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2/18/22 Updates

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Silent Retreat

Saturday March 12th from 8:15am-:00pm5 at Hayes Arboretum. Cost: $10 (Scholarships are available)

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So much of our everyday can be noise and distraction. Good and bad we fill our moments with song, talk, screens, scrolling, reading, writing, doing, pets, work, scheduling, driving, arriving, leaving, preparing, cleaning, clothes, kids – only to see a week go by in the blink of an eye. 

Though life brings us through such seasons, following Jesus calls us to enduring, daily presence. Jesus regularly pursued silence and retreat in his unforced rhythms of prayer.  Sometimes we need an invitation to pause and do the same.

Join us for a day of contemplation as we enter the spiritual discipline of silence.  Pastor Joseph and Pastor Phil will lead a day of prayer, contemplation, and silence as we journey closer to God.  Phones will be either turned in for the day or turned off and left in your vehicle.

The day will begin at 8:30am at Hayes Arboretum. Lunch, water, coffee, snacks, and a book will be provided.

What to bring: Bible, pen, journal, presence, appropriate clothes for walking through Hayes

 

Lenten Hymn Study

We will be offering a 5-week virtual hymn study over Lent, examining and discussing some of the classics (Were You There, When I Survey The Wondrous Cross, etc). Email Madeleine if you would like to join this study: madeleine@richmondcumc.com

 

New Members Class

During Lent we will be offering a New Members Class on Sunday Mornings in the

Memorial Room. If this is your first Sunday or if you have been attending Central for years, this is for all called to commit prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness to Jesus here at Central. Paul tells us, “For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” Please contact Pastor Joseph if you are interested in attending or would like more information.

Central Blood Drive for Red Cross

Central United Methodist Church, 1425 E Main St. Richmond, IN is scheduled for our next Red Cross blood draw. It will be held on Thursday, May 5th between noon and 5:00pm. We have been asked to fill thirty-eight time slots. Hopefully at least ten of these time slots will be filled by Central members. 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. Thirty minutes of your life can mean a lifetime for someone else.

 

COMING SOON – The Grandmillenial UMW Pop-up. (April 30th)

Join us at Creative Hands the second and fourth Thursday of the month, 9a.m. thru lunch for fun and fellowship as we create.

 

New Sunday Study Engaging the Spiritual Practices

Have you ever wondered- Is there more to the Christian life? Is there something deeper than just attending worship, living a good life, and affirming a set of beliefs? As Methodists, we believe there is! We were made for loving union with God. In this Lenten study, we will explore the classic spiritual practices that draw us deeper into that union with God. These practices are channels of grace that enable us to grow into Christlikeness. Join us each Sunday, March 6th through April 10th.
 

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 HERE

-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.


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2/5/22 Updates

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New Study – Messy Church: The First Letter to Timothy
It’s a reality. Church can be messy. How do we navigate the high calling of our discipleship amid everyday human life? In this short, four-week study we’ll explore the messy church of Ephesus under the leadership of Timothy. We’ll get deep into the text with all its challenging issues and practical insights. Taught by Pastor Phil in the Fellowship Hall each Thursday in February, at 6:30pm.
 
New Members Class
During Lent we will be offering a New Members Class on Sunday Mornings in the Memorial Room. If this is your first Sunday or if you have been attending Central for years, this is for all called to commit prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness to Jesus here at Central. Paul tells us, “For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.” Please contact Pastor Joseph if you are interested in attending or would like more information.
 
2021 GIVING STATEMENTS
2021 giving statements will be available in the Parlor this Sunday, February 6th. If you do not see yours, please email Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com
UMW Meeting
Come join us on February 10th for Creative Hands from 9am – 12pm, lunch from 12pm – 1pm. Our first Central UMW unit meeting of 2022 will be at 1pm with a short business meeting and a great speaker. All women are welcome! Questions? Call or text Ann Cashner at 765-994-1979
 
Calling: YOU!
Are you a singer? Do you want to be? Consider joining the ranks of Central’s talented Chancel Choir. Absolutely no experience required. We are specifically needing basses (lowest range) and sopranos (highest range). Email Madeleine for more info: madeleine@richmondcumc.com
 
Musical Devotional Moments!
Tune in Tuesdays at 10am each week to learn more about a song’s meaning, significance and history. Streams here: facebook.com/richmondcumc
 
Lenten Hymn Study
We will be offering a 5-week virtual hymn study over Lent, examining and discussing some of the classics (Were You There, When I Survey The Wondrous Cross, etc). Email Madeleine if you would like to join this study: madeleine@richmondcumc.com
 

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1/28/22 Updates

Pickleball!
 
Pickleball fun for beginners on Mondays from 6:30-8:00 pm. No experience necessary. Paddle and balls will be provided. Wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes. (Questions: Contact Randy Cashner-rcashner@icloud.com or Duane Hodgin-duanehodgin@yahoo.com) Prepare to “paddle up!”
 
