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7-22-22 Updates

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Questions and Response for UMC, Bible, Covenant, & Sexuality

Sunday Morning July 31 at 8:45am, Pastor Joseph will host a Question and Response time in the Fellowship Hall.  This will be around issues of the UMC, human sexuality, our connectional covenant, and the Bible. All are invited to bring questions and Bibles as we seek to continue to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

 

Food Truck Party VBS

Summer! Glorious Summer!  No classes, no school night bedtime and all those hours of sun! Maybe you are already thinking about how to fill them.  Here’s one way – Vacation Bible School!

This year Central is proud to join in the fun with First UMC and Centerville UMC For Food Truck Party!  Vacation Bible School is happening July 24-28 From 6-8 PM each evening at First UMC (318 National Road West) All pre-school – 5th graders are welcome! You can sign your child, grandchild or neighbor up by going to First UMC’s website below.  VBS is not only for the kids – Volunteers are also needed! You can volunteer to be anything from a crew leaders to crafts to clean up and more!  Tribe members welcome!  Need more information or want to get more involved? Call Jen Seger, she is our Central VBS coordinator for this year!

 

New Members Class

As our community returns to school in August, we will be offering a New Members Class on Sunday Mornings in the Memorial Room. Whether 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.

 

Community Prayer Focus

This month we get to join our community in praying for Personal Revival. You are encouraged to ask God to help you surrender every area of your life to Christ’s lordship. And don’t forget: Our 24-hour prayer cycle is Thursday, July 28th. Please pick up a prayer packet in the hallway or in the church office.

Church Grounds Shrubbery Trimming
July 23, 2022 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Church wide shrubbery trimming and cleanup. Bring your battery powered trimmers (three will be available), rakes, etc. for a fun morning of trimming the church shrubbery. And we need lots of cleanup help.
 
Central Ministry Fair this Sunday!
The body of Christ (1 Cor 12) works as we all serve in our own ‘part.’ In our regular and committed service one to another and for the community, the living church finds its powerful call by the Holy Spirit. May we all find our place to serve in the church and in our every day ministries. If you are discerning a call to serve afresh at Central, join us after the worship service on July 24th at our ministry fair to sign-up for an opportunity. While we cannot highlight all of our ministries on Sunday, we are excited to highlight seven! Hospitality, Discipleship, Community Service and Missions, Music, Finance, Trustees, and Youth. May all that we do, be done in Lord Jesus’ name (Col 3:17).  May we all be in prayer for those God is sending to Central to continue in His work here.
 

Wayne County Health Department: Starr Neighborhood Clean-Up

July 30th from 10am – 1pm. South A Street to South E Street and North 10th Street to North 15th Street. They will meet up in the parking lot of Centerstone, 100 North 15th Street. Many volunteers needed

 

Back to School Bash – Free School Supplies!

Saturday, August 6th from 11am – 1pm at 10th Street Park. This is an outreach of Christ United in partnership with several other churches, businesses, and community organizations. For more information please call 765-962-7738

 

Central Listens

The Administrative Council will be hosting a LISTENING SESSION for members of the congregation to share their thoughts regarding the direction of Central related to the upcoming General Conference 2024 and the decision related to human sexuality/LGBTQ+ issue. This event is being planned prayerfully and with the intent of furthering communication. Please come and share your thoughts with us. The event will be held in fellowship Hall following service on Sunday, August 14th. Pizza and Drinks will be provided. We hope you will join us. – The Administrative Council


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7/15/22 Updates

Pizza w/ the Pastor…and hymn sing!
It’s back! Join us Sunday July 17th for an informal time of fellowship in the Fellowship Hall following worship service (approximately 11:30am). We will provide Pizza, Salad, Dessert, and Drinks. Come and meet others who follow Jesus here at Central while learning about the latest from Pastor Joseph. After lunch, we will have a hymn sing with Madeleine to sing our favorites and learn a few new ones.
 
Central Bowling Night
Join us July 17th at 5pm for an evening of fellowship and fun at Richmond 40 Bowl’s Soul Bowl. The lanes will be open from 5-8pm. Please bring money for food, drinks and games. If you have not RSVP’s with Christin in the office, no worries, anyone can join later that evening for $5 a person.
 
Children’s Music Camp- 7/18-7/20
Central is excited to offer a music camp this summer available for grades 2nd through 6th from July 18th to 20th from 9:30am – 11:30am at Central UMC—. Please reach out to Madeleine Demetriades if you are interested in signing up, or able to volunteer: madeleine@richmondcumc.com
 
Church Grounds Shrubbery Trimming
July 23, 2022 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Church wide shrubbery trimming and cleanup. Bring your battery powered trimmers (three will be available), rakes, etc. for a fun morning of trimming the church shrubbery. And we need lots of cleanup help.
 
