July 31st Updates

Lester Robinson’s Memorial Service

On Sunday August 2nd we will be having a Celebration of Life for Lester Robinson. Visitation for Lester will be at 2pm with service at 3pm at Central United Methodist Church. You may view his obituary HERE 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Central United Methodist Church, 1425 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374 or American Cancer Society, Wayne County Unit, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.
Wisdom Study Resuming

Wisdom. We desperately need it in 2020, yet it drips forth from Genesis to Revelation. Join us as we resume our study of Wisdom literature starting Tuesday August 4th at 1:30pm. We will recap where we have been in the first gathering and then move on to Song of Songs. We will be having a hybrid session of in-person and Zoom to accommodate whatever situation you find yourself. Please email Pastor Joseph (joseph@richmondcumc.com) if you are interested in joining.


Realm Sign-ups Sunday!

Realm is an online ministry tool designed for real time connection. It helps our church connect with you and you connect with us. Realm allows you to manage your personal information and who is allowed to see it, control your giving, and keep in touch with the groups that matter to you. Join us in the Parlor Sunday after worship to get your account set-up. Want to know more about Realm? Join us on Mondays and Thursdays in August from 10am – 11am where we will be available to answer any of your questions.


Prayer Service on Sundays at 6:30pm.

You, me, and God – bringing our hearts before our maker together at 1425 E Main in the Sanctuary for a half hour each week.  In the midst of the uncertainty of 2020, we will be leaning into the knowledge of our God, and discerning where the Holy Spirit is leading Central in the days to come.  


Prayer Walk Monday at Noon

Prayer connects us daily to a loving God moving in our midst. In his 3 rules for Methodists, John Wesley calls us to both private and public prayer. On the first Monday of every month at noon, we will have a prayer walk through our neighborhood. We will divide into small groups at the entrance of the church and proceed in different directions. Along the way, we will pause to pick up trash and renew our streets and sidewalks. Please contact Pastor Joseph with any questions. For those who cannot participate in this way, contact pastor Jen for alternative options.


Stuff the Bus

At the Annual Conference of the Indiana United Methodist Church each year a mission project is presented for all the Indiana churches to participate in.  Last year we donated lap blankets to Brianna’s Hope and the previous year it was backpacks packed with personal health care products for the homeless. 

This year our project is Stuff the Bus which follows the theme of this years conference “Children Matter Most”.  However, due to COVID-19 and to avoid physically handling school supplies donations will be accepted and donated to the 10 Districts of the Indiana Conference. 

To donate: 

  • Text the word “missional” to give to Children Matter Most, and the amount of your donation to 855-389-1555.
  • Give online through Securegive at https://app.securegive.com/INUMC/-missional-offering.
  • If you prefer to get a check to me, I will see that the conference gets it.

Thank you for participating in the Annual Conference mission project. 

Dixie Armstrong – Equalizing Member East District


Imhoff Baby Sprinkle

We are doing a “sprinkle” for the Imhoff family that is soon expecting their 3rd baby! A Virtual Sign Up has been created. If you would to purchase an item, please contact Leanne Backmeyer, at Lealogue@comcast.net and she will email you the link so you can view the needed items. You may bring all purchased items to the church office and label them “Imhoff Sprinkle”

Hymn Study

Madeleine has started a Zoom Hymn Study! We will examine the fascinating stories behind our most beloved Methodist hymns, and discuss how these songs help to enrich our spiritual lives and elevate our worship experience. I promise we will have fun! It will held on Tuesdays at 2:00pm and last until September 1st. If you are interested in participating, please email Madeleine at: madeleine@richmondcumc.com

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