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.
A Note From Pastor Georgette
In less than two weeks, the season of Lent will begin. Lent, like Advent is a season of reflection, preparation and examination before the celebration of Christ’s birth and Resurrection. Lent is the time people of faith some times “give up” something. Some don’t eat meat, others swear off candy or desserts. Some commit to less time on the internet, watching TV, playing video games or some other activity that distracts from their relationship with Christ.
Instead of giving up something this year, why not try something new, something different?
Why not commit to spending time in God’s Word? The Word that became flesh “and moved into the neighborhood”, in particular. Why not give ourselves to reading the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) during Lent? Why not ask God to help us grasp new, deeper meaning from stories we’ve read or heard hundreds of times? Why not commit to becoming part of a Sunday morning small group for just six weeks?
During the season of Lent, we’ll journey together in a sermon and small group (AKA Sunday School) series written by United Methodist Pastor and Author Mike Slaughter called “Renegade Gospel-The Rebel Jesus”. Rev. Slaughter invites us to enter into the stories of Christ, to think of ourselves as one of the disciples who followed Jesus. To consider the differences between our perception of Christ, and Jesus who “was a member of a marginalized and persecuted minority.” (Renegade Gospel, pg. 12)
Jesus turned a world that was upside down and didn’t know it, right side up! Jesus, by his life and example teaches us to do the same. Are you upside down? Want to be right side up? Rev. Slaughter writes, “discipleship doesn’t begin with one’s profession of faith. Discipleship begins in the commitment to journey with Jesus.” (Renegade Gospel, pg. 13) Let’s journey together!
LENTEN SERMON SERIES: Renegade Gospel The Rebel Jesus
Please join us starting Feb. 14, as we rediscover the rebel who came to initiate the radical movement of God that will “bring good news to the poor,… bind up the brokenhearted,…(and) proclaim release for captives” (Isaiah 61:1 CEB).