Feeding the Hungry
Solomon’s Porch, Kempner’s Food Pantry, located at Kempner UMC, brings food to those in need in our community.
This ministry is a great example of the way we help bring the community together to bless one another. Community partners include Taylor Creek Elementary, Kempner VFW, Brick Oven Bakery, Lampasas Boy Scout Troop 200, 5 Hills Cowboy Church, Clear Creek Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Kempner.
The Food Pantry is open the second Saturday of the month from 8:30am - 10:00am. Special holiday baskets are given at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. We served 445 people in 2016.
We believe that we are all created to be God's hands and feet in this world. We try to reach out spreading God's love through our Helping Hands programs. These projects and activities vary throughout the year as we help to meet the needs that we see.
Soles 4 Souls
Shoes in any condition are collected throughout the year. Our collection for the Soles 4 Souls program helps to bring a good pair of shoes to people all over the world.
In response to Texas flooding, we collect supplies for UMCOR Cleaning Buckets.
Kids at VBS saw how pennies combine to make a huge difference to help flood victims.
Connecting to Schools
School Supply Drive
In August, school supplies are collected and given to Taylor Creek Elementary to stock their supply closet helping students in need.
Blessing of the Backpacks
Children's backpacks are blessed as part of worship to start the school year. Children and families join the congregation in praying for teachers and school staff throughout the year.
Throughout the year a variety of projects help show appreciation for local school staff.
Year End Used School Supply Drive
We set up boxes/cans at local schools where any used supplies can be donated at the end of the year instead of going into in the trash. These supplies are sent into Mexico.