January 22nd 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



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

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 Thursday, 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.


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.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83713945531

Meeting ID: 837 1394 5531

One tap mobile: +1 312 626 6799


UMW Meeting

Women of the church, UMW will have our monthly unit meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11, in a socially distanced Fellowship Hall. Creative Hands (all are welcome to join us) will meet form 9:00- 12:00. Lunch will be served at noon.  Reservations needed. Please contact Ann Cashner or Shanron Rider. Our UMW meeting will follow at 1:00, with a short business meeting and  a guest speaker.  LOVE will be our theme. February Mission Offering: If you are able, please bring a package of new children’s underwear or socks, or a small monetary donation. Please join us!


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!

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