January 15th Update

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.


Alpha is a time where you can explore life’s biggest questions in an intimate, relational atmosphere. It features a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, run over eleven weeks. Each session features a talk exploring different questions around faith, and a time for small group discussion.

During the conversation, you’ll have the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic and hear from others. There’s no obligation to say anything. And there’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment.

Alpha has been run all around the globe and is designed to be a place where everyone is welcome. You don’t have to come with all the questions because it is really about exploring. The adventurer and TV personality, Bear Grylls said, “Alpha was the best thing I ever did. It helped answer some huge questions and to find a simple empowering faith in my life.”

  • Dates: January 12 – March 30 (11 weeks)
  • Meeting Time – Tuesday nights @ 7:30pm-9:00pm
  • Meeting Location – Zoom
  • Cost – $0
  • Leader: Joseph Seger


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 of Jesus and wrestle with how we can obey them here and now. For more questions, contact Pastor Joseph

(joseph@richmondcumc.com).  Zoom meeting link –


meeting ID – 812 3608 7134


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 –


Meeting ID: 885 4516 0130

+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!


Martin Luther King Jr Day Service

Sunday, January 17th, we will be offering a community service to celebrate the life, legacy, and faith of Martin Luther King Jr. This service will be streamed through Facebook at 4 pm.


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.


Central Childcare is Hiring!

If you or someone you know is interested in working in our childcare, please contact Pastor Jen at jennifer@richmondcumc.com or call the office at 765-962-8543.
Creative Hands
Creative hands will begin to meet again in February! We will see you for our first meeting on Thursday, February 11th at 9am!


Ministry to Homeless

On January 27th we will be hosting a meal for the homeless from 12-3 to aid in the Continuum of Care count for our region.  If you are interested in serving, please contact the office.  If you are interested in counting, please contact joseph@richmondcumc.com. And all of us, please pray. If you would like to give towards the amenities to be handed out to the homeless, please donate money or drop off the following in the office by January 19th – (soap, shampoo, lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, and disposable razors), soft cereal bars, bottled water, rain ponchos, beanies, gloves, batteries, socks, white tshirts, can opener, blankets, etc.

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

Financial Peace University

We will again be offering Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class here at the church starting in February. It’s the most practical stuff out there and the most fun you’ll ever have learning about money. You are invited and feel free to invite a couple to join you in the journey.  Stay tuned for more information.



We are excited to be offering confirmation here in 2021.  Confirmation is a journey in which 7-12 graders have an opportunity to work through the tenets, history, and practicality of the Christian faith and Methodist way.  Space is offered for far ranging questions and conversation.  If you are a 7-12 grader, or a parent of a 7-12 grader, and are interested in joining this journey, please come to our informational meeting January 24th at 11:30 in Fellowship Hall.  Contact Sheri Koyles for more information


Coronavirus Vaccine Conversation

On Monday January 25th medical professionals from Central will share their latest insight and answer questions on the coronavirus, the vaccine, and what the latest models are for the days ahead.  This meeting will be on Zoom from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.  The link will be posted next week.

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