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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                                                                                     

As I sat in my office trying to write something meaningful over the blaring sounds of “Rolling River Rampage”, “Cast Your Burden on Jesus” & a rap version of “Zacchaeus”,  I was reminded of a well known passage from Proverbs; “Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.” (22:6)  We were on day three of Vacation Bible School when I was reminded once again of the power of God’s word. RUMC has hosted VBS for more years than most can remember.  Every year, many, many people come together to bring the Good News of Jesus to children of our congregation and the Richmond community. For some, VBS reinforces what the children already know about Jesus. Others are learning that they are loved by God (& Us) for the very first time.  Which reminded me of another passage, written eons before Christ was born.  “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your being, and all your strength. These words that I am commanding you today must always be on your minds.  Recite them to your children. Talk about them when you are sitting around your house and when you are out and about, when you are lying down and when you are getting up.” (Deut. 6:5-7)

In a world that tries to convince us our work for Christ is futile, God’s truth remains. A new generation led VBS this year. Young adults, “directed on the right path”, led music and taught the Pre-school class. Sr. Youth, who’ve learned to love God with their heart and strength, led recreation. Planning, working, laughing, and helping the next generation to discover the “right path” for themselves. We witnessed Sr. Youth help the younger youth with crafts and other youth ran the media. Adults and youth living out the instruction that blessed them to be a blessing to others. Which reminded me of yet another passage that has been prayed for the family of God for eons; “Then the Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants so that you love the Lord your God with all your mind and with all your being in order that you may live. (Deut. 30:6)

May our hearts and the hearts of our descendants continue to be circumcised with the love of the Lord our God, that we will live out our calling to make and mature disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. That we will “reach, teach and serve one another and our community with the love of Christ until we all meet him face to face!

Agape, PG