New Transportation Options

Groups Work Together to Provide New Means of Transportation at KUMC

Jerry Helms, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees presented a request to the Finance Committee and Leadership Team sharing a vision for the purchase of a used mini-bus with handicap access. The mini bus is older but in good shape and should have many, many years of service life. Nick Hauck, a KUMC Member and a professional mechanic feels very positive about the addition of the mini-bus. The Mission Committee Co-Chairpersons, Delbert Aycock and Beth Kincaid both are excited about the possibilities of having transportation available on Sundays for older adults who need a ride to church. The Director of Family Ministries, Jennifer Shelton shared how good it would have been to have had a second large capacity vehicle last week end as 31 of the KUMC family attended Resurrection.

Jerry Helms reported that many groups would benefit from this addition and many groups have pledged funds to make the purchase. The Finance Committee and the Leadership Team both approved the proposal. The purchase will NOT impact the church budget as no budget funds will be used, funding has been provided through the special accounts of many groups. Thanks to the following groups who pledged the funds needed: The Clothes Closet, Missions Committee, Builder’s Sunday School Class, Lamplighter’s Sunday School Class, Children’s Ministry, Children’s Choir, and the following memorial gifts were also pledged. Gifts were given in memory of: Jeannie Robinson, Terry Humphries, Martha Rogers and Bob Monroe.

The details are all being worked out and we should have the bus delivered to KUMC in a few weeks. Thanks to everyone who worked together to make this possible.