Upcoming Events

Parsonage Open House
Please join us for a Holiday Open House at the parsonage (251 S. Lisbon St., Carrollton—the yellow brick house next to the church) on Sunday, December 2 from 12:00-4:00 pm. The parsonage will be decorated for Christmas and light refreshments will be served as a way for us to express our appreciation for all you have done for us. Stop by for an informal time to visit. Fellowship with other friends from our church will be an added bonus!     Rev. Dan & Barb Loomis

Christmas Drama: The Word Became Flesh
1 NIGHT ONLY!! Wednesday, December 12 during FLAME
Please hold the date in mind and invite your family and friends to join you for this special evening. You will be BLESSED!
If you signed up to be a part of the evening – you’ll be getting information in the mail. Thank you!

Join us for Christmas on the Square – Sunday, December 16 at 6 pm

 

Poinsettia orders are due Monday, November 26. Cost per plant $8.50. Please contact the church office with questions.

 

Celebrate the Ministry of Rev. Dan & Barb Loomis
All are invited to an Open House on Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 2-5pm in the Fellowship Hall at Carrollton First UMC. Light refreshments will be served.
Please write a letter expressing how Pastor Dan has impacted your life, how he helped you grow, how he supported you during moments of joy or moments of sorrow or encouraged you in day to day life. A card box will be available at the Open House for your letters and cards. If you are not able to attend, please mail to the church office, re: Retirement Open House. Your well wishes will be a nice gift for them to read and cherish when they move to their new home in New Philadelphia!

Pictures for Ministry Slideshow
Do you have pictures over the years of baptisms, weddings, holiday celebrations and get-togethers that include Rev. Dan or Barb Loomis? Plans for a slideshow are underway to be shown during the ‘retirement’ open house on January 20. Please bring in or email your pictures to the church office by Sunday, January 6th.

Nehemiah Mission Opportunity: March 1-3, 2019
Cost is $40 per person (must be paid to hold reservation). Limit of 20 people. See Dale Baker for more information.

Giving Opportunities: Carrollton Schools
CARE Teams for Carrollton Schools are actively assisting a variety of families from our community to keep students from “falling through the cracks” educationally and otherwise. Below is a list of the items that families can receive from CARE Team to help with their everyday needs. Please note, the following items are in critical shortage:
• toilet paper (4 packs)
• paper towels
• laundry soap
• men’s and women’s deodorant
• body wash
• men’s shampoo
• children’s shampoo/body wash (no tears)
• bathroom cleaner
• dish soap

Community Christmas Program
Please take a tag from the basket located outside the sanctuary. The tag suggests gift ideas for local children in need. Please put your name & phone number on the list by your tag number. Return the gifts UNWRAPPED with the tag visible on the outside of the gift by noon on Monday, December 3rd.

Safety and Security Announcement
Effective July 2, 2018, you will experience the first step of a comprehensive safety and security plan, as all the doors of the church will remain locked during the week. A “buzzer system” will be activated, so that when you come to the church during regular Office Hours:

  1. You will press a buzzer located by the door at the parking lot.
  2. A friendly voice will greet you through an intercom system.
  3. You will be granted entry into the building, by pressing a button that will temporarily unlock the door.

A plan for allowing access to the building for persons normally coming to the church outside regular office hours is also being put into place. So, if you are a staff person, chairperson of a committee or ministry team, or one who regularly needs access to the church, please check with the office.

Using the Church’s Tables and Chairs: As parties are being planned, please remember to check with the office about equipment usage such as tables & chairs (or reserving fellowship hall.)