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A Publication of The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children & Youth • 859-873-4481 • www.KyUMH.org

Finding Happiness Ruth persevered to find a normal, happy life.

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Dedicated to a Sacred Purpose New Nicholasville Campus

Mother-Son Date “Knight”

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Bruce Jones bruce.jones@KyUMH.org The Children’s Voice is published quarterly by The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth (incorporated as The Methodist Home of Kentucky), a ministry of the Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church. We serve children and families throughout Kentucky. The Children’s Voice is freely distributed to all interested persons. Contact the Nicholasville Campus for a FREE subscription or to change an address: info@KyUMH.org or mail to: Nicholasville Campus P.O. Box 930 Nicholasville, KY 40340-9800 (859) 873-4481 Mary Kendall Campus 201 Phillips Court Owensboro, KY 42303 (270) 683-6481

Let me begin by offering words of gratitude for all the good folks who came to help us celebrate what God has done thus far in the construction and completion of our new Nicholasville facility. We had a wonderful worship service. Bishop Fairley’s message was prayerfully written and powerfully delivered. It was wonderful to have Bishops Gwinn and Davis with us. Bishop Debra WallacePadgett couldn’t be with us but she offered words of grace through a written letter. Cheryl Tolbert, Dr. Jill Campbell and a portion of the Women’s Choir from Asbury University brought outstanding music. Our

I remember being the pastor of the Bardstown UMC when lightning struck the building and caused a horrible fire. It took 17 months to rebuild.

Help us provide a special Christmas! Please consider donating gift cards. We give those gift cards to our staff so they can buy gifts personally chosen for each young person. We also give gift cards directly to our kids in all of our programs! For children who live with us, getting to leave campus and go shopping is a fun outing. We provide gifts for over 130 kids. Gift cards from any of the stores shown are wonderful!

Our Belief We believe every individual is an individual of worth, entitled to God's gift of wholeness of life. The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth is accredited through the national Council on Accreditation (COA). We serve persons regardless of race, ethnicity, economic status, sex or religion.

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There is still so much more to do in terms of fundraising to complete the rest of the project. There are still openings for commemorative gifts and naming opportunities. It is sometimes easy to think that our personal resources are too small when such a large number (9.2 million) is being considered. Yet God has a history of doing His work through a smaller number of committed individuals and gifts. No gift is unimportant.

It certainly was a grand day when Bishop Morgan came to town to rededicate the sanctuary. Part of his message is still in my memory bank. He said, “Such a beautiful place of worship requires that we go from here inspired to do the work of God in the world.” I think the same will be true for us at our new facility. God has given us so much. We must offer our very best to offer hope to those who desperately need it. For your help in all of this, we give God thanks.

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hearts were lifted and people were able to tour our new building. It was a good day. Now the real work begins.

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COVER STORY

Finding Happiness Ruth persevered to find a normal, happy life.

By Bruce Jones Communications/PR Coordinator

With the help of KyUMH, Ruth overcame her childhood of abuse and abandonment to find a life of happiness through faith and family. Ruth’s father was a military veteran and an alcoholic who was very abusive to Ruth and her mother. The abuse eventually led to divorce and yet her father was awarded full custody of Ruth. She moved with her father to Kentucky where she lived with her grandmother for two years

while her father was serving in Germany. When he returned, the abuse returned and Ruth would often run away to her grandmother’s house – angering her father. One day, when Ruth was a young teen, her father arrived unexpectedly at her school, pulled her out of class, drove to the courthouse and relinquished custody to the state. She felt abandoned and never knew what happened to enrage him. “I didn’t know what I could have possibly done to be sent away,” Ruth recalls. “I wasn’t a bad kid. I made good grades. I was active in school – clubs, sports. Here I was, all of a sudden, and didn’t understand why.”

From the courthouse, Ruth was taken to our Mary Kendall Campus. At first, she didn’t want to stay and remembers feeling embarrassed by her situation, “I lived in a small town - the talk was, Ruth got sent off.” However, in time, she began to bond with the staff and her peers. “Bowling on Sundays, that was one of my favorite things to do, it was so much fun.” Her staff helped her come to terms with the pain, sadness and anger from the abuse and abandonment. “There were a lot of girls like me there that needed a normal life. The staff were patient with me, they provided a sense of normalcy. It was a good experience, I didn’t know how to be a mom. I learned how to nurture there, how to be a mom.”

