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The parish roots date as far back as the early 1800s. In 1968 five church societies, Grafton, Scofield and Carleton Methodist Churches, Carleton Evangelical United Brethren, Port Creek Evangelical Church united to form the Carleton United Methodist Church and has been worshiping at the present location since then.
There is a staffed nursery at the worship service for all children infants thru age 3. During the worship service, children who are ages 4 to 4th grade are invited to attend worship with their parents or they may attend Junior Church.
The Carleton United Methodist Church does not have a food closet. The church will help those in need find resources within the Carleton and Ash Township communities. The church will continue to provide Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to those in our community.
Financial help with shut-off notices or rent is not available. The Carleton UMC will do its best to direct those needing financial assistance to the agencies within the Monroe Country region.
The congregation supports many Mission Projects throughout the year. Past projects that have been sponsored are::
* American Red Cross Blood Drive
* Project Healthy Living
* Angels United Christmas Giving Tree
* Support of the Haiti Hot Lunch program, Methodist Children’s Home, Chelsea Retirement Home and others as the need arises
*The United Methodist Committee on Relief
*Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets to local families
These are just a few of the many projects supported by this caring congregation.
The church office hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We are closed on Fridays. Call at 734-654-2833 for more information.
Located in Southeast Lower Michigan, northwest of Monroe, at 11435 Grafton Road, in Carleton Michigan. Just north of the Airport Community School main campus.
Communion is offered at Carleton UMC on the first Sunday of each month. In the Methodist tradition, we practice an open Table, inviting anyone who responded to the invitation (who loves Christ, repents of sin, and seeks peace).
* A barrier-free and accessible site for all individuals
* Wheelchairs are welcome and have total access to all areas of our sanctuary
* Hearing access by use of receivers with your personal earbuds
* Use of large print bulletins, bibles, and hymnals.
* We also project the entire worship service on overhead screens so the need to hold a bulletin or hymnal is not necessary.
Of course, the Carleton UMC offers several types of Bible Studies. There are many times throughout the year when short-term Bible Studies are offered. When this is available the information is always posted well in advance. Each Sunday during the school year we offer Sunday school classes for all ages at 9:30 a.m.
AA – Monday’s 7:30pm (call 734-240-4844 for more information)
We have one local 4-H group that meets once a month.
Girl Scouts from the Airport School District meet in our building several times a month.
The Swan Creek Garden meets at the church on the third Wednesday of the month several times a year.
The Quilts of Love sewing group meet monthly to work on lap quilts for Hospice patients in the area. All skill levels are welcome.
As long as clothing does not offend anyone, you are welcome to attend our worship services and activities. It is more important what is in your heart than what is on your body.
The Methodist Church believes simply that the practice of infant baptism should continue. The church states it is because children are under the atonement of Christ and are heirs of the kingdom of God. Such children are to be led to make their own professions of faith in Christ.
All couples intending to marry within the guidelines of the Carleton United Methodist Church are encouraged to speak with the Pastor. Please note that Pastoral counseling is a requirement of both members and non-members. Fees for use of the Sanctuary, accompanist, custodian, and soundboard director will apply to both members and non-members. Those fees are available when the church is booked for your wedding.
If I decide to be married in the Carleton United Methodist Church do I need to talk to anyone?
All couples intending to be married in the church must speak with the Pastor.