Camp & Retreat Team - 12/14/17
Lexington District Christmas Dinner - 12/14/17
Cabinet Planning Team - 12/19/17
Conference Office Closes Early - 12/21/17
Conference Office Closed - Christmas - 12/22/17
It has been a difficult week for many Kentuckians. Power outages, no phone service, damaged houses, downed trees, cancelled worship services have been the norm for many people. Throughout the commonwealth United Methodists have been on the scene to provide physical, emotional and spiritual support to those in need. In an effort to keep you informed, here are some of the stories from across the Connection.
Quentin Scholtz reports that Danville Centenary has provided shelter for those affected by the ice storm. “We have provided over 2,000 meals, shelter for 200-300 people, caring for and feeding the EMTs, fire and police personnel, and line crews from all over the
Jack Larwa from Eddyville writes,
“I am hoping that you already know about our situation in
I didn't even realize there was damage as far away as
Here is the answer to Jack’s question about Loucon Training ad
“Some have heard about Leitchfield, but some have not. At camp we have lost about 500 trees. And literally not one tree at camp still has the top. There are limbs and trees everywhere. We lost power at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning due to a tree taking down a line behind the director’s house. It snapped 2 more pole lines on camp. We are told it could be up to a month before we get power. Then two trees crushed
If you have any questions please call me anytime. (270) 317-0150”
Jay Smith, Madisonville DS, reports:
“The following churches have provided shelters/warming stations in their communities:
Kuttawa and Eddyville UMCs in
I am so thankful to God and proud to be United Methodist for how our churches have risen with Christ to meet the needs in their communities during this time! Thanks for the resources you have provided already! Got to get on the road!”
Pam Moran, from Methodist Hospital in Henderson, gives this account on the role of the hospital, “During the Ice Storm of 2009,
At Methodist Hospital Union County, staff members treated patients while on emergency power. But the lack of regular phone service and a few amenities didn’t dampen the spirit of the people.”
Other churches that reported serving as shelters were: New Beginnings, Stanford; Beaver Dam and Lawrenceburg.
Ronnie Dooley, the Columbia District Disaster Response Coordinator, shared, “Through the combined efforts of
HOW YOU CAN HELP
1. Pray for those affected and those responding.
2. Share your financial gifts through the Advance. This can be done in two ways:
a. General Church Advance #901670. These funds will provide relief in all the states affected by the storm. Please mark checks for Winter Storms.
c. Mail all checks to: Kentucky Conference Treasurer,
3. Volunteer to help with cleanup and repairs at
4. More opportunities for volunteer service will be coming in the near future as communities gain power and organize for next steps.
5. Help us continue to tell the story by sending pictures and information on your ministry during this time. Information will be posted on the website. Please send these to email@example.com.