“They taught me how to get through life.” When Ruth left the Mary Kendall Campus, she entered a loving foster home. After nearly a year and a half with her foster parents, Ruth was surprised to learn that her birth mother had been fighting to obtain custody since her father abandoned her

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and had finally succeeded. Ruth soon moved home with her mother, finished high school and achieved a college degree in nursing.

Ruth is now a strong Christian wife and mother, a registered nurse, and working in a job she loves. She credits her ability to nurture her children to the nurturing from her Methodist Home staff. Her advice, “If you don’t like your situation, change your attitude. You can find happiness in whatever situation you find yourself.” With your support of The United Methodist Homes, you have helped Ruth, and others like her, find happiness in otherwise impossible situations.

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Placing Your Mark on the Future Be Part of God’s Mission Through KyUMH

ranging from $10,000 to $500,000. These areas are available for both the Family Services Center and the Leadership Center. Your gift can be spread over a three-year period.

By Melinda R. Smith, Vice President of Advancement

With the move of the Versailles Campus to Nicholasville, an important part of our capital campaign to fund the move is offering spaces for naming rights. We have many rooms and entire wings available

yourself, loved ones or as a memorial to a loved one.

And the King shall answer and say unto them, ‘Truly I say to you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

For 146 years, God’s people have answered His call to care for the children through this healing mission. God has a plan for continuing to further His kingdom through this work. Please prayerfully consider what part God has for you in furthering this life-changing ministry.

Take this unique opportunity to make your stand for our children and against abuse and neglect by sponsoring a room or area. You can name the area after

FAMILY SERVICES CENTER

Matthew 25:40 If you would like to explore whether sponsoring an area might be an option for you, contact me at Melinda.Smith@ kyumh.org or call (859) 873-4481 and ask for me.

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CONSECRATION

Dedicated to a Sacred Purpose New Nicholasville Campus

By Melinda R. Smith, Vice President of Advancement

To consecrate is to dedicate to God’s sacred purpose. On Saturday, September 9, 300 people came to the new KyUMH Nicholasville Campus to consecrate the location in anticipation of our Versailles youth and program staff moving in. The sacred purpose of this campus is to bring healing and hope to hundreds of young people who have had the challenges of abuse, neglect, or family dysfunction.

The program included Bishops Leonard Fairley, Lindsey Davis and Al Gwinn, as well as a testimony from Shafika McQuerry, a former resident of the Versailles Campus. Shafika shared how much the Methodist Home staff meant to her in her emotional healing. Bishop Leonard Fairley gave the key address sharing how God had been preparing this land for this sacred purpose for a long time. “Never underestimate the power of a dream... This God-sized dream has become a reality.”

“Never underestimate the power of a dream... This God-sized dream has become a reality.” Bishop Leonard Fairley

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Music for the day was provided by the Asbury Women’s Choir performing “He’s Never Failed Me Yet” and by Cheryl Tolbert, of St. Luke UMC, who performed songs including “His Eye is on the Sparrow.” Following the service, guests toured the building and heard presentations by staff on each of the programs to be headquartered there. Dr. Stephen Schnacke

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Chip Roop and the Asbury Choir sing praise

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AdventureServe to the Rescue! Volunteers in Action

By Casey Neely, Development Coordinator

Mission teams from all over the country came to Kentucky this summer to experience adventures and to show God’s love through

serving. AdventureServe ministries hosts and guides these groups on adventures like rock climbing, caving, canoeing, and hiking and mission projects serving people in need and local mission organizations like The Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth.

AdventureServe teams from Orlando, Florida and Houston, Texas came to our Versailles campus, rolled up their sleeves, and gave heroic effort! They jumped in at just the right time to help us clean-out, pack-up and organize for our move to Nicholasville. Not only was their work

a HUGE blessing, so was their fun attitude. Are you looking for a way to serve and make a difference? We are developing volunteer opportunities in all of our ministries with ways that you can use your skills on-site or even from home! Email volunteer@kyumh. org for more details.

