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Now hiring: director of youth ministry

Carrollton First United Methodist Church announces a search and invites applications for a Part-Time (approximately 15 hours per week) Director of Youth Ministries (this position has potential to be expanded into full-time). The ideal candidate will foster a strong faith community among young people and will help the church grow in their capacity to be in ministry to and with young people. Complete job description can be
viewed/downloaded below. Applications will be accepted until 4pm on June 19th and must include resume, cover letter and at least three references emailed to:

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When pastors are appointed in The United Methodist Church, they agree to be in an itinerant system, appointed wherever their bishop believes their gifts might best be used for the mission and ministry of The United Methodist Church. Rev. Snyder has served here faithfully. He has shared God's love with us, and the community.

In consultation with our district superintendent, effective July 1, 2023 Bishop Malone will appoint Rev. JP Snyder as pastor of Utica, Brandon, and Lock Federated UMCs in the Three Rivers District. We have been blessed by Rev. Snyder’s leadership and know that he will be a blessing in his new appointment as well. He will be missed, but trust that the Holy Spirit is at work in the process.

Our district superintendent will work with us and Bishop Malone and cabinet to discern who the next associate pastor will be. We will bring you another announcement when our new pastor is appointed.Please pray for Pastor JP, Jocelyn, and the family as they move through the many changes soon to come. Please hold the bishop, the cabinet, and our church leadership in prayer as we prepare the way for a new pastoral leader. Please pray for our church to be faithful to God’s will and work through this time of transition.

Recognition of Pastor J.P. Snyder’s ministry at CFUMC

Plan to join church family and friends on Sunday, June 11 after each service to recognize the ministry of Pastor JP and his family at Carrollton First UMC. In lieu of gifts, please give toward a love offering – cards may be dropped off to the office or brought with you on June 11. Checks should be made out to James Snyder not the church. Pastor JP begins his new appointment at Utica, Brandon & Lock Federated UM Churches in July.

Vacation bible school

Save the dates- June 13, 14, 15, 9:30am - Noon
Open to Preschool thru 5th grade

This year's theme is Food Truck Party: on a roll with God! It is based on Matthew 6:11 "Give us this day our daily bread."
These fun filled days will have our kid "chefs" learning important lessons about God's ability to provide and how we can love and care for others.  Each day is centered around a Bible story involving food and eating together.

Adult and teen helpers are needed for our team -  Bible lesson leader, Science Experiment leader, Game leader, Music/worship leader, Skit leader and team, Missions leader, Group guides, Snack coordinator, decorations team.  Talk to Kathy Cramer or Pastor Kimberly if you are willing to serve.

Please pre-register using the button below! Earn 5 tickets for the Food Truck Carnival when you pre-register

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Volunteers needed

SNACK TIME - The snack time will be the same time each of the three days. The children will enjoy very simple snacks that will not require prep. Monetary donations to cover the cost of the snacks and our special carnival food for Thursday for the parents and their kids is appreciated! Reach out to Francie Krills with any questions.

VBS DECORATING – In need of large cardboard boxes, white matte paint, crepe paper streamers (all colors!), artificial flowers, painters tape, masking tape, acrylic markers. Questions? Contact Louisa Rhodes or Kathy Cramer

VBS GAMES - Large Outdoor Games for Thursday’s carnival. See Kelsey Pitts. Donations of candy – smarties and suckers –and kids party favors to be used for prizes

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Congregational care team

We are working to put together a Congregational Care Team that would cover things such as: Meal Trains; Cards for Shut-Ins; Praying over Sunday Services; Praying over prayer list; Funeral Dinners, etc. You can participate in the responsibilities you are interested in and not feel overwhelmed to participate in them all.


If you're interested in helping, please let Pastor Kimberly or the office know.

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"Walking with the spirit" group

Monday mornings: Tracy Pidgeon will lead us in informal prayer and walking at the fairgrounds. We will begin at 9am. There is no set end time – we may be there 20 minutes, an hour, or
longer – trusting in the Spirit to guide our time together.

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Child protection training

Tuesday, June 6 at 4:30pm
This training is mandatory to work with youth in our programs. If you are unable to attend,
please reach out to the church office or Pastor Kimberly to set up a separate time. This
training is for anyone who has not previously attended our child protection training.

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africa university update

Teach Reach Bless Campaign Update:

The dorm construction is underway. Groundbreaking was held April 12, 2022.
Expected completion is 2024. More information and - hopefully pictures of the progress -will be shared soon.

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Summer camp Registration open!

Summer Camps at Aldersgate, Asbury and Wanake, CYF – June 11-16, Lakeside Institute July 23-29, Reach Out July 9-15


Early Bird is a little different this year – contact the office for information. Carrollton First UMC will pay $200 toward the cost of one of these camps for youth that attend worship, Yellow Brick Kidz or Bridge Kidz, etc. Just reach out to the office.

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