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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                                                                                     

Following “Snowmagddeon 2019”, I was disappointed to discover that one of my favorite walking paths hadn’t been plowed. The snow wasn’t too deep, it was light and fluffy on a still, crisp, cold morning, so I decided I’d give it a try. The light powder easily gave way to my footsteps. The next day, I arrived to discover that several others had followed the footsteps I’d left the day before. I began walking, trying to stay on the worn path. But by the end of the second loop, the path I was on, a path I’d helped make, had become increasingly difficult. The snow was packed, the change in the temperature hardened all the previous footsteps. I couldn’t keep my balance. My ankles ached.  Here’s the crazy part, although it was harder and harder to follow the footsteps already made, I kept going. Finally, I decided to step off the well worn path and into the fresh snow. What a relief! One more loop in the fresh snow helped me understand how my determination to stay on the well worn path was often like my faith journey: stay put, don’t deviate, keep doing what you’re doing even when it’s not working. There are times when stepping off the well worn path and into freshness brings relief. The “new” path I stepped onto was still on the road that kept me moving forward, but offered new perspective, a fresh burst of energy, relief from the pain in my ankles. It reminded me of the wisdom of Proverbs 16:9 NLT “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.” Maybe like me, you’ve been following the same path, determined not to deviate, to keep following the same sure footprints only to find yourself losing your spiritual balance. God is in the fresh snow, Beloved! It’s OK to step off the well worn path once in a while and into newness of life in Christ. Invite God’s Spirit to bring you relief, a fresh perspective, new energy, ease of the pain of life’s struggles.

Life can be hard…God is in the fresh snow!

Agape, PG