Questions and Response for UMC, Bible, Covenant, & Sexuality
Sunday Morning July 31 at 8:45am, Pastor Joseph will host a Question and Response time in the Fellowship Hall. This will be around issues of the UMC, human sexuality, our connectional covenant, and the Bible. All are invited to bring questions and Bibles as we seek to continue to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

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. The church is a political (but not partisan) entity and we will be continuing the conversation of Central can be a place for all to build God’s shalom in the world. Join us on the 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 12:05 in the Fellowship Hall for a brown bag lunch as we discuss and listen to the matters and efforts breaking and making the Shalom of our community. On the 19th, we will be discussing abortion, gun control, and the ongoing debate within the UMC. Bring your lunch, your bibles, and a listening ear. May God break our hearts for what breaks his in this season.
Community Clean-up
On July 30th, There will be a clean-up of the Starr Neighborhood from 10 am – 1 pm. They will meet at 200 N. 13th St.  Trash bags and clean-up tools will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you have one.
 
Back 2 School Bash
On August 6th, several area churches and organizations are joining forces to off a Back 2 School Bash for community members at 10th St. park from 11-1.  There will be a free meal, games, various services, and free school supplies to the first 500 who attend.  Central has been asked to join in the efforts by serving as volunteers.  If you feel led to serve at this event, please contact Pastor Joseph.  All are invited to come and join in the festivities.
 
Food Truck Party VBS
Summer! Glorious Summer! No classes, no school night bedtime and all those hours of sun! Maybe you are already thinking about how to fill them. Here’s one way – Vacation Bible School!
This year Central is proud to join in the fun with First UMC and Centerville UMC For Food Truck Party! Vacation Bible School is happening July 24-28 From 6-8 PM each evening at First UMC (318 National Road West) All pre-school – 5th graders are welcome! You can sign your child, grandchild or neighbor up by going to First UMC’s website below. VBS is not only for the kids – Volunteers are also needed! You can volunteer to be anything from a crew leaders to crafts to clean up and more! Tribe members welcome! Need more information or want to get more involved? Call Jen Seger, she is our Central VBS coordinator for this year!
 
New Members Class
As our community returns to school in August, we will be offering a New Members Class on Sunday Mornings in the Memorial Room. Whether 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.

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7/8/22 Updates

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Central Bowling Night
Join us July 17th at 5pm for an evening of fellowship and fun at Richmond 40 Bowl’s Soul Bowl. Central will cover the cost for all who bowl, so invite your friends. The lanes will be open from 5-8pm. Please bring money for food, drinks and games. RSVP with Christin (christin@richmondcumc.com) by noon on the 15th so we can reserve the appropriate number of lanes. If you decide late to come, no worries. Any can join later that evening for $5 a person.
 
Pizza w/ the Pastor…and hymn sing!
It’s back! Join us Sunday July 17th for an informal time of fellowship in the Fellowship Hall following worship service (approximately 11:30am). We will provide Pizza, Salad, Dessert, and Drinks. Come and meet others who follow Jesus here at Central while learning about the latest from Pastor Joseph. After lunch, we will have a hymn sing with Madeleine to sing our favorites and learn a few new ones.
 
Children’s Music Camp- 7/18-7/20
Central is excited to offer a music camp this summer available for grades 2nd through 6th from July 18th to 20th from 9:30am – 11:30am at Central UMC—. Please reach out to Madeleine Demetriades if you are interested in signing up, or able to volunteer: madeleine@richmondcumc.com
 
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. The church is a political (but not partisan) entity and we will be continuing the conversation of Central can be a place for all to build God’s shalom in the world. Join us on the 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 12:05 in the Fellowship Hall for a brown bag lunch as we discuss and listen to the matters and efforts breaking and making the Shalom of our community. On the 19th, we will be discussing abortion, gun control, and the ongoing debate within the UMC. Bring your lunch, your bibles, and a listening ear. May God break our hearts for what breaks his in this season.
Community Emergency Relief Room
The Community Emergency Relief Room continues to help fire victims, as well as other individuals referred due to unforeseen emergencies. Small furniture items such as dressers, book cases, chairs, desks, dinette tables, night stands and bed frames are often needed. Other needs would be kitchen items and small household items such as lamps, bedding, cleaning supplies, etc. Personal clothing items typically are not accepted unless there are packaged. The continued support of the Central congregation is greatly appreciated.
 
