Ladies Bible Study - The group who calls themselves “Heart Sisters” began in April 2014 with 5 members. Today we have 15 members, most from outside PUMC. This is a multi-denominational video-based study group. Each attendee purchases their own book at a set price of $15.00 and the church covers the cost of all the Leader Material (with the overage paid for participant books going towards this.) We have built quite a library over the years which is stored in the church office. We meet throughout the year taking short breaks in between studies. When in session, our Ladies Bible Study - Heart Sisters - meets on Mondays at 11:00 a.m. in Piper Hall. Debbie Daubenhauser is the current facilitator.
Prayer Blanket Ministry - Piperton Church first became involved in this ministry in 2014 when a member of the Missions Committee shared her experience of participating in other Prayer Shawl Ministries. Not having many members who knew how to knit or crochet, the idea of starting a comfort ministry quickly evolved into making fleece blankets with a crochet border which would make the blankets unique to Piperton Church.
Donations were received, fleece purchased, and a group was assembled. To date, we are proud to say, we have distributed over 300 prayer blankets, some outside the state of Tennessee. We are also proud to say that a recipient of one of our prayer blankets was inspired to begin a Prayer Blanket Ministry in her home church.
Anyone is welcome to join this ministry. You do not have to be a member of Piperton UMC. You are encouraged to crochet at home or with friends. If you do not know how to crochet but would like to be a part of this ministry - consider purchasing and donating the fleece and/or yarn needed to make a blanket. Monetary donations to the Prayer Blanket Ministry are also accepted.
Our Prayer Shawl Ministry began well before our Prayer Blanket Ministry. Being introduced to the church members by a newcomer who had participated in other Prayer Shawl Ministries. There is no unique pattern to the shawls. They are made in various colors, designs and sizes. Each being prayed over by the person making it and by the congregation when presented for blessing.
We welcome all who wish to participate in this ministry, and we have supplies (yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks) stocked and ready to share. We encourage you to knit or crochet at home or with friends. If you do not know how to knit or crochet and would like to take part, please consider supporting this ministry by partnering with someone who does and provide them with the materials to make a shawl. We also graciously accept monetary donations to this ministry.
For more information on either of these ministries, please contact the church office and you will be directed to a member of our Missions Committee.
Fayette Cares - A non-profit organization that works in conjunction with the Department of Human Services to provide food, shelter, clothing, and emergency assistance to Fayette County residents who are in need. Fayette Cares' two major programs include Hope's Cottage which gives a new beginning for homeless families in Fayette County and The Journey Center which counsels and provides a stable refuge for persons in an abusive relationship.
Hope’s Cottage, part of Fayette Cares , allows a transition from homelessness to independent living. Through Hope’s Cottage, homeless families will build the skills and resources needed to earn a living wage, effectively manage their finances, establish stable homes, and build strong families with bright futures. The four unit multi-family structure offers housing and support services for homeless families.