Introducing…the UMW Book Club!

Our first book will be The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward.

“This heartrending and poignant novel, tells the story of Alice Conroe, a forty year old Texas barbecue owner who has the perfect life, except she and her husband long for a child. Unable to conceive, she’s trying desperately to adopt but her destiny is quickly altered by a young woman she’s never met.

Fearless thirteen-year-old Carla Trujilio is being raised by her grandmother in Honduras along with her four year old twin brothers. Her mother is sending money home from Texas where she’s trying to make a better life for her family, but she only has enough to bring one son to her. When Carla’s grandmother dies, Carla decides to take her fate into her own hands and embarks on a dangerous journey across the border with Junior, the twin left behind.

Two powerful journeys intersecting at a pivotal moment in time: Alice and Carla’s lives will be forever and profoundly changed. Heartbreaking, emotional, and arresting, this novel is about finding the courage to trail blaze your own path in life with faith, hope and love, no matter the struggle or the tragedy.”

We will meet to discuss the book over appetizers and desserts on November 7th at 6:30.

To get a copy of the book, contact the church office at 734-654-2833.

. The book cost $12.50 if you would like to purchase it from the church.

It’s also available as an audio book, ebook, or used on Amazon Smile.




Sunday School for all ages!

9:30   September 8th – May 17th


Toddlers – Seventh Graders will be

Digging Into Epic Teachings of the Bible explores the enduring lessons of the Old and New Testaments. Kids build a foundation that guides them in living God’s way. You’ll dig into Scripture such as the Fruit of the Spirit, Armor of God, and Psalm 23. Kids discover that the Bible matters and is a loving letter from a God who understands them.

8th-12th Graders will discuss current issues and how the Bible relates to life.

Adults have two options every Sunday – talk to Rich or Tim about current studies. 

Nursery available if needed!


Opportunities for Children and Youth during Worship


Junior Church is for preschoolers through fourth graders. Three Sundays a month, they leave worship after the children’s message. They learn Bible stories and explore concepts through art, cooking, and games!

Children in Worship is an option for all children all the time. The third Sunday of the month, all children stay in worship. This is a time for children to learn the patterns of worship, to learn the songs and prayers common to us and to see adults modeling worship as they learn to worship for themselves. To aid restless children, understanding adults fill the congregation and there is a cart with Bibles and paper activities available in the back of the sanctuary.


Joyful Noise is for Toddlers -First Graders and practices during Sunday School to sing about once a month at the 10:45 service.

Youth Choir is for Second – Twelfth Graders and practices Sundays at 11:45 to sing about once a month at the 10:45 service.

Children’s Bells is for everyone and they provide music every third Sunday of the month at the 10:45 service (no practice necessary!


Acolytes are children second grade and up who light and extinguish the candles. Training is offered every fall and by request.

Shepherds are children in fifth and sixth grade who serve as leaders and helpers in Junior Church.

Worship Team Members All children are encouraged to serve alongside adults as Ushers, Greeters, Liturgists, Communion Servers, and assisting with the Powerpoint.


Nursery is available for children birth to 4 where they can not only play and be cared for while their parents worship, but also learn that this is a safe space where they are loved by God and their church family.

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2019 Monroe Health Check dates and flyer

Be sure to stop in at Carleton UMC on Thursday November 7, 2019 for take advantage of the 2019 Heath Check sponsored by United Way, ProMedica Monroe, Family Medical Center, RSVP, & Monroe County Health Department.  No appointments are necessary. Those wishing to have any blood tests (fees involved) should plan on fasting.


Lifeline 2019

Time is running out ….Lifeline Screening appointments are filling us…sign up today!

Did you know?

  • Most people can’t identify a single risk factor or a warning sign of stroke, yet over 750,000 Americans will be affected by a stroke this year alone!
  • Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death and the #1 reason for nursing home admission.

           You can take advantage of these health screenings today by signing up for the complete stroke screening package (which includes 4 screenings for vascular disease and an osteoporosis screening) for $139 when Life Line Screening comes to our location..

     With the number of people already signed up, appointment spaces are very limited so please don’t miss your chance to confirm your appointment today before the event is full! Pre-registration is required.

Sign up now by calling toll free to 1-888-653-6441 or text the word circle to 797979 or visit