Category Archives: Church

New pastor assigned to Kilgore/Harsh Memorial UM churches

Several area United Methodist Church pastors returned to their respective pastorates and will begin new term assignments July 1.

One new assignment occurred at Harsh Memorial/Kilgore UM Churches where Rev. Mark Thomas has been assigned, succeeding Rev. Eric Kluth, who was assigned to Mogadore UMC.

Local and area reassignments made following the 2018 East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church held last week at Lakeside include:

Carrollton First United Methodist Church – Rev. Daniel L. Loomis, senior pastor, and Rev. Kimberly Arbaugh, associate pastor, who attended as clergy delegates.

Special observance planned to celebrate Baptist Temple’s 65th anniversary

CARROLLTON – The Carrollton Baptist Temple will celebrate its 65th anniversary June 24.

The Carrollton Baptist Temple dates back to 1953 where it had its humble beginning in a store front on E. Main St. in downtown Carrollton. In that first meeting, along with founding Pastor Robert McDonald, were Irene McAdoo, Katie Totherow, Belle Ledford, Bobbie Ledford and Myrta Cross.

The church received its corporation papers June 5, 1954, to operate as a not for profit organization. The church was organized to preach and teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to support world-wide missions.

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.

Skip to toolbar