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Scott food pantry receives grant

The Scott Emergency Food Pantry recently received a grant from the LaGrange County Community Foundation. Co-chairpersons Carla Mullen and Eunice Gagnon accepted a $1,500 check from the foundation through the distribution of a 2013 Caring Community Grant Fund. This grant is for food distribution to needy families in the area.

The United Fund graciously donated new blankets for families at the food pantry. With the cold nights the area has had this winter, these will certainly be appreciated. Those blankets are shown at the Scott United Methodist Church.

The Emergency Food Pantry is located at the Scott United Methodist Church and is open on Wednesday afternoons to qualified families in the community. Since the beginning of the food pantry in 2004, they have served over 2,000 families and it is the main mission of the church. There are about 30 volunteers, several of whom are from local churches. Some shop for groceries at local stores, others sort and stock shelves, bag and deliver groceries to the door or car of clients.

The Scott UMC also has an area children’s ministry on Wednesday evenings. The JUMP (Jesus Understands Me Perfectly) is for kids in Kindergarten through 6th grade and the HOPE program (Helping Other People Excel) is for the teens in 7th through 12th grades.

Ash Wednesday services will be held Wednesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. and plans are being made for the Easter services. On Friday, April 18, the church will have a Tennebrae Service for Good Friday at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday services begin at 7:30 a.m. with a Sunrise Service, followed by breakfast at 8 a.m. and a Resurrection Worship Service at 9 a.m. The public is welcome to join the congregation for all of the church events.

Services on Sunday begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday School classes at 10:15 a.m.

The church is located at 7020N 675W in Shipshewana.

For more information on the Scott United Methodist Church or any of the programs, call the church office at 768-7257.