GUEST COLUMN: Thanks for giving

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Ministerial Association appreciates the community's help

By Jon Rohr

Thanksgiving is just a few days away. The holiday season is about to kick off for real, but before that happens, I just want to stop for a minute and say thanks to a generous and supportive community.

This past Sunday night was the Ministerial Association’s annual Thanksgiving Service.

It was probably the best attended service we have had in several years.

I want to thank Pastor Johnny Hood and Grace Chapel for sharing their church and their talents with us.

I also want to thank Pastor Doug Martin of Spencer Christian Church for his encouraging message on love and thanksgiving.

But more than all of those, I want to thank all the people who attended and gave so generously to the annual Christmas toy sale. With the offering that we received Sunday evening we have about $1,600 to help families provide Christmas for their children.

In addition to the toy sale, Pastor Greg Taylor of Bethlehem Baptist Church reported that the Ministerial Association has helped 69 families this year with over $8,740 going toward heating bills, water bills, grocery bills, and other necessities.

So thanks for giving. Thank you for giving to your local Church. Thank you for giving to the Ministerial Association. Thank you for opening your hearts and your wallets in a worthy cause.

Thank you for allowing us to help those in our community who are going through tough times.

If you would like to help with the toy sale or our benevolence efforts, please send your check to: Spencer County Ministerial Association, c/o Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1286 Briar Ridge Rd, Mt Eden, KY 40046.

Please note on your check if you want the funds to go to the toy sale, otherwise they will go toward our benevolence efforts.

If you are in need and want to participate in the toy sale, you can sign up at The Gathering at 51 W. Main Street in the old Spencer Magnet offices on Monday November 29 or Friday December 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You will need to bring proof of need in the form of a KCHiP card for each child or verification from the School Board that each child is enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program.

The Toy Sale itself will be at Taylorsville United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 11.