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2022 Project Christmas House

Posted November 16, 2022

Looking for a way to truly keep Christ in Christmas? Here's your opportunity right in western Kentucky!

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Project Christmas House 2022 will be in Mayfield, Kentucky beginning December 26 and extending two weeks. Volunteers are encouraged to come for one or more days or for the whole week.

Project Christmas House is a mission of the Purchase District of The United Methodist Church and is open to everyone. The team starts from the ground and builds up. The goal is to at least “dry in” a home for a family who has been devastated by natural disaster and does not have the means to recover on their own. We have always built a home out of town but since we experienced a tornado in western Kentucky, we will be building this year’s home in Mayfield.

This year’s goal is to raise $42,000. We challenge churches and individuals in the Purchase District to raise at least half of those funds. So…the challenge is on! We can do this!

Bill Carr, coordinator of this year’s mission, asks that you would pray as to how you can help—Pray, Pay, or Play (work). They need anyone who is willing to help! The team needs carpenters, laborers, electricians, cooks, first aid, historians, cleaners, etc. The cost is $100 for meals/housing but the fee will be waived if needed. Christ UMC in Mayfield has offered to house out of town volunteers. You may contact Bill at 270.556.5221 for more information or to volunteer. Please find a flyer and bulletin insert linked below to distribute among your congregations.

If you cannot volunteer, please consider a tax-deductible donation. Funds must be received in the district office no later than December 16 in order to be applied toward the 2022 Project Christmas House. Funds received after that date will be applied to future Christmas House projectcs. Make checks payable to the Purchase District UMC, write “Christmas House” in the memo line, and mail it to 2285 Jack Treas Rd., Kirksey, KY 42054. We need every church’s help to continue to make this mission a success! Thank you for your prayers and support for not only the team but for the family they will be helping.

-Purchase District Staff

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The mission of the Purchase District is to discover, equip, connect and send lay and clergy leaders to join Christ’s transforming, disciple-making work in and for the world.