Upcoming Events & Announcements

Collecting Donations: Love Packages

Love Packages is a non-denominational, not-for-profit ministry that equips pastors, missionaries, evangelists, and teachers all over the world with free bibles and Christian literature. Find out more: https://lovepackages.org/ 

  • Bibles – New or used, any translation, New Testaments or other portions
  • Reference Material -Dictionaries, Bible dictionaries, concordances, commentaries, etc.
  • All Christian books – adult or children, non-fiction
  • Devotionals or magazines from a Christian publisher
  • Sunday School Materials- Adult quarterlies , teacher manuals from all publishers; children’s quarterlies with the teacher’s manual and full student manuals.
  • CDs, DVDs, BluRay – Music, movies, teaching from well-known speakers (Billy Graham, Swindoll, etc.)
  • Puppets, Nativity Sets, etc.
  • Bible games, biblical puzzles – anything that helps teach the gospel, especially to children

Items We Do Not Use

  • VHS/Tapes/Records/8-tracks, Guideposts, Handiwork or busy papers from Sunday School, Secular books (other than dictionaries), Missions magazines

Carrollton First UMC will be collecting from June 1-30. Please bring items to our Yellow Brick Church location.

Vacation Bible School: Volunteers Needed

We are gathering a team of interested people to help with our summer VBS, planned for June 24-26. We need craft people, music, snacks, teachers and helpers.  If you are a big idea person, we need your input now. 

It’s time to reconnect with our kids and let them know how much God loves them and how much we love them too.

Interested? Please contact Jocelyn Snyder, VBS coordinator, joce.stein12@gmail.com, or sign up on the sheets at either location!

VBS Donations Needed

We are gathering the following items for our 2021 VBS program (June 24-26) Please use the sign-up sheets available at both locations to donate!

  • 20 large cardboard boxes (Chewy dog food or large Amazon size) for preschool airplanes
  • 50 empty paper towel rolls
  • All size luggage – we will return it.  Please put your name tags on it. (For decorating use only)
  • Free standing arch

Prayer Group

2 Chronicles 7:14-15 says, “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 15 Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.”

A small group has been holding prayer for our community and our assembly online every Sunday morning for about a year. With the change of the service times, we are moving our zoom prayer time to 7:30 a.m. We also wish to extend an invitation for you to join us. Please contact the office if you would like to become a regular participant in this prayer time. 

– Pastor J.P. 

2021 East Ohio Camps

Early Bird Deadline May 1st (save $20 on registration cost). Camp capacity will be reduced this summer due to COVID-19 recommendations. Registration is open! Please include our church’s appt. #10100 when you fill out your information. For camp details, go to https://www.eocumc.com/camps/ 


All of the conference camps plus CYF, Institute at Lakeside and Reach Out will be held this summer. Our church once again has funds available to help our kids pay for camp – please contact the church office for details.

Guatemala Virtual Mission Journey

Want to know more about the Country of Guatemala? Experience their culture, food, church and daily lives? Join us for a Virtual Mission Journey to Guatemala starting June 13. We will gather the second Sunday of June, July and August at 1pm via Zoom for a wonderful, eye opening experience. There is no charge to participate however we are asking for donations to help re-vamp a United Methodist Mission Station used to house work teams when they come to the country. Our time together will last about 90 minutes each month.

For more information or questions please call the church office. Again those dates are June 13, July 11 and August 8th at 1pm. Please bring your friends and join us for a great learning experience. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/guatemala-virtual-umvim-journey-tickets-151990330169

Vacation Bible School: EAGLE EXPRESS Flight 4031

This summer Carrollton First UMC will have a 3-day VBS program with the theme: EAGLE EXPRESS Flight 4031!
Mark your calendars for THURSDAY-SATURDAY, JUNE 24-26. Thurs. & Fri. from 6-8pm; Sat. from 10am-12pm. Ages preschool (age 3) through 5th grade.

Please register using the button below!

Family Fridays

For six weeks this summer we are going to have a family picnic and Bible Study on Fridays from 5-7pm starting July 2nd. Tentatively, it is scheduled to be held at Ann Green Park. This may change depending on whether the Health Department opens the pavilions back up for use. Our hope is also to provide basic summer favorites (hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, etc.) though it may have to be a BYOD “Bring Your Own Dinner” depending on the COVID situation.

