under 26, please send their name and mailing address to Pastor Phil (phil@richmondcumc.com). We’re also looking for volunteers to help assemble these and write cards for each student. Contact Pastor Phil if you’re interested. We plan to send these out by April 22.

 

Family Ministries Lunch

Families of youth and children, let’s share together. As we emerge from the pandemic and look to the future, we want to explore ways we can resource and reimagine our discipleship this summer and beyond. Join us Sunday, April 24, in the fellowship hall after worship. All parents, youth, and children are invited. Pizza, salad and drinks will be provided. See Pastor Phil if you have any questions.
 

Youth Camp / Kids Camp
It’s that time of year! Camp season is fast approaching! Registrations are now open with early bird pricing until April 20th. You can register your son or daughter online at impact2818.org/camps/
-Impact Camp (grades 3-6) at Camp Lakewood, June 12-17th
-Impact Camp (grades 6-8) at Camp Adventure, June 12-17th
-That Thing Camp (grades 9-12) at Epworth Forest, June 26-July 1st
Discounted rates are also available through the generous support of our church (contact Pastor Phil for the iCash code). Please reach out to Pastor Phil if you have any questions.

 

Grandmillennial Pop-Up

What: Items new and vintage

When: April 30th from 10am – 2pm

Where: Central UMC

1425 East Main St., Richmond

Why: Benefitting our local missions

P.S. Homemade noodles for sale!

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 9am thru lunch for Creative Hands!

 

Central Childcare
Central Childcare is hiring! Do you or someone you know love to work with small children? If so, email Kathy at cumcchildcare@richmondcumc.com or call the church office at 765-962-8543. Operating hours are 7:30am – 5:30pm Monday – Friday. Starting pay is $10/hr!
 
Join a choir today!
The music ministry at Central is gearing up for great things in the fall. Please consider joining a music group at Central – there is the Wesley Ringers Handbell Choir, Chancel Choir and Joysingers Children’s Choir. You can also play music individually or in a small group for Sunday worship! Wesley Handbell Ringers are seeking FOUR more ringers so that we can employ our full five-octave set. Chancel Choir and Joysingers Children’s Choir are always open to new members. We have a fabulous time each week learning, singing and sharing together. Email Madeleine for more information: madeleine@richmondcumc.com

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7AM AT COPE ENVIRONMENTAL
 
EASTER BREAKFAST
8:45AM AT CENTRAL
 
HE IS RISEN! EASTER SERVICE
10AM AT CENTRAL
 

Worship WorkshopApril 21st at 6:30pm

In following Jesus, we have the privilege of worshipping the good God of the whole universe.  This daily posture towards God guides our every action. A. W. Tozer said it this way, “God wants worshipers before workers; indeed the only acceptable workers are those who have learned the lost art of worship.” Join us April 21st at 6:30pm in the sanctuary as we gather to reclaim, reinforce, and rejoice in this art. We will worship together. We will discuss the various aspects of worship. We will work on new practices of worship. Oswald Chambers wrote, “Stand true to God and he will bring out his truth in a way that will make your life an expression of worship. ”Come and worship with us as we develop a daily posture of worship together.
 

The Chosen Video Series

Starting April 24th at 8:45am in Fellowship Hall. “Meet Jesus through the eyes of those who knew him.” For more information, see Ned & BJ Toms.

 

General Conference Update

The 2020 General Conference was recently postponed for a third time until 2024. The General Conference is the global decision making body of the United Methodist Church. Central will be having a series of meetings to share about the latest news around this decision and to answer any questions you may have. Meetings will be held in the Sanctuary Monday April 25, at 6:30pm; Sunday May 1st 15 minutes after worship ends; and Tuesday May 3rd at 12:05pm. Please continue in prayer for the General Conference and the worldwide United Methodist Church.

National Day of Prayer

Thursday May 5th is the National Day of Prayer. Here in Richmond we have several opportunities to partake in lifting up prayer as a community.

Prayer Room for Prayer – Unveiled Church, 721 E Main.  9:00am – 6:00pm

Prayer Breakfast – Christ United Church, 3420 Backmeyer  (Make sure to get your tickets on Eventbrite)

Noon Day Time of Prayer – Jack Elstro Plaza, 47 N 6th St. Noon – 1:00pm

Evening Prayer and Worship – Central UMC, 1425 E Main St. 7:00pm

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” ~Colossians 2:6-7

 

Foster Care Ministry

May is Foster Care awareness month. Hands of Hope is a ministry which comes along Foster families.  Hands of Hope is wanting to talk with Central about ways we can continue to be in ministry with Foster families. This is a call out for anyone who feels led to explore being involved in foster care or supporting foster/adoptive families. We will be gathering on Zoom this coming Wednesday at 2:00pm. Email or call Pastor Joseph (joseph@richmondcumc.com) if you are interested.
 

Music Ministry Volunteers Needed
We are seeking 2-3 volunteers to assist with cataloging Joysinger and Handbell sheet music into Central’s online choir music database. Central is extremely blessed with so much sheet music for our various groups. Please email Madeleine if you feel called to assist with this project.


