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Upcoming events & Announcements

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Easter flowers

Help create a beautiful display of flowers glorifying our Risen Lord and Savior!

 

Please pick up an order from outside the sanctuary space or give the office a call 330-627-7671 or send an email to office@carrolltonfirstumc.org

 

Tulips (colors vary), Hyacinths, Daffodils $9.50 each Easter Lilies $10 each

 

Please include information on the wording for the bulletin. In memory of or in honor of, and your name. Deadline to order is SUNDAY, MARCH 10!

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donations needed

Kingdom Youth is currently working on making goody bags for our congregants that are at home. We could use your help collecting just a few items to help fill these bags:

-Small size hand sanitizers

-Individually wrapped chocolates

-Unisex Adult Socks

There is a box at each location labeled Kingdom Youth Donations. Donations due by Sunday, March 10. Thank you!!

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youth group volunteer needed

Kingdom Youth is looking for help during occasional lesson times, and any outings or events we will be doing! This is a great opportunity to connect with the Youth within and outside of our congregation, and help facilitate space for their relationship with God to grow. If you are interested, please contact the church office, or Kelsey Pitts for more info! There are a few requirements to participate, as the safety and protection of our Youth are of utmost importance.

-Current Valid Driver’s License

-Current Background Check

-Complete Safe Sanctuary Training

 

These are all fairly simple to obtain and have on file with the Church office. Church Office: (330) 627-7671

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cfumc's month in photos

Introducing CFUMC's Month in Photos – a vibrant showcase capturing the heartbeat of our church community! 📸✨

 

“CFUMC’s Month in Photos" is a captivating compilation that brings to life the diverse happenings within our congregation, ranging from intimate small group gatherings to lively and joyous church events.

 

We invite each member to actively participate by contributing snapshots of your small group meetings, candid moments from church events, or even cherished worship experiences. It's an opportunity to share the warmth, fellowship, and spirituality that define CFUMC.

Simply snap your photos and send them over to Autumn via email at communications@carrolltonfirstumc.org. Your submissions may be featured in our worship slideshow or on the church website! Let's come together to celebrate and showcase the incredible ways in which God is moving within our congregation.

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Lenten study

Join us for a Lenten study meeting February 12-March 18 at 6:00pm at the Yellow Brick Location. We will be studying the book, “Seven Words” by Susan Robb.

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eoc summer camp

Early Bird Rate! Register by March 15 and campers will receive $25 off the summer camp fee and be entered into a drawing to receive free registration. Additionally, Carrollton First UMC will pay $200 toward the cost of one of these camps for youth that attend worship, Yellow Brick Kidz or Bridge Kidz, Kingdom Youth, UMC Kidz Club, etc. Just reach out to the office.

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eggstravaganza

Get ready for an eggs-traordinary event that will crack you up with joy! The Carroll County Community Commission is proud to hold the “Eggstravaganza” again this year. Community organizations will come together to give fun presentations and distribute goodies. The Easter bunny will be a special guest! Save the date because on March 23, the Ashton building at the Carroll County Fairgrounds will be transformed into an egg-centric paradise from 9:00-11:00 AM. 

 

But wait, there's more! We invite the community to join us in making this Eggstravaganza egg-ceptional. If you're egg-cited to contribute and support this community event, you can donate to make it all possible. Checks can be made out to the Carroll County Community Commission and sent to 3266 Dyewood Rd SW, Carrollton, OH 44615, with attention to Carroll County Community Commission. We'll see you at the Ashton building on March 23 for the egg-stravaganza of the year!

 

*Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. 

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women's retreat

Calling all amazing women! Join us for a day of inspiration, connection, and growth at our Women's Retreat! 🙋‍♀️🌟

🗓️ Saturday, April 6

⏰ 9:00am - 3:30pm

🏡 Yellow Brick Church

 

Let's come together, strengthen our bonds, and create unforgettable memories. It's time to invest in yourself and your faith journey! 🌺👭 We've got a fantastic day planned including continental breakfast, uplifting worship, inspiring speakers, delicious lunch, fun activities, AND an ice cream bar to sweeten the day! All of this for just $20. Secure your spot by RSVPing with payment to the church office by Sunday, March 24. 

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Maundy Thursday

We will hold a Maundy Thursday service at the Yellow Brick Location on Thursday, March 28. 

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Good friday

In lieu of a Good Friday service this year, we have decided to do a cross walk again in downtown Carrollton. We will meet at the Yellow Brick location (253 S. Lisbon St. Carrollton) at noon on March 29. We will walk down to the bottom of the square, retrieve the cross, and carry it back to the church. As we walk, we will discuss what Jesus might have felt and saw as he made that journey so long ago. We will end at the Yellow Brick Church and conclude our time together with prayer and scripture reading. This will be an impactful gathering and we hope you will join us.

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easter

You're Invited to our Easter Church Services!

