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Upcoming events & Announcements

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Baptism event

You're invited to join us for a special baptism event on May 26th at Camp Aldersgate at 12:00pm. We will offer baptisms by sprinkling or immersion. Please contact the church office if you’d like to be baptized or renew your baptism. We look forward to sharing this moment with you!

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Stellar – Shine Jesus Shine VBS

Coming on June 4,5,6, 2024.

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.

Help us decorate! Items needed:

  • Large cardboard to make rockets

  • Large circular tubes to make telescopes

  • Balloons- red, orange, silver, purple, blue

  • Astronaut suit

  • Glow in dark stars

  • Bucket of gadgets and gizmos for skit. Can be flexible tubing, metal tubes, nuts and bolts, pvc pipes small pieces, etc.

Help us lead!

  • 2 people to make cupcakes and cookies - specific directions to come

  • Bible leader

  • Teen helpers

  • Decorating Team - help make the magic happen and decorate before VBS starts!

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discipleship exploration

On Tuesday, June 11 from 6:30-8:00pm we will be having Discipleship Exploration for anyone in the church interested in going deeper into discipleship. We will be having a pasta and salad bar, and briefly discussing discipleship, using an easy to understand 3DM model. Please try to sign up by Sunday, June 2, so we can plan food and set-up, but "we won't turn you away if you didn't sign up in time"  Contact Kelsey Pitts with questions

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s.h.a.p.e class

Join us for a class going deeper into spiritual gifts, what they mean, and how to use them in your daily life to bring God glory. Has God  placed in you the gift of hospitality.. prophecy.. healing and miracles? What does that mean, how can you grow into that call, and how do
we edify those gifts?


The class will take place in two sessions. It is important to attend both, as there will be a lot of information packed into each.
Dates: Tuesday, June 18th and Tuesday, July 2
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
Location: The Yellow Brick Church

 

Please contact Kelsey Pitts with questions or to sign up:
kelsey@carrolltonfirstumc.org
(sign up is not necessary to attend)

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Ministry fair

Have you ever thought about helping out with communion, or getting involved with Bridge/Yellow Brick Kidz? Maybe you've got the perfect smile for greeting, or you're a pro at making people feel welcome with hospitality! Join us for a Ministry Fair, where we’ll offer training and info sessions on different ways you can serve in the church. We'll dive into what it takes to fill these roles and answer all your burning questions. Plus, it's a great chance to get your name down to serve or just learn more about the opportunities available.

Here are the details:

🌟 Yellow Brick - Sunday, June 30th (right after service)

🌟 The Bridge - Sunday, August 4th (right after service)

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attn 4-h and ffa exhibitors and parents

Please share with the church office the projects you are taking to the Carroll County Fair this year. We want to be sure to check out your projects, stop by your shows and see your fair booths and of course pray for you as you finish your projects and head into judging. We need to know your name, name of your project, date of your show or the building your project will be displayed in during the fair. Heads-up: Parents, please plan to email a picture of your child with their project to the church office (office@carrolltonfirstumc.org) so they can be included in our fair wrap up presentation.

(By emailing a picture, you are giving us permission to use your child’s image in a presentation that will be shared during services and in our social media channels.)

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General Conference Wrap-Up

For a recap of the 2024 General Conference, please watch the video available using the button below. If you have questions regarding any of the decisions made, please set up a meeting with Pastor Kimberly.

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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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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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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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