August Monthly Outreach
Ministry Outreach Focus for August
Back to School Clothing
Thank you so much for all the glue sticks that have been donated for the Community Back-to-School Bash. Our ministry outreach focus for August will continue to be “Back to School.” Many of the families in our community are struggling financially, and purchasing clothing for back to school will be a struggle for many families this year. We are working to try to identify some families who may need some assistance with back-to-school clothing. The school Family Resource Center Coordinators are always helpful in distributing the items where they are most needed.
I have contacted the Family Resource Coordinator at HES to identify some of those families in need. As of right now, if you want to help, you can make a monetary donation. When I get a list of sizes and clothing needs, if you want to adopt a specific child, we will make the information available to those who are interested.
If you are wanting to make a monetary donation, please designate on your check or offering envelope as “school clothes.” Please contact me or call the Church Office for details.
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