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Are you looking for a place to belong? You’ll receive a warm welcome at Richmond United Methodist Church.

We are a church dedicated to Jesus Christ. We are committed to outreach and to minister in His name.

There is an array of family oriented ministries providing opportunities for children, youth, and adults to grow in faith, to enjoy Christian friendship, and to serve Christ.

There is a place for you at Richmond United Methodist Church.

 

 

Gaston Fam._-107-Edit  A Note From Pastor Georgette 

Balance…how do we find balance in our lives? To answer this question, we ask another. Why are we here, what is our individual and collective purpose in this generation, this valley, this body of believers in Richmond, Ohio?

Sometimes, we are so focused on the things going on around us, we miss the presence of God in our everyday lives. At other times, we become so fixated on the activities of “godly living” we miss the life God created for us to enjoy.

So, how DO we find balance in our lives? King Solomon, known for his great wisdom, put it this way…“There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth.” His wisdom reveals deep self-knowledge AND greater purpose. Although he was just one man, his life had significant meaning, he understood he was part of a bigger picture. Everything he did, didn’t do impacted his life and the lives of those around him. As people of faith, we sometimes fail to think about our impact in the world. If we’ve not considered our lives as part of a greater purpose, we miss the challenge of striving for the “something bigger” God has prepared for us. If every step we take is measured, monitored & micro-managed, we miss the joy of life’s spontaneity, God’s presence in all things.

King Solomon’s reflection on balanced living concluded,  “I’ve decided that there’s nothing better to do than go ahead and have a good time and get the most we can out of life. That’s it—eat, drink, and make the most of your job. It’s God’s gift.”

When we begin to understand that the life we live is a gift and an offering, play and  purpose, self-nurturing and self-giving, we find balance. Therefore, wherever we find ourselves today, we can rest and be renewed in the assurance that God is with us,    guiding us toward “the opportune time to do things”, living balanced lives for Christ in Richmond, the Ohio Valley and the world…God’s gift to us, our gift back to God in this generation.

Agape, PG