Beginning Wednesday, May 4th & continuing the first Wednesday of each month, Pastor Cloud will host a Gospel Q & A hour (6:30-7:30pm) here at church. 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.
Read through the Bible in One Year with Carleton UMC.
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.
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.