Special Soul Food Offering This Sunday

Our Soul Food ministry is what you might call a “signature” ministry of our church.  We will soon be making deliveries of warm Sunday meals to needy Carrollton families.  Along with our normal offering, we will receive a special “Soul Food Offering” this Sunday, November 17, to help advance this important ministry.  Thanks for your support!

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Community Thanksgiving Service

The Carrollton Ministerial Alliance invites you to the Community Thanksgiving Worship Service on Sunday, November 24, at 7:00 p.m.  The Assembly of God Church will be our host congregation this year and Rev. Pat Jones of the First Christian Church will bring the evening’s message.

Gearing Up for Soul Food

It won’t be long before we start cooking and delivering Soul Food meals again.  We will be taking meals to needy individuals and families on Sunday evenings between December 1 and April 5 (Palm Sunday).  Our church began this ministry a long time ago, but in recent years several churches in the community have come on board and are now a big part of the Soul Food Ministry.  The participating churches rotate the Sundays they cook and deliver meals.  Our United Methodist Church will be preparing, and delivering, warm dinners on the following Sundays.  Sign up forms will soon be available on the worship bulletin insert.  Of course, you can always simply call the church office and tell us the day(s) you would like to help.

We need cooks and drivers.

Fall Food Fellowship Report

It looks like we made $1,753.07 from the “Fall Food and Fellowship” event a couple of weeks ago.  We appreciate Earlene’s willingness to coordinate this event once again this year.  Thanks to all of you who brought cinnamon rolls, cookies, and desserts as well as the many hard workers who helped that day.  We especially thank everyone for his or her generosity!

Scholarship Fish Fry Report

With the help of a lot of volunteers, the fish fry was a big success!  We served a lot of people that night and everyone seemed to have a good time.  It was fun to watch the guys outside interact with each other while they cooked the fish and potatoes.  We raised about $3,666 for the scholarship team to put towards future scholarship awards.  Thank you for supporting the future of our church’s youth members!

Decorate the Church for Advent & Christmas

What an inspiration it is to see our beautiful sanctuary all decked out for Christmas!  We need help putting up the decorations, though. It’s a fun job, in part because of the people who get together to do it.  So, join us on Sunday, December 1, after the worship service.  It doesn’t take long when we have a lot of help.

Christmas Program

The children’s musical, “Miracle at Midnight” will be presented on Sunday, December 8, at 1:00 p.m. under the direction of Chris Sweeney.  The children have worked hard to prepare this telling of the Christmas story for the enjoyment of the entire congregation.

We Did It - Early!

We have paid off all our 2019 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!  This money supports United Methodist ministries beyond our local area.

Two New Members

We welcomed two new church members in September.  Mildred McNelly and Wanda Adcock each became full-members of the Carrollton United Methodist Church.  Church membership is more than just joining an organization.  It is a gesture of faith in God and an acknowledgement that the Lord is an important part of your life.  We celebrate that these two persons have become part of our fellowship of love and service.

Parking Lot Lines

Thanks to the members of our Youth Group for painting parking lot yellow and blue lines.  They also painted the blue handicapped symbols on the parking lot.  It took them two evenings to finish but they did a great job.  The church also wants to thank the Foster Funeral Home for lending us their line painting device.

Upper Room Magazines

The November-December 2019 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.

Memorial Plaque

On Sunday, October 13, we celebrated the lives of some of our church family who have entered the Kingdom of Heaven. These names were added to our Memorial Plaque (located in the back of the overflow section of the sanctuary):  Jean Famuliner, Lewis Hockridge, Vinita Hubbard, Wilma Robinson, Nancy Miles, Lloyd & Joyce Martin.

Flower Chart

Would you 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 choice.

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Bring Us Your Used Inkjet and Toner Cartridges

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.

Save-A-Label

Don't forgot 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.

Large 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 Scholars

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 members]

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