Red Bird Christian School seeks to minister to the whole student in their journey with God through teaching truth, loving the individual, and holding students accountable as we encourage and empower them to be people of influence. Tofacilitate this growth, residential students participate in: daily devotions; weekly chapel services; Saturday leadership training; and two Bible Studies courses during their high school career.
The Red Bird Community Store is able to sell good, used clothing and household items at low prices to residents thanks to generous donations from individuals, churches, and organizations. In addition to meeting the clothing needs for people in the area, the store aides the local economy by providing full-time jobs for community residents. In cooperation with the Community Outreach ministries, furniture, clothing, and household times are made available for people in crisis due to fire, floods, and personal situations.
Grow Appalachia provides the basic skills and resources for families interested in growing a garden to provide food for their household, as well as chicken tractors for laying hens. This year the program is serving 55 families. Red Bird Mission is committed to improve life in the community by providing healthy food options for families. Grow Appalachia hosts a seasonal Farmer’s Market for those interested in selling what food they cannot eat themselves for income. Farmer’s Market is openSaturdays in July through mid August.
Red Bird Mission has been marketing local crafts since the early 1960’s and continues to be a source of secondary income to mountain families today. Our crafts come from crafters from Berea to Harlan, London to Hazard. Our crafters are gifted artisans in woodworking, weaving, basket-making, toy making and corn shuck flower making to name a few. Visit our webpage and store at http://ow.ly/mSN930kYAXz
Red Bird Christian School of The Red Bird Mission is a private, faith-based K-12 school in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky. There are approximately 90 students enrolled in K-8th grade, and 90 students enrolled in grades 9-12. Red Bird Christian School’s Dormitory Program is for 9-12th grade students who live in one of the dormitories on campus while attending Red Bird Christian School.
The Red Bird Valley Kitchen has been certified to meet Health Department standards and is being used by Grow Appalachia members to create food products that can be sold at Kentucky Farmers Markets and Certified Roadside Stands. Currently, two local residents are perfecting recipes for products to be sold –a salsa and three types of strawberry jam.
Extensive testing of water in the area showed that ALL water is contaminated andunsafe. Thanks to a grant from UMCOR, a deep well was drilled at Red Bird Mission. Clean, safe water is now available to locals who are able to purchase water for 5¢ per gallon.
In case you missed the week-in-review video from VBS last week, here's a link to the video. Thanks to all the volunteers who created a wonderful space for kids to encounter God's love!
We're grateful for the volunteers who mow throughout the spring, summer, and fall.
Michael Pitzer was ordained a provisional deacon last Saturday at the IGRC Annual Conference in Peoria. We're excited for this milestone in ministry and celebrate with Michael!
On Sunday, at the 10:30 service, we'll be singing David Crowder's "Forgiven" at the end of the service. If you're unfamiliar with the song or haven't seen the video yet, check it out below.
This Sunday, at the first two services, one of the hymns we'll sing is "Grace Greater than Our Sin" written by Julia Johnston. Julia was born and spent the early part of her life right next door to Bloomington-Normal in Peoria, IL. Read more about her and this great hymn here.