In-person worship has resumed in the sanctuary.
Worship with us in-person, or online on YouTube, and Facebook, as well as this site on 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.

Worship Services are on Needham Cable TV
Worship Services are on Needham Cable TV

Needham Cable: Comcast 9, Verizon 29, & RCN 15:
Sunday @ 7:00 a.m.,
Monday @ 3:00 p.m.,
Tuesday @ 11:00 a.m.,
Wednesday @ 1:00 p.m.

Lay Liturgist for the Late Winter-Spring

Now is the time to sign up to be one of the lay liturgists who will lead worship from February - June. Please indicate on the Response Sheet that you will serve. You may choose dates that are best for your schedule.

On the Calendar

Saturday, June 3
6:30 p.m., Great Plain Squares, PM Hall

Sunday, June 4
10:00 a.m., In Person and Live Streaming Worship, Sanctuary
6:30 p.m., Al-Anon, Volunteer Office

Tuesday, June 6
10:00 a.m., Knitting Group, Volunteer Office
7:00 p.m., Zoom Church Council
8:00 p.m., AA, Volunteer Office

Thursday, June 8
7:45 p.m., Choir Rehearsal, Music Room

Friday, June 9
1:00 p.m., Mahjong, Parlor
6:30 p.m., AA, PM Hall

Saturday, June 10
4:00 p.m., Studio Recital, Sanctuary

Sunday, June 11, 2023
10:00 a.m., In Person and Live Streaming Worship, Sanctuary
11:00 a.m., Spring Picnic, Church Lawn
3:00 p.m., Studio Recital
6:30 p.m., Al-Anon, Volunteer Office

Spring Picnic

This fun event is scheduled for June 11th after worship (weather permitting). The fellowship team needs volunteers to make it happen! We will need a few people to set up, a serving team, and a takedown/clean-up crew. Please email sueanne.woodward@gmail if you can help.

Men's Fellowship Time

Please check back for the date of our next gathering.

Sunday School
Announcing New Sunday School class for grades 3-6.

We are offering a separate Sunday School class for older children. Meeting in PM Hall, we plan to offer more challenging and fun activities around the week's Bible lesson. We also need more teachers to staff this to keep up with our increasing number of children (Hooray!). Please see Tim or a member of the Children's Ministry Team. You can also sign up online to help.

Join us for Sunday School at 11:45 am

Our youth program at Carter offers a nurturing environment for kids in 6th through 12th grades to grow together in their faith and commitment to Christ. Weekly youth Sunday school offers a space for middle and high school students to engage Scripture, ask questions, share experiences, work through problems, and foster a personal, relevant faith.

Youth classes are held via ZOOM and gather each Saturday morning at 11:00 am.


Youth Group
In addition to weekly Sunday school, our youth have several opportunities to connect each month. One of the core tenants of our youth development approach is getting youth engaged in mission and outreach as a way to better understand and engage with the world around them.


"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.

Bread of Life Ministry

Bread of Life is Carter's meal ministry, offering a meal to any who come. Whether needing food, fellowship, or community and the love of God, Bread of Life welcomed all to a home-cooked meal.

Prior to the pandemic Bread of Life met the first and third Tuesday evenings with a fellowship time, music, and service with a smile. Volunteers set up, cooked, served, and cleaned up each meal, including Carter members, community friends, and teens learning about community service. Costs were paid through free-will donations and Mission funds. We are currently working to bring our kitchen up to the new requirements of Needham Public Health. When that work is done we hope to restart the ministry.

If you would like to help with Bread of Life, please contact Beth Henrich at to volunteer. We will keep you all up to date on our progress and plans.

Summer Mission Trip -Save the Date

The trip will go from Sunday, August 6th after church service to Friday, August 11th (the work days will be Monday through Thursday). We will be going to the United Methodist Economic Ministry (previously known as Salem Economic Ministry) which serves the people in the regions around Salem and Howland, Maine.

Please keep our group in your daily prayers.

Earthquake Relief

Join us in prayer for the people of Turkey and Syria who have just experienced two devastating earthquakes. UMCOR is processing a grant to our partner in Turkey, International Blue Crescent (IBC), which has issued an appeal for emergency supplies such as tents, heaters, blankets, warm clothes, food, and first aid.

You can donate to UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery Advance here: