November 6th Updates

Technology Assistance Tutorials
The pandemic has placed a massive strain on our technology proficiency, understanding, and stamina. We want all of Central to be resourced and trained to the level desired. We will be offering an ongoing space and basic training on whatever question you may have in regards to computers, phones, technology, and all the programs in between. Luke Sheridan is willing to learn alongside you on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 3:30 in the Fellowship Hall starting October 28th. Bring your devices, questions, and desire to learn as we tackle whatever is before us together. Feel free to email Luke to better prepare him at lcsheridan1212@gmail.com.
 
A tour of the Refuge of Hope
homeless women’s shelter will be conducted by it’s new director, Briget McFadden, on Thursday, November 12th. UMW will have a short business meeting in Fellowship Hall from 1-1:30, then carpool to the shelter for a tour and a question and answer session. All are welcome to attend. If you would like to join us for lunch at noon, give me a call or text me at 765-994-1979. Ann Cashner, Pres.
 
The Laundry Project
The Intermediate Sunday School class is once again collecting quarters for the Laundry Project. While the Trustee’s Office has had to reorganize they are still in need of quarters!!!! The Laundry Jug will be in the parlor on November 8, 15, and 22. If you are not able to come to the church service and would like to drive through either on a Sunday morning or evening between 5 and 7, we will meet you at the door. Just let us know.
 
Just in time for the holidays
Homemade noodles and pecans, coming to you from a UMW nearby. Can’t go out shopping for that special gift? Central United Methodist Women’s Creative Hands participants have also been busy, busy, busy creating some extra special items with fall/winter and Christmas themed pillows; tea towels, tree ornaments and more. Can’t gather with your family because of COVID? We’ll help you figure out a way to help you make local deliveries, if necessary. Or just freeze the noodles and pecans and celebrate when the pandemic is over. Our proceeds help many local charities who need our help now more than ever. Working together in spirit and faith makes us all stronger!
 
Community Emergency Relief Room
Six months have passed since the first family received assistance through the Community Emergency Relief Room in early May. We have now assisted fourteen families, involving fifty-one individuals. A user group has been established on Facebook that helps those involved with this mission to keep abreast with what is going on in the Relief Room and to communicate with each other. We would like to invite members of the CUMC congregation to join this group in order to learn more about this mission and perhaps decide they would like to become involved. You can find the group HERE
 
Monday Morning Connection
Come join us at Monday Morning Connection for a continental breakfast on Monday, November 9th at 9:00am in the parlor. Distancing will be observed and masks are required. We will have a special speaker, Alesia Stewart, who will talk on the topic; Sandpaper People – How to deal with people who rub you the wrong way. She comes highly recommended giving an enlightening take. Ask a friend to join you! If you have any question contact Linda Jennings
 
Red Cross Blood Drive
Central United Methodist Church will once again be hosting a Red Cross blood drive. It is scheduled for 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on December 17th. As always, the need for blood donations is high. A new aspect of the blood draw is that you will be provided with information on how to check back with the Red Cross to see if they have determined if Covid antibodies are in your system. During the draw, a number of precautions will be in placed in consideration of Covid-19 restrictions. To register for the blood drive, go to redcrossblood.org and enter the code CUMCRICH. There you will be able to select a time for either a blood draw or a PowerRed draw. Hoping to see the time slots fill up quickly. Thanks.

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