NEWS & NOTES

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.



MISSION TRIP TO BARCELONA, SPAIN

Sara Perkins is going on a mission trip to Barcelona to help start Cru ( a Christian campus Ministry) on campuses there.  Please join her team and pray for her and the other Midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy who will be traveling there in March.  If you feel led to donate to help cover the $2800 cost of her trip, you can put a check or cash in the offering plate, or send it to the office.  Please put Sara Perkins in the memo line or on the envelope.  You can also donate online at give.cru.org/1022505 and fill in the message section with Sara’s name.

Video about her trip:      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_M-DWb8Rsk
 
Thank you for your prayers for the USNA Cru members.

 



A WAY FORWARD UPDATE

The United Methodist Church globally is praying and seeking direction in regards to its definitions and stance on marriage.  February 23-26, the General Conference, our highest decision-making body, will be meeting to make decisions about our way forward through these issues.  You can join us in preparing for this meeting in three ways:
 
† Praying daily from 2:23-2:26 pm for the General Conference and its delegates

† Join us for a special discussion on the decisions being made. Wednesday, January 16th for church leadership, and January  23rd for the general congregation, both following our Wednesday night dinner. 

† Join us for a day of prayer and fasting on Friday, January 25th including a prayer service at 6pm in the sanctuary. 

 

Thank you for your prayers in these matters.  If you have any questions, please see Pastor Dave.

 



WHAT GOES UP…MUST COME DOWN!

It has been a wonderful Advent and Christmas, but now it is time.  Please join us on Wednesday, January 9th to help de-decorate the church.  “Many hands make light work.”  If you would like to join us for work, please make sure to RSVP by Monday at 5:00 pm.



THE DANIEL DILEMMA – A NEW MEN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

“Standing Firm & Loving Well in a Culture of Compromise”
This men’s study, led by Tom Conner, will begin on Sunday January 13th in the Annex at 10:00 am.


ZACK SHELTON AND 64 TO GRAYSON RETURN TO CARLSON

This beloved country Christian band is back and performing at Carlson during both services on January 20th.  If you saw them perform before, you know you want to be here.  If you haven’t, you don’t want to miss the opportunity!  Invite a friend to join you!



WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT CARLSON TO RETURN JANUARY 9

After a two week break, Wednesday Nights at Carlson will return on January 9th.  The first week we will not have classes.  After dinner, we will be de-decorating the church from Christmas.  The classes will resume on January 16th.  Please see the worship tab for class descriptions.



GUARDIAN AD LITEM CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR CHILDREN

Thank you to everyone who purchased gifts for the children.  We were able to help more than 25 children have a Merry Christmas.


HAITI MISSION PRAYER ANGEL KITS

Free to the congregation!  Includes a photo and a bio of a child along with a wooden angel ornament to place on your tree, or in your home or office, as a reminder to prayer for this child.  Pick up your kit in the Narthex.  



END-OF-YEAR-GIVING

As you make plans for end-of-year giving, please remember the on-going operational needs here at Carlson. Ministry happens as there are funds available. In addition to the more traditional ways of giving, your investment advisor or tax professional can help you with the advantage of gifting appreciated stocks, or direct contributions from an IRA. Thank you for giving to the Lord.




 
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.
Contact the office for information about online training.
 
CPR / AED TRAINING
Tuesday October 29 @ 7pm
Jeff Burton will be teaching a CPR with AED class at Carlson in the Fellowship Hall.  The cost is $10 payable at the class for book and ASHI-Approved Certification Card (2 years).  Registration limited to 19 participants.  (couples  may share  one of the 19 mannequins).  To register contact the church office or Margaret England 863-517-0202.
 
 
 
 
 
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