Hello and welcome to the First United Methodist Church here in Carrollton, Ohio. You’re probably wondering what we mean by our slogan “Following Jesus…Sharing His Love”. Well, we are a group of ordinary and imperfect people who agree that this is the simplest way to describe what a Christian ought to do. It’s not always easy and none of us get it right all the time, but it’s a journey we choose to take. And there’s a place waiting for you right here, so come and take this life-long journey with us.

CARROLLTON FIRST UMC is located at 253 South Lisbon St, Carrollton, Ohio 44615
Contact us by phone: 330-627-7671 or email the church office

  • Sunday Worship: 8:15 and 10:45 AM  – Nursery is provided
  • Adult Sunday School : 9:40 – 10:30 AM
  • Children’s Sunday School held during the 10:45 AM worship service.

THE BRIDGE, our satellite campus, is located in the Rosebud Mining facility at the Carroll County Fairgrounds

  • Sunday Worship: 10:00 AM

Web Page: The Bridge-Carrollton and  Facebook Page: The Bridge-Carrollton

Value Statements

First, let me say the information below is a DRAFT (a work in progress) that has been compiled through prayer and discernment by the Vision Team consisting of: Rob Atkinson, Craig Winters, Kim Galbraith, Shelly Yoder, Francie Krills, Maureen Stoneman, Naomi Hutchison, Tom Konst and Pastor Kimberly, which was created to work alongside our Coach Paul Nickerson.

The purpose behind this information is for us to help discern what our church values so the Bishop can make the best decision on the new appointment to our church.

Is this a different process than what many of you who have been through a pastoral change in the past may have used? YES!! However; the Conference has tried this process in other churches with great success.

Your input in moving forward is vital and so we invite you to pray over the values you see on this sheet and give us your FEEDBACK either in writing or in person at one of two listening sessions scheduled for Wed. Sept. 19 at YBC and Wed. Sept. 26 at The Bridge both from 6-7:30. This will be a time to discuss these values, how we came up with what is on this sheet and to hear what you might like to add or see different. Please know this is a DRAFT that we are starting with, not a finished document.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Pastor Kimberly through email

At Carrollton First UMC/The Bridge, we value:

Obedience meaning we search the Scripture and engage in prayer to discern the will of God for our church.

Bible Knowledge meaning we believe the Bible is the inerrant word of God and commit to studying His word and applying it to our daily lives.

Transformational Worship meaning we believe in offering a variety of worship styles that reach individuals in a way that speaks to their lives through the use of solid preaching, music and media while showing reverence to God.

Spiritual Discipline meaning we experience intimate fellowship with God through prayer, worship, service, study and accountability.

Encouragement meaning we provide ministries both inside and outside the church that build others up and share the love and joy of Christ.

Stewardship meaning we recognize all gifts come from God and we are to use them wisely while sharing them to further His kingdom.

Building Alignment meaning we move by God’s leading to be One Church together in God’s love.

Scripture: “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4: 1-3

Summary Statement: As one body, we value these objectives provided to us through the Scriptures that we may biblically create a dynamic environment for authentic worship and transforming personal growth in Jesus.

-to be printed in the bulletin Sept. 9, 16 & 23, 2018; shared through e-news the week of Sept. 10, 2018.

Recordings of Worship Services
DVD recordings of the worship services are available to be checked out and returned. If a copy of a special service is needed, please contact the church office.