NEWS & NOTES

ANNOUNCEMENTS

THANK YOU!

Thanks to the 18 members and 12 St. Matthews Men who worked to do the cleaning, planting and odd jobs around the church during our workday last weekend.  The church looks great!



UNITED METHODIST MEN’S WORLD FAMOUS CHICKEN DINNER

On Sunday, March 17th, the UM Men will be serving their “World Famous” chicken for eat in or take out.  A 1/4 chicken served with fresh green beans and corn will only be $8.00.  The men will start serving at 10:30 am.  It’s your lucky day; you don’t have to cook!  

 



FRIDAY NIGHT PRAYER SERVICE APRIL 5TH

Please join us on Friday, April 5th at 6:00 pm for a prayer service for ongoing prayer for Carlson and the United Methodist Church.  



WEDNESDAY NIGHT RETURNS WITH SPECIAL MEAL

After a two-week break, Wednesday night programming returns this week.  The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties will be cooking us a heart-healthy meal!  There will also be free blood pressure checks and information about quitting smoking.  Please come!  Make sure to sign up in the Narthex if you will be joining us for dinner.  



LENTEN STUDY

Pastor Dave will be leading a Lenten study through Facebook this year, studying selected writings of John Wesley, as well as engaging in various spiritual disciplines and fasting together.  Due to time constraints, there will not be an in-person group this year, but if you’re interested, please contact the pastor to join.  Thanks!



VBS 2019 REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE

VBS Registration June 24-28, 2019

Child's Name

Gender
MaleFemale

Date of Birth: Month

Day

Year

Age as of June 24, 2019

What grade will your child be in next fall (2019)?

Mother's Name (If not applicable, type N/A.)

Mother's Phone (Please type in this format 863-123-4567)

Father's Name (If not applicable, type N/A.)

Father's Phone (Please type in this format 863-123-4567)

Home Address: Street

City

State

Zip

Parent's Email (If no email, type N/A.)

Home Church (If no home church, type none.)

Does the child have allergies or other medical issues that we should be aware of?
yesNo

If yes, please list:

Who should we contact in an emergency if parents can not be reached? (Required)

Phone Number (Please type in this format 863-123-4567)

Relationship to Child



CHURCH WORKDAY ~ MARCH 16th

Save the date.  Saturday, March 16th is the annual spring work day at Carlson.  We will begin at 8:30 am and finish around 1 pm.  Volunteers needed.  Sign up sheets will be available next week.  



UNPLUG ~ MARCH 14th

SW District laity and friends are invited to set aside their daily routines and join us at the Riverside Retreat Center on Thursday, May 14th from 10 am – 3 pm.  Come pray, rest, relax and learn new ways to listen to God.  There is no charge and lunch is provided.  To register or for more information, contact Hannah Mary Perry or the church office.

 



WELCOME RECEPTION ~ MARCH 10th

Plan to stay after first service or come early for the second service for a Welcome Reception in the Narthex.  More details to come.

 



FRIDAY NIGHT PRAYER SERVICE ~ MARCH 1st

Please join us on Friday, March 1st at 6:00 pm for a prayer service for ongoing prayer for Carlson and the United Methodist Church.

 



NEW ADDRESSES

                Jackie Foster is moving to her assisted living facility on the east coast on February 13th and her birthday is February 14th.  Please send her cards at:  Williamsburg Landing, Apt. 235, 1776 NE 26th St., Wilton Manors, FL  33305.

 

                Frank & Joyce Salzmann have been working for over a year to close on their house.  With almost no notice, they were able to close this past Tuesday, and most of us didn’t even get to say “Good Bye.”  Please send cards to them at 74 Susquehanna Ave., Tunkhannock, PA  18657-1447.

 



FOUR CHAPLAINS TRIBUTE

A tribute to the four Chaplains who died in World War II and a recognition of all those who have served in our Nation’s military service will be held today at 2 pm in our sanctuary.  The program is being presented by the LaBelle American Legion, LaBelle VFW, LaBelle DAV, LaBelle Masons, and Sheriff’s Explorers.  Phillip Keyes is the writer, producer and director.  Everyone is invited to learn how the legacy of selfless giving by the heroic Chaplains is being continued today.  There is no charge to attend but a donation will be requested.

 



TECHNOLOGY CLASS

† Are you confused by computers and where to find information about the church?
† Would you like to have the church directory available on your smart phone, and learn how to use it?
† Can’t figure out how to log into the directory?
† Did you know Carlson has an app?

Sunday, February 3rd

 Two Classes—Come to either one, or both!

10:00 am—11:00 am                12:15 pm—1:15 pm

Beginners Welcome! Bring your smart phone, tablet and/or laptop and let Kelli help  you get the church directory and app downloaded.  She will show you what is available on the website and in the app and also how to use the directory.  She will also take questions and suggestions for items you might want to see in the future.

 Consider this class…CARLSON FOR DUMMIES!



LETTER FROM TOM & JOYCE CONNER

Dear Church Family of CMUMC,
Thank you for your kindness to our family during our son, Tom, Jr.’s extended illness and passing.  Your prayers, words of encouragement, flowers, and memorials have meant so much to our family.
We are thankful for the miracle of Tom Jr. being able to live a full life throughout his three-year illness.
We will always miss him but we have great peace and comfort in knowing he is with our Father in Heaven.
With Love,
Tom & Joyce Conner and family


DIRECTORY PICTURES

Is your picture missing in our directory?  Are you tired of your photo and just want a new one?  Just want a new picture because you have a fabulous new hair cut…or a beautiful new baby?  Margaret England will be taking new directory photos on Sunday, February 10th after both services in the Fellowship Hall.




 
These are websites that you may find useful.
 
 
The United Methodist Church
 
 
The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church
 
 
Chuck Knows Church ~ Cute videos explaining just about everything
you would want to know about the church, but were afraid to ask.
 
 
Weekly Bible crossword puzzles
 
 
The website of the little book you love
Daily devotions and more
 
 
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
 
 
 
 
 
 
Child Protection Training Class
This is mandatory training for anyone working with children or youth in our church, including VBS.
Next class date to be announced.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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