Menifee County Hosts New Hope Easter Egg Hunt
On Saturday, March 30, the first New Hope Easter Egg Hunt was held in Menifee County. Over 525 people gathered at Frenchburg Elementary School, where children of all ages sought out over 5500 brightly colored eggs. This was the first time an Easter Egg Hunt had ever been held for the entire county.
The egg hunt was part of a continuing effort to be in relationship with the residents of Menifee County, where the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church plans to start a new...
Grant Helps Community Fight Flu
Carol Turley wanted to help people participating in Drug Court to succeed. She had an idea about how to do that, and her idea grew into a program that has vaccinated hundreds of people against influenza.
Drug Court is a diversion program for first-time drug offenders. By providing a court-supervised treatment alternative, it promotes a positive life change through substance abuse education and treatment.
Ms. Turley is an RN and a member of Greenup First United Methodist Church (Ashland...
Church Serves Plates of Appreciation
South Shore First United Methodist Church (Ashland District) will continue delivering their "Plates of Appreciation" in 2012. Organizations or schools are recognized and celebrated for their contributions to our community by the giving of a variety of dishes made by the congregation. These dishes consist of baked goods, assorted fruit and vegetable trays, and cheese and crackers.
It started with our N.O.W. Committee (Nurture, Outreach & Worship). We wanted to recognize those...
Mining Engineer Serves as Scouting Ministry Specialist in Kentucky
Steve Richards, a mining engineer and a former Scoutmaster, noted that there were no Boy Scout troops in any of the six United Methodist churches in this town of 6,500 people.
“I really wanted our church, the Washington United Methodist Church, to sponsor a troop,” said Richards. “I travel a lot out of the country and knew I could not be the Scoutmaster like I was 30 years ago.
Richards received approval from the church board to form a troop and he hopes the other...
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...
A Special Valentine for Our Neighbors
What started as an idea to serve a free Thanksgiving dinner to the needy in the community turned into an outreach mission that touched nearly 350 guests in one day. Driven by our desire to help our neighbors in need of a little tender, loving care, the church family at Advance Memorial United Methodist Church (Ashland District) in Flatwoods, Kentucky held our first “Love Your Neighbor Lunch” on Valentine’s Day 2009.
We invited anyone in Boyd and Greenup counties who was...
Ashland District Laity Complete Training
The Ashland District completed its first Lay Academy of Church Excellence (LACE) training. LACE was developed through the cooperation of the Kentucky Conference Board of Laity and the Kentucky Conference Board of Lay Speaking Directors. The last session was held at the Tollesboro United Methodist Church and concluded with District Superintendent Mark Girard commissioning:
1. 16 local church lay speakers,
2. 10 certified lay speakers who had completed the course “Lay Speakers...
Medical Mission to Huamantanga, Peru
by John Pearson, Roswell United Methodist Church, and Ted Pass, Morehead United Methodist Church
Huamantanga, Peru was the location for our medical mission team June 9-18. This was a combined team from Kentucky and Georgia. It was the first ever mission team from Roswell UMC, Roswell, GA, and the fourth medical mission team for Morehead UMC, Morehead, KY. We had 6 participants from Roswell, 18 from Morehead and 30 Peruvian helpers.
Huamantanga is a small and very poor village of...