Friday, February 5, 2021
Livestream Worship
Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

Join us on Church Online Platform or Facebook Live as we gather together
for worship this Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
Invite others to join us this Sunday and on the Sundays to come!

This Sunday Rev. Matt Bates will be preaching.
His sermon is titled Lifted Up.


Due to inclement weather, we were not able to livestream worship last week. But we would like to share with you the sermon that Rev. Matt Bates would have preached. It may help you understand a bit more about the sermon for this coming Sunday. You can listen to the audio version here.
More information about our Ash Wednesday worship service
will be available next week.
UMW - Smethie Circle
The next circle meeting will be Feb. 17 at 4:00 p.m. Barrett Brown will give a synopsis on the first 3 chapters of the book "Richmond’s Unhealed History”. Sharon Steele is also accepting members 2021 pledges.
Zoom Link. -- Meeting ID - 892 1490 8470. -- Passcode: 519402.

Looking Ahead to March
Be thinking of what you learned about yourself in 2020. What has been the worst part of our forced Covid shut down and the best part. Show and Tell About 2020 will be our March program.
How did we get here? 
Please join us for an exploration of Richmond’s history using the Rev. Ben Campbell’s book, Richmond’s Unhealed History.  This study will be guided by Pat Shipley, Karen Daly Junker and Barrett Brown -  with guest appearances by the author. 

 An Online Book Study - Monday Evenings at 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.

To register, please email: Barrett Brown - 
or telephone: 804-651 -1560. 
Weekly Bible Study
Wednesday mornings at 10:00 a.m.
Please join us as we look at the scripture for the upcoming Sunday. We meet together via Zoom for study and fellowship. The Zoom link will be sent via email on Tuesday. We look forward to seeing you there.
Calling all educators, nourishers,
movers, and shakers...

On Sunday, February 14, we are hosting a Zoom reception at 12:00 noon to present our new ministry vision of Richmond as a community where every person is thriving and has access to nutritious food and learning opportunities. 

Not only are you invited, you are already involved! The vision comes from our Dream Like Jesus team, a group of laity and clergy, young and seasoned adults, who spent much of 2020 identifying community needs that came to light last year and congregational gifts in people like YOU.

At the reception, come learn about this vision's deep roots in Jesus's dream of heaven on earth... and how you can take part in our next steps together. Amen, and onward!

Meeting ID - 873 8132 0027
Passcode - 029290
Matt and Amy Bates have a new address: 

2888 Fairway Homes Way
Glen Allen, VA 23059

Welcome to your new home!
Offering Envelopes
We know you may be wondering about how to get your offering envelopes. If you would like your envelopes, please email the church office or call 804-648-8319 and leave a message. While the office is closed, we are at the church on Thursdays and can make arrangements for you to pick them up. If that is not convenient for you, we will make other arrangements when you contact us. Thank you for your patience while we find new ways to get the business of church done!
The Upper Room available as a PDF
The Upper Room is continuing to support their standing order partners with a PDF of the January/February issue! You may download your copy here.
Congratulations to
John and Rochelle Adams
on the birth of their daughter
Arley Catherine Adams
who was born on February 3. 
Upcoming Birthdays

February 5- Troy Nelson
February 5- Wendy Smith
February 11 - Jim Hill

Feb. 8 @ 7 p.m. Richmond's Unreconciled History
Feb. 10 @ 10 a.m. Bible Study
Feb. 14 @ 12 p.m. New Ministry Vision Reception
Feb. 17 @ 4:00 p.m. UMW - Smethie Circle
Feb. 17 @ 7:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday Livestream

All events are on Zoom unless otherwise noted.
Roxanne Burns - granddaughter of Phyllis Stump, battling Covid-19.
Ka Cheng - friend of Vicki and Phyllis Stump diagnosed with breast cancer.
Ronnie Clements
Shannon Conway - requests prayer for the Charles Sherman, Peter 
Oxborrow, Leon Beale and family.
AJ Crick - recovering from surgery.
Bush Enos - brother of Rebecca Enos - just has a knee replacement and will need at least 6 weeks of recovery time.
Mike Foote- a friend of Ben and Carri Toro, in the hospital with Covid-19.
Nancy Grand - recovering from knee surgery.
Jeff Hatch
Sally Jordan - upcoming surgery.
Heidi Kara - in the recent loss of her Great Aunt, Marion Oldenburg
Winki Lampe and family - upon the death of John Lampe on December 15. You can read John's obituary here. If you would like to send Winki a card, here is her address: 9900 Palmerston Rd, North Chesterfield, VA 23236.
Missy - who has Covid-19 and now there is concern about possible heart problems.
Mikey - just had surgery to correct some complications from donating a kidney to his Dad.
Patti Oman - health concerns - friend of Beth Hensley.
Wayne Panton - undergoing tests.
Jerry Rodwell - Amy Bates's dad, now a resident at Spring Arbor Assisted Living in Rocky Mt., NC
Betty Rudasill - in the recent loss of her husband Charles Rudasill. The Rudasill family has a long history at Centenary. If you would like to send a card, Betty's address is: 2306 Cedarfield Pkwy - Apt 4803, Richmond, VA 23233.
John Seyfarth - John is doing well but we think he would appreciate a note or card from his church family. His address: Dr. John Seyfarth, The Hermitage Richmond
Red Bud Section—Room 214, 1600 Westwood Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227.
Rev. Pat Shipley - undergoing tests.
Phyllis Stump - at Lakewood Manor.
Patsy Marrs Wilson - recent hospitalization.