Carlson Connection

Whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy mom, or a businessman with big responsibilities, we invite you to be a part of our vibrant church community.  We are longing for individuals who wish to learn, serve, and grow at  Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church.

Small Groups

Often, small groups of people are better able to interact and learn about a topic than larger groups. For that reason, Carlson Memorial UMC  holds small bible studies in member homes and on Wednesday evenings at our facility.  The size of most group is anywhere from six to twelve.  Our office staff can assist you with finding the small group to fit your needs.

Children Ministry

Children’s Ministry is available for  nursery ages 0-4 (Includes Pre-K) and children ages 5-11 (K-5)

Nursery and Children’s programs  are offered Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings


Sunday School 

Sundays – 10:00 a.m.
Classes for Children, Youth, and Adults.
Nursery is available on Sunday  from 8:30 a.m.-12:45p.m.
Children’s Church
Sundays-  11:20 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

We love children and strive to give them every opportunity to learn more about the Bible. With that in mind, Children’s Church is available in conjunction with the 11:00 am service.  During this time elementary age children are able to pray, worship, and interact with each other while learning in a context and manner that is age appropriate.

Wednesday Night @ Carlson   
5:45 p.m. Dinner  Invite a Friend! Bring Your Family! 
Please RSVP if you are planning on coming for dinner so we know how many to cook for. 
You can sign up in the Narthex, or call or email the office by Tuesday at 12:00 noon.
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Kids
Children ages 5-12 are invited to take part in “Wednesday Night Kids”  program while their parents attend small groups.  This time is filled with exciting child-centered worship, crafts, and games.
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  Nursery
for infants and Toddlers is available while parents attend small groups.
(All adults who work with children have had “Child Protection Training” and “Background Checks.)

Student Ministry


Youth ministry occurs on Wednesday evenings. Sunday mornings, and Sunday evenings

Dinner         5:45 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Youth eat together at our free dinner. Bring friends!

Youth Small Group    6:30 p.m.- 7:30  p.m.

Wenesday’s youth are invited to a youth lead  devotion and prayer.

SUNDAY Youth  Group Fellowship 
                     10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Contemporary Worship  

     11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Youth sit together in worship!

Sunday Night Youth @ Carlson 

          4:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Sunday Night Youth @ Carlson runs from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  This event begins with a games  followed by a  meal, worship and truths from God’s Word that empower students to live for Christ.


Operation Backpack

This is a weekly ministry benefiting elementary school children. Throughout  the year backpacks are filled with food by volunteers and given to students in need for the weekend.  Please mail or send your gifts to purchase food for this ministry  to: Carlson Memorial United Methodist Church 310 Campbell Street, LaBelle, FL 33035

For more information or to get involved contact Linda O’Ferrell at (863) 675-3146
Young Adult Small Group

Young adults meet weekly at the Sloan’s residence.  Their purpose is to  dive into God’s word, and share their lives with one another. Open to individuals and couples ages 18-30.

For more information contact Kathy Sloan at (863) 675-0650
Sewing Angels: Prayers and Squares Chapter 1217
The Sewing Angels meet every Tuesday from 10am-2pm in the Annex. You are invited to help with various projects even if you don’t sew.  The Angels have made laundry bags and pillow cases for the FUM Children’s Home, prayer quilts, and other projects.  Once a month they have a Saturday “Fun Day”.  Donations of fabric iare always appreciated.
For more information contact Kathy Heidenreich at (954) 682-4063.
Like Us on Facebook:  UMC Carlson Sewing Angels
Contagious Joy- Women’s Bible Study

This ladies’ Bible study group uses a variety of curriculum and meets on Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. in the church office.

For more information contact Diane Moss at (863) 675-4608

 Bad Girls of the Bible – Women’s Bible Study

This is a study of interesting female biblical characters by Liz Curtis Higgs which meets on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm in classroom 3.

For more information contact Sherry Elliot  863-673-5152 or Julie Burke.

 United Methodist Men

United Methodist Men exist to declare the centrality of Christ in every man’s life.  Men’s ministry leads to spiritual growth through service.  Chicken dinners and various work projects provide opportunity for strengthening our bond with Christ and each other.

They meet every first and third Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

For more information contact Eric Baker at (863) 673-2024

 Men’s Bible Study

This group for guys only, studies and discusses selected books of the Bible and meets on Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. in Room 2.

For more information contact Pastor Joe Wallace at (863) 675-1761

 Prayer Groups

Aqua Isles Prayer Group meets Mondays at 10:30 a.m. at 900 Aqua Isles Blvd. H-34.

Carlson Prayer Group meets every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

For more information contact Joyce Salzmann at (863) 675-6314

 Adult Ministry

Once you get past fifty, the fun has just begun. Whether retired or just plain tired or active as ever, the over-50 group of Carlson UMC provides refreshment, ministry, and times of valuable interaction. In addition, the Over 50’s Mentoring Ministry also gives older believers a chance to meet with and help younger believers grow in Christ.


Chancel Choir

The 8:45 am church choir helps lead worship through leading hymns and preparing special music. In addition, concerts are preformed two times a year, Christmas time and Palm Sunday, the choir participates in the all church, multi generational concert of worship, celebration and reflection.  Rehearsal are Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Sundays at 8:15 a.m.

For more information contact Hannah Mary Perry at (239) 271-4827

 Praise Team

Leads the 11 am congregation in worship.

Rehearsal is Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

For more information contact Hannah Mary Perry at (239) 271-4827


Worship in Motion- Dance Team

The dance team provides visual expressions of worship for the Contemporary service and occasionally provides support for special services and worship concerts.

Rehearsal is Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m.

For more information contact Judy Lapp at (863) 675-3146


Care and Compassion Ministry

A mutli-faceted team providing care for our neighbors.   Stephen Ministry, Seniors Ministry, Lay Visitation Ministry, and Grief Ministry work together to love our neighbors as God loves us.

For more information contact Pastor Joe Wallace at (863) 675-1761


Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Is the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States.  They have been the leader in one-to–one youth service for more than a century, developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people.

For more information as to how to become a mentor contact Mark Lapp at (863) 675-3146


Disaster Recovery Ministry

Meets once a month in the church to prepare plans for the Hurricane season, local disasters, and participating in the United Methodist Church’s Disaster Recovery Projects.

For more information contact Margaret England at (863) 674-0695 or Peter Newman (239)410-0715


Mary and Martha Ministry

The Mary and Martha Ministry is dedicated to providing solace and hospitality to members of our congregation during their time of loss of a loved one.  The committee will provide food and a quiet time for the family and friends to gather together during this difficult time.  The bereaved family simply needs to contact the church office or a member of the Mary and Martha Ministry Team.
For more information contact Amber Vojak at (863) 674-0557
UMCOR Sager Brown 
Each year a group from Carlson join a group from First United Methodist in Orlando to spend a
week in Baldwin, LA. Preparing disaster recovery packets that are distributed through out the world
in times of need.
For more information contact Phil Keyes at (863) 675-3813
Your Ministry Here!

We believe everyone who comes to be a part of Carlson Memorial UMC brings talents and gifts with them.  We want to be a place where you can create and lead a ministry of God’s choosing for you.  Our vision is important to us and we look to have ministries that help us grow in the Lord in any of these four areas: worship, study, service, and mission / ministry to neighbor, community, and the world.

Contact Pastor David Mullins at (863) 675-0656 or Joy Bridwell (Lay Leader) at (863) 675-2909