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 beginning this week. 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.
This year we had two youth apply for scholarships. The church’s Scholarship Committee was delighted that both candidates met all the criteria. The committee was also happy to know that thanks to a generous Easter Offering we were able to award each of the two students a $1,000 scholarship for the coming academic year. Receiving scholarships from the church this year are: Bailey McNelly who plans on attending the University of Missouri in Warrensburg with the goal of acquiring a degree in nursing and Brooklyn McNelly who plans on attending the State Fair Community College in Sedalia and also plans a career in nursing. Congratulations to both of these young ladies who have been a part of our church’s Youth Group. Scholarship checks will be presented to the girls at the Sunday worship service on May 2
We appreciate everyone who donated candy to fill the Easter eggs for the Easter egg hunt this year. We hid well over 500 eggs; and a few eggs even had an additional “special surprise” inside. The kids seemed to have a good time and ended up taking home lots of candy!
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.
Upper Room Magazines
The May-June 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.
As we gather for worship on Sunday mornings, we are doing our best to keep one another safe in the midst of the pandemic. Indeed, the only way we can have in-church worship is by observing certain COVD-19 related protocols including the wearing of face masks and physical distancing. Please click here to see the protocols we are observing. For the sake of your fellow worshippers, it is important that we ALL carefully observe these protocols.
The Newest Fashion Statement
Rev. Williams has put together some information about how to make your own face mask. He has posted that information on our website at: www.umc-crltn.org/facemask
Read the Bible in One Year
Susie Bliss is inviting you to read through the Bible in one year with her. The reading program she is using consists of 6 readings per week (one each day). The seventh day is intended to be a day of contemplation, have a group meeting, or catch up if you fell behind. Susie, and several others, began on July 5. If you want to join them in this spiritual journey you can do so at any time. Call the church office to join up. [More Information]
Sanctuary Improvement Project
Painting all the walls with two coats of paint began on Tuesday, April 28, 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’ve been planning 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!