Hardinsburg United Methodist Church
Monday, February 18, 2019
Open Hearts, Open Doors, Open Minds


Ministries of the Hardinsburg UMC

   February Community Outreach      

Our Outreach Focus for February is “Have a Heart for Seniors.” February 24 is the Sunday designated as “Have A Heart for Seniors Annual Love Offering Day.” 100% of our church’s gifts to this offering will help fund the charitable care work of Wesley Manor in Louisville, giving financial aid to their residents who find that they have outlived their assets.
As a part of our outreach focus, we want to encourage our congregation to visit someone in a nursing home, an extended care or someone who is home bound. We would be surprised at the number of people in our community who rarely have a visitor.




 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