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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 

It’s easy to get discouraged, isn’t it? Things that we thought would never happen, do. We live in a time of perpetual violence, illness, suffering, addiction…I could go on and on, and so could you. These things don’t just happen “out there”, they’re happening right here in the Ohio Valley, even our local community. How can we make a difference? How can the Church, how can this community of faith stand for Christ’s love in the midst of so much sadness? How can we begin to see ourselves, the community, valley, nation we love as God sees us?

As the EOC Annual Conference was stunned and wrestled with the mass shooting in Orlando, my soul was forced to think about, pray about, wrestle with the reality of God’s beloved, their families, community, our nation, once again devastated by terrorism & hate. Human beings, created in God’s love, destroyed. As a Holy Conference of Christian people, we were compelled to think about individual lives, names and faces. We heard story after story of personal connections to people attending Annual Conference. They were people, human beings, someone’s parents, children, grandchildren, friends, God’s Beloved whose lives were destroyed by a label, one given to them by the world…one they gave to themselves.

I thought about the focus of Youth Annual Conference on our identity in Christ. Their theme verse (and that of the entire Annual Conference) was 2 Corinthians 5:17, “So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, the new things have arrived.” CEB

What if our identity, yours and mine, was in Christ before all else? What if God’s love rather than the world’s labels identified us? What if we loved first? What would be different if we fixed our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfector of ALL faith? What would be different if we could truly love one another as Jesus loved us?

We could remove the labels we put on others…we could take off the labels we put on ourselves. In Christ, “The old things have gone away, and look, the new things have arrived.”

Agape, PG