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4/8/22 Updates

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

4/14 – Maundy Thursday Service 6:30pm at Central

4/15 – Good Friday Service 7pm at Central

4/17 – Sunrise Service 7am at Cope Environmental
– Breakfast 8:45am at Central
– HE IS RISEN! 10am at Central
 

Central Blood Drive for Red Cross

Central United Methodist Church has been proud to partner with the American Red Cross and be a part of all they do. Our sixth blood for the Red Cross will be held on Thursday, May 5 between noon and 5:00. Did you know the Red Cross needs to collect more than 13,000 blood donations and more than 2,500 platelet donations each day and 84 percent of blood donations are given at blood drives like the one we are hosting. And did you know the blood collected by the Red Cross helps millions of patients in over 2,500 hospitals and other facilities across the country. The current blood shortage is critical, 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.

 

College and Young Adult Care Packages

Final exams are coming up and it can be a stressful time of year for many young adults. So we’re sending care packages full of good things! If you have a student in college/grad school or a young adult under 26, please send their name and mailing address to Pastor Phil (phil@richmondcumc.com). We’re also looking for volunteers to help assemble these and write cards for each student. Contact Pastor Phil if you’re interested. We plan to send these out by April 22.

 

Family Ministries Lunch

Families of youth and children, let’s share together. As we emerge from the pandemic and look to the future, we want to explore ways we can resource and reimagine our discipleship this summer and beyond. Join us Sunday, April 24, in the fellowship hall after worship. All parents, youth, and children are invited. Pizza, salad and drinks will be provided. See Pastor Phil if you have any questions.

 

Worship Workshop

April 21st at 6:30pm

In following Jesus, we have the privilege of worshipping the good God of the whole universe.  This daily posture towards God guides our every action. A. W. Tozer said it this way, “God wants worshipers before workers; indeed the only acceptable workers are those who have learned the lost art of worship.” Join us April 21st at 6:30pm in the sanctuary as we gather to reclaim, reinforce, and rejoice in this art. We will worship together. We will discuss the various aspects of worship. We will work on new practices of worship. Oswald Chambers wrote, “Stand true to God and he will bring out his truth in a way that will make your life an expression of worship.”Come and worship with us as we develop a daily posture of worship together.

 

Ukraine – UMCOR

Thank you to everyone who gave to UMCOR over the past few weeks. Central has been able to give $2,832.00 along with those who have given to UMCOR directly. Please continue to pray for all involved in the war in Ukraine and any who are in open conflict throughout the world.  If you still feel led to give, you may write a check to Central UMC and write “Ukraine” in the memo line.

Youth Camp / Kids Camp
It’s that time of year! Camp season is fast approaching! Registrations are now open with early bird pricing until April 20th. You can register your son or daughter online at impact2818.org/camps/
-Impact Camp (grades 3-6) at Camp Lakewood, June 12-17th
-Impact Camp (grades 6-8) at Camp Adventure, June 12-17th
-That Thing Camp (grades 9-12) at Epworth Forest, June 26-July 1st
Discounted rates are also available through the generous support of our church (contact Pastor Phil for the iCash code). Please reach out to Pastor Phil if you have any questions.

 

United Women in Faith
United Methodist Women has now become United Women In Faith! Come join us on Thursday, April 14, at 1:00, for a short meeting and a dynamic speaker. Amanda Corder, from Centerstone, will tell us about their Healthy Start Program and will present some interesting statistic pertaining to our community. You may also join us for lunch by contacting Shanron Rider, Mary Ann Brooks, or Ann Cashner.

 

Grandmillennial Pop-Up

What: Items new and vintage

When: April 30th from 10am – 2pm

Where: Central UMC

1425 East Main St., Richmond

Why: Benefitting our local missions

P.S. Homemade noodles for sale!

Join us on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 9am thru lunch for Creative Hands!

 

Central Childcare
Central Childcare is hiring! Do you or someone you know love to work with small children? If so, email Kathy at cumcchildcare@richmondcumc.com or call the church office at 765-962-8543. Operating hours are 7:30am – 5:30pm Monday – Friday. Starting pay is $10/hr!

 

Music Ministry Volunteers Needed
We are seeking 2-3 volunteers to assist with cataloging Joysinger and Handbell sheet music into Central’s online choir music database. Central is extremely blessed with so much sheet music for our various groups. Please email Madeleine if you feel called to assist with this project.
 
Join a choir today!
The music ministry at Central is gearing up for great things in the fall. Please consider joining a music group at Central – there is the Wesley Ringers Handbell Choir, Chancel Choir and Joysingers Children’s Choir. You can also play music individually or in a small group for Sunday worship! Wesley Handbell Ringers are seeking FOUR more ringers so that we can employ our full five-octave set. Chancel Choir and Joysingers Children’s Choir are always open to new members. We have a fabulous time each week learning, singing and sharing together. Email Madeleine for more information: madeleine@richmondcumc.com

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