Project Programs

Project Programs

JUBILEE WATER PROJECT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cedar Grove Spout Spring

Milligan College students construct a water purification system funded by the Holston Conference Foundation.

 

Sally Morris, Water Coordinator

 

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 YOUTH PROGRAM

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.

 

BREAD OF LIFE PROGRAM

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:

  • Monthly emergency food boxes that include food for three meals/day for 3-4 days
  • USDA commodity foods provided by Second Harvest of NE Tennessee for families who qualify.
  •  Mobile Food Pantry – Second Harvest of NE Tennessee distributes food to families at the Flat Gap facility in Treadway one day each month.
  • Veterans Food Boxes – Jubilee worked with the American Legion to fulfill the Veteran’s Food Box grant from Second Harvest.  Food boxes are distributed to Hancock County veterans on the second Tuesday of each month at the Seals Mathis Community Center.
  • Holiday meals – Jubilee works with county agencies and Second Harvest of NE Tennessee to provide a turkey dinner for 450 families each Thanksgiving.  Dinners include a box of canned and fresh produce, a turkey, and dessert.  400 families receive Christmas Ham Dinners from Fairview Church in Maryville, TN, that includes canned goods and a ham.
  •  Meals for the Youth and Women’s Programs – weekly and bi-weekly meetings include a healthy, well-balanced meal provided by Jubilee Project.
  • Toiletry and hygiene items provided when requested.  Jubilee seeks to provide soap, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, laundry detergent, diapers, and hygiene items to families once a month.

 

WOMEN'S MINISTRY

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.