COVID-19 / Serve
Below are ways we are can help our Partners in Ministry. Check back here for updates on how to love our community through COVID-19.
Adopt the Class of 2020
Praise! All of our seniors who signed up have been adopted!
As we all know this school year has ended in a way no one expected and no one has been hurt more by this than our senior class! We as a church want to give them the send-off and recognition they have worked so hard for! So we introduce to you the plan to adopt the class of 2020!
Here is what we are asking of you as our church family, that your family would “adopt” one of our senior high school students to let them know that we care about them and that we are proud of them for all of their hard work! So what does adopting a senior student look like? Well, that is up to you! You could write them some handwritten letters, you could create a post-high school care package, you could check in with their parents and encourage them during this time, maybe even a video of your family introducing yourself. Then you could continue the relationship by checking in on them through their first semester in college and above all committing to pray for them daily as a family!
If you are interested in serving our students please feel free to email our student pastor Zach (firstname.lastname@example.org) and he can help pair you up with one of our senior students and can help you get in contact with them and their family.
This senior class has missed out on a lot but as a church, we can come together and surround them with love, encouragement, and a reminder that even in the uncertain times we are in God is good!
Mission Hope for Kids
With kids out of school and some families out of work because of COVID-19, things look a lot different. Mission Hope is providing meals to the 100 families they service throughout the school year.
Pray that donations will continue to come in of both funds and food items. They are in need of non-perishable food items – spaghetti noodles or other pasta, macaroni and cheese boxes (with the sauce included), spaghetti sauce, canned vegetables, canned chicken or Spam, jars of peanut butter and jelly, bread, instant oatmeal, cereal boxes, canned chicken noodle or other soup, saltine crackers, packages of brownie or cookie mix, granola bars, and fruit cups. Food items can be dropped off at 401 W. Poplar St., Monday through Thursday until 4pm.
Pray that volunteers will step up to help deliver the food boxes to the families.
In light of COVID-19, Warm Blessings has had to make changes in the way they help our community. While they are no longer able to have people in their facility, they are now providing food boxes containing evening meals for five days. Boxes may be picked up every Tuesday from 2:30 to 6:30 pm. Pray that their workers will stay healthy. Pray that they will continue to receive the donations needed to continue their work.
They are asking for donations of canned soup, boxed macaroni and cheese with sauce included, fresh fruit (apples, oranges, bananas). Food and monetary donations can be dropped off at 609 E. Dixie Ave., Mondays and Tuesdays after 1 pm. You can also give a donation on the Warm Blessings Facebook page.
Clarity Solutions for Women
Praise! We were able to host and broadcast the Annual Clarity Banquet. The number of people who have viewed the banquet far surpasses any other banquet in attendance.
Clarity Solutions is still seeing medical clients in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as unplanned pregnancies have not stopped in our community. Starting May 26 Clarity will be open regular hours at both their Elizabethtown and Radcliff campus locations for material assistance needs for clients in the program, and for the community at large, on an appointment basis. People can make appointments by calling Clarity at 270-234-1122.
Clarity is still seeking material donations in the form of baby clothes, diapers, wipes, unused formula and baby food, and maternity clothes. As you’re at home cleaning out your closets, keep Clarity in mind!
Please pray for our clients at risk for abortion in our community during this difficult time.
Email email@example.com for an updated list to pray through.
Hardin County Schools Meals for the Elderly Program
Praise! Healthy, low-risk individuals have joined in to deliver meals to the elderly in our community. Pray that monetary donations will continue to come in to supply the needs. Pray that through this program, individuals will see the love of Christ.
Donations can be made through Give 270. A donation of $3 provides one meal.
PPE Masks – In response to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus and the gross shortage of PPE masks, we are constructing and distributing homemade masks to medical professionals.
If you choose to serve in this way, here is a tutorial video (please note that there is no obligation to follow this particular pattern). Once completed, masks can be dropped off at Severns Valley, 1100 Ring Road, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Thank you for your prayers and support during this time!
Pray that the Elizabethtown Police, Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department, EMS and Medical Staff at Hardin Memorial Hospital and their families stay safe and healthy while serving on the front lines of COVID-19. Pray that the public will stay safe and healthy by social distancing. Pray for those that have the virus will recover.
Pray that donations will come in to assist our first responders. They can use masks for themselves and their families when they are off duty, snacks for when they are working (protein bars, peanut butter crackers, Gatorade, nuts, etc.), and while daytime crews have people bringing plenty of pizza to them, food cards for night shift first responders would be greatly appreciated.
Helping Hand of Hope
Helping Hand has re-opened. Pray that staff and volunteers will continue to stay healthy as they serve our community and that donations will continue to come in.
They are asking for Bibles for adults and children, hygiene items (shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, feminine hygiene), sheets/comforters (twin and queen – new only), canned/non-perishable food items (tuna, chicken, vegetables, fruit, soups, etc.), packaged snacks, make cards/draw pictures, coloring books and crayons, and monetary donations. Donations can be dropped off at Severns Valley, 1100 Ring Road, Monday through Friday, 9am – 2pm.
Sunrise Children’s Services
Sunrise Children’s Services – Pray for the kids as they adjust to being away from visitors and social outings. Pray for the workers that they would have patience with each other as well as with the youth they serve. It is a lot of long hours.
They are asking for puzzles of all sizes, Amazon gift cards so they can purchase new books for their library, women’s hygiene products, rubbing alcohol, and hand sanitizer. They would love encouraging notes for the girls.
Prayer walking is something you can do individually or as a family. It’s really simple and a great way to teach your children how to pray and show compassion for your neighbors. Start at your home and begin walking around your neighborhood.
1. You can stop at each house if you would like and pray for those who live in the house.
2. You could also pray for an entire street as you walk by each house praying specifically for those things listed below.
You can pray for these things while on your walk:
1. For you to have an opportunity to meet them, if you don’t know them, and to become good friends with them.
2.For them to be protected from the Coronavirus.
3. If they have children, pray for them and for their parents as they continue school at home.
- Pray for their salvation. You can pray for them to come to know Christ if they don’t know Him as their Savior and/or pray for them to grow in their faith during this pandemic.
You can also leave them a note letting them know that you care for them and prayed for them while on your walk. (Please don’t put the note in their mailbox. That’s a crime!)
We’ve designed a little note for you to download and print at your home. There’s a place for you to write a note to them if you would like. It also lets them know how they can specifically ask for prayer if they so desire, by going to sv.church/prayer. You can download the note here: (Prayer Walking Note)
While you’re out prayer walking, snap a pic and share it with us by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to pray for you and your neighborhood!