Upcoming events & Announcements
Kingdom Youth would love to invite parents and children in grades 5-8 to join us for a youth open house on Sunday, October 15th from 12-1 (after worship at the Bridge).
Lunch and snacks will be served. This will be a great way to meet all of the children and families interested in joining Kingdom Youth, and for you to meet the new director, Kelsey Pitts. It’s also a great opportunity to get your input for our program, and ask any questions you may have. Feel free to reach out with any questions prior, and we hope to see you there!
“Seek first His kingdom, and His righteousness”
iNVITATION TO ALL THE WONDERFUL MEN
I am excited to extend an invitation to all the men from both locations to come together and plan the launch of a Men's Group! Your thoughts and ideas are highly valued as we embark on this journey to strengthen our bonds as brothers in faith.
Date: October 21 (third Saturday of the month) Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Yellow Brick Church
Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours
I understand your time is precious, and have scheduled our time together to ensure it does not extend beyond 1.5 hours. Coffee and donuts provided!
If, for any reason, you are unable to attend, I still want to hear your ideas and thoughts regarding the formation of the Men's Group. Please feel free to reach out to me via phone or email to share your input:
Cell Phone: 740-602-7940
I believe this Men's Group will be a wonderful opportunity for us to grow in faith, support one another, and make a positive impact on our community. Let's come together with prayer to DISCUSS & DESIGN the group for us. Your presence and insights are greatly appreciated as we take this important step. I look forward to seeing you on October 21. In Him, Pastor Jeba
*This group is just one of the ideas that came from our August prayer stations and September listening sessions and has the full support and encouragement of Pastor Kimberly.
Trunk or Treat
Please join us on Saturday, October 28 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds from 3:30 - 5:00pm! Bring your family for an evening of free fall fun (and candy)! Ages 2 years old-5th Grade. Hosted by Carrollton First UMC and The Carroll County 4-H Program.
We need volunteers for this to be a successful event! We will need volunteers to decorate trunks and stay for the duration of the event. We will also need donations of candy. If you would like to register to decorate a vehicle, please do so using the button below!
umc kidz club!
Age Group: 3 years- 5th grade (must be potty-trained)
When: Tuesday evenings 6-7pm starting Sept. 26
Where: Carrollton First UMC -YBC (253 S. Lisbon)
What: Each week we will learn more about how we can use our gifts and talents to bring glory to God by exploring a variety of ministry areas including but not limited to music (vocal and instrumental); puppets; arts and crafts; and more. At the end of each learning cycle, the kids will be invited to share what they have learned in worship on a Sunday morning at both our Yellow Brick and Bridge locations.
Every Tuesday during our Family Friendly Small Group Time kids are encouraged to participate in this learning, growing, and having fun time while parents hang with other adults to learn about Jesus in a laid-back environment.
Our hope is each child will participate as much as they can to experience a variety of ways they can connect with God, experience, and share His love. The Tuesday schedules are as follows:
September 26 - October 10: Worship Fun
October 17 - Break (Childcare will be provided during Family Friendly Group)
October 24 - December 5: Christmas Choir
December 12 - January 15: Break
January 16 - February 6: Valentines and Love
February 13 - Break
February 20 - March 26: Easter Music Choir/Bells
April 2 – Break
April 9-May 7: Puppet Playhouse
Kids will be sharing in Worship on October 15, December 10, February 11, March 31, and May 12.
For Questions, please contact Carrollton First UMC Church Office or Meghan Hill.
*Leaders are Background Checked & Safe Sanctuary Trained
Kids for christ
Starts Tuesday, September 26 from 3:30-5:30 at the elementary school for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade.
Please keep our volunteers and the children at Carrollton Elementary in your prayers as we begin a new session learning about the Beatitudes.
If anyone would like to donate snacks, please let Kathy Cramer know. Please no peanuts, peanut butter or apples.