AdventureServe Youth mission teams help clean-out and pack-up for the move to Nicholasville.

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Chick-fil-A Mother - Son Date “Knight” A Huge Success and a Whole Lot of Fun

escorted their mothers for a fun-filled evening of food, photos, magic, music and dancing. Chick-fil-A was the generous sponsor for the event which featured great Chick-fil-A food. The proceeds from the

By Bruce Jones Communications/PR Coordinator

The Signature Club of Landsdowne in Lexington saw two sell-out sessions of mothers and sons sharing a special night together on September 15th. These young “knights” proved chivalry is still very much alive, as boys of all ages

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evening help change lives and bring hope to children and youth throughout the Commonwealth through a donation made to the Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes.

Thank you to Chick-fil-A, The Signature Club and the mothers and sons who participated for making this evening special in so many ways.

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MEMORIALS

June 7, 2017 - Sept. 14, 2017 Jane Abbott ................... Leslie A. Abbott Ivan E. Adams ............... Pamela K. Norman Irva Alexander ............... Kathleen Alexander Willie Applegate ............ Lloyd & Courtney Spear Cecily Armstrong ......... Norris Armstrong, Jr. Beverly Baldwin ............ Ransom & Betty Cooper Charles Ballard ............. Libby Ballard Stan Beck ...................... Lynn Beck Duane Benson .............. Rev. Eric & Mrs. Robin Patterson Bethel Benton ............... LaDonna Smith Bernice A. Best ............. Alton G. Best Wayne & Pat Binkley .... Steve Binkley Norma Blevens ............. Washington UMCCCC Class Harold A. Bolin ............. Monte & Audrey Basham Paul & Jo Butler Vicki Carman Mary D. Churchill James Ewald Margaret Frazier Mike & Kathy Graham Hardinsburg UMC Bob & Margaret Haynes Haden & Charlotte Morrison LoVera Preston Jimmy Roberson Family Raymond & Sue Roberson Shelby & Susan Shelman Ruth Ann Skillman Mr. & Mrs. Keith Small Joyce Smith Webster UMC

Harold A. Bolin (cont) ... David & Penny Willis Dennis & Allison Willoughby Bob & Lu Booton ........... Beverly Kahn Ralph Boswell ................ Sondra Fischer Jim Bowen ..................... Lloyd & Courtney Spear Pam Box ......................... Lloyd & Courtney Spear Dr. Danny Britt ............... Sammye B. Graven Cecille P. Brooks ........... Harold Brooks Robert Brunst ................ Barbara Brunst Chris Bunch ................... Donnie & Linda Pogue Ruth Burchett ................ Bob & Dolly Ray Joan Gray Capps ........... Chuck & Jane Ellen Epperson Raymond D. Carpenter . Jean Sapp Carpenter Geneva A. McIntyre Sam Carter ..................... Margaret Carter Dr. Merrill O. Challman .. Barbara K. Braun Mr. & Mrs. Murry Cherry ......................... Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Judge E. Coker Emory Clark ................... J. Roger Dill Martha Collins ................ Linda Bendorf Harry & Alice Coultas ... Herman & Marilyn Logsdon Calvin & Bonnell Crabtree ..................... Butch & Becky Clayton Alene Craddock ............. Deborah Gillenwater Tim Craig ........................ Rachel Chipman Jim & Alma Creger ........ Noah & Lucille Gregory

Carolyn Crockett ........... Mr. & Mrs. Felix Swiderski Robert Crockett ............. Mr. & Mrs. Felix Swiderski Inge Cunningham .......... Ed Cunningham Norman Lee Davis ......... Mary A. Davis Barbara J. Denham ....... Alan R. Denham Rev. James N. Dill ......... Margaret Dill Adam Duchscherer ....... Martha Duchscherer Robert Dunaway ............ Rosanna Dunaway Bruce & Pam Eastham .. Lawrence & Pat Eastham Mary Edna Ensor ........... Nancy C. Ginn George Erion .................. A. Dewey & Dorothy Sanders Josephine Everett ......... Billy & Regina Anderson Mike & Melanie Boisseau Alec, Beverly, Mark, Griff, Jennifer, Bastion & Caroline Briggs Peg Coots Keith & Mary Lee Daniel Billy Everett Brent & Nancy Gray Carol Gray Judge Daryl & Mrs. Diana Greenfield Doug & Libby Harris Edward & Patsy Kennedy Todd & Hannah Mansfield Petrie Memorial UMCSS Class John & Janet Rudolph David & Sdie Sacks Brent & Phyllis Traughber Stella Farmer .................. Rev. & Mrs. Richard H. Chamberlin Owen Fielding ................ Jared Mattingly Barbara Finch ................ Charles & Yuvonne Queen

