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Announcements and Resources

Community Response Opportunity

A local ministry we support, Mosaic Church, is looking for kid’s care packages to hand out along with their free meal on Sundays. There have been several families with children picking up meals and are looking for other items for this unexpected ‘homeschool’ season. They are looking for approximately 50 bags. If you are interested, please make sure ALL items fit within a gallon zip lock bag and are SHELF STABLE. Toys, games, puzzles, etc. can be gently used – please clean and disinfect.

Suggested Items:



Small Games

Puzzles (with all the pieces)





Whatever your kid would want!

Please drop these off at Central UMC on the morning of Thursday April 9th, 2020.  We will update after Easter about any continued need.


Red Cross Blood Drive

All 49 of the time slots for our April 14th blood drive have been filled!  If you have not registered but would like to still give blood and are willing to be put on a standby list in case of cancellations, contact Dana Mollenkopf at 765-277-0287.

Volunteers are still needed for this day. Those who are interested and willing to help may contact Dana Mollenkopf to talk about specific time frames but volunteers are needed between 9:45am – 3:30pm. All volunteers will have their temperature taken upon arrival (as will donors) and they will be issued a mask to wear while they are on site.

If you have further questions or need additional information, contact Dana Mollenkopf at 765-277-0287.

AGAPE Sunday School Class

On Easter Sunday, April 12th at 2:00pm, the AGAPE Sunday School Class will be watching and discussing: One-Hit Wonders: Triumphal Entry; The Lord Needs It

The Eyewitness Bible Series’ One-Hit Wonders Series are narrative accounts by Bible personalities who are only mentioned one time.

These characters are often not named, such as the owner of the donkey that Jesus rode for his Triumphal Entry. The story liens are imaginative about the character in order to emphasize the importance of an event or teaching. I hope you will join us for this Easter story from a different perspective.

What you need:

1) Google Chrome Web Browser


2) Google Hangouts app on your phone or tablet

Please email your email address to Jim Puckett at

About 1:30pm on April 12th, Jim will email everyone a link to “Google Hangouts.” Checking your email with CHROME, Click the link, click “Join Hangouts” (You do NOT need a gmail account, just use Google Chrome as you web browser, instead of Explorer, Safari, Firefox, etc) Please let Jim know if you have any questions, or would like to test “Hangouts” prior to Easter Sunday.
Online Gathering Opportunities

Did you miss one of our Facebook Lives? Don’t worry, all lives are saved, through Jesus, AND Technology!! Look for all our past videos under the video tab on our facebook page!

If you want to catch us live, here is our current schedule:
Sundays – 10:00am Worship Service
Sundays – 5:00pm Youth Group on Zoom

Mondays – 1:30pm Bible Connection on Zoom

Tuesdays – 10:00am Musical Worship

Wednesday – 12:00pm Midweek Connection

Thursday – 2:00pm Musical Worship
Thursday – 8:00pm Thoughtful Thursday
Realm Access
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Central Updates and Announcements

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” ~ Romans 15:13

Red Cross Blood Drive

Central will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, April 14th between 10am – 3pm. To sign-up go to and type 47374 in the red “find a blood drive” box in the top right. From there you can select your time or another date and location if the 14th is not convenient for you. For any questions, contact Dana Mollenkopf at 765-277-0287.


Food Pantry Re-opening

Prayers have been answered for many as the Community Food Pantry voted to re-open under new guidelines on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-3.  Our Central representative, Dave Shaw, has been spearheading this effort and is busy preparing for the reopening April 1st.  Please keep him, the volunteers, and those needing food in these hard times in your prayers.  If you feel called to serve in the coming weeks, please email Dave (


Easter Lilies

While we may not be able to meet in person for Easter Sunday, we want to keep with the tradition of celebrating with Easter Lilies but with a twist! All members who would like to order Easter Lilies, are asked to call Jack Daggy Flowers at 765-962-5596. Make sure to let them know you are a member of Central United Methodist Church. You may choose to have the lilies sent to your home or have them sent to friends, family, or anyone that could use a little bit of extra love during this time. All that they ask is that wherever they are sent, is within Richmond city limits.

Jack Daggy Flowers will keep track of all orders and will bill Central after deliveries have been made. To pay for your order, please send a check to Central, or drop it off in the office during our modified office hours of 9am – 1pm. The cost per lily is $13.50.

The deadline to place an order through Jack Daggy Flowers is April 6th. Orders will be delivered April 8th and 9th. If you have any questions, please call the office at 765-962-8543.


Live Online Gathering Opportunities


10:00am – Worship Service on Facebook

5:00pm – Youth Group with Sheri on Zoom

            (Contact Sheri at for Zoom invite)


1:30pm – Bible Connection with Pastor Joseph on Zoom

            (Zoom invite will be posted on Facebook 20 minutes before meeting time)


10:00am – Musical Worship with Madeleine on Facebook


12:00pm – Mid-week Connection with Staff on Facebook


2:00pm – Musical Worship with Madeleine on Facebook

8:00pm – Thoughtful Thursday with Pastor Jen on Facebook


Helpful Links

Central United Methodist Church Facebook Page


Central United Methodist Church Blog and Realm Connect App

If you have not signed up for our online directory, please contact the office at 765-962-8543 or check out our Realm access blog here:


Central United Methodist Church Website


Central United Methodist Church Online Giving

or text CUMC1425 to 73256 to give to the general budget!


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