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Kentucky Mission Grants

posted on November 29

Kentucky Conference Mission Grants will be awarded annually by the Kentucky Conference Mission Team.  Grants of up to $5,000 are available from two grant pools- one for mission work within the ...

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Stay UMC - Continuing as a Member of the United Methodist Church

posted on November 23

 In this season when some churches are choosing to disaffiliate from the United Methodist Church, we are frequently asked what to do if your local church votes to leave but you wish to remain.  If ...

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Job posting

posted on November 03

Campbellsville First United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time Director of Children’s Ministries to promote spiritual growth for children ages birth through 6th grade. Preference will be given to...

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Fall Discipleship Conference

posted on September 29

This event takes the place of Clergy School!

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Discernment Workbook for Christian Ministries and Churches

posted on August 22

The Kentucky Annual Conference has produced a workbook for churches to help discern major decisions, and in-person training sessions at various locations will be conducted over the next ...

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Flood Bucket Drop Off Locations

posted on August 08

Locations to drop off flood buckets in the Bluegrass District:   Lawrenceburg UMC, 565 Carlton Drive, Lawrenceburg (phone: 502-839-3971). Please call the church office for hours of operation     ...

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Checklist for Flood Buckets & Hygiene Kits

posted on August 02

Here's what you need to include in a Flood Bucket/Cleaning Kit:   Flood Bucket/Cleaning Kit One five-gallon round bucket with re-sealable lid (14.35” h x 12.19” w x 12.19” d) No screw lids May be ...

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When Disaster Strikes, What and How Can I Give?

posted on July 29

Much of the following information is quoted or adapted from a joint document of FEMA and National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster titled “When Disaster Strikes…How to Donate or Volunteer ...

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2022 Charge Conference

posted on July 25

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District Dates

posted on May 26

  Charge Conference Dates   October 9, 2022 @ 4:00 pm              Henry/Shelby/Spencer Cluster Host church:  Shelbyville Centenary Churches: Taylor’s Chapel, Bethlehem, Campbellsburg/Sulphur, New ...

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How to Assist the Ukrainian People

posted on March 02

United Methodists and others wishing to provide humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country may contribute to Advance #982450, UMCOR ...

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Mission U

posted on January 10

Mission u 2021 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, The Message (MSG) We have known and felt what it is like when “things are falling apart on us.” We have experienced a great unraveling that has shifted, quite ...

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Check out what's happening at KSUWF

posted on January 05

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Tornado Disaster Relief 2021

posted on December 11

Keep up-to-date with all the information available in regards to the Tornadoes that struck western Kentucky on December 11, 2021 and what you can do to help the recovery process.   To help ...

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Emotional Well-being Resources

posted on October 01

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Bluegrass District 2021-2022 Pastors in New Appointments

posted on June 09

Congratulations to the following clergy on their new appointments within the Bluegrass District! Ryan Boatright-Campbellsville First John Duff -Danville Centenary-Associate Jamie Williams-Frankfort ...

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Quadrennial Boundaries Training

posted on September 01

Quadrennial Boundaries Training is required for all clergy and needs to be completed every four years. We will be offering Boundaries Training online through the Lewis Center for Church Leadership. ...

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A Message of Hope from Bishop Fairley

posted on March 20

There is a fundamental spiritual component to our present COVID-19 crisis. While the landscape of our lives change, we must stand on some simple truths that we’ve repeated all our lives. We must now ...

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Ideas for How to do Online Worship

posted on March 14

With the recommendation from Bishop Fairley to cancel in-person worship services for the next two weeks, many churches are considering a move to online worship. For those who aren't sure how to ...

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Georgetown First Men Join Ecumenical Mission Trip

posted on November 20

Three men from Georgetown First partnered with over a dozen persons from three other churches for seven days of ecumenical ministry in Guatemala last week. They built a wooden house for a desperately ...

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The Time to Dream Again

posted on August 20

Below please find Rev. Mark Gibbons' (District Superintendent) message from the Welcoming Days. Bluegrass District Welcoming Days Lawrenceburg, August 12, 2018 Lebanon, August 19, 2018 Mark A. ...

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Chaplains in the Boy Scouts

posted on April 09

If you are a chaplain, or are interested in being a chaplain, for a Boy Scout Troop, here's a great resource to learn more about the responsibilities and opportunities of being a chaplain or chaplain'...

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Book Recommendation: Sacred Rhythms

posted on February 27

The LACE book for March is a recommendation by Judy Beth Noel.  Below is what she has to say about it:   Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton Whether you are a life-long servant in ministry or have ...

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Book Recommendation: Canoeing the Mountains

posted on February 06

As part of the LACE program, in the months where there is no LACE Saturday, various members of the LACE Committee will be offering up book recommendations to lay servants or anyone who wants to ...

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Beyond the Worship Wars: Why Older Adults Worship Differently

posted on January 25

On Friday, February 2, at 11 AM Eastern/10 AM Central time, there will be a webinar called Beyond the Worship Wars: Why Older Adults Worship Differently. Presenter Will Randolph will lead this 2 hour...

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Older Adult Ministries

posted on January 08

The Kentucky Conference has a great resource for ministering to older adults - the Older Adult Ministries Team, led by Rev. Sue Eaton! This team's purpose is to support older adults, defined as adults...

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Early Response Teams going with UMCOR to Puerto Rico

posted on January 03

UMCOR has begun coordinating Early Response Teams to Puerto Rico in cooperation with the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico. If you are interested and meet the following criteria, please call me and I ...

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Graefenburg United Methodist Church: Their History and Mission!

posted on January 03

(Article by Abbi Blosser, Photographs by Jocelyn Duke) Graefenburg United Methodist Church was established in 1835, and has been serving Graefenburg and the surrounding communities for the past 183 ...

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Georgetown First UMC holds Back to School Bash

posted on August 15

On Saturday, August 5, 256 needy kids received new backpacks, sneakers, socks and school supplies at the "Back to School Bash" at Georgetown First United Methodist Church. The church hosted and ...

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