February 5th 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

The Community Emergency Relief Room has now addressed thirty-four referrals, including several that received assistance during the city-wide effort to count the homeless in our community on January 27.  We are well stocked now with the exception of bedding, and essential household and kitchen items.  We still want to encourage members of the CUMC congregation to get involved with this ministry.  There is always something to be done in the room such as inspecting, sorting and placing donated items in the proper locations.  All it takes to get involved is a phone call to Dana Mollenkopf at 765-277-0287.


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 Service

Join us on Wednesday, February 17th at 7pm on zoom for our Ash Wednesday Service.You can join us either by phone call at 1-312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 893 7844 5987 or virtually! Be sure to keep an eye out for the zoom link on our Central News Page on our website in the coming weeks.


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!


Parenting During Covid Conversation

Tired of the quarantine? Miss seeing your church friends who also have children? Take time on Monday, February 8th to talk about your struggles, suggestions, and successes from your quarantine days at home.  Hosted by Douglas Jamison, retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker and fellow Central member.  We will gather via Zoom from 8-9. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82781783246

Meeting ID: 827 8178 3246

+1 312 626 6799 


Fireside Conversations

2021 brings not just a new year, but also a renewed opportunity to gather.  Starting every Monday at 1:30 we will be gathering by the fireplace and on Zoom to share and discuss whatever may be on your heart or mind.  Feel free to drop in here and there or attend weekly or invite someone new.  There is no topic off limits as we conspire about what Jesus is about.  For 2021, any remaining time in the hour will be focused on Practicing the Way of Jesus.  We will go through every command ofJesus and wrestle with how we can obey them here and now. For more questions, contact Pastor Joseph (joseph@richmondcumc.com).  Zoom meeting link – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81236087134 meeting ID – 812 3608 7134


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.

Creative Hands

Creative hands will meet again starting February 11th at 9am. See you there!

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, Feb. 11th, Aleasia Stewart, former RCS teacher and administrator, will present a program on LOVE at our 1:00pm meeting in Fellowship Hall. If you would like to join us for lunch at NOON, please let Ann or Shanron know.

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


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!

One Response to “February 5th Updates”

  1. Carla Stidham says:

    Is Luke Sheridan still offering tech help?

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