Churches receive $68,500 in Change for Children ministry grants

Churches receive $68,500 in Change for Children ministry grants

Cedar Bluff United Methodist Church receives a 2023 Change for Children grant for the "In His Hands Infant Ministry" in Cedar Bluff, Virginia. (The Call file photo)

ALCOA, Tenn. -- Holston Children’s Ministry Team is grateful for yearly offerings at Annual Conference for Change for Children Grants. This year, we have awarded $68,500 to the following ministries:
Local Ministry Grants
  • Bristol VA Parish: HUB Kidz
  • Camp in the Community: Block grant for host site scholarships
  • Cedar Bluff UMC, VA: In His Hands Infant Ministry
  • Central UMC, Knoxville, TN: Special Needs Ministry
  • Colonial Heights UMC, Kingsport, TN: Dinner Church
  • Jones Memorial UMC, Chattanooga, TN: Messy Church
  • Kern Memorial UMC, Oak Ridge, TN: Camp Faith
  • McFerrin UMC, Church Hill, TN: Second Harvest food truck site
  • Mt. Pleasant UMC, Greenville, TN: Monthly children’s and youth ministry
  • Rocky Top UMC, Rocky Top, TN: Rocky Top Kids
  • Trinity UMC, Lenoir City, TN: Wacky Wednesday
  • Unity Center, Broad Street UMC, Cleveland, TN: Wonder in the Woods
  • Wesley Memorial UMC, Etowah, TN: Children and youth ministry
International Ministry Grants
  • Bristol VA Parish: Ripples of Faith Orphanage Ministry/Travel Team
  • St. Marks UMC, Knoxville, TN: Costa Rica mission trip
Training Scholarship Grant
  • Sherri Smith: Intergenerate Conference   

Find out more about Change for Children.

The Rev. Susan Groseclose is associate director of connectional ministries for discipleship.

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