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New Carlisle
First United
Methodist Church

220 S. Main Street

New Carlisle, OH 45344


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Bethel Churches United/
Food Pantry
Community Prayer Team Grass Roots Ministries Love Tree
Stephen Ministry United Methodist Women Youth Group  

Bethel Churches United

Contact:  TBA

Bethel Churches United is a group of fifteen local churches in the New Carlisle and Bethel Township community.  Its purpose is to lead all people into a closer relationship with the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to glorify God in all that we do.  Together, the churches of BCU minister to those in need and provide spiritual leadership to the Bethel Township community.

The Food Pantry is located at the FUMC Family Center at 226 South Pike St.  The hours of operation are Wednesday 4:00-5:30pm and Friday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm.


Community Prayer Team

Contact: Pastor Frank

Our community prayer team meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 7:00 pm to prayerfully join forces against addiction, illness, family problems and community crime. Remember to check the Prayer Room for prayer needs in the Community Prayer Team's cell. Feel free to initial each request. If you wish, write a word of encouragement. That way they will each know they have been prayed for.


Grass Roots Ministries

Contact:  Donn Hellinger

Grass Roots Ministries of Miami Valley, Inc., a non-profit charitable organization, is sponsoring our mission in Tanzania.  We are currently in the process of building a Church, School and Orphanage in the Gamasara District of Tanzania.  We currently have more than 40 orphans that we are sponsoring.  For more information, see the Grass Roots Ministries page.


Love Tree

Contact:  Church Office

As one of our missions during the Christmas season, the congregation has the opportunity to help make Christmas a little brighter for some needy families.  Ornaments are placed on the Love Tree giving a name, age and items that the person would like for Christmas.  The congregation brings in wrapped gifts to be delivered on Christmas Eve along with food baskets.


Stephen Ministry

Contact:  Pastor Frank

Stephen Ministers are well trained lay members of our church who do one-on-one pastoral care.  They are not trained as counselors but are trained to walk beside and offer care to those in our church and community who are going through life-changing events.  Sometimes their source of stress is for a wonderful reason, like the birth of a baby or a move to our community.  Sometimes stress levels are rising because of traumatic events, such as the loss of a loved one, prolonged illness, or divorce.  Our Stephen Ministers are trained to be there to help make these life transitions easier by bringing enouragement, care, a good listening ear, and the presence of Jesus Christ.

If life feels out of balance, someone to talk to an hour or so a week might be just what you need.  Feel free to call Pastor Frank and speak to him about being assigned a Stephen Minister.  Everything you discuss will be completely confidential.  No one will even know you have a Stephen Minister except for you, Pastor Frank, and your assigned Stephen Minister.  No one needs to go through life's difficulties alone.  Stephen Ministers are there to help add to the pastoral support of our church.

You may also be interested in becoming a Stephen Minister.  If you feel you are being called to this ministry, call Pastor Frank for more information.  You will gain from the training for your own daily life, and may be the person needed to help someone else just when they need you the most.


United Methodist Women

Contact:  TBA

The UMW is a community of women whose purpose is to know God; to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.


CircleMeeting Date/Time
Charity3rd Thursday at 1:00 PM
Faith3rd Tuesday at 7:00 PM

Circles are an extension of the United Methodist Women.  All women are invited to join a circle.


Youth Group

Contact:  TBA

This organized group offers activities for those students in grades 6 thru 12.  The focus of the group is to grow in Christ through social, spiritual, and mission activities.  Throughout the year they also participate in special events of the church such as Youth Sundays, Christmas programs, and special music for worship services.  The youth are active participants in the planning of all their activities.  All community students in grades 6 thru 12 are invited to attend.