Serving in the World

To learn more about opportunities through our vision to Bless children, click here.

Adult Mission Trip to Dominican Republic with GO Ministries

May 12-19, 2018
Approximate cost: $1,900 includes airfare, accommodations and meals

Trip Application

Application deadline is Sunday, February 18.

Contact Patty Groot with questions.

Other Ways to Serve the Louisville Community

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Backpack Buddies (feeding program)

The program serves children who live in food insecure homes and are likely to experience hunger on the weekend, when free and reduced-price breakfasts and lunches are not available.

For more information or to get connected contact Mary Stone.

Breckenridge-Franklin Elementary (tutoring, teacher appreciation)

Breckinridge-Franklin provides literacy-based education and an extensive mathematics curriculum. Students at Breckinridge-Franklin participate in the Communications Magnet Program, which includes a newspaper and a daily television broadcast entirely written and produced by students.

For more information or to get connected contact Diane Jessee.

Cabbage Patch Settlement House (homework helpers, special events/short term projects)

This non-profit, Christian organization exists to empower families and children to be self-sufficient by helping them maximize their spiritual, social, emotional, physical, moral, economic and educational potential. For over 98 years, The Cabbage Patch Settlement House has helped Louisville's disadvantaged children and youths eliminate the boundaries of poverty and ease the trials of growing up in the inner city.

For more information or to get connected contact Ginny Heyburn.

Fuller Center/Helping Hands Ministry (answer phones, construction)

Fuller Center is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing worldwide. By forming partnerships with local organizations, The Fuller Center provides the structure, guidance and support that communities need to build and repair homes for the impoverished among them.

For more information, contact Steve Wenger.

God's Designs (sort items, decorate homes)

The purpose of God's Designs, Inc. is to enrich lives by making homes more pleasant places for everyday living. We start by collecting donated household furnishings which are stored in a warehouse and then furnish homes and apartments for those in need at no cost to them.

For more information or to get connected contact Laura Wenger.

Kentucky Refugee Ministries (tutoring, mentoring)

Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. (KRM), a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing resettlement services to refugees through faith and agency based co-sponsorship in order to promote self-sufficiency and successful integration into our community. KRM is committed to offering access to community resources and promoting awareness of diversity for the benefit of the whole community. Opportunities to serve include tutoring and mentoring.

For more information or to get connected contact Wenda Webster Fischer.

Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth (clerical work, special events)

Kentucky United Methodist Homes for Children and Youth is a Christian service agency annually serving over 780 youth from all counties in Kentucky with histories of abuse, neglect, abandonment or family trauma. They believe that every individual is an individual of worth, entitled to God’s gift of wholeness of life. The work they do provides professional counseling to young people to help them heal and build a brighter future for themselves.

For more information or to get connected contact Mary Stone.

Love the Hungry (sponsor or help with an event)

The mission of Love the Hungry (formerly Kids Against Hunger) is to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the USA and to feed starving children throughout the world. They ship meals to starving children and their families in over 60 countries through partnerships with humanitarian organizations worldwide.

For more information or to get connected contact Lou Watkins.

Lighthouse Community Center (tutoring, mentoring)

Lighthouse is a vital God-driven force in the community to help children and youth achieve higher academic levels; encourage them to cultivate a love for music, art, drama, and dance; and motivate them to develop their God-given potential to become moral and spiritual leaders in their community.

For more information or to get connected contact Bill Cooper.

Louisville Wesley Foundation (mentoring, meal preparation)

College campus ministry through the University of Louisville.

For more information or to get connected contact Marco Ballesteros.

Portland Promise Center (tutoring, mentoring)

This thriving, faith-based community development center in the heart of Louisville's Portland neighborhood provides individuals and families with the resources they need to anchor their lives to a firm foundation of faith and to build futures filled with hope.

For more information or to get connected contact Carol Baron.

Wesley Manor (gardening, visitation)

Wesley Manor is a senior retirement community which offers all levels of care. The campus consists of patio homes, assisted living, memory support care and skilled and nursing care. Its mission is to serve its residents and families with a dedicated and professional staff in a nurturing Christian environment.

For more information or to get connected contact Norma Sledge.

West End School for Boys (tutoring, cooking)

West End School opened its doors in 2005 because of the growing need for alternative forms of education, particularly for the young men in our community. For many of these students, the middle school years are a transitional ‘tipping point’ both socially and academically. Boys especially are at higher risk for almost every index of failure: academic, achievement, truancy, dropout rates, school suspensions and expulsions, delinquency, and incarceration.

For more information or to get connected contact Ted Champion.

Disaster Response

To find out how the United Methodist church is responding to disasters around the world, and how you can help, click here.

Supporting Others in Mission

We support several missionaries through The Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church.