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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                                                                                     

In just a few weeks, spring will officially arrive. Even so, the winds of change have already been blowing fiercely! As I walked on Monday, praying and contemplating how the United Methodist Church will look following the Special General Conference on A Way Forward, I could hear generators humming, producing necessary power thwarted by the weekend’s violent winds. The scent of fresh pine was heavy in the air from trees that lost needles and branches from the wind’s violence. Everywhere I looked, trees had fallen, houses were without siding, things that should be on the ground, were stuck in trees. Everywhere I looked, there seemed to be something broken, something not where it should be. Then I looked up! The trees that have been barren all winter are already thick with buds. Yes, spring is on its way, but winter is not about to give up without a fight!

It occurred to me that the change of seasons, is much like change in the church. The hum of change sometimes feels violent, as if Christ’s church & our world are about to break into pieces at any moment. But when we look up, when we look to Christ, we are assured that even the most barren areas of our world have the potential to bud, blossom and produce again. God is trustworthy, God IS making a way. In Galatians 6:9, Paul encouraged a church weary from the disagreements that come with loving God & learning to love people: “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”

On Tuesday, a decision will finally be made, the winds of conflict will die down, if only for a little while. Christ’s Church will take a deep breath and access the outcome. But while we’re accessing the outcome, we can’t forget to look up! We can’t forget to look for the buds that are bursting to life all around us! God is at work in us, and in the world. So don’t give up on the fight to love God & love people. Don’t get tired of doing good, don’t get tired of loving others as Christ has loved us. Because in the end, only love will remain!

Agape, PG