Hardinsburg United Methodist Church
Friday, November 16, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Doors, Open Minds


Ministries of the Hardinsburg UMC

November Community Outreach      

Community Thanksgiving Day Meal 

This November we are going to focus our efforts on our Community Thanksgiving Day Meal. This will be our seventh year of sharing this meal with our community, and we have had a great time. I want to share with you some ways to help out this year. First, pray for us and for those who will be coming to share this meal together. Second, you can volunteer to serve on Thanksgiving Day if you can. We need workers but also people to sit down and talk with people who come. Third, if you like to bake, you can make a pie or dessert and drop it off at Memorial Hall. Fourth, if you would like to help out with the cost, you could always make a donation to the Community Thanksgiving Meal. If you can help out in any way, just talk to Wilma Thomas. I am so proud of our church and this wonderful ministry we offer to our community each year.
Bro. Greg





 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. 

Items for the Blessing Box:



  First Responder Appreciation Baskets

from September
There is a special group of amazing people who have chosen to make their career one of service to the general public. They are our Policemen, Firemen, EMS Responders, Air Evac Team, Sheriff's Office Staff and the Dispatch Staff. As a way of saying thank you to these local men and women who work to keep us safe, come when we are hurt, fight our fires and are available 24/7, baskets of treats were presented to each agency on Tuesday, September 11. Thank you to everyone that donated items and to those that pitched in to fill the baskets and deliver them.

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