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Fincastle UMC begins ‘Blessing Box’ ministry

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Fincastle United Methodist Church has begun a “Blessing Box” ministry this summer. The idea behind a blessing box is to make supplies available for free that people may need on a temporary basis. “Blessing Box” means that those who leave items are blessed enough to be able to do so, and those who take items are blessed that the items are there to take.

The box contains nonperishable food items, some paper products (paper towels and toilet paper) and a few personal items (toothpaste, toothbrushes and soap). “Take what you need, leave what you can” is the motto for the box. The Blessing Box is located beside the Family Life Center and attached to the gray cinder block building across from the Health Department on Academy Street. Church members are monitoring the box to keep it supplied, but anyone can leave items in the box. Donations can be placed in the box or left in the Family Life Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monetary donations are also accepted by sending a check to Fincastle United Methodist Church with Blessing Box in the memo box. The address for the church is P.O. Box 63, Fincastle, 24090.

Even though this is a project begun by the church, community participation is welcomed. If you have any questions, contact Barbara Kagey at 473-2474 or the church office at 473-3001.

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