Yadkin Christian Ministries is a cooperative effort of churches, individuals and non-profit agencies unified for the purpose of sharing Christ's love by providing daily necessities to the less fortunate in our community.
Each week, trained volunteers gather at the Yadkinville and East Bend locations to minister to people in need. Food is provided, and assistance with utilities, medicine, and many other necessities of life are made available. All assistance is paid directly to the provider. No cash is distributed to clients. Yadkin Christian Ministries is a place where people can find a caring ear, a shoulder to cry on, and a brother or sister to lean on in troublesome times. Additional possibilities for assistance is available at the Yadkinville office for seniors at least 60 years old who can provide proof of age and need. Bring necessary information to the YCM office to discuss.
Why do we do it? Because Scripture clearly teaches us "Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?" (James 2:15-16). We feel that it is important to couple the saving message of Jesus Christ with compassion. No one will ever care how much you know until they know how much you care.
Prior to the establishment of Yadkin Christian Ministries, the Yadkin County Ministerial Association carried out ministries at the prison, hospital, and provided an emergency relief ministry. Ministerial Association ministers were assigned two or three weeks a year to serve as chaplain at Hoots Memorial Hospital. In 1978, a part-time chaplain was employed at the Yadkin County Prison. In 1981, a part-time chaplain was hired through the Yadkin County Ministerial Association. Both the hospital and prison chaplain programs were designed for about 8 hours per week. The emergency relief ministry was coordinated with various ministers assuming responsibility.
Realizing that this ministry should be expanded to involve lay people, the Yadkin County Ministerial Association proposed the establishment of Yadkin Christian Ministries. Through the support of 27 churches and many Yadkin County individuals, Yadkin Christian Ministries was formed in 1983. First Baptist Church of Yadkinville provided the first location in the upstairs of the Todd House. In 1985, a house was purchased on Elm Street in Yadkinville, which became the ministry center. In November 2000, a satellite site for Yadkin Christian Ministries was opened in East Bend. On July 14, 2016 a new Yadkinville facility was purchased. The main office was officially closed on August 5, 2016 and the new facility reopened for ministry at 9:00 AM August 10, 2016 at 117 Woodlyn Drive. To meet the changing needs in our communities, the East Bend ministry satellite office moved into a spacious, renovated facility at 118 East NC 67 Hwy Bypass in 2019.
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