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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 

When it comes to hearing the Lord’s voice, I’d define myself as a slow starter. I was  in my thirty’s before I realized God was more than the Creator of all things. God was my Creator, my Savior, my Sustainer. Long before I was aware of God’s call to ministry, the prophet Isaiah’s words stirred my heart and mind. “Then I heard the Lord’s voice saying, “Whom should I send, and who will go for us?” I said, “I’m here; send me.” Those words rolled around in my soul for a decade. In that time, I became a more deeply committed follower of Jesus Christ. I began to realize that God was sending me!

In a few weeks, a team of pastors and laity from the East Ohio Conference is being sent to Liberia in West Africa. Among them will be the Ohio Valley District Superintendent, Rev. Jim Winkler, Carrollton 1st, Pastor, Rev. Kimberly Arbaugh and one of the new missionaries RUMC supports, Rev. Kathy Dickriede and myself.

When I first read Isaiah’s words all those years ago (in a small group learning environment, hint, hint), I never dreamed I would actually “go” anywhere beyond where I’d always been. I dreamed of being in mission, but it seemed dreaming about partnering with God’s beloved in other countries was as good as it would ever get. Boy, was I wrong! When God puts a desire on our heart, our heart won’t ever be satisfied until we respond as Isaiah did…as I finally did. God made a way when there seemed to be no way. When the time was right, God sent me to Africa. When I thought I’d never be able to go again, God made the way again.

Have you heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom should I send, and who will go for us?” Maybe God isn’t calling you to Africa or Russia or Haiti, but rest assured, Beloved, God IS calling. Each and every one of us is sent to share the Good News of God’s love. Maybe God will send you to the school in Jesus name. Maybe God is sending you to a food or clothing pantry in Jesus name. Maybe its rocking addicted babies in Jesus name or responding to a neighbors need in Jesus name. Our job is to listen and say “here I am, send me” when the call comes!

Please keep our team in prayer as we prepare to leave, as we travel and as we return from Liberia in Jesus name!

Agape, PG