Category Archives: Church

Tinlin recognized by Harsh Memorial for years of service

Harsh Memorial United Methodist Church of Harlem Springs honored Ruth Ann Tinlin for serving 33 years as church treasurer during the May 12 service.

In addition, she taught the preschool Sunday school class for 33 years, as editor of the church newsletter for more than 30 years and has been a church member for 65 years.

She also attends Bible study and has been active in the United Methodist Women’s group for many years and serves as president and treasurer.

“For many, many years you and Ila Robinson served refreshments to Christmas carolers when they returned to the church. We could always count on warming up with your delicious hot chocolate made with milk topped with whip cream. We also had hot dogs, sloppy joes, chips and cookies to eat. You also wash and iron the thirty pieces of silver offering bags each year and were very involved in the making of these individual offering bags for our congregation, which we appreciate,” her recognition letter stated.

She was presented a gift card for two dinners and two tickets to the Ohio Star Theater in Sugarcreek to see The Home Game, written by Martha Bolton, and flowers.

One Way Youth Center closed, building sold, corp. kept intact

CARROLLTON – Officials with the Board of Trustees of the One Way Youth Ministry recently announced the closing of the One Way Youth Center and the sale of the building.

Rev. Dan Loomis, senior pastor of Carrollton First United Methodist Church and board member of One Way Youth Ministry, said the decision to close the center, located on McCook Ave., Carrollton, came following a lot of prayer and discernment.

“Our director, Olivia Coil, tendered her resignation in January,” explained Loomis. “It was no secret the building had deteriorated over the years and was in need of repair. These two things, along with the facts that the school is moving to the new building complex on SR 332 and attendance was declining, were factored into the decision.”

Special services planned at Pleasant Grove

The youth of Pleasant Grove United Methodist plan to deliver two special services May 6.

A morning Rural Life Sunday service begins at 11 a.m., recognizing the importance of the early church circuit riders and the faith-filled rural communities that laid the foundation of today’s Methodist Church in the United States.

The service will include a tribute to farmers and farm families and their dedication to provide food and fiber to the world. Communion will be offered.

National Day of Prayer events planned

CARROLLTON – National Day of Prayer events are scheduled May 3 in Carroll County.

The annual observance will get underway on Public Square in Carrollton at 11 a.m. (weather permitting) with Bible readings.

A flag raising on Public Square is set for noon, along with music by the Carrollton High School Vocal Department, under the direction of Mindy Domer.

Proclamations will be read by Carrollton Mayor Bill Stoneman and Carroll County Commissioner Robert Wirkner.

Those attending the session can move around Public Square to six prayer stations, led by local pastors. Prayers will be for the nation, county, village and youth. The sessions end at 1 p.m.

A special National Day of Prayer program, featuring readings and music, will be held at the Carroll Golden Age Retreat (located on Kensington Rd.) following the noon observance.

The Needhams return to Carrollton April 14

CARROLLTON – The Needhams of Murfreesboro, TN, will be in concert April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Carrollton Bible Chapel, 365 Steubenville Rd. SE, Carrollton.

The Needhams began their musical journey in the 1990s and continue on with three members, Dave Needham, Jr., and Steve and Diane Mummert. With their combined talents of singing, songwriting and instrumentation, The Needhams move ahead with great optimism, never losing sight of the primary goal to uplift the name of Jesus Christ.

This will be the 11th time The Needhams have performed at the church. A love offering will be received. Two canned goods are requested for admission which will be donated to the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Carrollton.

A CD door prize will be given during intermission.

For more information or directions, contact Pastor Chuck Wilson at 330-627-7376 or Richard and Judy Cunningham at 330-323-9253 or 330-323-5610.

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