Memorial Evangelical Church of Carey
          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 Evangelical 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. 


“Putting Faith into Action,
Big Things Happen."

                          ~ Norman Vincent Peale


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!

                  SEPTEMBER 2023

September 3    ~  Worship Service at 9:00 A.M.
                                 (Brian Hendricks, Speaker)
September 3    ~  Sunday School at 10:15 A.M.
September 10  ~  Worship Service at 9:00 A.M.
                                 (Dr. Katie Erickson, Speaker)
September 10  ~  Sunday School at 10:15 A.M.
September 17  ~  Worship Service at 9:00 A.M.
                                 (Brian Hendricks, Speaker)
September 17  ~  Sunday School at 10:15 A.M.
September 19  ~  Women's Meeting at 7:00 P.M.
                                 (Lana Schlack, Guest Speaker)
September 24  ~  Worship Service at 9:00 A.M.
                                 (Dr. Katie Erickson, Speaker)
September 24  ~  Sunday School at 10:15 A.M.

    THANK YOU to all who helped with our meal packing event that was held on Saturday, April 22nd!  We packed 7,000 meals and they will go to either Ukraine or Turkey/Syria for earthquake relief, wherever they are needed the most.  THANK YOU to Lifeline Christian Ministry for organizing this event for us!
     THANK YOU also to our friends from the Crawford Church and The Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation for their help as well!  

    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! 
to everyone that donated
jars of peanut butter for Haiti!
We collected 101 jars!
    THANK YOU to all that donated packets of vegetable seeds 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. We collected 130 packets of seeds.
       We are excited to announce that as of July 1, 2023, this church will now be known as the Memorial Evangelical Church of Carey!  It is now an independent church.  We are fortunate and thankful to have people who are willing to provide pulpit supply on a regular basis while we pursue the hiring of a pastor.  They are:  Blaine Ritzler, Brian Hendricks, Dr. Katie Erickson, Dr. Glennda Stelnicki, Pastor Dave Revnak, and Rev. Dennis Livingston. 

        All are welcome and invited to worship with us as we begin this new journey together!  Please join us as we strive to serve our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and share the Good News of His love and grace to our community and to our world!