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Unity Baptist Church’s Blessing Box Serving Multiple Needs

Joe and Cheryl Justice stand beside and recently constructed the new Blessing Box that now sits on the grounds of Unity Baptist Church.
Photo Submitted / The Lexington Progress

Article by W. Clay Crook-

Unity Baptist Church sits atop a beautiful old hill, surrounded by tall and stately oaks. The church and historic cemetery have been at its current location on Highway 22A, between Middlefork and Jacks Creek, since 1858. A beautiful new pantry box now sits on the grounds, but it is serving more than just a spot for canned goods… it also functions a prayer box, a law-enforcement snack and prayer center, a cleaning supply box, and a library. It’s a Blessing Box.

Member Mary Frances Wadley, of the Middlefork Community, said that the box is full, and they have plenty of supplies, and the church wants people to know that it’s intended for more than just the homeless. “There aren’t many stores in our area, and not many homeless, so if you are needing a can of something, or some washing powders and the nearest store is closed, stop and see what’s available, anyone in the community is invited to use it.”

The box was built by members Joe and Cheryl Justice, and was recently dedicated by Unity’s pastor, Dr. James Huggins. There is paper in the box, pencils, and Dr. Huggins often prays as he walks the grounds and around the cemetery, “so leave a prayer request,” Wadley says, and “get it on the prayer walk!” The parking lot is only a quarter of a mile from the Henderson and Chester County lines, and…

For the complete story, see the February 24th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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