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Charles Forbes .............. Joyce Forbes Bert, Gwendola & Bobby Ford ................ Steve & Karen Proctor Suzanne H. Foster ......... Fairview UMC Mark & Jim HollemanConroy, Marable & Holleman Dan & Joyce Mann Mr. & Mrs. Brian Oatts Mr. & Mrs. Charles Oatts Dicky & Yvonne Seay Thomas & Kathy Wright Pearlie Mae Franklin ..... Elmarch UMC-UMW Jane French ................... Dottie Jacavino Bertha Fultz .................... Beulah Taylor Bobe Fultz ...................... Jared Mattingly Bryan Gandy .................. Stan & Marilyn Hopkins Dr. Lee Garner ............... Mildred Cox Hodson Fern Gilchrist ................. John & Halimah Ki Clarence Gillespie ......... Gary & Nancy Hill Mary Catherine Gilliam . Owensboro District Office Jimmy Ginter ................. Bob & Susan Butler Cody Gollihue ................ Sherry Noble Rev. Fred A. Goodwin ... James & Joyce Banks Sondra Fischer Mr. & Mrs. Aaron Hagman-Bryant Hawesville UMC Owensboro District Office James & Anne Roberts James, Anne & Travis Roberts Lloyd & Courtney Spear Richard & Marjorie Wilson Mildred Gray .................. Rusty & Susan Thompson

Elsie Gregory ................. Noah & Lucille Gregory George W. Griffiths ....... Jim & Sandy Griffiths McSherry Hagan ............ Henry Hollingsworth Alice Hall ........................ Beulah Taylor Herbert & Berda Hall ..... Jack & Brenda Meador Waldean Hammons ....... Mildred Cox Hodson Walter C. Hammons ...... Mildred Cox Hodson Glenn Hampton .............. Louis Buckley Will & Ann Osborn Pat Sholar Rev. J. C. & Mrs. Mamie Harris .......................... Noah & Lucille Gregory Jared Mattingly Beulah Taylor Betty Roberts Hart ........ Linda P. Stephens Leslie A. Henderson, Jr.. Louise Henderson Alvin A. Hester ............... Phyllis B. Hester Mr. & Mrs. G. E. Hill ....... Gary & Nancy Hill Edna Hobbs ................... Emerson Plummer Stephanie Holland ......... Deborah Bentley Judy Holmes .................. Dennis Holmes William Hundley, Sr. ...... Elizabeth T. Hundley Betty Hurst ..................... Carl T. Acke Lewis ‘Clyde’ Hurst ....... Carolyn Carroway Connie & Peggy Ellis Robert ‘Bobby’ Jackson ...................... Dennie Memorial UMC Carolyn ‘Johnnie’ Johnson ..................... Beulah Taylor, Alicia & Michael Robert ‘Tip’ Jones ......... The Copes Family Mr. & Mrs. Robert ‘Tip’ Jones .......................... Fernita C. Varner Rose Keith ...................... Hawesville UMC

