February 12th Updates

Virtual Coffee Hour 
Let’s connect! Sundays at 11:30am (except communion/first Sundays)
Feel free to bring your coffee or lunch and invite your friends to join us on zoom for a short time for fellowship and a chance to get to know one another a bit better.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 860 7524 0433 – Passcode: 813984 – One tap mobile +13126266799 


Lifeline Screening

Central United Methodist Church is pleased to offer a preventive health event. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings on 3/5/2020. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries, abdominal aortic aneurysms, hardening of the arteries in the legs, atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat, and a bone density screening, for men and women Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit

www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979



Okay, now that I have your attention, would you be interested in helping save mouth-watering donuts from their donut funeral? If I can find some people who wouldn’t mind picking up donuts at least one day a week, they won’t have to be thrown away, and we can share them with our local shelters! Please contact me if this is a way of serving that would interest you. Thanks! ~ Pastor Jen  


Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the 40 day preparatory period before Easter (minus Sundays because we never give up celebrating the resurrection).  In it we acknowledge our coming deaths, confess our sins, and turn ourselves towards Jesus.  Due to Covid-19, our service will be on Zoom at 7pm.  Here is the information for you to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89378445987

Meeting ID: 893 7844 5987        Call-in number: +1 312 626 6799 US 

If you would like the imposition of ashes, we will have stations set-up in the Sanctuary for you to be in prayer and put your own ashes on.  Pastor Joseph and Pastor Jen will be available for prayer and the offering of ashes at the following times:


12:00pm-1:00pm (during Midweek Meditations from Madeleine)



Helping without Hurting
Join us Sunday, February 21st in person, following the worship service. If you’d like to participate but would rather join us virtually, please contact a pastor or the church office. Have you ever thought about how poverty can be alleviated? What are possible long term solutions? How can we support lasting change in the lives of others? Join us for a few weeks during Lent to work through the book “Helping without Hurting in Church Benevolence” by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. Books are available in the church office. At the call out meeting we will gather those interested and then set up meeting times from there. We look forward to continuing to work through how Central can continue to tangibly demonstrate the love of Christ not only in the church, but in the community around us. Contact the office or one of the pastors to be added to the list!


Real Discipleship Survey

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! You can find the links to the Real Discipleship Survey and the Instructions on our website at richmondcumc.com/exploring/


Financial Peace University

70% of Americans were living paycheck to paycheck – then the pandemic hit. That’s why we’re going to be offering Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class virtually online starting Friday, February 5th at 6:30pm. It’s timely wisdom, practical, and a fun way to learn about money. Each weekly session starts with teaching on video and is followed by a powerful small group discussion. You’ll see that you are DEFINITELY not alone if you’re struggling in this area. And even if you’re one of the few who isn’t struggling, you’ll still benefit from this powerful material. It teaches you how to apply biblical principles to the way you handle money and how to start truly managing all of the resources God has given you. This class breaks the process down into easy steps that will help no matter where you are. You’ve just got to take it!  If you want to get some more information now, just ask Carla – carla@richmondcumc.com. Can’t wait to see you all there! 


Garage Sale Update

Many of you have asked if we will be having a garage sale this year. Plans are still in the works. While we appreciate your contributions, please hold on to your items until further notice.


Prayer Partners

It is time to revive our Prayer Partner program. This has been a longstanding tradition at Central and many have been able to experience the connection between generations.  Now, more than ever, is a great time to get this program active again. This is a wonderful way to get to know our church body. We may not be able to connect face to face right now, but we can always meet face to face with Christ and pray for one another. If you are interested in being a prayer partner, please email sheri@richmondcumc.com with your name, phone, and address. She will connect you with a child or teen that will be your partner for the year. We ask that you pray for each other, send a written note from time to time, and recognize special days with a card. 

Upcoming UMW Meetings

Thursday, March 11th, Alisa Clapp-Itnyre will present a program on Climate Justice at 1:00pm in Fellowship Hall.  If you would like to join us for lunch at NOON, please let Ann Cashner or Shanron Rider know.  All are welcome! 


Wisdom Study – Study of Job

2020 has been a year unlike any other. Job offers wisdom unlike any other. Join us Wednesday mornings from 9-10 starting January 13th as we resume our study of Wisdom in the Bible.  Pastor Joseph will guide the conversation as we walk through the book of Job with readings, reflections, and applications during our hour together so that you are free to apply the wisdom gleaned throughout the week.  We will be meeting in the Fellowship Hall and on Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88545160130 Meeting ID: 885 4516 0130 or call: +1 312 626 6799


Intentional Discipleship Workshop

Rev. Joseph Seger will offer tools and strategies for creating an intentional discipleship pathway for your local church or expression.  Clergy, staff, and laypersons are all invited to attend.  We are excited to offer the Intentional Discipleship Workshop over 3 Zoom sessions.

The workshop content is based on years of ministry experience and research by Dr. Phil Maynard.  Rev. Seger has been trained by Phil to offer the workshop and help to begin to discern the implementation of a discipleship pathway that supports the growth of all people in your faith community. Click HERE for more information.

Musical Reminders/Announcements:

  • Tuesdays at 10:00am: Experience a time of weekly worship and virtual fellowship from Madeleine’s home in Brookville, Ohio! We pray, read Scripture, sing hymns, and hear meditative piano music. Streams live from Central’s Facebook page.
  • Wednesdays at 12:15pm: Weekly Musical Meditations from Central’s beautiful sanctuary. Reflective music played on pipe organ or piano. Streams live from Central’s Facebook page!

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