February 19th 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 

Community Emergency Relief Room

A big thank you goes out to our youth group for sorting and sizing our children’s clothing. It was greatly needed. Recently, assistance has been provided to two large families. Several household and kitchen items were provided to them, so that is currently our focus for donations. Think, if I were to lose everything, what would I need to replace. Those of the type of items we need to have on hand for future recipients. In closing, as a reminder, the Emergency Relief Room is a CUMC mission. While many referrals do come through the American Red Cross, it is not a Red Cross program. Your continued support of this mission is greatly needed and appreciated.


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  

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/


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

I have had multiple responses from prayerful people who would love to be partnered with a young person in our church. Many parents have also responded that they would love for their child to be a part of this great opportunity for prayerful connections!  We only have one more need at this time!  We are in need of some praying MEN who would love to pray for and encourage (via mail) a young man or boy.  If you feel God nudging you to join us in the Prayer Partner journey, please contact Sheri via email at sheri@richmondcumc.com  Thanks! 


Upcoming UMW Meetings

Join us on Thursday, March 11th from 9:00am – 12:00pm for Creative Hands and then from 12:00pm – 1:00pm for lunch (Reservations needed). From 1:10pm – 1:30pm we will have a short business meeting followed by our guest speaker, Alisa Clapp-Itnyre, at 1:30pm. Alisa Clapp-Itnyre will teach us about CLIMATE JUSTICE. Alisa teaches a class on the environment at the college level.  She has lots of knowledge to give to us and constructive ideas we can implement daily to help save our planet. 

Creative Hands

Creative hands will be meeting the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month, 9 through lunch, as we continue working on projects to support our local charities. Please watch for announcements in the bulletins and weekly announcements.


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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