In-Sanctuary Worship Resuming

Beginning Sunday, January 24, we will resume in-church worship services (10:00 a.m.).  Rev. Williams will continue to post an online worship service on our church website after the worship in the sanctuary has concluded.  (It should be online by 11:15 a.m.).  So, be sure to watch each week.  We may not be able to gather and worship in the same place, but we can all worship together in our hearts for "we are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord."

2021 Offering Envelopes

This year’s Offering Envelopes are ready for you to pick up at the church.  We have a numbered boxed set with your name on it.  So, swing by the church and pick it up.  If you cannot get out due to the pandemic, let us know and we’ll work out a way to deliver your new envelopes to you.  Using these weekly envelopes helps each of us keep up with our giving to the church.  They also promote accuracy in counting and recording your contribution.

70th Wedding Anniversary

Charles & Marilyn Farmer will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on December 27. Way to go Charles & Marilyn! Seventy great years together!

Supporting the Church

Thanks to the many church members and friends who have mailed in their Sunday Offerings in an effort to continue their support of the church’s mission.  Those gifts are being blessed and dedicated for God’s work just as we would normally do at worship on Sunday morning.  If you would like to make a donation of the church click\tab here.

Upper Room Magazines

The January-February 2021 issue of the Upper Room devotional magazine is available.  If you would like a copy, call the church office and we will mail it to you.  As always, we have both regular and large print versions.  Let us know which version you prefer.

Worshipping Safely

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As we gather for worship on Sunday mornings, we are doing our best to keep one another safe in the midst of the pandemic.  Indeed, the only way we can have in-church worship is by observing certain COVD-19 related protocols including the wearing of face masks and physical distancing.  Please click here to see the protocols we are observing. For the sake of your fellow worshippers, it is important that we ALL carefully observe these protocols.

Face Masks
The Newest Fashion Statement

Rev. Williams has put together some information about how to make your own face mask.  He has posted that information on our website at:

Read the Bible in One Year

Susie Bliss is inviting you to read through the Bible in one year with her.  The reading program she is using consists of 6 readings per week (one each day).  The seventh day is intended to be a day of contemplation, have a group meeting, or catch up if you fell behind.  Susie, and several others, began on July 5.  If you want to join them in this spiritual journey you can do so at any time.  Call the church office to join up.  [More Information]

Wood Chips Spreading

From time to time there is a need to replenish and spread out the wood chips in the Daycare’s outside play area. It requires a huge load of new chips. Gratefully, on Monday, August 17, we had an equally large group
of faithful volunteers.  Thanks to those who gave their time and tools:  Gerry Germann, Megan Kipping, Taylor Kipping, Robert Schmidt, Nancy Schmidt, Sally Schmidt, Clyde Willis, Doug Saltsgaver, Jeremie Ahnefeld, Jaden Ahnefeld, Malia Casner, Ron Schuler, Bob Sweeney, Debbie Reid, Charles Reid, Kristen Thompson, Nikki Goedeke, Anselm Williams, and of course, Associate Director Jannie Saltsgaver, and Director Janet Plackemeier. That same evening, a tree in the church yard that required some serious trimming got the trim job it clearly needed

Sanctuary Improvement Project

Painting all the walls with two coats of paint began on Tuesday, April 28, and took about a week.  Once the painting was complete, new carpeting was laid. Insulation was also installed in the ceiling.   Replacement of the front steps was the next step.  This included a new more secure hand rail on both sides of the steps.   We’ve been planning this project for well over a year.  Your contributions have made this possible.  See photos of the work that has been done.

A Bit of Art Presented to the Church

Sculptor & artist Michael Mistler and his wife, A.J., are friends and former church members from Anselm’s past. You know his work; the wind sculpture that was installed on the courthouse yard in the middle of the Carrollton square was designed and created by Michael Mistler. Last week Mike and A.J. popped in at our church to surprise Anselm and Susan. They unexpectedly presented our church with one of Mike’s creation. It is an artistic optical illusion entitled, “Crown of Thorns Tree.” Anselm and Susan have hung it in the hallway near the bulletin board. Next time you are at the church come by and check it out!


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.

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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.

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]