Calling: YOU!
Are you a singer? Do you want to be? Consider joining the ranks of Central’s talented Chancel Choir. Absolutely no experience required. We are specifically needing basses (lowest range) and sopranos (highest range). Email Madeleine for more info: madeleine@richmondcumc.com
 
Musical Devotional Moments!
Tune in Tuesdays at 10am each week to learn more about a song’s meaning, significance and history. Streams here: facebook.com/richmondcumc
 
Lenten Hymn Study
We will be offering a 5-week virtual hymn study over Lent, examining and discussing some of the classics (Were You There, When I Survey The Wondrous Cross, etc). Email Madeleine if you would like to join this study: madeleine@richmondcumc.com
 
Community Food Pantry – Simply Give Update!
Richmond area Meijer customers “bought” Simply Give cards for $10 or more and Meijer held the money for us; one day during the campaign Meijer DOUBLE MATCHED all gifts for that day. Our pantry will receive Meijer Food Only credit cards totaling $19,440 which we will use at our Richmond Meijer to purchase food for our pantry. VERY SPECIAL THANKS to everyone who “purchased” a Simply Give card!
Family Snow Tubing

Join us Saturday, February 5th, 2-4 pm, at Valley’s Edge for a fun afternoon of downhill snow tubing! $15/adult, $5/teens & children. You will need register with Pastor Phil and submit payment through him prior to arrival. An online waiver is also required for each participant, available at the Valley’s Edge website (valleysedgesnowtubing.com). This will be a great experience for the whole family! Please contact Pastor Phil (phil@richmondcumc.com) with any questions.
 
New Study – Messy Church:
The First Letter to Timothy
It’s a reality. Church can be messy. How do we navigate the high calling of our discipleship amid everyday human life? In this short, four-week study we’ll explore the messy church of Ephesus under the leadership of Timothy. We’ll get deep into the text with all its challenging issues and practical insights. Taught by Pastor Phil in the Fellowship Hall each Thursday in February (starting Feb 3), at 6:30pm.
 
UMW Meeting
Come join us on February 10th for Creative Hands from 9am – 12pm, lunch from 12pm – 1pm. Our first Central UMW unit meeting of 2022 will be at 1pm with a short business meeting and a great speaker. All women are welcome! Questions? Call or text Ann Cashner at 765-994-1979

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1/21/22 Updates

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Continued Coronavirus Concerns

2022 marks year four of Covid in the world, and numbers are higher than ever before.  Please continue to pray for all who are affected, all who are battling it, and all of our neighbors. Not all have chosen to fight against coronavirus in the same way, yet we are all in this fight together. Still, pandemic fatigue and the new wave of omicron are far reaching. As a people called to love our neighbors, please continue to offer your compassion as we battle through this latest wave. At Central, we continue to keep our sanctuary distanced. We continue to offer masks. We continue to offer online services for all who are hunkering down, have been exposed, are experiencing symptoms, or are just worn out from wondering what to do. We continue to be available throughout the week for whatever the need. We continue to pray and come alongside all our neighbors in these times. We continue to proclaim hope in Jesus, minister in the power of the Holy Spirit, and rejoice in the promises our God has given. Lord, hear our prayers.

 

Attending to the Homeless

Central will again be hosting a meal for the homeless during the annual Point In Time count on January 26th. The Point in Time Count is a nationwide, 24 hour census of our homeless.  If you are interested in helping with the meal, please connect with Pat Jarvis.  If you are interested in joining in the efforts of the count, please connect with Pastor Joseph.  If you would like to donate to the bags which will be handed out on that day, the following items will be collected in the office until the 23rd – Hand/body wipes; Hygiene care (small sizes): toothbrush, tooth paste, deodorant, Shampoo/conditioner in 1, body wash, comb, razor; Ponchos; Flashlights; Hand warmers; Snacks- peanuts, crackers, tuna/crackers, etc; Bottled water; Blankets; Gloves.

 

Pickleball!

Pickleball fun for beginners on Mondays from 6:30-8:00 pm. No experience necessary. Paddle and balls will be provided. Wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothes. (Questions: Contact Randy Cashner-rcashner@icloud.com or Duane Hodgin-duanehodgin@yahoo.com) Prepare to “paddle up!”
 

Creative Hands

Creative Hands will NOT be meeting in the month of January. If you have any questions, please contact Shanron Rider.

Central Photo Directory

We are in the final steps to having our newest photo directory ready but we are still missing some photos! If you have already had your photo taken or submitted one, thank you! SUNDAY WILL BE YOUR LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR PHOTO TAKEN. You may also submit your own photo to Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com no later than Friday, January 28th. If you would like to have your photo taken but cannot make it on Sunday, please contact Ann Cashner. If you have any questions, please call the church office at 765-962-8543.
 

UMW Meeting

Come join us on February 10th for Creative Hands from 9am – 12pm, lunch from 12pm – 1pm. Our first Central UMW unit meeting of 2022 will be at 1pm with a short business meeting and a great speaker. All women are welcome! Questions? Call or text Ann Cashner at 765-994-1979

 

2022 Giving Envelopes

2022 giving envelopes are available in the church parlor on Sunday and throughout the week during our normal office hours of 8am – 5pm. If you do not see your envelopes or have any questions please call the church office at 765-962-8543.

 

Community Food Pantry – Simply Give Update!

Richmond area Meijer customers “bought” Simply Give cards for $10 or more and Meijer held the money for us; one day during the campaign Meijer DOUBLE MATCHED all gifts for that day. Our pantry will receive Meijer Food Only credit cards totaling $19,440 which we will use at our Richmond Meijer to purchase food for our pantry. VERY SPECIAL THANKS to everyone who “purchased” a Simply Give card!
 

New Study – Messy Church:

The First Letter to Timothy

It’s a reality. Church can be messy. How do we navigate the high calling of our discipleship amid everyday human life? In this short, four-week study we’ll explore the messy church of Ephesus under the leadership of Timothy. We’ll get deep into the text with all its challenging issues and practical insights. Taught by Pastor Phil in the Fellowship Hall each Thursday in February (starting Feb 3), at 6:30pm.


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