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’re 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 Street, Carrollton, Ohio 44615
Contact us by phone: 330-627-7671 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday Worship Times: 8:15 and 10:45 AM
Sunday School (all ages): 9:40 – 10:30 AM
Nursery is provided
Alternative Contemporary Worship Service:The Bridge-Carrollton
Beginning May 21 Bible Study 7 p.m. @ the Bridge–we will meet the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month.
May 24 Worship 10 a.m. @ Fairgrounds
May 25 Memorial Day Parade @ 10 a.m. We will be participating in the parade this year!
May 31 Worship 10 a.m. @ Fairgrounds
May 24, 2015 – Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Acts 2:1-13
The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost
2 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues[a] as the Spirit enabled them.
5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. 7 Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? 9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,[b] 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”
13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”
Scripture Reading: Matthew 16:24-25 (Message)
Then Jesus went to work on his disciples. “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. What kind of deal is it to get everything you want but lose yourself? What could you ever trade your soul for?
Sermon: Loving & Serving Others