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Ruth Copes Kendall ...... William A. Kendall, Jr. W. J. Lawrence .............. Linda H. Walker Hazel Leonard ................ Rev. & Mrs. Richard H. Chamberlin Frances T. Lewis ............ Dwight E. Lewis Don Lippert .................... Wanda M. Lippert Barry Lowe ..................... Joe B. Lowe Danny Brian Lowe ......... Jared Mattingly Russell Loy .................... Jean J. Loy Ralph Lyles .................... Sammye B. Graven Marjorie Miller Glen Major ...................... Vaugnetta Major Frank Martin ................... Renai Martin Albert ‘Paw’ Mattingly ... The Jim Mattingly Family Martha ‘Nanny’ Mattingly .................... The Jim Mattingly Family Georgia McClary ............ Sammye B. Graven Marjorie Miller Donna McDonald ........... David McDonald Zora McElwain ............... Dottie Jacavino Rev. Allen Moran ........... Zelma Moran Wilbur ‘W. R.’ Morgan ... Pam Cheeseman H. E. ‘Butts’ Myers ......... Michael & Sharon Myers Charlotte Oates .............. Benson & Associates, Inc. Reginald & Cynthia Benton Alan & Jane Goepfert Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth J. Kosten Cheryl Mudd Susan Muller Kenneth & Patti Nau Oates Associates, Inc. Wayne & Lisa Oates Barbara Pfister Carol K. Wetzel Sidney C. O’Nan, Sr. ...... Charlotte O’Nan

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MEMORIALS CONTINUED Berniece C. Parrish ....... John D. Parrish Burreldene Kirtley Pate . Penelope A. Kirtley Bob Phillips .................... Chuck & Jane Ellen Epperson Steve Phillips ................. Brenda Phillips Ford & Virginia Philpot . Danny Philpot Jimmie Philpot ............... Danny Philpot Keith Prater .................... Lloyd & Courtney Spear Robert L. Proctor ........... Steve & Karen Proctor Ernie Purdon .................. Bob & Linda Newell Jacqueline Randall ........ Sara Bill Violet McNutt & Sharon Pavey Barbara M. Rankin ......... Don & Pat Rankin Ronald Rauchmiller ....... Elizabeth D. Rauchmiller D. L. ‘Pete’ Raymer ........ Mr. & Mrs. Harry Mitchell & Mark Rev. Donald Riggs ......... Ann Riggs Randy Robbins .............. Rosanna Dunaway Anna Robertson ............ J B & Judy Skaggs John W. Robertson ....... Jay & Brenda Hickman, Children & Grandchildren Virginia Rose ................. Linda Browning Kendall Beth Royalty .... Rita T. Williams Holly Rutheford ............. Donald & Bobbie Rutheford Rosalie Sandman .......... Overdale UMC Jazz Secrest ................... Doris Secrest Iva ‘Fran’ Cooper Sharp . Epworth/Embrace UMW David Shipley ................. Jane Shipley Bob Sholar ..................... Andy & Lucy Anderson 10

Gerald Smith .................. Casandra Ravens Margaret Smith .............. Alcie Crane Patsy A. Smith ............... Kathleen Alexander Malinda Sosby ............... Cecil Black John Spaulding ............. Tom & Carol Chase Joyce Spaulding ............ Mike & Jonell Anderson Richard & Norma Bensing Judy Bishop Rev. Bill Bowling

Joyce Spaulding (cont).. Arnold & Sharon Satterly Tom, Peggy & Kevin Sears Lena Sleamaker Mr. & Mrs. David Stewart Brenda W. Stone Jerry & Pat Taylor Laura H. Thomas Alan Walker David & Jeanette Westerfield Ray & Rena Stanfield .... Michael & Margaret Gibbons Earl Stephens, Jr. .......... Jared Mattingly

Deward E. ‘Jack’ & Bernice Van Winkle ... Sherry Tudor Dana Vanover ................. Glenn & Mary Alice Wallace Elmer & Youtha Vanover ...................... Leonard & Judith Lowery Rev. Jack R. & Mrs. Sally B. Vibbert .......... The Jack Vibbert Evangelistic Foundation Jean Ann Vice ................ Regina V. Reeves George Von Lanken ...... Linda H. Walker Kent Von Lanken ........... Linda H. Walker

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Eleanor Brinson Tom & Carol Chase Gladys Coslow Billy & Velma Cox Ron & Phyllis Crimm Joe & Lunette Dearen Betty Ann Dixon Rev. & Mrs. Russell East Sandy Farrar Elsie Fish Sue Fridenstine Susan S. Henderson Pam Holbrook Henrida Holloway Nancy Krause Chip & Polly Lawson Ken & Rhoda Peters Martha Peters Don & Pat Rankin E. W. & Ruth Ryan

