Youth Ministries at Carrollton United Methodist Church
Some of the things we have done in the past

Mostaccioli Madness
In October 2015 we served a dinner after church to raise money for the emergency assistance ministry of the Carrollton Ministerial Alliance.  It was called Mostaccioli Madness because we served three versions of the famous Italian pasta along with salads, garlic bread, and Italian desserts.  It was a big hit and we raised $820 for the Ministerial Alliance.

St. Patrick's Dinner Helps Others
Our March 15, 2015 dinner raised $620 that will be used to further the good work being done by Heifer International; a group that helps others help themselves.  The money we raised will purchase animals that will not only feed someone for a little while, but provide a long-term income.  Those who receive help through Heifer International then turn around and pass along the gift of an animal to another needy family.  So, the benefits of the original gift continue to multiply!  This is a great cause; our Youth Group did a very good thing!  Previously back on March 18, 2012, the Youth Group did a St. Pat's Dinner that raised money for the Camping Fund.

Pancake Breakfast a Success!
Our efforts on Saturday, March 1, 2014 netted $1,255.80.  This money was raised to help support the work of the Carrollton Ministerial Alliance as it provides emergency assistance to local residents.  The Ministerial Alliance also sponsors and coordinates the annual Christmas food distribution in December.  It felt good to be a part of an ecumenical ministry that helps so many people.  Our menu included: pancakes, scrambled eggs, and bacon as well as biscuits and gravy.  We also offered milk, orange juice, and coffee to drink.

Ice Cream Social
Our Youth Group put on an indoor Ice Cream Social on the evening of Sunday, June 30, 2013 to say thanks to the church family for all the hard work that was done in upgrading and remodeling the Youth House.  However, we ended up raising additional funds for youth ministry.

The Methodist Malt Shop
This was another ice cream social, but this one was on a much larger scale and we raised money (over $1,200) for the church's new college scholarship fund.  This was a project of our youth confirmation class in the summer of 2016.

Youth Fund Raiser a Success
On September 22, 2013 our Youth Group organized and hosted a benefit Spaghetti Dinner to raise money for Imagine No Malaria, a cause that the United Methodist Church is emphasizing in a concerted effort to totally wipe out malaria by the year 2015.  It takes only $10 to save a life in the battle against this deadly, but curable disease.  We raised over $1,100 thus saving 110 lives!  Find out more about what is being done to wipe out malaria by going to: www.imaginenomalariamo.org

Soul Food
This is a ministry that was started by our United Methodist Church many years ago.  Four other churches have joined the effort the last few years.  Every year since 2013 our Youth Group has cooked meals for the Soul Food ministry.  Each time we have prepared between 80 to 101 warm meals for needy Carrollton families.  It's a big job, but we love doing it!

We Boxed Up a Lot of Baby Clothes
We plugged into one of our church's mission projects in October 2014.  We boxed up the “Baby Bundle” packs so they could be driven to the “Festival of Sharing” in Sedalia.  Church members donated the baby clothing items.  They also gave cash so additional baby clothes could be purchased.  We helped by boxing up all the “Baby Bundle” kits, taping up and labeling the boxes.

Sunday School Breakfast
Our 2013 confirmands prepared a delicious breakfast for everyone who came to Sunday School on August 18, 2013.  This wasn't a fund raiser, it was just a kind gesture that was done as part of the confirmands' learning about becoming a member of the church.  The food was much appreciated and everyone had a great time.

Youth Group's Gift to the Congregation
In 2016 Valentine's Day fell on a Sunday and the Youth Group just couldn't pass up the opportunity to do something nice.  As everyone left worship that day members of the Youth Group distributed small bags of Valentine candy and Bible verses about love.  The congregation loved it!

Youth Ushers
About five years ago, Rev. Williams asked us to take our turn serving as ushers throughout the month of August.  This was new for our church.  We received a lot of positive feedback from the older members of the congregation who said we did a great job.  The pastor said he thought we did an awesome job of it, too.  So now every summer the youth do a month of ushering.  It's fun!

Serving Holy Communion
The 2013 confirmands were invited twice to assist the pastor in serving Holy Communion.  This was a first for our church.  Since then, members of every confirmation class have had the pleasure of serving at the Lord's Table.  Rev. Williams is anxious for other youth to join him in the great honor of serving Holy Communion to the church family.

Children's Easter Egg Hunt
Every year we stuff 450 or more plastic eggs with candy and hide them around the church on Easter morning.  Following the worship service the children of the church have a great time hunting for the eggs.

Corn Maze
Each Halloween season since the Carrollton Corn Maze started we have made a trip to the maze.

Help with Vacation Bible School
Every year we help the adults lead a five-day V.B.S. for the children of the church.  We help with recreation (of course!), lead the singing, participate in skits, and help in the classrooms wherever we are needed.

Other Things We've Done
   • Bowling
   • All night Lock-In events (no sleep allowed!!)
   • Christmas Parties