Memorial United Methodist Church
          Carey, Ohio
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UPCOMING EVENTS

WEDNESDAY EVENTS

The Carey Food Pantry and Clothing Closet
are now located at 711 West Findlay Street


~ Carey Food Pantry is open for distribution from 1:30 to 4:00 P.M.
every Wednesday of each month
(food can be donated between 9:00 to 11:30 A.M.)

~ Clothing Closet is open from 1:30 to 4:00 P.M.
every Wednesday of each month
(items to donate can be dropped off between 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.)

~ Carey Christian Assistance is available from 1:30 to 3:00 P.M.
on the first and third Wednesdays of each month
(volunteers meet with local families who need assistance
at the Memorial United Methodist Church)
If you would like to make a donation to this organization, mail it to:
Carey Christian Assistance, P.O. Box 55, Carey, Ohio  43316


Volunteers are always welcome to help with any of these ministries!


CHILDREN'S RECYCLING PROJECT
The children at the church are collecting aluminum cans for a Sunday school mission project to help the needy.  If you would like to participate, please bring your aluminum cans to church and place them in the box in the vestibule. 

ON-GOING MISSION PROJECTS


"Trust God for the impossible - miracles are His department.
Our job is to do our best, letting the Lord do the rest.”

                          ~ David Jeremiah






                            












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The children at the church are collecting eyeglasses for those in need.  If you have any that you would like to donate, please bring them to the church.        
    


   TITHES AND OFFERINGS

  If you are unable to attend the worship service and would like to donate your weekly tithes and offerings, please mail to:

              Peggy Stark
              918 West Street
              Carey, Ohio  43316

 Thank you for your generosity and faithfulness!

                     FEBRUARY 2023

February 5    ~  Worship Service at 9:00 A.M.
February 5    ~  Holy Communion will be Observed
February 5    ~  Sunday School at 10:15 A.M.
February 12  ~  Worship Service at 9:00 A.M.
February 12  ~  Sunday School at 10:15 A.M.
February 12  ~  Church Conference at 3:00 P.M.
February 13  ~  Trustee Meeting at 6:30 P.M.
February 13  ~  Administrative Board at 7:00 P.M.
February 19  ~  Worship Service at 9:00 A.M.
February 19  ~  Sunday School at 10:15 A.M.
February 21  ~  United Women in Faith at 7:00 P.M.
February 26  ~  Worship Service at 9:00 A.M.
February 26  ~  Sunday School at 10:15 A.M.









    Once again, we will be hosting a meal packing event on Saturday, April 22nd, at 10:00 a.m. The goal is to pack 7,000 meals, which will either go to Haiti or Ukraine.  We will partner with Lifeline Christian Mission.  All are welcome to participate.
    Each meal costs approximately 25 cents which includes all ingredients, bags, boxes and shipping.  If you would like to make a donation towards this mission, please put it in the offering plate and designate that it is for packing meals.  
THANK YOU to all who donated shoebox
gifts for Operation Christmas Child!
We collected 21 boxes.
They will be very much appreciated
by the children who receive them!
    Our congregation is currently in the process of pursuing to disaffiliate from the United Methodist denomination.  Since our church was built in 1896, our founders held to the Traditional Biblical Standards.  For nearly fifty years, the United Methodist Church has experienced ever-increasing levels of conflict regarding the authority and interpretation of the Bible, as well as the doctrine and ethics of the Church.  There are increasing trends being proposed to change these standards in ways that conflict with God’s Word.
    After a meeting to find out the thoughts and views of our congregation, it was found that the majority in attendance are not in step with the progressive agenda that has crept into the denomination.  This is the reason for our pursuing to disaffiliate.  It is a very lengthy process.  Disaffiliation is not certain at this time as a 2/3 majority vote is needed by the church members at a Church Conference that will be held on Sunday, February 12th, at  3:00 p.m. at the church.
    Please know that EVERYONE is invited and always welcome to attend our services.  Our wish is that all here will stay together as a church family.  But we certainly understand if some would choose a different option.  Those other options are that you can keep your membership with the United Methodist Church. If that is your choice, please contact Susan Stombaugh, the membership secretary, so that a letter of transfer can be sent to another United Methodist Church.  You can also choose to transfer to another denomination or simply withdraw your membership.  
   All are encouraged to compare information explaining the Traditional Biblical Beliefs and the Moderate to Strongly Progressive Beliefs of the United Methodist Church.  Then please pray and follow your heart and listen to what the Lord is leading you to do.  

​INFORMATION ON DISAFFILIATION
FROM UNITED METHODIST DENOMINATION
THANK YOU TO ALL 
WHO DONATED STUFFED ANIMALS
TO THE CAREY POLICE DEPARTMENT!
WE COLLECTED 26 ALTOGETHER.
CHURCH CONFERENCE
ON FEBRUARY 12TH AT 3:00 P.M.
   A Church Conference has been scheduled for Sunday, February 12th, at 3:00 p.m. at the church.  The purpose of this meeting is to vote on whether we wish to disaffiliate from the United Methodist Church or remain with the denomination.  A 2/3 majority vote of the members in attendance is needed to disaffiliate.  Only church members can vote.  Non-members are welcome to attend, but they cannot vote.  Also, please bring a photo ID or driver's license for identification.
   Please plan to attend this very important meeting.  Also, please pray for the Lord to guide you in your decision.  If you are unable to attend, please pray for this day and for the future of our church.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call the church office at 419-396-6188 and leave a message and we will return your call.