Saturday, june 1 - Saturday, july 27 2018
Welcome to Pine Bluff Arkansas! I am thrilled to invite you for an exciting and rewarding summer of growth. First United Methodist Church will once again host eight young adults for the summer of 2019. Pine Bluff is considered the “gateway” to the delta, a land full of history, good food and people. Just as the great Mississippi River has changed course through- out the centuries, Pine Bluff has seen lots of changes too. In this internship, you will spend time getting to know our local children and youth in the Pine Bluff area. You will work alongside members of FUMC and other area United Methodist churches as we reach out into the mission fields. We’ll get our hands dirty as our minds and hearts are opened to change and renewed dreams.
The city of Pine Bluff is in need of positive people to share God’s love, peace, and hope. Pine Bluff is currently undertaking a huge campaign to revitalize the downtown area and community as a whole. As a downtown church, FUMC is in a not so unique position where the neighborhoods have shifted and the populations have dwindled, but the need is still great. As an intern, you will be the hands of feet of Christ as we serve alongside staff and volunteers of the Jefferson County Boys and Girls clubs, Neighbor to Neighbor Food Bank, Salvation Army, and St. Luke United Methodist Church. You will have the opportunity to run Vacation Bible Schools at several locations and swing a hammer or paint a house. Some of your job responsibilities will include tutoring, mentoring, feeding and changing the lives of those whom you serve.
We are in need of interns who are willing to be flexible and can deal with the challenges of working and living in community. You will be challenged to work through obstacles and to live out your witness to God’s people through your presence and talents. We hope that you will join us for what will be an exciting and new opportunity to not only learn and grow, but to share the passion of Jesus Christ to those in the community.