Leitchfield United Methodist Church recently unveiled its newly remodeled Fellowship Thrift Shop and announced that, moving forward, the shop will now be open one additional day per week.
The Leitchfield United Methodist Thrift Shop is itself a ministry of the church, but also one that funds other ministries, such as the church’s annual shoe drives for children in need at the start of the school year and around Christmas.
Reverend David Harting, of Leitchfield United Methodist Church, said that the Thrift Shop was remodeled, repainted, and reorganized while closed over the 2016 Christmas holiday.
Then, after it reopened in February of this year, Leitchfield United Methodist celebrated the remodel by holding an open house in March with refreshments.
Additionally, the church officially hired Sharon Ferguson as Thrift Shop Manager in January of this year after she worked in the shop as a volunteer for the past two years.
While items are for sale in the Fellowship Thrift Shop, they are all inexpensive, and families in need, such as those who have lost belongings in a fire, are eligible to receive items for free, Harting said.
Ferguson said she recently had two individuals come into the shop to find funeral clothing for a loved one whom had passed away, and the clothes were given at no charge.
“It just shows the need in the community,” she said.
The Leitchfield United Methodist Church Thrift Shop is now open every Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and, to better serve the needs of working community members, every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Fellowship Thrift Shop is located on the Leitchfield United Methodist Church Campus, at 201 West Main St. in Leitchfield.
The Fellowship Thrift Shop is also in need of volunteers, so anyone who is interested in volunteering is encouraged to call 270-259-0422.
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.