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Willis & Bess Stultz ....... Ben & Libby Burr Ed Tabor ......................... Julie Skaggs Peter & Lisa Speidel Imogene Tackett ............ Beulah Taylor, Alicia & Michael Bonnie Harmon Taylor .. Larry K. Taylor A. Nick Thompson ......... Mr. & Mrs. Felix Swiderski Mary & Ben A. Thompson, Sr. ........... Elizabeth T. Hundley Beckie Thorpe ................ Mary Thorpe Rev. J. C. Thorpe ........... Mary Thorpe Jerry Thorpe .................. Mary Thorpe Betty Thurman ............... Glenda Stroud

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Mary ‘Little Mamaw’ Voyles ......................... Loren Flood Edgar Watson ................ Owensboro District Office Dr. Roy E. Webster II ..... Don & Pat Rankin Roy E. Webster III .......... Don & Pat Rankin Archie D. Weeks ............ Mr. & Mrs. William G. Adams Alice C. Baker Robert & Jo Ann Baker James & Phyllis Beason Jeffery & Debbie Brock B. J. & Hilma Burnett Mr. & Mrs. Henry Chapman

Archie D. Weeks (cont) . Ray & Toni Chapman Ransom & Betty Cooper Ellen Creech Jim & Barbara Criswell Bill & Vicki Day Agnes Doss Thomas & Robyn Elswick John & Louise Girvin Eugene & Phyllis Hamilton Ellis Harkleroad Judith Hildenbrandt Jim & Joy Horn Yang ‘Pete’ Huang Barbara Insko Anna Ison Drs. Charles & Lynda Ison Gene W. Jarvis Lawrence & Elizabeth Jewell Rich & Judy Korthauer Marily Ligon Susie W. Lindon Mary Beth Ludt Bob & Marci Miller David, Rhonda & Alyssa Molden Bob & Joyce Morgan Margaret Norris & Gie Oei Gary & Lucy Overall Eddie & Phyllis Parker Tim & Kara Patterson Betty Ann Peterson Bob & Connie Pitman Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Pitman Elbert & Dona Ray Bonnie H. Savage Nina S. Sellars Curt & Marcia Sharff Short Street Syndicate Janet Simpson Bill & Gracie Smart Virginia G. Streeter Thomas & Jean Watkins Judy Young Lonnie A. & Inez Wells .. James A. & Connie Wells Betty Westrick ............... Freddie Westrick

Lexie Whitely ................. Buckles, Travis & Hart, PLLC Patrick & Carol Lee Heffley Rosalie Whittenberger .. Aaron Whittenberger Tom Whittenberger ........ Anthony & Glenda Jevans Ann Williams .................. Epiphany UMCCrusaders Class Weeda Willis .................. Lloyd & Courtney Spear Connie Nadeen (Whitaker) Wilson ...... Laura J. Morris Paula Wetzel Winter ...... Rev. Gale & Mrs. Nancy Wetzel Jerry Wiseman ............... Sammye B. Graven Margaret Womack ......... Nancy Meeker Douglas R. Wright ......... Anthony & Diane Cherico

BIRTHDAYS IN HEAVEN E. Rosemary Best........... Anna Mae Best David T. Best John T. Best Jonathan Best Kailey Best Mary Anna Best Jennifer Best-Brown John Brad Brown Kelsey Brown Kurtis Brown Josh Guy Keith Bloomfield............. Glenda Bloomfield Howard Perkinson.......... Glen & Pam Perkinson

FATHER’S DAY IN HEAVEN Owen Fielding...................... Jared Mattingly Rev. J. C. Harris................... Jared Mattingly Danny Brian Lowe............... Jared Mattingly Howard Perkinson............... Glen & Pam Perkinson Earl Stephens, Jr................. Jared Mattingly

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HONORS

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Dr. Billy Arnold .............. Arthur Fleser Benson UMC .................. Benson UMC-Sunday School Mason Bevill .................. Stephensport UMC Gabriel & Trinity Caicedo ...................... Rev. & Mrs. Richard H. Chamberlin Rev. Philip Chamberlin . Rev. & Mrs. Richard H. Chamberlin Ransom Cooper ............. Epworth/Embrace UMW Dorothy Dodson ............ Don & Glenna Burton Letha Frost ..................... Barbara Lamb Helen Gafford ................. Chris & Nell Alford

