The Scotland County Ministerial Alliance met January 9 at the Lutheran Church. Those in attendance were Mark Appold, Karen Biggs, Josh Black, Curtis and Marie Ebeling, Pamela Glasgow, Dan Hite, Jack Sumption, along with visitors, Clothes Closet Volunteer Ann Muntz, and John Dungan, Red Cross Representative.

The month of February will be an evening meeting.  It will be held Monday, February 18, at the Memphis Christian Church.  A meal will be provided serving at 6 p.m. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m.

Dan Hite informed the group that the Pregnancy Center is no longer operating.  The center still provides provisions if needed.  They do have some funds left to continue some of the ministry.  We are hoping that a representative will attend future meetings to keep us informed of what’s going on.

Dan Hite reported on the current condition of the Clothes Closet. Many clothing items are coming in to the closet. Recently, a number of items were taken to the Mennonite Ministry that sends clothing to the country of Romania.  There may be some open Saturdays to conduct something like a “yard sale” to move some of the clothing into the community.  The Helping Hands Ministry is assisting with the clothes closet. Clothing is currently being sorted for seasonal needs. Attention will be given to announcements, advertising, publicity to make the community aware of the resources.  The current hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  They are also looking at opening on some Saturdays to help with availability. 

The Tiger Packs are having funding coming in.  We are in need of peanut butter and crackers.  Please donate 15.2 oz jars for the individual packs. Other items needed are soup, pasta, fruit cups, breakfast bars, snacks, peanut butter and crackers monthly.  Financial contributions are always welcome.

We are hoping to have an event in May, Worship in the Park.  Dan Hite will contact a group, Mennonite Blue Grass, for Sunday evening, May 19.  Area congregations will be asked to bring food and desserts.

John Dungan will be at the February meeting to share the need for volunteers for the Disaster Action Teams and people interested in installing fire alarms.

Cards were passed out by Marie Ebeling relative to the Addiction Recovery Ministry through the Lighthouse of Faith Church.