Campton Church Dedicates Tree Sculpture
On Sunday morning, December 5, 2010, the Campton United Methodist Church (Prestonsburg District) dedicated a tree sculpture entitled “Jesus, The Good Shepherd.” The beautiful work of art was created by chainsaw artist Harley Dougherty of Jeffersonville, KY. After observing Mr. Dougherty’s creation of the wolves sculptures at Wolfe County High School, several church members expressed the idea of obtaining Mr. Dougherty to create a sculpture of “Jesus, The Good...
Clinton County Churches Raise Money for Red Bird Mission
Clinton County United Methodist Cluster group in the Columbia District hosted Red Bird Missions Craft Exhibit in the fall.
On October 29, 2010, Terri Moyer and Tim Crawford pulled into Albany, Ky. with lots of handmade crafts. Churches met and assisted them in unloading and setting up for their exhibit. Sales happened on Saturday and Sunday night after our United Methodist countywide 5th Sunday Night Singing.
Clinton County raised $2490.90 in sales and gave a love offering of $420.84 for...
Argillite UMC Celebrates 100 Years in Ministry
Pastor Charles Mallory led the Argillite United Methodist Church (Ashland District) in a grand celebration of the church's 100 years of ministry to the people of Greenup County. Being a small rural church, it has not provided a wide selection of social programs, but it has faithfully offered the simple gospel of Jesus Christ to the citizens of the community and to all who were passing through. Many of the early citizens who worshiped there have been forgotten, but there are countless hundreds...
Jackson Chapel Celebrates Homecoming
Pictured here is the Jackson Chapel United Methodist Church, Lexington District, taken on September 12, 2010. The church was dedicated on September 12, 1844, 166 years ago. Friends and members of Jackson Chapel gathered on Sept. 12, 13, and 14 for their annual Homecoming and revival. The church is located on the Powell/Estill County line and is one of the oldest churches in the area. Kim Rose is the pastor....
“To serve God, to serve people, and to make everything more beautiful”
On April 24 and 25, hundreds of churches from around the world, including a number from the Kentucky Annual Conference, participated in Change the World service and fundraising events designed to make a difference globally and locally. Pastor Chris Howlett shares what Christ Church United Methodist in Lexington did on April 24.
Southend Park Project
Southend Park, a neighborhood of dilapidated houses that is being displaced by the Newtown Pike Extension, has historically been served by the...
Churches Celebrate Special Members
50 Years of Sunday School Perfect Attendance
Helen Thornberry smiles as she displays her new Bible which was given by the Kilgore United Methodist Church (Ashland District) when she completed 50 years of perfect Sunday School attendance. Fifty years perfect attendance is incredible, and to most it is impossible. When she was on vacation, she went to another church. When she visited her children out of town, she went to their church. She didn’t miss when she had the Sunday...
On Saturday, March 13, after a breakfast prepared by the United Methodist Men, the Simpsonville United Methodist Women (Frankfort District) had a “Sew for the Babies.” This is for an infant rescue center in Cazale, Haiti where they care for 60 mostly seriously ill children. Also sewing were ladies from Pleasureville United Methodist and Simpsonville Christian Churches. Because of this effort, the first shipment will include 36 diapers, 67 dresses or tops and 12 nanny aprons.
Hopkinsville First to Serve Community, Change the World
7th Annual Great Day of Service at Hopkinsville First United Methodist Church
Saturday, April 24, 2010: Changing the World / One Community at a Time
The First United Methodist Church in Hopkinsville is excited about continuing our Great Day of Service ministry for its seventh year as a part of the United Methodist Church’s Change the World initiative for April 24-25, 2010. A couple of our current members brought us the Great Day of Service idea from a Methodist church they...
A New Home for Mt. Washington United Methodist
On Sunday, November 8, 2009, the congregation of Mt. Washington United Methodist Church (Elizabethtown District) worshipped for the last time at its Bardstown Road location. During the service, many people shared their memories of special times with their church family, including weddings, baptisms, and special times with parents or grandparents. At the end of the service, various members carried out the implements of worship, including the Bible and the cross, candles, flags, and communion...
You're Invited to Change the World
On April 24-25, your congregation is invited to participate in Change the World, a church-wide event that prompts United Methodists to join with others in the community to make a difference locally and globally. United Methodist churches are encouraged to create and participate in a service or fundraising event that helps effect positive and long-lasting change. This may be a new or existing ministry.
April 25 is also World Malaria Day and will serve as the launch date for the UMC’s...
