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8/6/21 Updates

Small Group Leader Training
Are you a small group leader? Interested in becoming a small group leader? Pastor Joseph and Pastor Phil are hosting leadership training opportunities to explore the what, why, and how of leading a small group. The training will be offered two different nights Wednesday, August 18, at 6:30pm & Tuesday, August 24, at 7:00pm – both in the Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Pastor Joseph or Pastor Phil.
 
Family Pool Night This Sunday!
Join us Sunday, August 8th from 7:30pm – 9:30pm for a family pool night at the Cordell Municipal Pool, 9 SW 13th St., Richmond, IN 47374. Come for fellowship and a splashing good time!
 
Back-to-School Prayers & Blessing the Backpacks
Join us for worship Sunday, August 8, for a special time of prayer over all our students, teachers, school staff and administrators as they begin a new school year! Then, on August 15, as we hear about the missions trip, we will also share prayers of blessing over backpacks, school supplies, and face masks. All students are invited to bring these to service August 15. Please be in prayer for the new school year and all the amazing things our students will discover this year!
 
Organ Concert
Mark your calendars! Next Thursday, August 12th at noon, Central’s Music Minister Madeleine Demetriades will present a soft and relaxing 15-20 minute organ program. Program is in person and will also be livestreamed on our Facebook page.
 
 
COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RELIEF ROOM
We are now accepting donations of small furniture items. Things such as dressers, dinette sets, coffee tables, end tables, bed frames, children desks book cases, etc. At this time we are not accepting bulky things such as couches, love seats, and recliners, but we would like to know of anything of this nature that might be available. No mattresses. At times we may need to pick these items up from the donor. With that in mind, we are looking for individuals who may have a pickup truck and would be willing, on occasion, to assist with such pickups. If you would be willing to be involved in this ministry in this manner, please contact Dana Mollenkopf at 765-277-0287 or papamole@comcast.net.
 
Hospital Visits
Do you have an upcoming surgery? know someone who has been in the hospital? Let us know! In the past Reid would let us know when a member was ill but they no longer do so. We would love to come visit and pray with you but we need to know first. If you or someone you know is ever in need of a visit please contact the church office at 765-962-8543 or call Pastor Joseph’s personal cell phone at 765-277-0682

Family Camp
The campfire calls once again as the calendar tilts toward Fall. You and your family are invited to join Family Camp at Camp Moneto in wonderful Brown County on September 10-12. In addition to the space to worship God in creation, there are over 700 acres to explore, climbing walls, archery, and memories to be made. Make time to retreat and recharge with your Church family. Scholarships are available. For more information and to sign-up, please contact Pastor Joseph.
 
Women’s Prayer Group is Back!
Join us every Monday starting at noon in the parlor for a time of fellowship and prayer. All women are invited to bring a sack lunch. If you have any questions, please contact Jan Hibner.
 
New Sunday Conversation Space
Do you have questions? About your faith, life, the Bible, the history of our church, why the world the way it is? Good, we do too. We will be gathering on Sunday mornings at 9:00am beginning August 1 over coffee and snacks in the Youth Room on the 2nd floor to discuss these questions, reflect on life, and grow in Christ in light of the Bible and our good God. For anyone grade 7 – 119 years old.
 
 
Creative Hands
Creative Hands meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Join us for at 9am thru lunch for fellowship, fun, food and maybe another Pop-Up !?!
 
Bread Basket
Nettie Cates and Becky Shaw have been leaders of the meals for quite some time. They would like to hand over leadership at the end of this year. They would like for 2 new leaders to step up and take over. The responsibility involves planning the meal each month, shopping for the items needed to prepare the meals, preparing the meals with the help of regular volunteers, serving the meals, and help clean up after the meal. If you are interested in taking on this role, please contact Becky Shaw or Nettie Cates.

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7/30/21 Updates

 
Family Pool Night!
Join us Sunday, August 8th from 7:30pm – 9:30pm for a family pool night at the Cordell Municipal Pool, 9 SW 13th St., Richmond, IN 47374. Come for fellowship and a splashing good time!
 
 
Hospital Visits
Do you have an upcoming surgery? know someone who has been in the hospital? Let us know! In the past Reid would let us know when a member was ill but they no longer do so. We would love to come visit and pray with you but we need to know first. If you or someone you know is ever in need of a visit please contact the church office at 765-962-8543
 
Prayer Walk
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 August 2nd at noon, we will have a prayer walk through our neighborhood. We will meet by the Welcome Center, 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. Together we will listen for God’s will for Central for the days ahead. 
 

