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.
A Note From Pastor Georgette
As an adolescent waaaay back in the 70’s, my idealistic view of life was shaped by the music I loved to listen to. It was the era of The Beetles and “free” love. You know, “all you need is love, dun, dun, da, da…all you need is love, dun, dun, da, da…all you need is love, love. Love is all you need.” Oh, if love were that simple!
As I’ve wandered and wondered as a follower of Jesus Christ, I’ve begun to realize, our struggle isn’t with love, but how we define it as growing, maturing disciples of Jesus. The Apostle Paul wrote about the kind of love the Holy Spirit empowers in those who are willing to learn to love as Jesus loved. In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul described spectacular ways in which the Church (the Body of Christ in the world) accomplished miraculous things. Yet without love, these “things” were empty, hollow and meaningless. He continued his lament by describing what love is, and isn’t. The attributes of love include patience, kindness, truth, trust, hope, justice and endurance. Paul also described in detail what love isn’t. Love isn’t jealous, arrogant, rude or irritable. Love doesn’t keep a score card of right & wrong, Love doesn’t brag. If these aren’t enough to challenge how we define love today, Paul said, “love puts up with all things, and love never fails.”
Jesus’ birth, life, death and Resurrection embodied what true love looks, thinks, and acts like. Jesus, who commands us to love one another, the way he loved us…with our lives. Jesus, knew it is impossible for us to love this way without the Holy Spirit. As we learn to strive less and follow Christ more closely, our understanding of love aligns more and more with Paul’s definition of love, embodied in Jesus Christ.
As Christians, followers of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, we begin our journey as Emmanuel (God with Us) did, as a spiritual infant. We grow into deeper love in a lifelong journey to learn to live and love as Jesus loved us…with his life. Love isn’t free, but Love, God’s love, is really all we need!