The Kate Riker Circle is Collecting Used Stamps
Any used stamp donations may be dropped off in the basket located in the church narthex. Proceeds from the sale of these stamps are dontated to the Hunger Fund.
The Kate Riker Circle Bible study group is held on the first Monday of each month at 10:30 am in Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome! If would like any information on our bible study group, please call Laura Fugate Devine at 859-583-1813.
CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER
UPC donates food to the Christian Life Center in Harrodsburg. There is a donation basket located in the church vestibule.
BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION
The NSDAR, is collecting box tops for education to help the schools in Mercer County. There is a basket for your boxtop donations located in the church vestibule.
· Women’s coats, jackets, suits, dresses, pants, purses, shoes and more.
· Bring a can or coin to exchange for items.
· All women and girls welcome.
· Nice clothing for school, or a job interview or just relaxing.
We are located in the back of the United Presbyterian Church. \
Call 859-734-4710 for more information.
Paws for Prayers....
Our ongoing Paws for Prayers program is one of UPC's mission and outreach community programs. We bring our blessed "Paws" to people in our church and community who need prayers. Since the project started we have delivered at least 57 stuffed animals!
We still need to collect fabric, thread, polyester batting, thin ribbon and other notions. The fabric print should be small print or plain. We enjoy coffee and fellowship as we sew. If you would like to be involved with this program, please contact the church office.
Please spread the word to your family and friends. We would love to donate more "Paws".
If you take a "paws" to give to someone, please sign it out on the sheet on the board at the rear of the sanctuary. Include an address so we can follow-up with a Praying for You postcard.
Lisa Gilbert is knitting and crocheting scarves and lap blankets for the less fortunate who could use the items to stay warm. If you would like to help she could use donations of yarn. There is a box in the church narthex for your donations. This is a wonderful project and it would be great if we at UPC could support her as she shows God’s love to all.
MISSION AND OUTREACH
“Bringing U Blessings”
We have been taking “Bringing U Blessings” bags to our shut-ins, and hospitals. Response to this outreach program has been very positive.
This year, we would like to increase our outreach efforts to include all the nursing homes in Mercer County. To reach our goal we will be needing donations for male and female residents. We have set up a donation box in the church narthex for the following needed items.
Kleenex; candy; pens, pencils; Puzzle books; book marks;
note cards; chapstick; hand lotion; novelty items; combs; devotion books; body lotion; blank writing books; socks; shower caps; slipper socks with grips; wet wipes; and any other items that might be useful.
If you would like to volunteer to help us in this effort, please
contact Leona Berg at 859-613-7973. Thank you for caring and sharing God’s love with others.
MERCER COUNTY BACKPACK PROGRAM
We are still collecting food and other items for the Mercer County Backpack program. This program supplies basic supplemental food items to children in need. Below are the items needed.
Applesauce – any flavor Spaghetti and Meatballs
Apples - Spaghetti - noodles
Beanie Weenies - Spaghetti O’s
Beef Ravioli - Spaghetti Sauce (canned)
Beef Stew* - Tuna
Breakfast Bars - Vienna Sausages
Canned individual or mixed fruit
Cereal/any flavor (small boxes)
Chicken Noodle Soup - Cornbread mix
Soap, shampoo, conditioner
Cuties (small oranges)
toothpaste, deodorant, laundry detergent
Hamburger or Tuna Helper*
Instant Oatmeal – any flavor
Jelly – grape/strawberry in plastic jars
Macaroni and Cheese
Peanut Butter Crackers
Pop Tarts – any flavor
Pudding Cups – any flavor
Ramen Noodles (chicken flavor)
*These items are extremely useful for families to have for easy quick meals. Please send them in plastic or cans only.