Serving in the World
Part of our Vision as a church is to heal divides by Blessing Children. To learn more about opportunities to bless children, click here to visit our Bless Children page.
Christ Church Construction Team ("Hammerheads")
The Hammerheads are a team of volunteers from Christ Church who donate their time and energy to repair and restore homes and other structures for people and agencies in need. For more information, contact Ron Aten.
The purpose of God's Designs 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, contact Laura Wenger.
Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) 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, as well as donation support for families sponsored by Christ Church. For more information, contact Wenda Webster Fischer.
Lifehouse Maternity Home
The Lifehouse program is designed to help women discover God’s love for them and their children, learn how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and what the Bible teaches about life, and also to discern God’s plan and purpose for their life and for the life of their baby. Many of the women who come to Lifehouse for help have been mistreated, neglected and abandoned by many people. Lifehouse wants to introduce each woman to the One who loves them with an unending and perfect love and who will never abandon them … Jesus Christ. For more information, contact Bill Cooper.
Open Door Ministry at Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church
The Open Door serves lunches to our homeless or underemployed neighbors Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 1:00 p.m. All of the lunches are a hot, sit-down meal. Volunteers from Christ Church serve at the Open Door every Tuesday. For more information, contact Becky Powers.
Prodigal Ministries is a Christian Aftercare Program offering transitional housing for men and women straight out of prison. Our mission is to help them become self-sufficient and avoid prison return with Christ as their primary support system, enabling them to rejoin their families and loved ones. For more information, contact Bobby Schiavone.
Red Bird Mission
Red Bird Mission, a United Methodist agency located in the Appalachian mountains of Southeastern Kentucky, empowers individuals and advocates justice by providing educational, health, and community outreach ministries to area low-income residents. For more information, contact Gwyn Morton.
St. Matthews Area Ministries
St. Matthews Area Ministries seeks to unite the resources and people of area congregations to effectively meet community needs. Through St. MAM, area congregations, including Christ Church, collaborate and partner with government, schools, businesses, and other non-profits to meet emergency needs, to stabilize families in transitional situations, to provide a nurturing and healthy environment for children and youth, and to offer resources for the benefit of the whole community. For more information, contact Patty Groot.
Wesley Foundation, University of Louisville
The Wesley Foundation at the University of Louisville (known on campus as "The Gathering") is the United Methodist presence on campus - a community of college students who pursue authentic relationships, intentional spiritual growth, and leading service for the purpose of glorifying God with everything we do. We desire to see every person on campus live a life full of hope and pure joy. For more information, contact Patty Groot.
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, contact MaryAnne Reynolds or Norma Sledge.
Uganda Mission Dormitory Project
Christ Church has an ongoing partnership with the Banner Children's Center in Kampala, Uganda. We have walked alongside Pastor Joseph Sserwanja as his small school house has grown into one of the most prestigious schools in the region.
We are raising funds to build two two-story dormitories for the Center, one for boys and one for girls. This will help provide a safe and comfortable place for the orphans and students to live while going to school. A total of $60,000 is being raised. You may donate with a check payable to CCUM with "Uganda" in the memo line. For more information, contact Patty Groot.
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church (UMC), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization operated under the auspices of the General Board of Global Ministries. For more information, contact Patty Groot.
GO Ministries provides mission opportunities in the Dominican Republic and other countries. Christ Church provides financial support through our sponsorship of Juan Casa de Valle, Director of Kingdom Business for GO, and several work teams have visited the D.R. from Christ Church in past years. For more information, contact Scott Dickens.