The public is invited to join the ladies at the Flat River Church of Christ in Park Hills on April 23 for a day filled with inspiration, spiritual growth, fellowship and renewal of friendships.
“Joy and Fresh Energy in Christ” is the theme for their annual Ladies’ Day event, which begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration, coffee and a continental breakfast. The main program will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the day will conclude with a salad luncheon at 12:30 p.m.
Kim Kemnitzer from Salem is the featured speaker. Also included on the program will be a devotional by Katherine Neff, a cappella singing lead by Holly Flickinger and Emilie Uptegrove and a skit written and directed by Andrea Burnette.
Kemnitzer is the founder and CEO of Master’s Peace Clinic of Hope, a nonprofit, Christian-based healthcare clinic that provides free medical care, dental exams, vision exams, chiropractic and massage therapy, and life skills training courses for the uninsured in Dent and surrounding counties in southern Missouri.
According to its official website, the mission of the clinic “is to be able to provide free services to meet the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of those underserved and underinsured in our community. We were founded on the belief that all individuals, even those without insurance, deserve the right to excellent healthcare.”
Although it didn’t open its doors until 2015, Master’s Peace Clinic of Hope started as a dream 12 years ago when Kemnitzer visited the “Kitchen Clinic” in Springfield, which provides services for the underserved and underinsured in southwestern Missouri.
Kemnitzer’s compassion for others started long before this visit, however, in the mission field overseas. Traveling abroad let her see how love and a passion for those who can’t afford healthcare can permanently affect a person’s life.
Kemnitzer said that after seeing how the Springfield clinic was helping local residents in need, God planted a dream in her heart to bring the mission back to the Salem community where she grew up.
After much prayer, planning, and support from the community, Kemnitzer decided to pursue her dream in 2014. She put her faith in God, who led her to the people she needed to make the new clinic a success.
Kemnitzer is also a wife, homemaker and mother of two young boys, Jackson and Weston. She helps to financially support her family by working as a family nurse practitioner in Texas County. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, floating on Missouri streams, farming with her husband and enjoying God’s creation and the blessings He gives daily. She is active in the ladies’ ministry at the Salem Church of Christ and said she enjoys every opportunity God gives her to teach his word and encourage others.
For more information about the Master’s Peace Clinic of Hope, call 573-453-2606, email Kemnitzer at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the clinic website at mpcoh.org.
Flat River Church of Christ is located at 220 Crane Street in Park Hills. For more information about the Ladies’ Day event, call 573-747-5188. There will be no charge or freewill offering to attend the event.
Amy Patterson is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3616 or email@example.com.