Impacting Lives in Our Community
What does it mean to be a serve in a community? Being a social servant means that you are offering something – something that is not required nor an obligation. You do not serve for the pursuit of a monetary prize or recognition. You serve because the optimist inside you, perhaps the idealist, spies a glimmer of hope. You understand that you are helping and fulfilling God’s plan that has always been inside you.
Serving is also about connecting. Working side by side with others. This connects you to other human beings as you are working toward a common goal. When you you serving, you are making connections. You are connected with the community. You are connected with the problems as well as the solutions.
We hope you can find a way to serve our community. We offer many ways to get involved. If you are in need of more information, please contact us – we will be happy to assist.Contact Us
We collect food items throughout the school year, and deliver backpacks to several Jefferson County schools with at-risk students. These students often have limited access to food on weekends. Our backpack ministry means they do not have to go hungry on Saturdays and Sundays.
We are always accepting non-perishable food items. You can bring them to the church. We have a donation room that is accessible directly from the main lobby. The backpacks are packed with uniform sized items so please provide the sizes as they are listed below. We are unable to use other size packaging.
On the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:00pm, our Forgotten Louisville meal team transports a hot meal to a homeless gathering on River Road at the University of Louisville Rowing Center. The Forgotten Louisville organizers take any leftover food to the homeless camps around the city.
If you are interested in volunteering with Forgotten Louisville – you can meet at the church the day of at 6:o0pm and ride with us or you can meet us down there at 6:30pm. If you would like more information about this service opportunity, please contact our Associate Pastor of Outreach, Trent Lloyd. Also, be sure to watch our Forgotten Louisville video that details the real world impacts our volunteers make to those who need help the most.
The Lighthouse Academy sponsors an after school program for at-risk children and youth in the Newburg neighborhood. Many of our members volunteer there as tutors, mentors, supervisors, etc. throughout the school year. The Methodist Men also do various fundraisers throughout the year where all the proceeds go to the Lighthouse Academy.
Their mission is to provide youth in our community a safe place to learn and grow through educational, spiritual, and economic programs. Lighthouse’s vision is to provide experiences that will foster a love for lifelong learning. The center is open to all regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, special needs, or religious preferences. In order to meet the needs of the community, all programs and services are free of charge.Lighthouse Academy Website
Mobile Medical Ministry
The Good Samaritan Foundation awarded grants to us to support a mobile medical ministry. Our mobile unit uses volunteer providers and nurses to regularly visit the homeless and marginalized populations of Metro Louisville. We do this in partnership with the Family Community Clinic on East Washington Street – Louisville’s only totally free health care clinic.
We pursued the mobile ministry in order to reach more people who do not have access to barrier-free health care and to be more intentional in our mission to the community. Rather than sending the message that if they come to us we will serve them, we chose to go to them and serve their needs. In the past year and a half, we provided 400 flu vaccines and served 203 individuals. We also made a commitment to including health education projects in what we are providing for the community.Mobile Medical Newsletter – April 2019