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March 2017


As per a previous article regarding working with individuals in recovery: I’m asking for prayers for a couple that I worked with only a few short months ago.  Sadly, the wife died recently and I’d like you to keep the family in your prayers. The recovering addict faces some very real challenges getting back into the job market, but with God a challenge is not an impossiblity!  Much prayer is needed so that ones steps can be ordered by the Lord and lead a person in recovery to the job that will be the perfect fit.  The addict fights a never ending battle to stay on the straight and narrow, but we know that he who the Son sets free is free indeed.  Let’s keep our friends in recovery in our prayers.  Believe it all possible!


God bless,

Betty Chapman 


November 2016

The Employment Ministry is asking for prayer as it begins to work with individuals that are in recovery from drug abuse.  During the months of October and November, we are working with several individuals looking to make their way back into the work force after spending time in recovery.  Please help us to pray that they may believe that this is possible, and that their faith in God may grow through the experience.

Believe it all possible!


God bless, Betty Chapman        betty_chapman@live.com


September 2016

The Employment Ministry 

The employment ministry has continued to work with individuals on a one-on-one basis.  During the month of August, we worked with someone that suffers from muscular sclerosis.  Please help us to pray that we may find the very best fit of employment for her.

Believe it all possible!


God bless, Betty Chapman - betty_chapman@live.com


January 2014

It’s probably been about a year and a half since we began the employment ministry.  Throughout this time we have been able to offer new and creative ideas for job searching during a failing economy.  We’ve helped numerous individuals create resumes as well as updating old resumes.  We’ve assisted in the creation of cover letters and thank you letters, as well as advising how to best perform at job fairs and interviews.  We’ve been blessed to see many get those job interviews, as well as being blessed to see some land their next job opportunity.  We ask that you would continue to support our ministry with your prayers. 

A change for the upcoming months - we will now meet with those in need of job development services, by appointment.  Please contact Betty Chapman at betty_chapman@live.com to set up an appointment.  Meetings will still take place at Faith Hall in the Library. While there are many topics that can be covered in a group format, some situations are quite unique and one on one coaching has proved to be much more effective.

You do not need to be a member of our church in order to receive these services; the desire of CKUMC is to reach out to anyone in need within our church and community.  The good Lord wants us, needs us to be good providers for our families and ourselves, so He will prosper our search efforts (1 Timothy 5:8).  There are jobs out there but one must be educated in how to rise to the top and shine when there are thousands of applicants for every job you apply for.  This Employment Ministry gives individuals the opportunity to learn job search tactics that are biblically based and therefore fruitful. 

There are Employment Ministry business cards that will be available in the foyer, please take some and keep them in your wallet or pocket book and use them when the occasion presents itself.  This is just another way that Cross Keys United Methodist Church can reach out to this hurting world.

God bless you and thank you for your support and continued prayers.


The CKUMC Employment Ministry is a new ministry that began its work in September 2013. The ministry’s purpose is to bring hope and support to its community members, spiritual or geographical, currently experiencing the plight of unemployment. The ministry will coach in various job development techniques each founded upon a solid Biblical principle. It will explore topics like resume writing, cold calling, 5 minute elevator speech, cover letters and thank you letters, how to stay positive and of good cheer during a severe economic crisis, and many, many more. These job development tools can be used by ANYONE, doesn’t matter how young or old you are, or how long you’ve been out of work. The tools can help you to increase the likelihood of being spotted by potential employers.

CKUMC Employment Ministry’s meetings are held every 3rd Saturday of the month at 1PM, and the meetings can last 1-2 hours; any interested parties can send an email to betty_chapman@live.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or suggested topics of interest. There can be a good outcome to the very difficult situation that is unemployment.

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