Ministry Outreach Focus for March
March Madness and Shoes
This month we are going to be collecting athletic shoes (for those under the age of 25, tennis shoes as we used to call them) for local children. I’ve spoken with the Family Resource Center Coordinators at the schools, and they are all excited about us collecting these shoes for the children. They all expressed a need for shoes at their schools.
The sizes needed are men’s shoes sizes 7-10, women’s shoes sizes 6-9, boy’s shoes sizes 1-6 and girl’s shoes sizes1-6. If it is at all possible, we are asking you to please purchase your shoes locally and leave the tags on them so the Center Coordinators can easily exchange the shoes if a child needs a different size. Please place the shoes on the table in the Worship Center hallway.
Thank you so much for the way you reach out to others and share your blessings with our community.
Blessing Box Ministry
Blessing Boxes are appearing all over the United States. They are being erected by churches, businesses and individuals. A Blessing Box is an emergency standalone miniature food pantry. In pursuit of community outreach, the Hardinsburg United Methodist Church has erected a Community Blessing Box. HUMC is grateful to Mr. Larry Welch, a member of the congregation, who crafted the Blessing Box using reclaimed wood from the church’s former main entrance. For protection from the weather, the Blessing Box is located under the porch of Memorial Hall, facing the street. The box is never locked and contents are available 24/7 to anyone.
The Blessing Box is for anyone who experiences need when other resources are not available. The contents of the Blessing Box are donated by the congregation, although anyone in the community is welcomed and encouraged to donate. Non-perishable items which will withstand high and low temperatures are the best selections. The stock will vary from day to day according to use and donation. Sometimes there may be a full pantry, and sometimes not; but the hope is that there will always be something there for someone who is hungry. TAKE WHAT YOU NEED, LEAVE WHAT YOU CAN. LITTLE BECOMES MUCH IN THE MASTER’S HAND.
Soapy Second Sunday Every Month
Proverbs 11:25 A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
Once a month, on the second Sunday, HUMC collects cleaning products for distribution through the Good Samaritan Center. This is a community mission outreach that anyone can participate in by just picking up that extra bar of soap, dish or clothes detergent, shampoo, etc. Please place your donations on the table near the Serenity Room. A hearty thanks to you all.
Other Ministries Supported by the
Hardinsburg United Methodist Church
· Breckinridge County Schools Youth Services
· Center for Senior Food Distribution
· Communion for the Homebound
· Cops for Kids
· Detention Center Ministries
· Funeral Meals
· Salvation Army
· The Good Samaritan Center
· Vacation Bible School
· Blankets of Praise for children in crisis
· Camp Loucon
· United Methodist Children’s Homes in Versailles and Owensboro
· Wesley Manor