This is a full time salaried position. The Education Supervisor of Small Wonders Child Development Center will assist the Director in teaching and providing support for the childcare staff with the main emphasis being in the areas of curriculum development and implementation and staff development. Applicants must have at least a CDA or Associates degree in education or a related field with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education preferred.

If interested please email your resume to:

Shirley Kerns at shirleykerns@campbellumc.org

Or you can mail your resume to

Campbell UMC Small Wonders CDC

Attention: Shirley Kerns

1747 E. Republic Road

Springfield, MO 65804

Resumes must be received by Thursday, October 1, 2015.


Our adopted caseworker has a family in need and has asked for our help again! One of their foster families had their car stolen last week.. Insurance is covering the car but not the things inside the car which included 3 car seats and a double stroller that they use daily.   They have replaced the car seats but are still in need of a double stroller.

Please consider a donation to help cover the cost of a double stroller for this family! If you are able to help, please contact Becky Solari at 848-9052.

Have you ever felt like there just aren’t enough hours in the day? Caregiving is a non-stop job and can be physically and emotionally exhausting. Join other caregivers and hear from experts to help you in caring for your loved one.


We will be starting a Caregiver Support Group here at Campbell United Methodist Church. We will meet monthly and alternate educational meetings with Caring and Sharing sessions. Even though we will hear from experts in various aspects of caregiving, you may also be able to help each other by learning what works and what doesn’t work in caring for your loved one.

Education topics may include:


  • Caring for the Caregiver
  • General Caregiving Skills
  • Positioning and Helping Your Loved One
  • Assisting with Personal Care
  • Healthy Eating
  • Home Safety
  • Legal and Financial Issues
  • Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia
  • Stress Relief
  • Journaling
  • Palliative Care and Hospice CareWe will always meet the 4th Wednesday of the month at 4pm. The meetings will last an hour. Our first meeting will be  Wednesday, September 23 at 4-5 pm at Campbell United Methodist Church Springfield, Missouri 65804 

All Caregivers Welcomed!

We Hope to See YOU There!

Women’s Book Club – Books are in!

Books for the upcoming study “Really Bad Girls of the Bible” have arrived at the church.

You may pick up your copy in the front office, each copy is $12.

The Women’s Book Club meets Sunday evenings from 5:30-7pm in the Mini-Kitchen.


On Saturday, September 12th, 2015, the church is leaving the building!

The good news: We have had a great response to the Meals a Million Food pack-a-thon, serving dinner at Freeway Ministries and cleaning up our stretch of highway. Every fruit and vegetable that was needed to serve at Freeway has been donated and people are in place to prepare the meal as well.
The opportunities:
1. We need your help with desserts for Freeway though-we need 20 dozen more desserts! Please send an email to Pastor Emily at pastorelc44@gmail.com to claim a dessert spot now-desserts will need to be in disposable containers and brought to the church on Friday, September 11th by 4 pm.

2. We need more people to sign up to be at the MS Bike Rest Stop-This is a time commitment from about 8 am to 3 pm—email Pastor Emily at pastorelc44@gmail.com for more information.

3. The church grounds need some work. Do you have any of the following flowers from your own garden that you could donate to this effort? black eyed Susan (rudbeckia), purple coneflower (Echinacea), butterfly weed (asclepias, not buddleia), goldenrod (solidago), blazing star (liatris). Some weeding, watering and light pruning will be done as well. Joe Fearn is heading this effort so email him at jfearn@drury.edu with any questions about the day.

Please Donate a few children’s Hats!!!

Whether you knit or knot…..we are collecting children’s hats for Shady Dell School. There is a harvest basket in the Fellowship Hall under the bulletin board to place hat donations in. They welcome purchased hats as well as hand knit hats!! The kids love them all!!

For the last several years we have been one of several groups donating children’s hats for kids ages 3-5 years of age. This year we are the only group doing this so we need your help!! The Wednesday evening knitting group at CUMC, known as Purls of Joy have free hat patterns out in the Fellowship hall that you are welcome to take if you wish to knit a few hats. There is also a basket of donated yarn you are welcome to take to use for knitting the hats.

If you’ve always wanted to learn to knit….Please join us on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 in the fellowship hall for knitting. There are several ladies who would love to share their friendship and skill of knitting with you. We have lots of fun and hope you will join us!! BUT……Remember, hats can be purchased to donate too! Both are welcome and needed!! If you would like to purchase some hats please do and place them in the harvest basket also!! Our goal is 120 hats, because there are 120 little heads at Shady Dell to keep warm this winter!! . If you have any questions please feel free to give Cathy Garner(293-5843) or DJ Maas(848-0362) a call.

Saturday, September 12th Campbell UMC will be providing the meal for Freeway Ministries in downtown Springfield!

This is made possible by the generous donations of food from Campbell UMC.

This time we are asking for donations of fruit, vegetables and desserts.

We still need:

  • 2 Bags of Apples
  • 2 Bags of Oranges
  • 2 Bags of Grapes
  • 3 Cartons of Berries
  • 2 Watermelons
  • 2 Cantaloupe
  • 6 Tomatoes
  • Desserts for 500 people

Donations need to be delivered to Campbell no later than 5pm on Friday, September 11th. To sign up to donate food please contact Pastor Emily Carroll at pastorelc44@gmail.com

  • Be sure to contact Emily before you purchase donations, to ensure that the items you buy have not already been donated.

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