Emergency Relief Room 

We are now accepting donations of small furniture items. Things such as dressers, dinette sets, coffee tables, end tables, bed frames, children desks book cases, etc. At this time we are not accepting bulky things such as couches, love seats, and recliners, but we would like to know of anything of this nature that might be available. No mattresses. At times we may need to pick these items up from the donor. With that in mind, we are looking for individuals who may have a pickup truck and would be willing, on occasion, to assist with such pickups. If you would be willing to be involved in this ministry in this manner, please contact Dana Mollenkopf at 765-277-0287 or papamole@comcast.net.
 
 

Welcoming Pastor Phil

If you feel so led, please take some time and write a note of welcome and share some of the great things about Richmond and Central with Pastor Phil. You can drop these cards off in the office. Central will be having a welcome luncheon for Pastor Phil on August 1st. This will be a potluck pitch-in, for more information please contact Jennifer Seger. 

 
 

Bread Basket

Nettie Cates and Becky Shaw have been leaders of the meals for quite some time. They would like to hand over leadership at the end of this year. They would like for 2 new leaders to step up and take over. The responsibility involves planning the meal each month, shopping for the items needed to prepare the meals, preparing the meals with the help of regular volunteers, serving the meals, and help clean up after the meal. If you are interested in taking on this role, please contact Becky Shaw or Nettie Cates.
 
 
Back-to-School Prayers & Blessing the Backpacks
Join us for worship next Sunday, August 8, for a special time of prayer over all our students, teachers, school staff and administrators as they begin a new school year! Then, on August 15, as we hear about the missions trip, we will also share prayers of blessing over backpacks, school supplies, and face masks. All students are invited to bring these to service August 15. Please be in prayer for the new school year and all the amazing things our students will discover this year!
 
 

Grief Support Group

We began a grief support group and welcome anyone who is in need of a little company walking through a loss. We hope to share and help each other. The plan is to meet for six sessions on the second and fourth Mondays at 2 PM in the memorial room here at the church. Please contact Sherry Bailey at 765-277-6641, or sabailey7013@gmail.com to let us know of your plans to join us.

 

 

Women’s Prayer Group is Back!

Join us every Monday starting August 2nd at noon in the parlor for a time of fellowship and prayer. All women are invited to bring a sack lunch. If you have any questions, please contact Jan Hibner.

 

Family Camp

The campfire calls once again as the calendar tilts toward Fall. You and your family are invited to join Family Camp at Camp Moneto in wonderful Brown County on September 10-12.  In addition to the space to worship God in creation, there are over 700 acres to explore, climbing walls, archery, and memories to be made.  Make time to retreat and recharge with your Church family.  Scholarships are available. For more information and to sign-up, please contact Pastor Joseph.

 

New class – Thriving in Babylon – 6 week study

Starting August 8th in Fellowship Hall 15 minutes after church service Bring your friend, bring your lunch, bring your Bible “God is in control of who’s in control.” For more information, please contact Ned or BJ Toms. 

 

Do you love music? Do you love organizing even more?!

We need a few volunteers to come in about 5 hours a month to help organize and shelve choral and handbell music in the choir room. Make your own schedule and come in when you can! Contact Madeleine at Madeleine@richmondcumc.com for more information. Thank you!


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7/23/21 Updates

Welcoming Pastor Phil

Pastor Phil Carder started July 12th as our Associate Pastor. Please be in prayer for him. If you feel so led, please take some time and write a note of welcome and share some of the great things about Richmond and Central with him. You can drop these cards off in the office. Pastor Phil’s first time sharing the Word with us will be this Sunday, July 25th. Central will be having a welcome luncheon for Pastor Phil on August 1st. This will be a potluck pitch-in, for more information please contact Jennifer Seger. 

 

Hymnsing (Fellowship Hall Downstairs) SUNDAY!

Sunday, July 25th – 11:30am-noon

Join Madeleine after worship for a fun relaxed time of singing hymns and learning more about the music department at Central. If you love music/love to sing and make a joyful noise, you won’t want to miss this!
 

 

Bread Basket

Nettie Cates and Becky Shaw have been leaders of the meals for quite some time. They would like to hand over leadership at the end of this year. They would like for 2 new leaders to step up and take over. The responsibility involves planning the meal each month, shopping for the items needed to prepare the meals, preparing the meals with the help of regular volunteers, serving the meals, and help clean up after the meal. If you are interested in taking on this role, please contact Becky Shaw or Nettie Cates.

 

Grief Support Group

We began a grief support group and welcome anyone who is in need of a little company walking through a loss. We hope to share and help each other. The plan is to meet for six sessions on the second and fourth Mondays at 2 PM in the memorial room here at the church. Please contact Sherry Bailey at 765-277-6641, or sabailey7013@gmail.com to let us know of your plans to join us.

 

Women’s Prayer Group is Back!

Join us every Monday starting August 2nd at noon in the parlor for a time of fellowship and prayer. All women are invited to bring a sack lunch. If you have any questions, please contact Jan Hibner.

