On April 27, the United Methodist Churches of Taylor County came together togive service to our community. It was an active day with over 500 people volunteering to do all sorts of acts of kindness. We had nineteen children in Bible School. The Blood Drive yielded 55 pints of blood. Our goal was 35 pints!! Our food drive earlier in the month had given us 2 pickup loads of non-perishable foods. They were given away during IMPACT Saturday. The clothes closet gave away a whopping 25,000 items of clothing to 253 families. Flower beds were weeded, parcels were packed to send to our Service men. Ladies of First UMC had been knitting washcloths for months to be included in the packages. We had been asked to paint the benches in the park. Due to the weather that job was postponed until April 11.
One couple who came had just been given their infant granddaughter to raise and needed almost everything. They were supplied with most of the things necessary.
One young girl made the remark "It's so much fun to help people". A person in a walker asked to have prayer because she didn't know how to pray. In fact, all projects either began or ended with prayer. Five souls were won to Christ that day.
The custodian of First UMC said "I dare you to get the church this dirty two more times this year for the same reason". Now, that's a challenge and he's the one to clean it up.
The day ended with a fish fry at C-ville First UMC and music with the group "Driven" and beautiful solos by Sparky Taylor. This is the second year for Impact Taylor County and we hope to make it an ongoing occasion, maybe expanding it to more days and getting more Churches involved. It is limited only by our imaginations and with God in control, how can it not move forward. It was a great day. If you would like more information, call Rev. Ron Young, Campbellsville First United Methodist Church, 270-465-5951.