Pastor Pat Pebley of the Somerset Center United Methodist Church recently dedicated a blessing box.
The concept of the blessing box came about during a shopping trip to the local dollar store and an encounter with a member of the congregation and her two children, which set this project in motion.
The objective of the box is to provide items for people unable to obtain these things in a traditional manner. A family may not have the money to buy the toilet paper they need. It’s hard to live without toilet paper.
The blessing box contains food items, household and personal items, as well as a prayer request box and is open 24 hours a day to serve anyone in need. The 4 foot by 8 foot shed is located at the back of the church parking lot. Individuals wishing to donate items to the blessing box can do so by dropping them off at the church office. The church is located at 12091 U.S. 12, Somerset Center.