Youth Group is Gearing Up

Back in February 2020 when the pandemic hit, our Youth Group stopped meeting.  Now we are starting up again!  Our "Kick Off" meeting was September 1.  We will continue to meet in the Youth House on Wednesdays evenings.  But we decided to start 30 minutes later to make it easier for everyone to attend.  So, we are now meeting from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Our church website has a special section just for the youth.  [Check it out].

Fall Food & Fellowship

The date has been set and this year we’re trying something new!  Instead of having our annual Fall Food and Fellowship on a Saturday, this year we’re going to have it on a Sunday after the worship service.  So, mark Sunday, November 14, on your calendar.  We’ll still have lots of yummy food.  You’ll be seeing more information soon and it won't be long before we'll sign-up sheets for helpers.

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Church Cookbook Completed!

Thanks to all our church members who have submitted an amazing batch of recipes we have the makings of an must-have Church Cookbook.  You're going to enjoy trying these great recipes!  The cookbooks have now been printed and are ready for you to pick up at the church.  Out of town orders will be mailed to those who have ordered cookbook. which we plan to have ready in July.  You can still order a cookbook right here on our church website for $15.  Payment is not due until you receive your cookbook.  Remember, all proceeds go to our Scholarship Fund.  Thanks for supporting our youth!

New Quilt Ministry

Our new Quilt Ministry is now off and running making lap robes for church members who have been in the hospital, who are ill, or who are homebound.  Right now, the biggest need is for donations of fabric, thread, and such.  The group will be meeting on Monday’s from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  They can always use more volunteers.  There are plenty of tasks to do.  So, you don’t need to have any quilting skills to participate.

Noisy Cans!

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Get rid of all that loose change jingling around your pocket or purse!  Bring it to church and deposit it in our new “Noisy Cans.”  We call them noisy because we hope your loose change will make lots of noise as you drop it in!  There will be a Noisy Can at each of the entrances to the sanctuary every Sunday morning. Everything we collect in the Noisy Cans will be placed into our church’s Scholarship Fund.  So, bring us your loose change and we’ll change it into something very special for our church’s youth.

Upper Room Magazines

The September-October 2021 issue of the Upper Room devotional magazine is available.  If you would like a copy, call the church office and we will mail it to you.  As always, we have both regular and large print versions.  Let us know which version you prefer.

Supporting the Church

Thanks to the many church members and friends who have mailed in their Sunday Offerings in an effort to continue their support of the church’s mission.  Those gifts are being blessed and dedicated for God’s work just as we would normally do at worship on Sunday morning.  If you would like to make a donation of the church click\tab here.

A Big Change at our Guardian Angel Daycare

After 16 years of committed and faithful service to the children and families of our church and community Jannie Saltsgaver has resigned her position as the Daycare’s Assistant Director.  It is almost impossible to think of the Daycare without Jannie’s involvement and leadership.  She has seen the Guardian Angel Daycare move through various eras and has been a strong guiding influence as the daycare program has evolved over the years.  She frequently “went above and beyond” and always gave her best, often behind the scenes.  She will be missed.

Sanctuary Improvement Project

Painting all the walls with two coats of paint began on April 28, 2020 and took about a week.  Once the painting was complete, new carpeting was laid. Insulation was also installed in the ceiling.   Replacement of the front steps was the next step.  This included a new more secure hand rail on both sides of the steps.   We had planned this project for well over a year.  Your contributions have made this possible.  See photos of the work that has been done.

A Bit of Art Presented to the Church

Sculptor & artist Michael Mistler and his wife, A.J., are friends and former church members from Anselm’s past. You know his work; the wind sculpture that was installed on the courthouse yard in the middle of the Carrollton square was designed and created by Michael Mistler. Last week Mike and A.J. popped in at our church to surprise Anselm and Susan. They unexpectedly presented our church with one of Mike’s creation. It is an artistic optical illusion entitled, “Crown of Thorns Tree.” Anselm and Susan have hung it in the hallway near the bulletin board. Next time you are at the church come by and check it out!


Don't forgot about our on-going Best Choice Save-A-Label Program!  Start saving them right now if you have not already been doing so. Then bring your UPC (proof of purchase) labels to church and put them in the can located on a table in the hallway. The can is marked “Best Choice.”  Our church's Bereavement Dinner Committee will earn $30 in cash for each bundle of 1,000 UPC labels.

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Bring Us Your Used Inkjet and Toner Cartridges

Help the church save money on office supplies!  We are part of a program whereby we receive credit for office supplies when we recycle used printer toner and ink cartridges.  Those printer cartridges are bad for the environment, so don't toss them in the trash, bring them to church and we'll put them to good use.  Thanks for helping.

C.M.U. Tops in Dollars for Scholars

Central Methodist University (formerly, Central Methodist College) leads all UMC-related colleges and universities in the country in the number of Dollars For Scholars student aid recipients.  C.M.U. partners with local United Methodist congregations, the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) and the Missouri United Methodist Foundation (MUMF) to provide these renewable ($3K-$4K) scholarships.  This year C.M.U. and the Missouri Conference had 45 DFS recipients, second only to the Georgia Conference, which has nearly a dozen UMC-related colleges and universities compared to Missouri's one and only university-C.M.U.
[Learn about scholarships for United Methodist members]