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Mission of the Month for October – Children’s Christmas Gift Project

This Christmas our Sunday School and Congregation will partner to provide Christmas gifts and school supplies for the children at the Bethany Christian Mission Center in Campton, Kentucky. It is also our Mission of the Month for October.

Located in the hills of Eastern Kentucky, in a very economically depressed area, BCMC began in 1925 when a woman answered the call for Christian workers in the Appalachian Mountains. While walking 17 miles to make visits on a Christmas Eve, she found about 50 orphans living with families, most of whom had next to nothing. She and an associate began the Children’s home in a log cabin loaned to them, with 5 orphaned children.

In 1986 the status of the mission center was changed from home to boarding school. Day students were also accepted. Presently, they have a thrift store to help their neighbors and distribute food from a church in Lexington to those in need.

There are currently 47 students, 37 are 2years old (Pre-school) to  3rd grade, and 10 in 4th to 8th grade. We will have individual names, ages and their needs and wishes to purchase gifts for. We also have the opportunity to help the school with the basic items listed below. Your donations may be left in the Gathering Area or the Church office.

  • Construction paper
  • Crayons Liquid hand soap and sanitizer
  • Glue Sticks
  • Napkins
  • Zipper sandwich bags
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Clothing, knick-knacks, etc.
  • Dry erase markers
  • Scotch tape
  • Wide ruled notebook paper
  • Colored pipe cleaners
  • White school glue or glue sticks
  • Kleenex
  • Tempera Paints