Rev. Mark and Lynne Kimpland have served the First United Methodist Church and the Fulton community for the last 18 years.
“Our time in Fulton has been a wonderful blessing full of opportunities, challenges and above all, it’s unlimited potential,” Rev. Kimpland said. “We will forever treasure the relationships, ministries and Fulton’s unique sense of community.”
Rev. Kimpland has been reappointed to the Endwell United Methodist Church in Endwell and will begin his ministry July 1.
Lynne Kimpland has directed the children and youth ministries at FFUMC. Their two children, Matthew and Lacey, were very active in sports at G. Ray Bodley High School and currently are third grade teachers. Matthew Kimpland is teaching at Volney Elementary School and Lacey Kimpland is teaching at Johnson City Elementary School.
The Fulton First UMC is inviting the community to the Kimplands’ last worship service Sunday June 23rd at 9:30 a.m. A Farewell Come and Go Reception will be held after worship until 1 p.m.
The First United Methodist Church of Fulton will be holding its first annual Strawberry Extravaganza Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is open to the public and there is no admission fee.
The Strawberry Extravaganza will feature food and auctions.
For the adults, there will be a silent auction, a Christmas in September booth, a Granny’s Attic and a New-To-You booth, an Avon Treasure Chest, and a Mom’s Pantry of homemade goods.
For the children, there will be a Children’s Toy Chest, bounce houses, arts and crafts, face painting, free balloons and more.
Food will include a chicken barbecue, strawberry shortcake, an ice cream “Sundae School,” popcorn and penny candy.
The First United Methodist Church of Fulton is located at 1408 N.Y.S. Rte. 176 (Curtis Street), just across from the Fulton Junior High School.
Those seeking more information, may visit www.fultonfumc.org or call the church office at 592-7347.