Sammye Graven ............ Barbara Lamb Jewell & Jane Greenwood ................ Greg & Kim Greenwood Rev. Jim & Mrs. Pam Groves ........................ Earl & Jean Sosby Mike Gumm .................... Peggy Taylor Virginia L. Harrod .......... Barbara H. Harrod Jim Hatfield .................... Glenna Spratt Ben Allen & Emily Helton ......................... Dr. Richard Allen Dr. & Mrs. Stevenson Howard ....................... Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Judge E. Coker

Ilah Joyce ....................... Stones View UMC Rex & Lynn Kolcznski ... Rev. Dr. & Mrs. Judge E. Coker Cameron Love ............... Paul Hager Ralph & Mary Meador ... Barbara Lamb Duane & Pat Miksch ...... James & Linda Scott Betty Motley ................... Barbara Lamb Ruby Lanier Harned Oliphant ...................... Tom Harned Betty Orme ..................... Rev. & Mrs. Bob G. Ray Bob & Vivian Rice ......... Georgeanna Hagerman Jim & Janet Rittenhouse ............... Joseph & Teresa Allen Cordelia B. Roberts ....... Travis L. Roberts

John F. Samuels ............ Mr. & Mrs. James Burton Keith & Bettye Sue Small ........................... Bob & Margaret Haynes Nancy Stewart ................ Stephensport UMC Virginia Thompson ........ Mr. & Mrs. Felix Swiderski Gene & Evelyn Vaughn . Gary & Marleen Murphy Kelley Wanta .................. Trudy Smith Rev. Noel White ............. Nina S. Sellars Rev. Howard Willen ....... Herb Fetty 1st UMC HopkinsvilleFriendship Class

BIRTHDAYS Tess’ Marie Chadwell..... David & Debbie Derossett Norma Powell Greene.... Emily Smith Margaret T. Howard........ Emily Smith Betsy Huber.................... Emily Smith Sue Mars......................... Emily Smith Fay Norris........................ Jim & Betty Lawrence Judy Scriber.................... David & Debbie Derossett Joyce Silvey.................... Lloyd & Courtney Spear Pat Enix Stanley............. Emily Smith Dr. Howard Willen........... Helen Willen Mr. & Mrs. H. Douglas Willen & Family

Dr. Howard Willen (cont)........................... Mr. & Mrs. Tony D. Willen & Family

MOTHER’S DAY All Mothers...................... Memorial UMC

RETIREMENT Rev. Garland Hawkins.... Linda Knight

COLLEGE GRAD. Evan Pollock................... Wilma J. Laslie

WEDDING ANNIV. Terry & Polly Hurst-60th. David, Mollie, Andrew, Erika, Adam & Amy Appleman

Thank You Volunteers for Helping Make the Consecration a Special Day!

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Non-Profit Organization US Postage PAID Permit #1478 Lexington, KY

P.O. Box 930 Nicholasville, KY 40340-9800

Wishlist - Versailles Campus Shampoo and Conditioner Men's or Women's Body wash Lemon Fresh Pinesol

Wishlist - Mary Kendall Campus

Laundry soap tabs - Brands "All" or "Tide" preferred

Bath towels

Disinfecting wipes

Wash cloths

Cotton balls

Backpacks/Messenger Bags

Paper towels

Feminine Hygiene Products

Lysol Disinfectant Spray

You can purchase these items using our Amazon or Walmart wishlist. Visit kyumh.org > Donate > Wishlist Items. For more information, contact Wes Farmer at (859) 873-4481 or wes.farmer@kyumh.org.

Women’s Underwear (Adult sizes)

Disc golf sets

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Contact Roy Hicks at (270) 683-6481, ext. 221.

Volunteers Serve More Than Food

A huge thank you to all of our great volunteers who helped make the Chick-fil-A Date “Knight” a very special evening. Their service was a blessing to all who attended and will be a blessing to the children and youth who will be healed through the proceeds benefitting KyUMH.

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With the help of KyUMH, Ruth overcame her childhood of abuse and abandonment to find a life of happiness through faith and family.