May Monthly Outreach
Our Outreach Focus for May is Breckinridge County High School Project Graduation. The following is an excerpt from a letter we received:
Graduation is drawing near. This has always been a very special event for seniors and their families. It is also a time of celebration! However, statistics show that graduation and prom are the two nights of the year when our teens are at highest risk of being involved in a serious accident.
In an effort to reduce this risk, Breckinridge County High School and parents of seniors will sponsor “Project Graduation,” an all-night drug/alcohol free graduation party for graduates. In order for this to be a success, we need your help. We plan to provide food and entertainment for everyone throughout the entire night. Also every graduate in attendance will receive at least one prize.
Project Graduation night can only be successful with the assistance of the community, local businesses, and churches. Thank you in advance for your support. Your contribution is greatly appreciated!
Kim Shrewsberry, BCHS Youth Services Center Coordinator
We will be taking up a special offering for Project Graduation on Sunday, May 15. If you would like to make a donation to this very worthwhile project, please note “Project Graduation” in the memo section of your check. Or if you prefer to donate items for door prizes that will be given away throughout the night, some suggestions are gift cards (Walmart, itunes, etc.), gas cards and things for college.
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