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United Methodist Opportunity Store

232 Keen Street
Burkesville, KY 42717
(270) 864-3826

STORE HOURS:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday, Saturday - 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

See Pictures of the Store

The store is operated by the United Methodist Mountain Mission

About UMMM

The United Methodist Mountain Mission in the mountains of Southeast Kentucky is a non profit project founded in 1943 by the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, governed by a Board of Directors appointed from Conference membership.

The Mission consists of eight Opportunity Stores through which used clothing, furniture, and odds-and-ends are sold to needy people in the mountain areas. A Christian book and gift store sells new merchandise to further assist the purposes and goals of the Mission. These goals are to:

  1. provide usable clothing to the needy at affordable prices

  2. provide local employment to the needy and

  3. provide spiritual growth through its churches.

The Mission includes two churches, of which one recently became a full-time appointment due to significant membership growth.

Materials sold in the Opportunity Stores are procured from contributing churches and individuals over a large area embracing Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, and portions of Ohio and Tennessee.

A central processing center receives, sorts, categorizes, prepares and stores the materials for sale through its stores. Goods are delivered to and from the Mission via its own fleet of four trucks.

Total employment of the Mission is 60 full- and part-time employees. Over the years, and particularly during recent years, the Mission has experienced significant growth. Through contributing churches, individuals and other organizations (including other church denominations) the Mission has grown into a $1,000,000 operation. God continues to use His Mission. He continues to use people.

 

 

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