"One Person Changing One Life In One Day"
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...
God's Pantry Blessing the Heart of Kentucky
St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Campbellsville, KY began helping local families with emergency food about 2 ½ years ago. We officially became a food pantry, directed by Jennifer Adams, in November 2012. God’s Pantry has provided more than 175 people in our community with food up to date. We have a food giveaway once a month and also continue to help in emergency situations. Our ministry is based on the need we have witnessed, not only in our own church congregation, but in...
LWC Community Celebrates Begley Chapel at Annual Church Celebration Day
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- More than 15 years ago this fall, the Lindsey Wilson College community “planted a temple.” Since then, the college “has been blessed beyond belief.”
The “temple” was the John B. Begley Chapel, which was dedicated October 10, 1997, after a November 16, 1996, groundbreaking ceremony. The $2 million chapel was the first building placed on the LWC A.P. White Campus whose sole purpose was worship.
“A temple was planted in our midst –...
Churches "Go Green" for VBS
Columbia District churches put a new twist on Vacation Bible School this year. Maupin, Concord, Albany First, and Chestnut Grove churches worked together for months planning and preparing for VBS in the park. These churches followed the example of Jesus and took VBS to the people.
The churches planned a youth camping trip to Dale Hollow State Park in Cumberland County from June 13 to 15. On Friday night the youth delivered flyers throughout the campgrounds inviting children to Saturday's...
Blessing Elephants for Tornado Victims
Campbellsville First United Methodist Church (Columbia District) had a first on June 15. It was the site of the Blessing of the Elephants.
An eight-year-old girl, Cee Cee Creech, had seen the news reports of the devastation of Joplin, Mo., as the result of the tornado that hit the city, and she wanted to do something to help the children who were left homeless and living in shelters. A plea had been sent out by a Joplin toy store for all kinds of toys and especially for stuffed...
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...
Shay James Speaks to Primary Task Team
One of the 2010 Isaiah Project Interns, Shay James, speaks to the November meeting of the Primary Task Team. Shay spoke of her experience as the intern assigned to the Columbia District this past summer. View her statements below.
Columbia District Sends VIM Team to Uganda
Note: A Volunteers in Mission (VIM) team from the Columbia District served in Arua and Kampala, Uganda from August 10 to September 3. The team was made up of persons from five United Methodist Churches, one Baptist Church, and one Christian Church. Roland Moore, Evangelism Chair of the Russell Springs United Methodist Church, served as the Mission Team Leader.
The majority of the team served at the traveling medical clinic, which provided six days of service. The team was at...
Ads Bear Fruit for Haiti Relief Effort
After the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Bishop Lindsey Davis had an idea of how to help the victims of the quake. When Hurricane Katrina hit the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts in 2005, the North Georgia Annual Conference (where Bishop Davis was the Episcopal leader at the time) ran ads in their local paper encouraging the people of that area to donate to relief efforts through UMCOR. Bishop Davis decided the same thing would work here in response to the January Haiti earthquake....
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...