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Jesus told us to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Church members are involved in a variety of missions, from as simple as supporting missions financially, to physically repairing/renovating homes.  


Music & Worship

Our worship here is what is known as a blended service.  The worship is based on a traditional style of worship, wherein we blend in elements of a contemporary style.  We use praise songs during worship along with standard hymns.  Our choir sings various styles of music, depending upon the season of the Christian year. 


The usher team at our church fills an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher team is a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to church life.

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Media & Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of this church. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. All of our weekly sermons are uploaded to our website in video and audio formats. We also maintain an active Facebook feed for additional church communication.  By the grace of God and special donations, we have installed a large screen TV in the fellowship hall.  Each Sunday this is activated for the convenience of helping some (i.e. mothers with young babies) to still be in worship and yet have privacy.  


Prayer Shawl Ministry

In 2009 a Prayer Shawl Ministry was started at First United Methodist Church of Carlyle with five ladies. Since then we have gained ladies and lost ladies, but we still continue to minister to our community with our love and caring hearts. We have knitted or crocheted over 170 shawls for women or lap shawls for men.
Once a quarter we have the shawls blessed by the pastor in front of the church to get the congregation involved. Members come forward and lay hands on the shawls as they are blessed. We would appreciate very much any donations towards the cost of the yarn designated to the Prayer Shawl Ministry. The cost of a prayer shawl is between $15.00 and $25.00. We welcome any men or women who would like to learn to knit or crochet prayer shawls. We meet on the second Wednesday at 1:00 PM in the Conference Room.
It is the mission of this group to spread Jesus’ love to all who need his comfort and compassion after the loss of a loved one or recovering from serious surgery.
Please consider joining us in our ministry to our members and community. You will find that you will receive a blessing.


Prayer Ministry

Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God.  Prayer is the main line of communicating with God.  Here at First UMC, Carlyle, prayer is is used in many different ways.

Prayer Team

We have a prayer team that meets on Sunday mornings that pray in every room of the church.  This team also prayers for the worship team, including the pastor, and everyone who will be in worship that day.  They also pray for those who are unable to attend, for whatever reason. 
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Service of Prayer and Healing

There is also a monthly prayer and healing service on Sunday evening, usually the last Sunday of the month.