Food Truck Party VBS
Summer! Glorious Summer! No classes, no school night bedtime and all those hours of sun! Maybe you are already thinking about how to fill them. Here’s one way – Vacation Bible School! This year Central is proud to join in the fun with First UMC and Centerville UMC For Food Truck Party! Vacation Bible School is happening July 24-28 From 6-8 PM each evening at First UMC (318 National Road West) All pre-school – 5th graders are welcome! You can sign your child, grandchild or neighbor up by going to First UMC’s website below. VBS is not only for the kids – Volunteers are also needed! You can volunteer to be anything from a crew leaders to crafts to clean up and more! Tribe members welcome! Need more information or want to get more involved? Call Jen Seger, she is our Central VBS coordinator for this year!
 
Questions and Response for UMC, Bible, Covenant, & Sexuality
Sunday Morning July 31 at 8:45am, Pastor Joseph will host a Question and Response time in the Fellowship Hall. This will be around issues of the UMC, human sexuality, our connectional covenant, and the Bible. All are invited to bring questions and Bibles as we seek to continue to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
 
Church Wide Shrubbery Trimming and Cleanup
July 23, 2022 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Church wide shrubbery trimming and cleanup. Bring your battery powered trimmers( three will be available), rakes, etc. for a fun morning of trimming the church shrubbery. And we need lots of cleanup help.

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7/1/22 Updates

Family Dinner Church
Calling all families of all kinds! Let’s get together… and eat, chat, laugh and worship our Mighty God. Our First Dinner will be Thursday July 7th @ 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. For the first dinner please bring your own food- but also- bring your family! We will have a short devotion and prayer and then the rest of the time to eat and chat. Your children will be listening and eating with you. For more information please contact Maryann Smith at 765-576-0375.
 
Central Bowling Night
Join us July 17th at 5pm for an evening of fellowship and fun at Richmond 40 Bowl’s Soul Bowl. Central will cover the cost for all who bowl, so invite your friends. The lanes will be open from 5-8pm. Please bring money for food, drinks and games. RSVP with Christin (christin@richmondcumc.com) by noon on the 15th so we can reserve the appropriate number of lanes. If you decide late to come, no worries. Any can join later that evening for $5 a person
 
Pizza with the Pastor
It’s back! Join us Sunday July 17th for an informal time of fellowship in the Fellowship Hall following worship service (approximately 11:30am). We will provide Pizza, Salad, Dessert, and Drinks. Come and meet others who follow Jesus here at Central while learning about the latest from Pastor Joseph.
 
Children’s Music Camp- 7/18-7/20
Central is excited to offer a music camp this summer available for grades 2nd through 6th from July 18th to 20th from 9:30am – 11:30am at Central UMC—. Please reach out to Madeleine Demetriades if you are interested in signing up, or able to volunteer: madeleine@richmondcumc.com
Community Emergency Relief Room
The Community Emergency Relief Room continues to help fire victims, as well as other individuals referred due to unforeseen emergencies. Small furniture items such as dressers, book cases, chairs, desks, dinette tables, night stands and bed frames are often needed. Other needs would be kitchen items and small household items such as lamps, bedding, cleaning supplies, etc. Personal clothing items typically are not accepted unless there are packaged. The continued support of the Central congregation is greatly appreciated.
 
Getting Political – 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. The church is a political (but not partisan) entity and we will be continuing the conversation of Central can be a place for all to build God’s shalom in the world. Join us on the 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 12:05 in the Fellowship Hall for a brown bag lunch as we discuss and listen to the matters and efforts breaking and making the Shalom of our community. On the 19th, we will be discussing abortion, gun control, and the ongoing debate within the UMC. Bring your lunch, your bibles, and a listening ear. May God break our hearts for what breaks his in this season.
 
Food Truck Party VBS
Summer! Glorious Summer! No classes, no school night bedtime and all those hours of sun! Maybe you are already thinking about how to fill them. Here’s one way – Vacation Bible School!
This year Central is proud to join in the fun with First UMC and Centerville UMC For Food Truck Party! Vacation Bible School is happening July 24-28 From 6-8 PM each evening at First UMC (318 National Road West) All pre-school – 5th graders are welcome! You can sign your child, grandchild or neighbor up by going to First UMC’s website below. VBS is not only for the kids – Volunteers are also needed! You can volunteer to be anything from a crew leaders to crafts to clean up and more! Tribe members welcome! Need more information or want to get more involved? Call Jen Seger, she is our Central VBS coordinator for this year!

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