Pennies From Heaven

“Clink, Clink, Clink" is a sweet sound to the organizers of the Seventh  annual  Pennies From Heaven fundraiser.” This was the opening sentence of  the  Lexington Dispatch’s  kick off article (August 5th) for the 2008 Pennies from Heaven- Spare Change Changing Lives campaign…a vital fundraiser for the Crisis Ministry.

Pennies from Heaven-Spare Change Changing Lives began right here at New Mount Vernon in the spring of 2002.  It was a church wide project from the designing of labels to the donation of over 200 5-gal water bottles as collection containers.  Over 75 churches in Davidson County have participated and many have a Pennies Campaign each year! This will be the  6th  annual Pennies from Heaven  Campaign

To date over $63,000.00 has been donated to the Pennies From Heaven Campaign.  Last year donations totaled $12,207.

The financial needs of the Crisis Ministry are continuing to increase due to the continual rise in the unemployment rate, compounded by the high cost of gas. For example, the Crisis Ministry has begun to supplemental groceries of clients who are on the food stamp program because of increasing price of food.    The Genesis House (the homeless family shelter with children) has had a waiting list for months.  The monthly utility bill alone averages about $3,000 - $5,000.00 for the Crisis Ministry. 

Let’s continue to accept the challenge to be a pacesetter of the Pennies From Heaven Campaign at New Mount Vernon.  Start a coin collection now Ask your neighbor to start a coin collection or members of your family.

Please pray that God will continue to connect our hearts one coin at a time at New Mount Vernon and throughout Davidson County. Your ideas and suggestions about the Pennies From Heaven campaign here at New Mount Vernon are welcomed.  Thank you for your continued support.


New Mount Vernon UMC wishes to say.....

THANK YOU  to all UMC in the Lexington District that participated in the 2007 PENNIES FROM HEAVEN-SPARE CHANGE CHANGING LIVES CAMPAIGN! 2008 will be the 7th year of this fundraiser for the Crisis Ministry

The  PENNIES FROM HEAVEN is an annual and vital fundraiser for the Crisis Ministry of Davidson County. The Crisis Ministry provides help for the working poor, the homeless man or woman and families with children! Please note that the homeless shelter is now open year-round.

The need is very urgent... PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! Let's start collecting pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters (and dollars too!). Your pocket change can and is making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate in our community.

 The 2008 Campaign begins during the months of September through October and November 30. The collection site remains the same - The Fellowship Hall at the First Baptist Church - 201 W. 3rd Ave. in Lexington.

Collection date and time: December 9, 2008 from 8AM - 1PM

For more information, call

The Crisis Ministry: 336-248-6684 and ask for Kay
Office Hours: M-F  8:30AM - 5:00PM

New Mount Vernon UMC: 337-769-3360

God is given the praise and glory for continuing to provide the direction, the people and the resources for the Pennies from Heaven - Spare Change Changing Lives Fundraiser.

Ollie Taylor
Coordinator of Pennied from Heaven Fundraiser for the Crisis Ministry

© 2008 New Mount Vernon UMC
Updated 08/28/08