  • Food and fellowship will be followed up with a simple study every week. Lessons will not build. We plan on people missing a week here and there. But, if you’re available on any of those Fridays between July 2nd and August 6th, bring your family, your Bible, and come join us.   
  • Watch bulletins and Sunday announcements for updates


Chalk-It-Up Carrollton

This will be our second annual chalk competition in the Yellow Brick Church’s parking lot. The date for this event is Sunday, August 29th from 2-4 pm. We will commence chalking at 2 pm with judging at 3:15 and winner announcements between 3:45 and 4:00 pm.

Cycling Club

Bicycle enthusiasts,

Exciting news! Carrollton is starting a cycling group. You can find a recently created group page on Facebook called “Carrollton Cycling” (you will need to request to join the group) https://www.facebook.com/groups/331527228397887

Fundraiser for Africa University

Please help us raise money for Africa University by using the Shop with Scrip/Raise Right mobile app to purchase gift cards! You purchase gift cards to either give to others or spend yourself and the church receives a certain percentage of your spendings. We will put all funds earned towards the Africa University Women’s Dorm! Watch the tutorial on the left to see how it works. 


**ENROLLMENT CODE in the video is not valid. Please contact the church office for the current code.

Shop with Scrip website: https://www.shopwithscrip.com/

Community Prayer

The second Wednesday of each month there is a time of community prayer from 6-7:30 at various churches throughout the county. This time of prayer is specifically designated for prayer targeted at revival and needs of our county and Village of Carrollton. Everyone is encouraged to attend and praying out loud is not required. June and July will be at Wesley Community Church on 12th Street.

Bible Reading Plan

This plan takes you through the entire bible in one year. The scriptures are divided up into sixteen “parts” and organized in semi-chronological order. 

For more info, see: www.yellowbrickchurch.org/reading-plan

Access, download, and/or print a PDF of the reading plan by using the button below!

Grief Support Group

The Grief Support Group will be meeting the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at Yellow Brick Church. The 1st Tuesday meeting will be at 10am; the 3rd Tuesday meeting will be at 6:30pm.

Please join with the understanding that grief does not just come from the passing of a loved one – grief can be an emotion we feel from the loss of a job, family pet, moving to a new location, change in life circumstances, etc. This group will assist us in our mutual healing.

*This group is open to everyone in the community; please share if you know of someone who may benefit from joining us. Social Distancing and Masks will be required

Weekly Prayer Time via Zoom

CFUMC is holding weekly prayer times online via Zoom. Please join us to pray or reflect silently! Weekly prayer times will resume Tuesday, September 1st at 8:30am. 

Join Zoom Meeting Below:


Meeting ID: 255 277 174

Passcode: 103254

One tap mobile

1-929-205-6099 US (New York)

"Fully Charged" with Pastor JP

We hope you can join us for “Fully Charged” Tuesday mornings @ 7am on facebook live.

Fully Charged is an opportunity for anyone to ask questions about anything Bible/faith-related.

You can email Pastor JP in advance with questions and he will answer them during his livestream!

Mask Requirements

“You shall love the Lord your God … and love your neighbor as yourself” (Matt. 22:37–39, ESV)

During this pandemic, love for our neighbor is expressed in the ways we protect each other from getting infected.


In light of new directives from the governor’s office, Carrollton First UMC will be requiring that you wear a mask as you enter the church building. Masks may be removed when you reach your seat in the worship space. If for any reason you would leave your seat, please once again put on your mask.
We ask that you please look upon wearing a mask as an act of charity rather than an infringement of your rights.


SIGN UP NOW TO RECEIVE OUR E-DEVOTIONS! Beginning on June 8th, there will be Monday and Wednesday devotions designed to take Sunday’s message into your week. We are prayerful these devotions will Expose more of the message, lead to Encounters with God, and Encourage your faith. You can sign up to receive these devotions by using this link http://eepurl.com/g4szH5 or by calling the church office.


Africa University

Africa University is the first and only fully-accredited institution of higher learning established on the African continent by action of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church. It was founded in 1992 in Mutare, Zimbabwe, at the request of African Bishops who wanted a university for the whole of Africa to foster intellectual, moral, ethical, and spiritual growth in its students. Because of the lack of on-campus housing, many students walk very far every day in remote areas to come to Africa University. Female students become targets for human trafficking and prostitution.

Our East Ohio Bishop Tracy Malone has the vision of East Ohio churches building a women’s dorm to house 90 students which will provide a safe, secure environment and a community of support. Our church’s Discipleship Board in Jan. voted to participate in this project. In 2 years time, we hope to raise $20,000 to pay for 1 student room which will house 2 female students.  Any extra money will go to finish the room inside. Checks can be written out to our church with “AU” on the memo line.