Dear Youth, Parents, and Volunteers,

I hope all is well with everyone. I recently received news that I’d like to share with everyone. Garden Grove UMC has decided to cut my position as Director of Youth And Young Adult Ministry as of the new year.  Garden Grove UMC will no longer have a youth program or a Young Adult Program come next year. I was told that they were cutting my position and my program because of budget. They also informed me that they could not validate paying for a Youth Director with such few youth.  What does this mean for Scraps Youth Ministry? Scraps Youth ministry will be solely at Anaheim UMC every Sunday 5:30-7 pm. All the youth are more than welcome to continue coming to Scraps Youth Group. I just wanted to be transparent and let everyone now what is going on.

Let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or comments.

On a happier note, I have attached a few photos from our Fall Retreat this past weekend. Also you can find the full album on our Shutterfly shared site (link below) and my Facebook account.

Nicole Jackson 
Director of Youth Ministries 
Anaheim UMC & Garden Grove UMC