Putt Putt Golf
at the Dunlaps
Our Tuesday family friendly Pathfinders class invites you to an afternoon of fun at the Dunlaps enjoying putt putt golf, hot dogs and s’mores! Join church family on Sunday, October 1 from 4-6pm at Lynn and Ellyn’s. Please try to sign up by noon on Tuesday, September 26 with your family name and # attending to help in planning.
New Class: What Does It Mean to Be
Have you ever wanted more information about the United Methodist Church but weren’t sure where to get it? This class is for you: whether you are wanting to become a member or just seeking more information, please join Pastor Kimberly on Monday evenings for five weeks as we take a deeper look at what it really means to be United Methodist. The class will run from 6-7:30pm each Monday beginning October 23rd at the Yellow Brick location (253 S. Lisbon St.) There will also be a sermon series preached during this time to correspond to our class conversations. Please see Pastor Kimberly with any questions you may have.
Calling all amazing women! Join us for a day of inspiration, connection, and growth at our Women's Retreat! 🙋♀️🌟
🗓️ Date: Saturday, November 11
⏰ Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm
🏡 Location: Yellow Brick Church
We've got a fantastic day planned just for you: 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, November 5.
Let's come together, strengthen our bonds, and create unforgettable memories. It's time to invest in yourself and your faith journey! 🌺👭
Save the date: Charge conference will be held Saturday, October 14 from 10am-12pm at Scio United Methodist Church (117 Maple St. Scio, OH 43988).
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.
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.
Keep in touch!
College Students: Please contact the church office with your college student’s name and address. We are planning to mail cards and care packages as a semester pick-me-up! More details about the care packages in the next few weeks.
Veterans: In addition to our college students, we would like to keep in touch with our Veterans. Please send the church office the following information: Veteran’s name, branch they served, and years of service.
Praying for and Supporting our Military: We all know our military play an important role in our country and make many sacrifices so we can have the freedoms we enjoy. If you are a part of our congregation and currently serving in the US Armed Forces or have a child/grandchild currently serving in the reserves or full-time please share their mailing addresses with the church office via paper or email: email@example.com so we can keep in touch.
Tuesday Night Pathfinders
Tuesday nights at 6:00pm at the Yellow Brick Church
Open to all ages and stages! Our Pathfinders class is a family friendly study group is currently studying the Gospel of Matthew. Contact Karen Beck for information. Additional volunteers to provide childcare needed
Stitched with love
Meets the first & third Thursdays at 6pm at the Yellow Brick Church.
If you would like to spend some craft time with other believers in Christ, join us on October 5 at the Yellow Brick Church. If you would like to learn to knit or crochet, just come along and we'll get you started! We will have a time of scripture and prayer and spend some time creating together.
lunch with jesus
Wednesdays at noon at the Yellow Brick Church
Lunch with Jesus will resume on September 6. Bring a packed lunch and join us for fellowship and study! We will be studying John Ortberg’s God is Closer Than You Think. Contact the office for more info.
The next 6-week study will be Adam Hamilton’s “Revival”. This will start October 18.
After Revival we plan to do Matt Rawle’s “The Heart that Grew Three Sizes” which corresponds to our Advent Theme.
"Walking with the spirit" group
Monday mornings: Tracy Pidgeon will lead us in informal prayer and walking at the fairgrounds. We will begin at 9am. There is no set end time – we may be there 20 minutes, an hour, or
longer – trusting in the Spirit to guide our time together.
Save the Date: Advent Festival!
Please plan to join us for our third annual Advent Festival! Mark December 1st on your calendars. It will be an evening full of fun as we prepare our hearts for all that the Advent season brings us!
Save the Date: Cookies with Santa!
Santa Claus is coming to town! Save the date for our second annual Cookies with Santa event, to be held Friday, December 8 from 5:30-7pm at The Yellow Brick Church (253 S. Lisbon St.) Bring your children to take photos with Santa, receive fun goodie bags, eat cookies and drink milk!