Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is our online Web information policy?
In an effort to extend our reach into the community, the Carleton United Methodist Church will be placing content from our newsletter and other related sources on our website. Often personal information (such as addresses, phone numbers, and photos) is included in this content. We recognize that this could be a privacy concern for some members.
In most cases, this information is already available through existing public information sources, and so does not represent any additional loss of privacy, however, if you have circumstances that would make the release of this information unacceptable, please indicate that to the church office, and we will remove this information from online content.
Where did Carleton United Methodist Church begin its history?
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.
Is there a Nursery available for my child?
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.
Do you have a Food Closet Outreach Program?
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.
Do you help with Shut off Notices or Rent?
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.
What kinds of Mission Projects does Carleton UMC do?
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.
What kind of music is played during worship?.
The worship services at Carleton United Methodist are a blend of traditional and contemporary depending on the availability of our Praise Band. Carleton enjoys the musical talents of various church members by using the Allen organ, Baby grand piano, and of course drums, keyboard, and guitar of the Praise Band. Several times a month the children’s voice choir and handbell choir also play.
How can I find out more about Carleton United Methodist Church?
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.
Where are you located?
Located in Southeast Lower Michigan, northwest of Monroe, at 11435 Grafton Road, in Carleton Michigan.  Just north of the Airport Community School main campus.
Do you have a youth group?
Those teens in 6th thru the 12th grades are welcome to attend the OneUnited Youth meetings and activities held monthly, normally the third Sunday of the month. Times vary so be sure to attend worship or check the bulletin and newsletters available online for details. Comprised of young people who are committed to their faith. The youth ministry is not just something done for youth; it is also done with youth and by youth.
Do you offer Communion?
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).
Are you handicap accessible?
* 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.
Do you offer a Bible Study?
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.
Are there any outside groups that meet in our building?
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.
Is there a dress code at Carleton UMC?
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.
Does Carleton United Methodist Church believe in infant baptism?
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.
Can non-members be married in the Carleton United Methodist Church?
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.