June 11th Updates

Frequent flyer miles donations?

Friends, we are currently interviewing candidates for our Youth and Associate Pastor positions. We might come to a point where we would like to fly in prospective candidates. Would any of you that have “stored up frequent flyer” airline miles be willing to donate them to this cause? If so, please contact Pastor Joseph.


Saying good-bye to Sheri Koyles

Sunday, June 13th, Central will be having a Cupcake Party for Sheri to wish her well at her new job. A Love Offering will be collected for her. Checks should be made out to Central with a memo denoting “Sheri Koyles.”

July Lamplighter

The Lamplighter is coming back! If you would like to have an article, testimony, devotional, or announcement published in the July Lamplighter, please submit it to Christin at christin@richmondcumc.com by June 18th. Need more time? Call the church office at 765-962-8543 and we will work it out!

Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!!!
Thank you to everyone who sent cards and well wishes for the birth of my son, Dexter. A special thank you to all the women of UMW for hosting a baby shower for me this past Thursday. Thanks to you, Dexter and I have 49 books to read as he grows! I am so blessed to be apart of the Central Staff and to work with such wonderful people.
– Christin Hampton, Office Manager


Prayers for New Beginnings in Old Space

With the departure of the Boys and Girls Club from Central, we have a path ahead to form new ministries and reimagine the space. Yes, we are still in grief. God still calls us along the Journey. What ways can we proclaim Jesus there? Which new communities could we serve? How could our Central family grow into this space? What is God asking of Central in the months to come? If you feel called to serve the least and the lost in our neighborhood, if you would all people to know Jesus, if you are willing to make disciples in news ways – please, spend time in prayer asking for God’s will to be revealed. Walk those now empty areas. Take time to sit there in prayer. God is good and he will show us the way.
Peace Study with Pastor Keya Davis from Kenya
Welcome to a series of Bible study Wednesdays and Sundays starting next week at 6:30 pm-7:30 pm and 8:45 am – 9:45 am respectively in room 207. The purpose of the Bible study series is to bring an understanding of the ministry of peace and social transformation and being active agents of change by engaging in social justice in the efforts to make this world a better place to live. In this series, various aspects of the ministry of Jesus Christ as the Prince of peace will be explored with a view to achieving the following goals that will revive and inspire the ministry of social justice in Christendom.
· Jesus is the Supreme example of social justice and peace
· Relationship With Jesus is the Key to successful ministry of social justice and peace
· Create awareness that Christianity should be up front in social justice and peace
· Create awareness that every Christian is an agent of change at home or abroad.
For more information, please contact the church office


Garage Sale Thank You!

Thank you to those who donated, to those who added to their collections, and to those who worked tirelessly setting up and taking down. Many in our community have and will benefit from your work!


Have you ever volunteered for the Boys and Girls Club?

If you have ever served with the Boys and Girls Club here at Central, they would like to invite you to sign a pillow to help remember all the great things Central has done for them. You can find this pillow in the office during normal business hours. If you would like to sign the pillow, please do so before June 30th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office at 765-962-8543


Community Food Pantry

Since the pandemic began, we have limited the number of hours we are open and used the same 6 volunteers to staff the pantry to minimize our volunteers’ exposure to the virus.  We are open Wednesday and Thursday, 1:00-3:00 PM.  Those volunteers are getting tired; the pandemic is receding — WE ARE READY FOR A FEW NEW VOLUNTEERS.  Still we are keeping clients outside the pantry by passing pre-prepared sacks of food through the two east windows so there is no close contact or exposure to clients. We need several volunteers from 12:30-3:00 Wednesday and/or Thursday. TO VOLUNTEER OR ASK QUESTIONS — CALL BECKY SHAW 765-960-5028 Leave your name and phone number, Becky will return your call.


Grief Support Group

We are beginning a grief support group and welcome anyone who is in need of a little company walking through a loss. We hope to share and help each other. The plan is to meet for six sessions on the second and fourth Mondays at 2 PM in the memorial room here at the church, beginning July 12. Please contact Sherry Bailey at 765-277-6641, or sabailey7013@gmail.com to let us know of your plans to join us.


Office Support Team

From time to time Christin needs help with various tasks or coverage in the office. If you would be willing to be on an “On-Call” list to volunteer, please contact Christin at 765-962-8543 or email her at christin@richmondcumc.com

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