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Worship with us in-person, or online at YouTube, and Facebook, as well as our Messages page.

Carter is a diverse community of faith grounded in scripture, experience, tradition, and reason. Sunday services are in our Needham sanctuary at 10:00 am and live-streamed on social media. Our service is a blend of both traditional and contemporary worship styles that we hope you find uplifting, fulfilling, and comfortable! To get a preview of what worshiping with us is like, visit our Messages page to view an example of a recent service.

We are currently seeking a Director of Children and Youth Ministries and a Nursery Worker. Visit our Jobs page for details.


Saturday, October 1, 2022
4:00 p.m., Men's Fellowship, Lookout Farm, Natick

Sunday, October 2, 2022 - World Communion Sunday
9:00 a.m., Joyful Ringers Rehearsal, Sanctuary
10:00 a.m., In Person and Live Streaming Worship in the Sanctuary
11:30 a.m., Rise Against Hunger, PM Hall

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
8:00 p.m., AA, Volunteer Office

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
6:30 p.m., Great Plain Squares, PM Hall
7:00 p.m., Zoom Church Council

Thursday, October 6, 2022
7:00 p.m., PS96 Rehearsal, Sanctuary
7:45 p.m., Choir Rehearsal, Music

Friday, October 7, 2022
Pumpkin Unloading, Church Lawn
6:30 p.m., AA, PM Hall

Saturday, October 8, 2022
9:00 a.m., Pumpkin Distribution, Patch Opens

Sunday, October 9, 2022
10:00 a.m., In Person and Live Streaming Worship, Sanctuary
Noon, Youth Picnic, Parsonage

Men's Fellowship TIme

The Next Men's Fellowship Time will be Saturday, October 1 at 4 PM!

Please join us at the Lookout restaurant at Lookout Farm in Natick for dinner, beer and fellowship. Plan to be eating outside as the tables in the Greenhouse is first come, first seated basis. Please RSVP to Dick Vietor ( or Don Henrich ( as soon as possible so we can make reservations for the right number of tables. We'll be looking out for you!

Meal Packing

Rise Against Hunger Meal-Packing Event

Sunday, October 2 @ 11:30 am Rise Against Hunger is returning to Carter! We will be packing 12,000 nutritious meals to be sent to needy people overseas. Any of the meals are sent to school lunch programs which provide a double benefit - providing a healthy meal to people who may not have enough to eat and encouraging parents to send their children to school.

As in past Rise Against Hunger events at Carter, participants will perform tasks including putting the dry food ingredients into bags, weighing and topping off the bags to make sure they are the correct weight, and boxing the bags for shipping. Rise has made some changes to the packing process to be more COVID safe, including requiring participants to wear masks.

This event is for all ages, from kindergarten-aged children to seniors. As participants in our past events know, this is a very fun activity. We hope you will join us on October 2nd!

Click HERE to sign up.

Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch 2022 - Volunteers Needed

This year we'll again be accepting two truckloads of about 5,000 pumpkins and gourds of all sizes for sale weighing somewhere between 30 and 40 tons. As always, the proceeds will go to the Navajo farmers and to the charitable organizations that count on Carter's support.

On Friday, October 7, boxes and bins of gourds and pumpkins atop pallets will be unloaded and distributed about the lawn. Then, on Saturday morning, October 8 volunteers will be asked to unload many of these boxes and bins onto the church lawn for sale. Others will be unloaded over time as lawn space comes available.

We'll also need volunteers to sell them starting Saturday morning, the 8th. Sales volunteers will be asked to work 2-hour shifts from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on weekdays and 3 hours shifts from 9 am to 6 pm on weekends (including Monday, Oct 10).

Paper sign-up forms are in the Narthex, If you've received an electronic invitation to sign up in the past, you've no doubt already received an invitation. If not, to receive an invitation & sign-up online, please email Don Henrich


"The yarn forms the stitches, the knitting forges the friendships, the craft links the generations."

Karen Alfke, designer and knitting instructor
Bring your knitting to the Volunteer Office on the first and third Tuesdays of each month between 10:00am-Noon. An air filtering system will be in use.

Join in the fellowship and fun. All are welcome!
Questions? Call Cindy Vietor at 781-235-2090

Family Promise

2022 Pumpkin Scholarship Recipients
2022 Pumpkin Scholarship Recipients

2022 Pumpkin Scholarship Recipients
Kay Savage, Timothy Grenham, Chima Ibebunjo

Carter Memorial UMC is delighted to award scholarships to Kay Savage, Timothy Grenham, Chima Ibebunjo. Thank you for your efforts in community service and for your genuine desire to serve others.