Memorial United Methodist Church
          Carey, Ohio
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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!

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. 


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

                          ~ David Jeremiah


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.        


  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!

                     MARCH 2023

March 5    ~  Worship Service at 9:00 A.M.
March 5    ~  Holy Communion will be Observed
March 5    ~  Sunday School at 10:15 A.M.
March 12  ~  Worship Service at 9:00 A.M.
                            (Rev. Denny Livingston Preaching)
March 12  ~  Sunday School at 10:15 A.M.
March 12  ~  Prayer Walk at 5:00 P.M. at Carey School
March 13  ~  Trustee Meeting at 6:30 P.M.
March 13  ~  Administrative Board at 7:00 P.M.
March 19  ~  Worship Service at 9:00 A.M.
                            (Jason DeZurik Preaching)
March 19  ~  Sunday School at 10:15 A.M.
March 21  ~  United Women in Faith at 7:00 P.M.
March 26  ~  Worship Service at 9:00 A.M.
March 26  ~  Sunday School at 10:15 A.M.
March 26  ~  Deadline to Bring in Peanut Butter

    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.  
    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.  On Sunday, February 12th, a church conference was held to vote on whether the members wished to disaffiliate from the denomination.  A 2/3 majority vote of members present was needed for it to pass.  The results of the vote was 26 to 1 to disaffiliate.
    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.  


   A Church Conference was held on Sunday, February 12th, at the church.  The purpose of this meeting was to vote on whether we wished to disaffiliate from the United Methodist Church or remain with the denomination.  A 2/3 majority vote of the members in attendance was needed to disaffiliate.  Only church members could vote.  The results of the vote was 26 to 1 to disaffiliate from the denomination.  Please continue to pray for our church as we continue on this new path! 
    Jars of peanut butter are being collected for families in Haiti. 16 to 18 oz. jars are preferred. Peanut butter is a good source of protein and other vitamins and doesn’t need to be refrigerated. This makes it a good source of food. Please tape a quarter on the lid of each jar donated to help with the shipping costs. The deadline to bring in jars of peanut butter is Sunday, March 26th.
    Packets of vegetable seeds are being collected for the Jackson Area Ministries’ Green Thumb Gardening Project. This ministry helps persons who have lost jobs, senior citizens, and families on low and fixed incomes living in the Appalachian counties of southeast Ohio. The deadline to bring in vegetable seeds is Sunday, April 9th.