The family is in need of shoes, clothes, and winter coats. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
We are collecting empty shoe boxes for a Children's Ministry advent project. You can drop off your empty shoe boxes at CCUM main entrance (door 1) under the Portico. We will be collecting through the end of October.
The Healing Place Amazon Wish List
Staff and students have had to adjust to accommodate health precautions such as the campus closing to visitors, outing cancellations and school closures. They’ve had to change their therapeutic routines. And they need our help! Prolonged hours have made access to activities, snacks, and other resources especially important. Household supplies are also necessary to meet the additional demands of being center-bound. Consider providing:
Physical gift cards allow staff to purchase any necessary items for the youth at any of the three KYUMH campuses. Physical gift cards can be purchased here, and sent to Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes, ATTN: Development Department, 115 Ashgrove Rd. Nicholasville, KY 40356.
Create Handmade Masks: Through HourofNeed.org, we are making handmade masks for first responders, residential homes (such as nursing homes and The Healing Place), and others. Hour of Need volunteers can deliver materials and pick up masks through a contact-free process. Christ Church member Dr. Kathryn Cashner and former Director of Outreach Shelah Woodruff created this video to provide more information about this pressing need.
Write an encouraging note for a child, senior, or staff person who supports them. Notes can be written for:
Pray for our local, regional and international ministry partners. In this COVID-19 season, while so many organizations struggle to meet payroll, they show great ingenuity and creativity in finding ways to serve and share God’s love with their communities. Pray that they remain healthy in the face of this pandemic, that the economic struggles do not exacerbate systemic inequalities, and that all will be able to continue to adapt and act with grace and compassion with the support and encouragement of partner organizations and congregations like Christ Church. If you’d like to send an encouraging note to their staff, it would also be appreciated!
View our partner organizations by clicking on the link below:
UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief) — As many storms threaten different areas around the world, UMCOR and our partners prepare to respond, especially to Hurricanes Michael and Florence in the United States and Super Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) in the Philippines . Please join us in prayer for the areas affected and consider a gift to UMCOR Disaster Response. 100% of the funds you donate to UMCOR go directly to the needed areas.
DONATIONS — Ongoing donations and Targeted donations to meet specific needs happen throughout the year. For a list of accepted ongoing donation items and dropoff/pickup information, see below. Targeted donation information is shared in eNews, Sunday School fliers, social media, the bulletin and other communication outlets.