The COVID Pandemic has changed our lives forever in ways we cannot even imagine. We have put on hold many things over the past year and getting back to normal has been a slow process. Feeling comfortable in joining face-to-face worship has happened at a different pace for all of us. As much as you are all missed, and we want everyone back immediately, we realize that is not practical. I sense that a whole new thing is emerging in our church and in congregations around the world and we need to consider a new way of being community if we are to find the resilience we so desperately need.
On Sunday, September 12th we are having a RE-LAUNCH Sunday at both locations as a way to kick-off our Sunday School Programs, get even more excited about Bridge Kidz, re-open hospitality and welcome back those who have been away for a variety of reasons.
Over the next few weeks, you will hear more about this exciting Sunday, receive invitations you can share with others and tips on ways you can easily invite others to join you for worship and Sunday School. Please be in prayer about how you can help make our RE-LAUNCH Sunday a huge success and who you can invite to come along with you.
For those who are joining us virtually because you are new, out of the area or just checking us out, we will continue to welcome and love you. If you are in our area, we would love for you to join us in-person as you feel comfortable. If you are out of our area, we are glad you are a part of our congregation and look forward to getting to know you better, so please take time to complete the on-line communicator card so we can reach out.
I pray that each of you feel at home here at Carrollton First UMC and are filled with the love of Christ.
Summit Groups are specially designed small groups developed around our UP, IN, and OUT discipleship culture. UP in our relationship with God while encouraging and supporting others in their walk with Christ. IN-to fellowship and support with one another. OUT missionally into the world by sharing Christ through our words and deeds.
Summit groups are a small group of believers at all stages of their walk, that come together for the purpose of being transformed fuller into the image of Christ as we help one another through life and faith. One can expect to enter into a warm and hospitable environment where the Word of God is read and reflected upon for personal implications and applications, prayers are raised, support and compassion is shared, and hope, peace, and encouragement is found.
Groups will seek to meet 10 weeks each semester. There will be three semester per year.
- Semester 1: Week of Sept.12 – week of Nov.14
- Semester 2: Week of Jan. 9 – week of Mar. 13
- Semester 3: Week of April 24 – week of June 26
Summit Groups are not only where faith and relationships are deepened, but where the church is grown through multiplication. We hope you will connect with us on for the journey ahead. Please sign-up on the sheets outside the worship space and one of our leaders will be in touch.
We would love for you and your family to join us every Friday through August 6th at 5:30pm at the Ann Green Park, Pavilion #2 for a time of faith, food, fellowship, and fun. Free and open to all families.
Each week, to foster our faith and encourage our walks, we will hear sage advice and a brief but inspiring message to discuss and reflect on. Every week we will be serving up hot dogs, chips and drinks along with other varying summertime favorites.
Don’t worry if you can’t make it every week, catch us when you can. Celebrating the glory of God that is alive in you and in each of your families.
-Pastor J.P. & Carrollton First UMC
The Bridge Temporary Re-Location
It is that time of year again for The Bridge to move out and venture into the community. For those who are new with us we move out of our building at the Carroll County Fairgrounds for three weeks each summer to allow the Fair Exhibitors to move in. With this being said here is the schedule for where we will be when during this time.
- Sunday August 1– Worship at Community Park on Route 39. This will be a wonderful Sunday of Worship, lunch, kids on the playground and exploring the walking trails. More info on lunch plans to come.
For more information or questions please contact the church office or Pastor Kimberly
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! We will gather the second Sunday of 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. Please bring your friends and join us for a great learning experience.
Get your creativity flowing and your colored chalk ready for our 2nd annual competition on Sunday, August 29 at 2pm in the Yellow Brick Church’s parking lot (253 S. Lisbon St, Carrollton).
You are invited to start your chalk art at 2pm
with judging at 3:15 and winners announced between
3:45 and 4:00 pm. Participate in one of four age
categories or the family category!
The Civic Club will be cooking up hot dogs and
we will have popcorn and drinks.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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SIGN UP NOW TO RECEIVE OUR E-DEVOTIONS! Beginning on June 8th, there will be Tuesday and Thursday 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 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.