 

Join us for a day of celebration and worship at Carrollton First UMC. Experience the beauty of Easter at our various locations:

6:30 AM Sunrise Service at The Bridge (Carroll County Fairgrounds) 9:00 AM Service at the Yellow Brick Location 10:30 AM Service at The Bridge

Come and rejoice in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ with uplifting music, inspiring messages, and fellowship. We can't wait to celebrate with you!

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stellar vbs

Stellar – Shine Jesus Shine VBS

Coming on June 4,5,6, 2024. Mark your calendars now.

For kids ages 3 years thru 5th grade.

Time: 9:30 – noon each day.

At Stellar VBS, kids will discover what it means to shine Jesus’ light in everyday life. Stellar is filled with awesome Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear and touch. Sciency-Fun Gizmos, team-building games, unforgettable Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. Plus, we’ll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life – something we call God Sightings.

Watch for more details to come.

Teachers and leaders needed in all areas. Talk to Francie Krills or Kathy Cramer to get you signed up for a fun and out-of-this-world VBS.

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Safety & Security Team

Carrollton First United Methodist Church is building a Safety and Security Team so that we as a congregation are prepared should a situation arise in our church. Together we can plan, train and prepare for what we must pray will never happen.

 

If you would like more information, please contact Scott Cartwright. Descriptions of the positions are available from the church office.

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umc kidz club

Age Group: 3 years- 5th grade (must be potty-trained)

When: Tuesday evenings 6-7pm, restart Jan 16 Where: Carrollton First UMC -Yellow Brick Location

 

Our hope is each child will participate as much as they can to experience a variety of ways they can connect with God and share His love.

 

The Tuesday schedules are as follows:

February 20-March 26 – Easter Music Choir/Bells

April 2 – Break

April 9-May 7- Puppet Playhouse

Questions? Please contact Meghan Hill.

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small group offerings

Life is better together, and our small groups are proof of that! 

Looking to connect, grow, and share your faith journey? We have a variety of small groups that would love to welcome you. Join us as we come together to learn, support, and grow in faith. There's a place for you!  

 

Keep up with our small group offerings by visiting www.carrolltonfirstumc.org/small-groups 

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called to serve?

Hello everyone! Are you being called to serve at church? We are always looking for help. Not sure what’s involved or how to do a task? Training available!

 

Volunteers needed for Hospitality, Greeters, Children’s Messages, Yellow Brick Kidz, Bridge Kidz, Worship Crew – Sound, Camera, Computer, Funeral Dinners. Contact the church office if you see a need and want to help fill it! We appreciate the commitment you make to our church.

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hands, hearts, & flowers!

Starting September 3, we will kick off our Hands, Hearts, and Flowers Campaign.

Our vision and goal is to build a strong faith community in Carrollton where everyone feels welcomed, loved and that they belong. To build, strengthen, and renew connections with CFUMC, we will extend 500 invitations with the hope that 50 or more will be accepted.
We will have cut outs of Hands, Hearts, and Flowers at both locations. In order to serve as a reminder and set the tone for our vision I am asking that every time you extend an invitation to someone you put a hand on the wall, every time one of your invitations is accepted you put a heart on the wall and for every new person we have show up that came on their own we will put a flower on the wall.

Throughout the year (September 2023-August 2024) our church will be hosting opportunities for you to invite others (although we should all be inviting every week) to join our church family for fun, fellowship, and worship. For example, our Dessert War event in September, Advent Festival in December along with Holiday Worship opportunities during Christmas and Easter and many more. We will have available cards with church information on them so that you can hand someone as you
verbally invite them to join us. This would count as one invite. We will have prayer cards available to pick up at each location with a reminder of our Goal on one side and a prayer we can all be joining as a church family to help us stay centered on being people of
invitation. At the end of the year, August 2024, we will have a party celebrating our 500+ invites. I look forward to the ways we will be touching lives in our community.

Blessings, Pastor Kimberly

Our vision and goal: To build a strong faith community in Carrollton where everyone feels welcomed, loved
and that they belong. To build, strengthen, and renew connections with CFUMC, we will extend 500
invitations with the hope that 50 or more will be accepted.


Our prayer:
Eternal God, may our invitations make a difference. Whether our invitees respond with a 'yes' or a 'no,' we
pray that they will receive our invitations as a reminder of your unconditional love for them. Even if they
decline our offer, may the invitation itself bring hope and encouragement to their lives. Amen.

Here is a list of things to pray for to get you started in the invitation process as published in
EvangelismCoach.org in response to an article titled 3 Questions for Charles Arn
1. Pray for your potential Guests
2. Pray for the opportunity to arise to invite them to Church
3. Pray for awareness of their need
4. Pray for awareness of the opportunity
5. Pray for the courage to invite them to church.
6. Pray for favor that they would accept the invitation.
7. Pray they would follow through and come.
8. Pray that your church would welcome them.
9. Pray that the message and worship would be awe-inspiring
10. Pray that they would hear the message and grow one-step closer to God.

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2023-2024 Calendar of events

Please find our 2023-2024 Calendar of Events using the button below!

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Spiritual gifts inventory

Please use the link below to discover your spiritual gifts! God uniquely created you and gave you these gifts for a reason. 

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