The Water Project for low income to no income families seeks to ensure working water systems for households in Hancock County, TN. Solutions include water testing for bacteria and other contaminants, digging new wells, installing septic systems, and installation of sulfur and purification systems. Jubilee works with families to collect application forms, evaluate the needs, and connect with volunteers and contractors to meet the water needs of the families.
Jubilee has purchase a three-quarter ton flatbed pickup truck to use in providing water to families who are also using water tank systems. Greg Armstrong with Run4Water comes to Sneedville once each month to fill up 500 gallon tanks for 5-7 families when needed.
Sally Morris filling a water tank.
Jubilee Youth provides faith development, team building, outings, and community service opportunities for youth in grades 6-12. The Youth meet on Friday afternoons for a meal, devotion, games, and time to share together from 3:00-5:00. Outings have included museums in Kentucky, rafting on the Pigeon River, Holston Conference Resurrection, and movies and shopping in Morristown.
Jubilee is working with youth to set higher education goals. Trips to colleges and universities in the area are planned, with the hope that youth will see possibilities beyond Hancock County. Youth are encouraged to take advantage of Dual Enrollment and work/study programs at Hancock County High School.
Jubilee Project is a food pantry for Hancock County residents providing food for families in a variety of ways. The program is based on John 6:35, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” Food items are received from churches and individuals, and procured as local food banks. Programs include:
The Women’s Ministry meets every other Thursday at the Jubilee Project and is open to women of all ages. Programs include a nutritious meal, Bible study, prayer, support, and fellowship. Women are able to experience a supportive community to share concerns and learn craft and cooking skills.
The Women’s Ministry was able to share in a retreat/trip to the Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, PA, and sites in Washington, DC, in 2019. Plans are being made to share in activities in the area including the Mountain View District Wild and Wonderful in November and trips to local sites throughout the year.