Ecumenical Prayer and Blessing Worship Draws 500 to Genesis UMC
On the evening of Sunday, January 24, 2010, approximately 500 people gathered at Genesis United Methodist Church of Louisville, Kentucky to participate in an “Ecumenical Prayer and Blessing Worship Program” for Reverend Christopher S. Campbell. Several clergy from local churches were in attendance at the program, including Reverend Kathy O. Goodwin of Coke Memorial United Methodist Church, Pastor Ja’mel Armstrong of The Soul Center, Reverend Kirk Bush of Harrods Creek Baptist...
Sunday School Class Showers Henderson Settlement Moms with Books and More
In August 2002, our Sunday school class, the Adventurers, from Christ Church United Methodist (Louisville District) went on a field trip to Henderson Settlement. We toured the facilities as well as the surrounding countryside. One of the members of the class knew it well having grown up in a nearby “holler.” In addition, his great-uncle had been an Indian doctor on the site, then called Laurel Fork, from 1886 to1906.
We became aware of two things: the need for library books and the...
Sulphur Well Collects Money, Health Kits for Haiti
Sulphur Well United Methodist Church (Columbia District) recently responded to the need in Haiti. A special offering of $500.00 was received one Sunday morning. The following Wednesday night the congregation assisted the youth in preparing personal care kits to be sent to UMCOR. A total of 104 kits were assembled. All items were donated by the congregation and the Wednesday night youth group. Funds were also donated to cover the $1.00 per kit for toothpaste and the postage to mail the boxes. We...
Festival of Stars a Shining Opportunity for Giving
When the stars come out in November, they impact people from Kentucky and around the world.
The stars are paper cut-outs hung on trees in the fellowship hall at Christ Church United Methodist (Louisville District) and a focal point of the church’s Festival of Stars. Part of a long-standing holiday tradition at Christ Church, each star describes a gift wish from someone associated with one of the church’s mission partners. This year the stars represent children and youth from...
An Autumn Journey
On Thursday, October 29, five people from the Saratoga United Methodist Church in Lyon County (Madisonville District) delivered a vanload of newly purchased personal and gift items to Red Bird Mission for its annual Christmas Assistance Program.
Items were provided for the Mission's Christmas shop by the people of Saratoga, Trinity, Fairview (Lyon County), Kuttawa, Rosebud, and Providence Rural United Methodist churches.
This was the third year that Saratoga and Trinity's pastor, Steve McVay,...
Glendale Breaks Ground on New Fellowship Hall
On November 8, Glendale United Methodist Church (Elizabethtown District) broke ground on a new fellowship hall. This project has been a dream of the congregation for the past 15 years or so. It has always been talked about in the future tense, and now it is becoming a reality.
The building will be used for various ministries and meetings and will have the new church office located in it. There are high hopes that this building will bring honor and glory by its usage to the Lord as he is...
GO-GO-GO with Senior Adult Ministries at Hopkinsville First UMC
First United Methodist Church in Hopkinsville (Madisonville District) has been very busy this year with a variety of programs for our senior adults. Our largest and perhaps most successful event was held in March 2009.
With approximately 82 people throughout our community attending, we hosted a caregiver educational forum entitled, “Let’s Talk About It.” We had five professional speakers covering the following areas: Physical Needs, Psychological Needs, Legal/Financial,...
Corona de Vida Celebrates VBS
Corona de Vida Mission Congregation in Hopkinsville, Ky. celebrated its first Vacation Bible School from Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11, 2008. Directors Juan Gamboa and María Álvarez trained four teachers—Noraima Cruz, Filomena Cruz, Alondra Ortiz, and Rebeca Saldaña—who were in charge of the program with the assistance of some volunteers: Blanca Antonio, Macrina Rivera, María Rivera, Guillermina Zúñiga, Ana Larios, Lilia Tapia,...
"Trading Places" at Lebanon UMC
Those who worship at Lebanon United Methodist Church (Elizabethtown District) received a surprise on Sunday, April 13. The senior pastor, Rev. Darren Gillespie, and the music minister, Dr. Don Hutchinson, were present as usual, but they served less customary roles in the service. Dr. Hutchison preached, while Rev. Gillespie led the music. The two had planned the “trading places” service for a few months, and the congregation was really energized.
Dr. Hutchison preached a...
VBS: Jesus Gives Us the Power
Seventy-four youth and children ranging from ages 3-12 gathered the week of June 9-13 for the Pleasure Ridge Park United Methodist Church (Louisville District) Vacation Bible School. The theme for VBS Summer 2008 was “The Power Lab,” which focused on knowing that Jesus gives us the power to be thankful, help others, be brave, live forever, and tell others about God.
The seventy-four children and youth were divided equally among 19 teen and 14 adult volunteers based...