 

Family Camp

The campfire calls once again as the calendar tilts toward Fall. You and your family are invited to join Family Camp at Camp Moneto in wonderful Brown County on September 10-12.  In addition to the space to worship God in creation, there are over 700 acres to explore, climbing walls, archery, and memories to be made.  Make time to retreat and recharge with your Church family.  Scholarships are available. For more information and to sign-up, please contact Pastor Joseph.

 

New class – Thriving in Babylon – 6 week study

Starting August 8th in Fellowship Hall 15 minutes after church service Bring your friend, bring your lunch, bring your Bible “God is in control of who’s in control.” For more information, please contact Ned or BJ Toms. 

 

Do you love music? Do you love organizing even more?!

We need a few volunteers to come in about 5 hours a month to help organize and shelve choral and handbell music in the choir room. Make your own schedule and come in when you can! Contact Madeleine at Madeleine@richmondcumc.com for more information. Thank you!

 

Read the Gospels With Us

Jesus is the foundation and direction of all of our discipleship journeys. Join your Central Family and walking through the four Gospels this July. You can pick up a bookmark with the reading plan on it, in the church office. Bring the discussions of your Scriptural encounters to dinner table, small groups, and everyday life as we together re-center in Jesus’ story.


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7/16/21 Updates

Welcoming Pastor Phil

DUE TO PREDICTED BAD WEATHER, THE RICHMOND JAZZ GAME – NIGHT OUT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR TONIGHT (7/16). WE WILL UPDATE EVERYONE IF THERE IS A RESCHEDULED DATE.

Pastor Phil Carder started last Monday as our Associate Pastor. Please be in prayer for him. If you feel so led, please take some time and write a note of welcome and share some of the great things about Richmond and Central with him. You can drop these cards off in the office. Pastor Phil’s first time sharing the Word with us will be coming on July 25th. Central will be having a welcome luncheon for Pastor Phil on August 1st. This will be a potluck pitch-in, for more information please contact Jennifer Seger. 

 

Grief Support Group

We began a grief support group and welcome anyone who is in need of a little company walking through a loss. We hope to share and help each other. The plan is to meet for six sessions on the second and fourth Mondays at 2 PM in the memorial room here at the church. Please contact Sherry Bailey at 765-277-6641, or sabailey7013@gmail.com to let us know of your plans to join us.
 
 

Family Camp

The campfire calls once again as the calendar tilts toward Fall.  You and your family are invited to join Family Camp at Camp Moneto in wonderful Brown County on September 10-12.  In addition to the space to worship God in creation, there are over 700 acres to explore, climbing walls, archery, and memories to be made.  Make time to retreat and recharge with your Church family.  Scholarships are available. For more information and to sign-up, please contact Pastor Joseph.

 

Real Discipleship Survey

We are told to follow Jesus, but how do I know where I stand in the journey…what to do next?  The Real Discipleship Survey is an instrument designed to support the development of maturing disciples at both the personal and congregational levels. It measures the level of maturity in each of six dimensions of discipleship: Worship, Hospitality, Open to Jesus, Obeying Jesus, Service, and Generosity. The Indiana Conference has purchased a conference-wide license which makes the survey free for all INUMC churches and congregants! Once you take the survey, you will receive your results along with some suggestions on how you can continue to mature in journeying with Jesus. You can find the links to the Real Discipleship Survey and the Instructions on our website at richmondcumc.com/exploring/

 

Do you love music? Do you love organizing even more?!

We need a few volunteers to come in about 5 hours a month to help organize and shelve choral and handbell music in the choir room. Make your own schedule and come in when you can! Contact Madeleine at Madeleine@richmondcumc.com for more information. Thank you!

 

Read the Gospels With Us

Jesus is the foundation and direction of all of our discipleship journeys. Join your Central Family and walking through the four Gospels this July. You can pick up a bookmark with the reading plan on it, in the church office. Bring the discussions of your Scriptural encounters to dinner table, small groups, and everyday life as we together re-center in Jesus’ story.

 

Altar Guild

Central’s Altar Guild works quietly, and behind the scenes, each week to be sure that the sanctuary candles are filled with oil, the pew pockets are filled with prayer cards and donation envelopes, that flowers are on the altar, and that an appropriate banner is hung. Each member of the Altar Guild team picks a month or maybe even two. During their month(s) they come into the church during the week to prepare the sanctuary for the Sunday service, or a funeral, or a wedding.  We also have wedding Ladies (Shanron Rider,Carol Bucher, Jennifer Hall, and Martha Hayes) who  attend to all the needs of the brides and grooms and their families. If you would like to become a member of Central’s Altar Guild, call the church office at 962-8543 or Ann Cashner at 765-962-8458.


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