St. Luke’s youth dedicate Blessing Box
DENTON — The St. Luke’s United Methodist Church youth group in Denton dedicated four blessing boxes during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday, Aug. 19.
One of the blessing boxes will be open at St. Luke’s while the other three boxes were donated by the youth. The Sweet Caroline organization, Concord United Methodist Church in Federalsburg and New Life Wesleyan Church in Greensboro each received a blessing box.
The boxes will serve as 24hour pantries for the com-
munity. The panties will be stocked with food and other goods.
Bob and Linda Baynard helped the youth group build the boxes, and Allen Thomason helped the youth paint the boxes.
“In January, we had an idea for how we wanted to help our community,” said St. Luke’s youth group member Alex Penn. “We had numerous ideas, and we came up with a blessing box. Our blessing boxes are 24-hour pantries, which we as the youth group will provide and maintain.”
Sweet Caroline founder Ben Cahall said he is honored the youth group chose Sweet Caroline has a benefactor in their project.
“Sweet Caroline is all about the youth,” he said. “We are happy to accept this great gift.”
St. Luke’s Pastor Karen Handy said she is excited to see the youth group come together for a great cause.
“They made a choice to give something back to our community,” she said. “I think that is such a powerful thing. It wasn’t an easy process. I think they have learned a lot.
“I think they have persevered,” she said. “It is just awesome for them to have this opportunity to have this blessed, and see that this has really happened.”
To donate to the blessing box and for more information about St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, call 410-479-2171.
The St. Luke’s United Methodist Church youth group in Denton cuts the ribbon after dedicating four blessing boxes Saturday, Aug. 19.
The St. Luke’s United Methodist Church youth group dedicates four blessing boxes Saturday, Aug. 19.