Coming Up!


Hire a Youth to help you clean up your yard this spring! They are raising funds to attend the Youth2023 Event in Orlando Florida this July.  Fill out a form in the lobby with details of work that needs to be done.  Youth can also HIRE them to do other things like babysitting.  Let’s help them out.





Wednesday Morning Prayer Time. Come from 10:00 – 11:00 am for a time of prayer

with Pastor Cloud and Lisa.  Pray for your family and

friends, your health, your personal growth, your fellow

church members, your community, and whatever is in your heart.




Each Wednesday, from 6:30- 7:30 pm you are invited to come for an informal Gospel Question & Answer time as well as a reading of the New Testament with Pastor Cloud.  Bring those questions you may have encountered during your daily reading of the Bible.  He and those present will discuss them as a group and help to make them a bit clearer.



Calling all Retirees, those living alone, and those just needing to get out of the house for a few hours with friends playing board games and cards.  Snacks will be provided.   Game Day will be on the first Wednesday of each month from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.  Invite your friends and family. All are welcome.






Read through the Bible in One Year with Carleton UMC.

Pastor Cloud and Lisa invite you to join them in this great opportunity. The plan is to start on January 1st and read the listed chapters.  Should you miss a day you can make it up as you can.  There is not a set time of day that this needs to be done. Just when and where you decide works best for you.
We invite you to share this plan with friends and family.  Printed copies can be found at church if you need one.  Click on this link for the schedule and start January 1, 2022.    Bible Reading 2022



Every evening at 6:30 pm (weather permitting) we are walking around the church parking lot. Five times around the outside edge is a mile. This is available to anyone anytime but it’s fun to walk with friends. 

There is no cost and no commitment, just walk when your schedule permits. Please park on the inside of the circle to keep the walking path open. 

We hope to get the community involved so spread the word and start walking today.


On the 2nd and 4th Sunday’s of the Month at 2:00 p.m. Walk with Friends will meet at various parks and trails around the area to walk the paths.  Details will be released the week before or morning of each walk as the arrangements are made.  Make plans to Walk with a Friend!!!


Meditation Circle to be dedicated Sunday 

Olivia Peare, of Newport, wanted to give back to the church that has hosted her Girl Scout meetings for years. So as her Girl Scout Gold Award project she built a Meditation Circle. Olivia, 17, of Newport completed Phase 1 of the project recently at Carleton United Methodist Church. A ribbon-cutting ceremony/dedication will take place after morning worship, around 10:45 a.m., Sunday at the church, 11435 Grafton Rd. The public is welcome. The Circle itself is 20 feet and sits in a 24-foot square, Olivia, the daughter of Brett and Brenda Peare, will be a senior at Jefferson High School in the fall. Olivia solicited area businesses to help fund the project and with the help of her family, friends, and others finished the circle with pea gravel and installed benches and a cross. The family also planted hydrangea plants, which they hope will eventually provide a privacy barrier. “It’s for meditation or relaxation.

“Since the church has allowed the Girl Scouts to have our meeting here, the least I could do was to pay them back by creating a Meditation Circle that people can enjoy for many years to come,” Olivia said. “The people here at this church are very special to me, and giving back is something that I am excited about. A Gold Award is supposed to be something that is a need by and beyond the community and is sustainable for many years to come. I am needing to make an impacting the community. “Phase 2 of the Mediation Circle will begin later and will include a walking path from the church parking lot to the Circle, the church said. To raise money for the project, Olivia approached local businesses. “Several gave towards to project and will be listed on a dedication sign to thank them for their support,” the church said. Olivia bought the benches from Lowe’s and the cross from Fowler’s Gift Shop in LaSalle. She hopes many will come out for the ribbon-cutting. “This gives people a chance to all come together and celebrate the hard work put into creating the Meditation Circle,” Olivia said. “We welcome all church members, businesses who donated, and other Girl Scouts members who have helped me along the way.