Carrolltons newest minister, Rev.
Duane Williams, will play host as the Ministerial Alliance leads the community
Thanksgiving Service at his Southside Baptist Church on Sunday, November
18. Our own pastor, Anselm Williams, will offer the message. The service
will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Yippie! We Did It
month we paid off all our 2018 Conference Apportionments AND all our District
Apportionments. And we did it more than two and a half months ahead of
time! Way to go everyone!
Food - Volunteers Needed
Years ago our church began a ministry of
taking warm home cooked meals to those in need. We call it Soul
Food. In recent years, other local churches have joined our
effort. Soul Food always begins on the Sunday after Thanksgiving and runs
until Palm Sunday. With five other churches participating in the Soul
Food ministry this year, our congregation will be serving on five separate
Sundays. Sign-up sheets will be available on our bulletin inserts the
next few weeks. There is also a sign-up chart on the bulletin board
outside the church office. We need cooks and delivery
drivers each week. Though our Youth Group is cooking on St.
Patricks Day, we will still need (adult) drivers that day. Susan
Finlayson is the Soul Food coordinator. Learn more about Soul Food right
Food - Special Offering
We recently took a special offering for
our Soul Food ministry. Thanks to everyone for their generous
support. To date we have received $857 to help us provide warm meals to
needy families in our community. This money will be used to purchase food
and packaging supplies for the Sundays our church will be preparing and
Rehearsals for Children's Christmas
Program Have Begun
This year's Christmas Musical is
entitled The Inn Crowd and we hope to have many young
singers and actors to help tell this special story! Musical director
Chris Sweeney is currently conducting
rehearsals on Sunday afternoons. See the complete
rehearsal schedule. The children will
perform their Christmas program for the church family on Sunday, December 9, at
Church Family Christmas
One of the
nicest parts of the Christmas Season is the gathering of our church family for
a joyful fellowship meal in the Fellowship Hall. Realizing many in our
congregation are anxious to see the children's Christmas Musical, we have in
recent years enjoyed this much anticipated fellowship meal right after the
worship service on the Sunday when the children perform. So, we will come
together for a bit of Christmas camaraderie and a delicious meal on Sunday,
December 9. We'll also have an opportunity to sing a few favorite
Christmas songs right after we eat.
beautiful sight! Our steeple now has a new look.
Read all about it: Who
made it? How big is it? What does the symbol mean? And why
did we start this project in the first place? We will soon be posting
pictures of the cross & flame being mounted high at the top of our
The November-December 2018 issue of the
Upper Room devotional magazine is now available. Pick up a copy at the
back of the sanctuary or on the information table in the hallway. As
always, we have both regular and large print versions.
Lay Servant Ministry
District of the United Methodist Church (of which we are a part) is offering
three new Lay Servant Workshops on
Saturday, November 10 at the Smithville United Methodist Church (8:30
a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). These events are great for anyone who wants to learn
about being a Methodist or how to do more for your church. You may choose
which of the three workshops you would like to attend.
Find out more about the three courses being
Learn more about what Lay
Servant Ministries are all about in our Missouri Conference.
like to put flowers on the altar? We have a lot of available Sundays.
Check out the chart on the bulletin board by the church office, or simply call
the church office reserve the Sunday of your
Bring Us Your Used Inkjet and Toner
Help the church save money on office supplies!
We are part of a program whereby we receive credit for office supplies when we
recycle used printer toner and ink cartridges. Those printer cartridges
are bad for the environment, so don't toss them in the trash, bring them to
church and we'll put them to good use. Thanks for helping.
about our on-going Best Choice Save-A-Label Program! Start saving
them right now if you have not already been doing so. Then bring your UPC
(proof of purchase) labels to church and put them in the can located on a table
in the hallway. The can is marked Best Choice.
Our church's Bereavement Dinner Committee will earn $30 in cash for each bundle
of 1,000 UPC labels.
Print Worship Bulletins
In addition to our regular-sized
bulletins, we are now providing a large print version of our worship bulletin
for those who would benefit from larger text. Large print versions of the
hymns are also included as well as a larger version of the bulletin insert with
all the announcements.
C.M.U. Tops in Dollars for
Central Methodist University (formerly, Central Methodist
College) leads all UMC-related colleges and universities in the country in the
number of Dollars For Scholars student aid recipients. C.M.U. partners
with local United Methodist congregations, the United Methodist Higher
Education Foundation (UMHEF) and the Missouri United Methodist Foundation
(MUMF) to provide these renewable ($3K-$4K) scholarships. This year
C.M.U. and the Missouri Conference had 45 DFS recipients, second only to the
Georgia Conference, which has nearly a dozen UMC-related colleges and
universities compared to Missouri's one and only university-C.M.U.
[Learn about scholarships for United Methodist